Prominent Obama supporter and Democratic party activist initially faced allegations of secretly videotaping sex acts
Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy.Police arrested Bean, 66, and booked him at the Multnomah County Detention Center this morning. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the thir...
A senior fire official went to bat for an embattled club owner, who offered what three officials saw as a bribe.
Maria Toth Brown had some explaining to do.
Toth Brown runs
Refuge PDX, a club in the Central Eastside Industrial District. On Nov.
23, 2013, records show, Refuge PDX jammed 1,000 people into
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is greeting legal recreational pot with a bold prediction.
“You are going to
change national policy,” Blumenauer declared Nov. 4, less than an hour
How Kitzhaber’s re-election campaign secretly shaped state policy around Cover Oregon.
Gov. John Kitzhaber used campaign advisers to secretly
direct his administration’s response to Cover Oregon, the state’s failed
$250 million health insurance exchange.
Challenger Chuck Riley has increased his lead over incumbent state Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) in the only legislative race that has not yet been decided. Last Wednesday, after most of the votes had been counted, it appeared that Starr would retain his seat. But by Friday, Riley, a former three-term state representative from Hillsboro who narrowly lost to Starr in 2010, had moved into a 13...
One of the darkest and most unintentionally hilarious chapters in recent City of Portland political history has come to close, with the repayment of monies owed the city from a scam perpetrated during the 2006 election season.
Back in those more innocent times, city council candidates could qualify for public funding for their campaigns if they obtained the requisite number of signatures.
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is meeting today to begin to consider allegations of ethical misconduct against Gov. John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes. Here are the five key issues the commission should be considering as they open the case against Kitzhaber and Hayes.1. Hayes is a public official. On Oct. 13, Gov. John Kitzhaber asked the Oregon Go...