Portland State University awarded a sole-source contract to a troubled company.
Portland State University signed a $1.5 million no-bid
contract earlier this year with a company for janitorial work in its
But WW has
learned the company, Diversified Abilities Inc., h
Mayor Charlie Hales announced today that the city will provide support and oversight later this week for Last Thursday, despite the resignation of Friends of Last Thursday's board on Monday. The monthly gathering in the Alberta neighborhood has become increasingly controversial as rowdy attendees have fallen afoul of neighbors.
Here's the statement from mayoral spokesman Dana ...More
Gov. John Kitzhaber's difficulties with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission continue. Kitzhaber struggled last year to remove OLCC director Steve Pharo, whom the five-member commission continued to support after Kitzhaber wanted him gone.
More recently, the commission voted down a 25-cent-per bottle tax increase Kitzhaber and legislative leaders wanted.
Now, Kitzhaber's hand-picked...
Oregon's Chief Education Officer, Rudy Crew, signed a three-year, $280,000-per-year contract when he came to Oregon a year ago. Now, he's headed back to New York, where he grew up and served a superintendent of public schools. Crew will become the new president of Medgar Evers College, part of the City University of New York.
Here's the news from his boss, Gov. John Kitzhaber, wh...
Caitlin Baggott, the executive director of the Oregon Bus Project, announced today in a statement that she will step down at the end of the summer.
"This will be my final summer at the Bus Project's driver's wheel," Baggott wrote. "When I got behind that wheel in 2011, the board and I agreed on a simple, two year plan: to create stability for this young organization and clarity a...
Gov. John Kitzhaber has named Kendall Clawson, a key aide in his office, as his pick be the new director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. "The governor has recommended Kendall to the chair of OLCC," says Tim Raphael, Kitzhaber's spokesman. "He thinks her leadership skills and vision are exactly what the agency needs." Clawson, 48, is currently Kitzhaber's ex...
When Sen. Chris Edwards (D-Eugene) voted against the $6.55 billion K-12 budget today, he temporarily derailed the largest chunk of state spending and gave the leaders in Salem an opportunity to present the same news in pretty different ways.
Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, stru...
A bill tying voter registration to driver’s licenses is stuck in neutral.
A bill that could register as many as 600,000 new Oregon voters is in danger of dying without a vote.
The state’s top
elections official, Secretary of State Kate Brown, wants anyone who gets
Complaint results from long-running DOJ investigation
University of Oregon Economics Prof. Bill Harbaugh last week filed a complaint (PDF) with the Oregon State Bar against prominent Eugene lawyers Bill Gary and Sharon Rudnick and University of Oregon General Counsel Randy Geller. The complaint accuses Gary and Rudnick of misleading Marion Count...