The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an investigation Sunday about the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, leading the article with an extraordinary anecdote of alleged ATF misbehavior in East Portla...
Gov. John Kitzhaber has been raising money (a quarter of a million dollars so far) like a candidate for re-election in 2014. But the three-term governor has taken a surprisingly long time to announce his plans for next year.Kitzhaber will announce his decision—he's running, people familiar with his plans tell WW—at a Monday morning press conference in East Portland.
OHSU is using its clout to have taxpayers match a donation from Nike’s Phil Knight.
Two months ago, Nike Chairman Phil Knight dangled a
tantalizing offer before Oregon Health & Science University: the
promise of $1 billion—cash—to finance expansion of the cancer institute
State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is gearing up a campaign for his Oregon Opportunity Initiative, a college scholarship program he's proposing for 2014.Lawmakers referred the measure to voters earlier this year. Wheeler proposes to use the state's bonding authority to borrow up to <...
Service Employees International Union's proposed 2014 ballot measures in Oregon and California may be the vanguard of a national movement.
In October, Oregon's SEIU Local 49 filed five measures in Salem aimed at greater transparency around prices and outcomes, minimum levels of uncompen...
The Multnomah County Democratic Party is experiencing some turbulence, thanks to machinations around legislative races. On Nov. 14, the party held an election to replace former chairman Teddy Keizer, who submitted his resignation in order to run for the House District 42 seat Rep. Jules Bailey (D-Portland) vacated to run for county commission.
At that meeting, dozens ...
As WWreported today, Portlanders for Water Reform, the business-backed group that wants to take over the city's water bureau, is looking to make substantial changes to how Portland addresses stormwater run-off.
Currently, the city bureau plants trees, builds bioswales and spends money...
Neighbors fear a university’s ambitions will overwhelm a low-income school.
No shortage of excitement—or hyperbole—has greeted
preparations for the first new school to be built with the nearly $500
million voters gave Portland Public Schools last year.
Gov. John Kitzhaber today reported spending $34,750 last month with the polling firm Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates.Polling is the kind of activity candidates engage in to see what voters care about. Raising money is another activity candidates engage in–Kitzhaber's raised $240,000 so far this year.
But Kitzhaber, who is serving his third ...
Many Portlanders were probably unaware that until very recently, one of the country's leading pagans lived and blogged amongst us. Teo Bishop, who under his real name, Matt Morris, used to write songs for such performers as Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson, following a four-year stint as a Disney Mouseketeer, stil...