On July 28, Oregon Health & Science University announced a $100 million contribution from an anonymous donor. WW has learned that anonymous donor is Gert Boyle, the chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear whose role i...
A top city fire official is under investigation for turning a blind eye to safety violations at a sex club.
A senior Portland fire official is under investigation for
telling a downtown sex club the city would look the other way if it
violated fire safety laws.
In late June,
Portland Fire & Re
When Ted Kulongoski served as Oregon governor from 2003 to 2011, his wife, Mary Oberst, kept a low profile.But Oberst made an unusually public statement late last month when she submitted a brief piece to The Guardian, the U.K. newspaper that enjoys wide readership in the U.S.Oberst, a Portland resident, More
State Treasurer Ted Wheeler'stenure will end in 2016, two years short of the eight years the Oregon constitution allows, according to an opinion issued today by the Oregon Department of Justice.
That opinion is a surprise—the Oregon constitution permits state wide elected officials such as the governor, secretary of state and treasurer to serve eight consecutive years. ...
Police say gang violence is exploding. A landmark report shows just the opposite.
Turn on the TV news and you'd have reason to believe Portland’s gang violence is out of control.
warnings from police and fallout from three recent high-profile
shootings have pro
Unusual $15,000 contribution from Ohio political consultancy
State Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), the Republican candidate for Oregon governor, has struggled to raise money in his campaign to unseat incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat.
Despite Kitzhaber's Cover Oregon-related woes—the state's insurance exchange crashed after the expenditure of $248 million—Richardson has less than $100,000 on hand, even though h...