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Cascade AIDS Project Executive Director Departs Abruptly


Less than six months after taking over as the new leader of the Cascade AIDS Project, CAP announced executive Glen Gilbert stepped down today.Gilbert was hired April 29 to lead the non-profit, which has an annual budget of $6 million.

Gilbert raised eyebrows in July when he testified on behalf of then-Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen, whose colleagues had introduced a...   More
Friday, September 27, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

St. Mary's Academy Closes on Downtown Property


St. Mary's Academy, the all-girls school located downtown, completed its purchase of the former University Station post office block today.
The school, which began operations in 1859 and is the state's oldest continuously operating secondary school, paid $7.6 million for the property. The new acquisition is located at Southwest Sixth and Market streets.
WW first...   More
Friday, September 27, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Wheeler Kicks CRC Can Down the Road

Citing risks, Treasurer's letter to lawmakers says it's "premature" to conclude deal can work


State Treasurer Ted Wheeler today released a three-page letter (PDF) to legislative leaders assessing the viability of the revised $2.8 billion Columbia River Crossing project.
Wheeler's letter is a finalized version of a    More
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

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

Lillian Shirley promoted from scandal-plagued post


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


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


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


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


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

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