Peter Lewis, the billionaire founder of Ohio-based Progressive Insurance, was really committed to marijuana legalization in Oregon.
How committed?On Nov. 18, just five days before Lewis died of natural causes at the age of 80, he sent
Rep. Chris Garrett (D-Lake Oswego) will not seek re-election, WW has learned.
Garrett's departure will be a significant loss for the House Democrats. First elected in 2008, Garrett rose quickly to become a leader in his caucus.
In this year's regular session, he served in three key positions: Chair of the Rules Committee, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Safety, and ...
Opponents of the proposed $200 million Hyatt hotel adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center said today they will refer the question of whether the hotel will be built with an $80 million public subsidy to county voters next year.
The news comes after a vote today by the Multnomah Co...More
The state diverts higher fees from Oregon’s roads to the information superhighway.
About 2 million times a year, Oregon companies small and
big, from family-owned trucking firms to major insurers, pay for
information from the state’s files of driver’s licenses. The companies
The hidden environmental cost of the Pacific Northwest’s lone nuclear power plant.
For a week now, the people running the Pacific Northwest’s
only nuclear power plant have been on the defensive—and for good
A devastating report
about the Columbia Generating Stati
Portland lawyer Kelly Clark, a former Oregon legislator who achieved prominence through his representation of the victims of child sex abuse, has died at 56.Clark over the past 15 years won landmark cases for clients against the Archdiocese of Portland and the Boy Scouts of America.
His personal story was fascin...
Sen. Larry George (R-Sherwood) announced today he will not seek re-election next year. George, 45, who was first elected in 2007, runs what he says the nation's biggest biggest hazel-nut processing business with his brother.
George is part of an extended political family. His father, Gary, served as a state senator as did his father-in-law, Rod Johnson.
George and fellow...
The Northwest Grocery Association today filed five versions of an initiative petition aimed at privatizing the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.As WWreported in a cover story last year, the filing has been almost inevitable since Washington voters approved privatizing that state's liquor...
Lewis & Clark Law School has named longtime professor Jennifer Johnson dean. Johnson, who teaches business and securities law has served on the Lewis & Clark faculty since 1980.She succeeds Robert Klonoff and will become the first woman to be the law school's...
Today's edition of The Columbian re-introduces a name familiar in Portland political circles: Beau Breedlove. Tucked away in the Vancouver, Wash., daily's vital statistics section is the news that Breedlove and his partner filed for a marriage license on Dec. 9. Breedlove first achieved notoriety in 2007 when More