Portland Activist Who Collected Trail Blazers Chalupa Coupons For Homeless Says He "McQuits"


Jessie Sponberg, the Portland activist who collected free chalupa vouchers after high-scoring Trail Blazer games to give to the homeless, says he "McQuits."Sponberg says that he and others collected a total of 20,000 "chalupons" to hand out to homeless youth after home games where the Blazers scored more than 100 points. The team    More
Thursday, October 10, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

Ducks Reporter Aaron Fentress Leaving The Oregonian for Comcast SportsNet

Jason Quick takes over University of Oregon football coverage


Aaron J. Fentress, The Oregonian's beat reporter on Oregon Ducks football, is leaving the paper for cable TV station Comcast SportsNet, WW has learned.

Fentress will report news for the cable station's website, and also appear as a panelist on the studio show Talkin' Ducks</...   More
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

City Slaps Dirty Nightclub with Noise Fine

Bass levels were four times limit at 1 am


Old Town’s Dirty Nightclub is getting a little too funky: The city of Portland issued the club a $300 fine yesterday after city noise control caught bass levels bumping to more than four times the allowed sound limit.

Dirty, located at 35 NW Third Ave., is inside the city’s controversial Entertainment District, a six-block swath that’s closed off weekend nights to vehicle traffic. Por...   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

Multnomah County Commissioners Demand Jeff Cogen Resign


Multnomah County commissioners have issued an emergency resolution demanding County Chair Jeff Cogen resign.

The demand comes hours after the county employee with whom Cogen had an affair, Sonia Manhas, quit her job—saying she was pressured to resign by county officials. ...   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

Oregon Attorney General to Perform Criminal Investigation of Jeff Cogen

AG's Criminal Justice division will perform investigation


Multnomah county's top law enforcement officers are calling for the state's top attorney to investigate County Chairman Jeff Cogen.Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill and Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton say they're asking Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to investigate any potential misuse of county funds by Cogen during his 18-month long affair with county health official ...   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

Jeff Cogen and Sonia Manhas' Emails Include Public Health, Private Jokes


Newly released county emails show that Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen and health department employee Sonia Manhas exchanged hundreds of emails over the 18-month length of their affair, many filled with smiley faces, flirting and plans to meet.

The emails include topics such as marriage, a June 2011 Rush concert they attended with Cogen’s teenage son, scheduling t...   More
Friday, July 19, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

Police Union: Baruti Artharee's Discipline Sets Bad Example for Officers


Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner says Mayor Charlie Hales' one-week suspension of public safety policy adviser Baruti Artharee doesn't go far enough—and a cop's discipline would have been much more harsh.
Artharee's discipline, announced July 1, rankled many local leaders who told WW   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

Cogen "Shocked" by Hales Cutting Mental-Health Facility Funding


Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen held a "heated" meeting with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales this afternoon, saying he's "shocked and concerned" that the mayor's proposed budget eliminates funding for a a 16-bed mental-healt...   More
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

Nike Picks Washington County for Expansion


Nike has picked Washington County for a planned major expansion, selecting property it already owns over Portland's South Waterfront.Portland had been in the running for Project Impact, which promises to create as many as 6,000 new jobs in the coming decades. Julia Brim-Edwards called the Mayor Charlie Hales at 2:15 pm today to say they were going with Washington County, Hales' spokesman Dana Ha...   More
Thursday, April 18, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

The Last Police Duty Mike Kuykendall Did Was Help Propose Cuts to School Police and the Mounted Patrol

mounted patrol

 Portland's city bureaus yesterday presented Mayor Charlie Hales with their proposed budget cuts for 2013—and the Portland Police Bureau is offering up high-profile items for the ax.

The budget proposal suggests cutting the entire school police, mounted patrol and property crimes investigation units.

The "point person" on the PPB budget was Directo...   More
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH
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