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State Says "No" to Building a Boardman Coal Terminal


Gov. John Kitzhaber's election-season opposition to shipping more coal down the Columbia River seemed to run against a plan to push forward a new coal terminal in Boardman, where Ambre Energy would offload rail cars onto barges headed downriver.The state Division of State Lands on Monday made a long-delayed announcement that it would deny permits  allowing construction of the Bo...   More
Monday, August 18, 2014 by WW Staff

TechfestNW 2014: Welcome to TechfestNW

August 15-16, 2014

TFNW 2014
Innovation doesn’t happen alone anymore. Maybe it never did.  The tech boom in Portland didn’t spring up because a solitary coder locked herself in the garage. Rather, it’s been an ex   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW Staff

The Real Reason UO President Michael Gottfredson Quit? Sexual Assault and Money.

UPDATED: Is it that major donors didn't like him? Or that Gottfredson—a criminologist—was undone by the UO basketball rape case?


The sudden departure of yet another University of Oregon president leaves more questions hanging than answered about why the state’s premiere university can’t keep a leader. Michael Gottfredson quit yesterday after only two years on the job, and one year short off the end of his three-year contract to run the UO. The change comes as the new Uni...   More
Thursday, August 7, 2014 by WW Staff

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and Gov. John Kitzhaber Still Hold Big Leads

KATU poll shows little has changed so far in Oregon's big races


A new poll commissioned by WW news partner KATU finds the two statewide Democratic incumbents facing re-election this year are holding steady with their sizable leads.U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley had as 19-point edge in the survey of 564 voters over his Repub...   More
Thursday, August 7, 2014 by WW Staff

Hot Plates 8/6/14

Food Reviews & Stories
1. Grant’s Philly Cheesesteaks 1203 NW 23rd Ave., 477-7133. Portland’s best cheesesteak comes from the wilds of Northeast 154th and Sandy to tony Northwest 23rd. You want the original ($6.   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 WW Staff

Buzz List 8/6/14

1. Scout Beer Garden Southeast Belmont Street and 43rd Avenue, scoutpdx.com.  You’re only a block from the Horse Brass—but who wants to be stuffed into a dim British pub on a sunny day?    More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 WW Staff

New Crop, New Cream

Checking in on Portland’s post-Salt & Straw ice cream and froyo parlors.

Food Reviews & Stories
Salt & Straw changed everything. Before that “farm to cone” product hit the streets, ice cream wasn’t trendy. Gelato, maybe, for people into futbol and Vespas. But, in 2011, longtime   More
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 WW Staff

Ex-SAIF Chief Levels New Allegations About His Firing


The fired CEO of SAIF Corp., the state’s workers compensation insurer, is leveling new charges against the agency and is formally accusing SAIF's former leader for undermining him in his job. John Plotkin on Monday filed a amended lawsuit against SAIF and added three new defendants: Brenda Rocklin, herself a former agency CEO; and agency executives Ch...   More
Monday, August 4, 2014 by WW Staff

Murmurs: News That's Always Alert and Chatty

A former Portland resident who says he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates in 2011 at the behest of the U.S. government has been denied asylum in Sweden. Yonas Fikre, a Muslim from Oregon,    More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 WW Staff

Touring Portland's Bar Carts

Two years after food carts won the right to sell booze, we tour Portland’s bar carts.

It’s easy to forget now, but booze carts were hard-won. Back in the spring of 2012, Cartlandia owner Roger Goldingay asked for an annual liquor license for his pod on Southeast 82nd Avenue.    More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 WW Staff

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