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Meta Alert: What Other Media Outlets Say About The David Wu Piece

David Wu

In case you're wondering (I was) what our friends in the media are saying about the David Wu piece that WW broke on Friday afternoon, here's a handy summary of commentary on the Oregon Democrat.Wonkette suspects Wu may be a   More
Monday, February 21, 2011 by HANK STERN

Clackamas County Chairwoman Lynn Peterson Joining Kitzhaber Staff

Lynn Peterson

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 ...   More
Monday, February 21, 2011 by HANK STERN

One Last Sam Adams Clip Before His State of the City Speech

Sam Adams

 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...   More
Thursday, February 17, 2011 by HANK STERN

Mayor Sam Adams on Misconceptions and the Media


 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...   More
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 by HANK STERN

Mayor Sam Adams' Thoughts on the Joint Terrorism Task Force


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...   More
Monday, February 14, 2011 by HANK STERN

One Piece of Consolation—Again—for LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge

 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
Monday, February 14, 2011 by HANK STERN

Randy Leonard Pushes Back on Portland Police Union Boss' Comments

Randy Leonard public toilet

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
Thursday, February 10, 2011 by HANK STERN

Portland School Board Member David Wynde Not Running Again

David Wynde

 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
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by HANK STERN

Hotseat: David Fidanque

The head of Oregon’s ACLU calls B.S. On JTTF.

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   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN, HANK STERN

Powell's Laying Off 31 Workers


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...   More
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by HANK STERN
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