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Multnomah County Health Director Takes Over State's Public Health Division

Lillian Shirley promoted from scandal-plagued post

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Multnomah County Health Director Lillian Shirley, who has been in the news more than she would have wanted to be in the past six months, is taking over as director of the state's Public Health Division.
Here's the announcement from her new boss, Dr. Bruce Goldberg, the director of the Oregon Health Authority:

"Lillian has been a local and a national leader in adv...   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Reputation For Rent

Once-secret testimony reveals Dave Frohnmayer was a paid witness for big tobacco against the state of Oregon.


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There may be no résumé in Oregon public life more impressive than the one that belongs to Dave Frohnmayer. Rhodes scholar, state attorney general   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Boston Voters Will Decide Mayoral Election Without Help from Portland Nonprofit

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Boston voters are voting for a new mayor today to replace five-term incumbent Thomas Menino, who is retiring.
They will cast their votes without the influence of a Portland nonprofit that is increasingly involved in educational politics nationwide through its various state chapters. 
That group, Stand For Children, started out here in 1999 as a grass-roots effort, with organizer...   More
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Rakes In Donations

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Gov. John Kitzhaber has still not announced whether he will run for an unprecedented (in Oregon) fourth term next year but his coyness should not fool anybody.

Over the weekend, Kitzhaber's campaign reported $42,000 in new contributions, including $10,000 from Comcast (the cable company will recoup that when he starts buying campaign ads); $7,500 from Timber ...   More
 
Monday, September 23, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Says He Has a Deal on PERS and Taxes

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Gov. John Kitzhaber announced this afternoon that he and top lawmakers have finally agreed on an elusive agreement to cut public employee retirement benefits and raise new tax monies.Here's the release from his office:

Governor Kitzhaber and legislative leaders have agreed on a framework to boost education funding by $140 million to restore lost school days and provide...   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Heartbreak Hotel

Despite fierce opposition, officials are set to approve $80 million in subsidies for a 600-room hotel at the Convention Center.


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The lot located at Northeast 3rd Avenue and Multnomah Street doesn’t look like much. There’s a debris-filled hole, where a former Teamsters union hall was demolished last week; a ramshackle    More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kotek Memo: Kitzhaber "Likely" To Drag CRC into Special Session

Governor and House Speaker Continue To Push For Bridge Project

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In March, Gov. John Kitzhaber and House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) celebrated the passage of House Bill 2800, which provided $450 million for what was then the $3.4 billion Columbia River Crossing project.
The pair had convinced skeptical lawmakers to support the bill by including conditions for the expenditure of Oregon's $450 million—most notably, the condition or "trigg...   More
 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Restaurant and Lodging Association Kicks Headquarters Hotel

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The Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association raised concerns today about the 600-room headquarters hotel Metro President Tom Hughes is proposing to build next to the Oregon Convention Center. ORLA is one the state's largest and best-financed trade associations,
Metro, which operates the convention center, has already approved a $198 million hotel deal, which includes about $80 mi...   More
 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Merkley Helps Derail Obama's Choice for Fed Chief

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For a rookie U.S. Senator embarking on his first re-election campaign, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), is doing a great job of getting his name in the paper. His doing so by sticking his thumb in the eye of President Barack Obama and the many powerful interests on Wall Street and elsewhere who wanted to see Larry Summers succeed current Federal Reserve Chairman   More
 
Monday, September 16, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

State Rep. Sara Gelser Will Run for Key Senate Seat

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State Rep. Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis) announced today that she will seek the Oregon Senate seat currently held by Sen. Betsy Close (R-Albany). 
Currently, Democrats hold a 16-14 advantage in the Legislature's upper chamber. That means Republicans need convince only one Democrat to vote their way to bring the chamber to stalemate. In the past session, GOP senators have been be...   More
 
Monday, September 16, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

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