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WW Has A New Publisher


Richard Meeker, who started here as a reporter fresh out of law school in 1974 and has served as publisher for the past 32 years, is turning over the reins to longtime business partner and editor Mark Zusman. Masthead changes will take place shortly; the transition should be complete by July 1.  Going forward, Meeker, 66, will supervise the company’s operations at    More
Thursday, June 11, 2015 by WWeek Staff

The Oregon Ducks' Blowout of Florida State Inspires Festival of Memes


The University of Oregon Ducks' trashing of the Florida State University Seminoles in Thursday's Rose Bowl means a trip for the Ducks to the national collegiate football championship on Jan 12.  It also means a new round of stories ...   More
Friday, January 2, 2015 by WWeek Staff

Ready For The Rose Bowl: Stories To Make You Sound Smarter While Watching the Game

University of Oregon

We're eagerly anticipating Thursday's Rose Bowl game between the University of Oregon and Florida State University (2 pm on ESPN). If you want to sound more informed with your buddies as you crowd around the TV, here are links of the best stories that have been published elsewhere.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 by WWeek Staff

Central Catholic Says It Takes "Most Seriously" Abuse Allegations Previously Faced by Freshman Football Coach

David Douglas had fired Jay Wallace after assault allegation


On Nov. 19, WW reported that Patrick Jay Wallace, the freshman football coach at Central Catholic High School, had previously been fired from David Douglas High by John Harrington who was then the principal at David Douglas and is now president of Central Catholic.

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Monday, November 24, 2014 by WWeek Staff

Treasurer Ted Wheeler Talks About Running for Governor


When incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber last year took a very long time deciding to run for an historic fourth term, the odds-on favorite to step to the front of the line as likely Democratic nominee was State Treasurer Ted Wheeler.
Of course, Kitzhaber did finally decide to run again, announcing his candidacy on Dec. 9, 2013. That meant Wheeler and other potential successors, such as...   More
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by WWeek Staff

The Eat Mobile 2014 Food Cart Roster

Now with new, improved, shorter lines at the carts!


Eat Mobile, Willamette Week’s seventh annual food cart festival, has announced its 2014 cart roster. (Buy tickets here.) To bring you the best grazing grounds and taste of the Portland food-cart scene, the list spans a variety of cuisines, locations and years in operation.    More
Friday, April 11, 2014 by WWeek Staff

How OHSU's Brian Druker Hopes to Cure Cancer

The most ambitious fund-raising effort in Oregon history--$500 million in two years--is the job of two men who visited our offices this week.
Dr. Brian Druker, director of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, is Oregon's best-known scientist. A winner of the Lasker Prize and thought to be on the short list for a Nobel Prize, Druker's signature accomplishment was the development of a d...   More
Thursday, January 16, 2014 by WWeek Staff

You're a Good Man, Casey Jarman

As the former WW Music Editor leaves town, we remember some of his finest work.


Casey Jarman is gone. We will not let him be forgotten.Wait, that sounds a bit misleading. To clarify: He isn't dead. He just moved to San Francisco, where he will serve as managing editor for his self-professed "favorite magazine," the McSweeney's-owned monthly The Believer. For four years, Casey was Willamette Week's music editor and—if t...   More
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by WWeek Staff

New Anti-CRC Billboard For Salem Commuters


An alert reader sent in a photo of a new billboard that's gone up at the confluence of Interstate 5 and Highway 217 near Lake Oswego. The billboard, which combines photographs of Patricia McCaig, the political consultant who is Gov. John Kitzhaber's chief adviser on the Columbia River ...   More
Friday, March 8, 2013 by WWeek Staff

Charlie Hales on Mayor Adams' Decision: "Sam Had a Terrible Hill to Climb"


Former City Commissioner Charlie Hales says he’s surprised by Mayor Sam Adams’ announcement that he won’t seek re-election as Portland mayor.

But Hales—who’s running for the job himself— said his campaign will continue to focus on what he can bring to the jo...   More
Friday, July 29, 2011 by WWeek Staff
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