Clackamas County Chairwoman Lynn Peterson, who had considered running in last year's Democratic primary for governor, is joining the cabinet of Gov. John Kitzhaber.Kitzhaber's office announced this afternoon that Peterson will resign on March 11 as chairwoman of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners ...
Rest easy, City Club of Portland. Mayor Sam Adams never tires of giving a State of the City speech.
We note this on the eve of the mayor's annual speech this Friday, Feb. 18 only because we asked Adams in this week's cover story if he ever felt like telling City Club "screw it" when offic...
In advance of Mayor Sam Adams' annual State of the City speech this Friday, reporter Beth Slovic and I sat down with the mayor for an hourlong interview that will run in tomorrow's WW.We asked the mayor in our Feb. 4 interview what he thought was the biggest public misconception of him and what media outlet provided the fairest coverage of him. He didn't much feel like answering either quest...
One of the unknowns in the upcoming decision by Portland's City Council whether to rejoin the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force is how Mayor Sam Adams will vote.
Adams, along with commissioners Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish, has not indicated which way they are leaning. Commissioner Randy Leonard opposes rejoining the JTTF, and Commissioner Dan Saltzman supports the idea of rejoining the JTT...
Maybe if LaMarcus Aldridge wins enough "Western Conference Player of the Week" honors, it won't matter if the Portland Trail Blazers' power forward didn't make the All-Star Team.Days before this Sunday's Al...More
Don't invite Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner and city Commissioner Randy Leonard to the same function any time soon.The Portland Tribune had a front-page piece today about crack dealing in Old Town in which Turner, the More
Citing the huge time commitment that service on the Portland School Board has meant for him and his family, two-term member David Wynde announced he will not seek re-election this May.Wynde, who voted last December against the closure of Marshall High S...More
Q & A
Later this month, City Council will determine whether
Portland remains the only major U.S. city that refuses to assign police
officers to the feds’ Joint Terrorism Task Force.
In 2005, then-Mayor
Some tough news for lovers of Powell's Books—31 workers are getting laid off (PDF).
Here's the news from the union for the workers at Powell's:
"On February 7th, 2011, ILWU Local 5, the union that represents the workers of Powell's Books, Inc., was given official notification of the Company's decision to la...