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Sen. Larry George Will Not Seek Re-Election


Sen. Larry George (R-Sherwood) announced today he will not seek re-election next year. George, 45, who was first elected in 2007, runs what he says the nation's biggest biggest hazel-nut processing business with his brother.
George is part of an extended political family. His father, Gary, served as a state senator as did his  father-in-law, Rod Johnson.
George and fellow...   More
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Grocers File Petitions Aimed At Privatizing Oregon Liquor Control Commission


The Northwest Grocery Association today filed five versions of an initiative petition aimed at privatizing the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.As WW reported in a cover story last year, the filing has been almost inevitable since Washington voters approved privatizing that state's liquor...   More
Monday, December 16, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Lewis & Clark Law Names New Dean


Lewis & Clark Law School has named longtime professor Jennifer Johnson dean. Johnson, who teaches business and securities law has served on the Lewis & Clark faculty since 1980.She succeeds Robert Klonoff and will become the first woman to be the law school's...   More
Friday, December 13, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Beau Breedlove Is Getting Married


Today's edition of The Columbian re-introduces a name familiar in Portland political circles: Beau Breedlove.
Tucked away in the Vancouver, Wash., daily's vital statistics section is the news that Breedlove and his partner filed for a marriage license on Dec. 9.
Breedlove first achieved notoriety in 2007 when    More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Costly To The Core

How the nuclear plant no one knows about is wasting your money.

Cover Story
At lunch, you can often find Robert McCullough in the Heathman Hotel dining room. From the moment he sits down, waiters know to ferry him one latte after another as McCullough, one of the nation��   More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Breaking Bad Star Hopes Powell's Books is Still Open


The New York Times Book Review seems to have run out of authors to interview in its weekly question-and-answer session. So this week, the paper turned to Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston. In the interview, Cranston, who played the meth-dealing former high scho...   More
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Jefferson Smith Revisits Mayoral Campaign On Stage


On Monday night, Back Fence PDX, which hosts live storytelling, celebrated its 5.5 year anniversary with a show at the Gerding Theater.

Among those to take the stage was former State Representative and 2012 Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith (D-Portland).

The theme of the evening was "Great Expectations" a...   More
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Same-Sex Marriage Campaign Announces Signature Haul


Oregon United for Marriage, which hopes to legalize same-sex marriage in this state next year, said today its signature gatherers have eclipsed the number of signatures required to make next November's ballot.
Here's the statement from the campaign:
On the one-year anniversary of the day same-sex couples could firs...   More
Monday, December 9, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland ATF Agents Paid Disabled Man To Get Tattoo of Joint-Smoking Squid


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an investigation Sunday about the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, leading the article with an extraordinary anecdote of alleged ATF misbehavior in East Portla...   More
Monday, December 9, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Will Announce 2014 Plans Monday


Gov. John Kitzhaber has been raising money (a quarter of a million dollars so far) like a candidate for re-election in 2014. But the three-term governor has taken a surprisingly long time to announce his plans for next year.Kitzhaber will announce his decision—he's running, people familiar with his plans tell WW—at a Monday morning press conference in East Portland.
He...   More
Sunday, December 8, 2013 by NIGEL JAQUISS

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