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Kafoury Produces Her First TV Ad in County Chair's Race

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With less than a month until ballots are counted in the May 20 primary election, both of the leading candidates in the Multnomah County chair's race are now up with their first television ads.

Former City Commissioner Jim Francesconi went first, releasing    More
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Washington Post: Feds Will Take Over Cover Oregon

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The Washington Post is reporting that federal officials have decided to take control of Oregon's failed health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon.<...   More
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

It’s the Real Thing

Big soft-drink money is pouring into the Multnomah County Chair’s race.


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If you make or sell soda pop, you’ve got a lot to worry about from Multnomah County. The county’s health department has targeted sugary soft drinks as a top worry, especially in the fight ag   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

One Question: What Change Would You Make to the County Health Department?


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No local government agency delivers more health care than Multnomah County. Aside from running the jails, it’s the biggest thing the county does. According to its latest budget, Multnomah County   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Metro Files Legal Action in Attempt to Move Hotel Project Forward

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Metro President Tom Hughes today took an aggressive step to move forward with development of a $200 million Hyatt Hotel adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center.

The three government agencies involved in the project—the City of Portland, Multnomah County and Metro—   More
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Secretary of State Kate Brown Hits Back Against Oregonian Editorial

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It's unusual to see a statewide elected official take to social media to fight with the state's largest newspaper. But that's what Secretary of State Kate Brown, Oregon's top elections officer, did this week.
On Tuesday, The Oregonian's editorial page (which won a Pulitzer Prize...   More
 
Friday, April 18, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Former Portlander Pens Extraordinary Tale Of Cuban Baseball Phenom

Jesse Katz chronicles Dodger Yasiel Puig's Perilous Journey

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By now, most sports fans are familiar with Yasiel Puig, the prodigiously talented Cuban defector whose electrifying skills pumped life into the moribund Los Angeles Dodgers last year.

But the story that Jesse Katz tells in the curren...   More
 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Assisted Living Tycoon May Jump Into State Senate Race: Updated

Rick Miller files as candidate in Richard Devlin's district

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What has been a pretty humdrum legislative election season just got a whole lot more interesting.

Karl "Rick" Miller, who made a fortune in the assisted living field—he founded Avamere Health Services, a large chain of facilities for seniors—filed a candidate committee yesterday that has the effect of making him a candidate in the District 19 (Lake Oswego and Tualatin) st...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Put a Label On It

It’s Oregon’s turn (again) to debate the labeling of GMO foods.


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There’s much to talk about in Ashland—a southern Oregon winter so dry that, for the first time in 50 years, the local ski mountain failed to open, or the fare at this year’s Oregon Shakespea   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Two Major Oregon GOP Funders Form Federal PAC, Attack Jason Conger in the Republicans' US Senate Primary

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The machinations in Oregon's hotly-contested GOP U.S. Senate primary are getting more and more interesting.
On his blog, Oregon Oracle, Bruce McCain, a former top Multnomah County sheriff's official, tracks down a new federal political action committee formed to oppose ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

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