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Dembrow Appointed to State Senate


In a widely-expected decision, the Multnomah County Commission today appointed State Rep. Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) to replace former State. Sen. Jackie Dingfelder (D-Portland) in Senate District 23, which covers parts of Northeast and Southeast Portland. Dingfelder resigned last month to join Mayor Charlie Hales' staff.
Here's today's announcement from the Senate Democr...   More
Monday, November 18, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Wyden's Wife's Store Supposedly Sprinkled Sidewalk Sleepers


The Strand, the famous Manhattan bookstore owned by Nancy Bass Wyden, the wife of U.S. Sen Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), is taking some heat for allegedly sprinkling the sidewalk areas under its awning in order to deter homeless New Yorkers from sleeping there.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

ODOT Responds to Clackamas County CRC Concerns


A couple of weeks ago, the Clackamas County Commission wrote a strongly-worded letter to Gov. John Kitzhaber, asking for information about the anticipated diversion of traffic from I-5 to I-205 if the proposed $2.8 billion Oregon-only version of the Columbia ...   More
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Bridge Collapse

The latest news for the Columbia River Crossing is all bad.

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November is the cruelest month for the Columbia River Crossing project.  After warding off a series of potentially fatal blows, the proposed $2.8 billion Oregon-only project took two headsh   More
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD, NIGEL JAQUISS

Flunk Factories

The ugly truth about graduation rates at Portland’s high schools.

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On a balmy, nearly full-moon August evening, only a few people showed up at a Portland Public Schools board meeting. That was fortunate for board members and Superintendent Carole Smith, because d   More
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wall Street Journal Identifies Oregon Sites of Nuclear Contamination

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The Wall Street Journal recently published a fascinating, depressing investigation of sites contaminated by nuclear contamination. The article includes a searchable map identifying the location of known contaminated sites.
The good news: none of them is in Portland.
In terms of number of contaminated sites,   More
Monday, November 11, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Key Washington Senate Result Could Hurt CRC Chances


The probable result of a special Washington state senate race on Wednesday is bad news for supporters of the Columbia River Crossing Project.Although there are still some votes to be counted, Republican Jan Angel    More
Thursday, November 7, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Former Multnomah County Chair Diane Linn Returning to Portland


Former Multnomah County Chairwoman Diane Linn is coming home to Portland after a five-year exile in California.
Linn served on the county commission from 1999 to 2007 and as chair from 2001 to 2007. She was seen as a rising political star, but the county's ill-fated decision to begin marrying same-sex couples in 2004 sent her career into a tailspin. She lost a 2006 re-election bid to cu...   More
Monday, November 4, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Porn, Condom King Donates $50K to Marijuana Measure

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The latest tycoon to ante up for a proposed 2014 marijuana legalization measure already backed by billionaires Peter Lewis and George Soros has a fascinating backstory.Philip Harvey gave $50,000 to New Approach Oregon, according to a Nov....   More
Monday, November 4, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Paying Double

Technical problems at PDX? Not our problem, says the Port of Portland—and everyone else.

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The readers of Travel + Leisure love Portland International Airport. They said so in a survey published Oct. 15 that named PDX the nation’s best. “Portland, OR, has a reputation for hipsters,�   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

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