The City Commissioner rails against what he calls a takeover of the city’s water system.
City Commissioner Nick Fish is in hot water. And by the standards of this usually placid lawyer, he’s boiling mad.
Fish, who’s up for
re-election, is fighting a second battle on the May ballot
Stimson Lumber today disclosed a $30,000 contribution to House District 25 (Keizer and parts of Salem) GOP candidate Barbara Jensen, making what was already one of May's top legislative races more interesting.
The drama started in December, when incumbent Rep. Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer) announced she would seek the Senate seat being vacated by state Sen. Larry GeorgeMore
Health insurance companies covering jail inmates shift millions in costs to taxpayers. Now they have to stop.
Lawmakers fell short on some high-profile bills in the
even-year session that ended last week, including the Columbia River
Crossing, gun control and marijuana legalization.
But the Legislature
With the special legislative session over, House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) has conceded the Columbia River Crossing is dead—for this year, anyway.
Kotek tried hard to move legislation that would have funded an Oregon-only version of the Columbia River Crossing project in the short legislative session that ends today.
But absent Washington's willingness to fund its shar...
It's common for unheralded candidates to challenge incumbents such as U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.). For instance, Pavel Goberman, a Washington County fitness instructor and perennial candidate for a variety of offices is seeking to unseat Merkley in May.
What's highly unusual for Oregon is that Merkley is also getting a challenge from a resident of Brooklyn—the one in...
Health Care for All Oregon, an advocacy group seeking universal health care, does not like Providence Health and Services spending money to put its name on the former Jeld-Wen Field.
That naming rights deal, announced earlier this month, changed the name of the stadium that is the home of the Portland Timbers and Thorns a...
A retired fire bureau official is still doing his former job—but he’s getting paid twice.
When Mark Schmidt retired from Portland Fire & Rescue
in June 2012, shortly after picking up his 35-year pin, he didn’t
actually go anywhere.
In fact, although
Schmidt began collecting a