The worst kept secret in Oregon education circles is now fact: Dr. Robert Berdahl, 74, has been appointed to be the interim president of the University of Oregon by the state Board of Higher Ed, a group that Berdahl More
A number of sources say the top choice for the position of interim president of the University of Oregon is Robert Berdahl, an administrator at the University, who taught history in Eugene for two decades before leaving to take a variety of posts elsewhere, including the chancellor's job at the University of California at Berkeley, and the top job at the Association of American Universities....
For years, Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio has been the primary sponsor of a bill that would impose a tax on certain stock transactions in excess of $100,000 a year as a way of balancing the budget and targeting speculators. The current version of the bill, HR 3313, or "The Wall Stree...
Over this sleepy Thanksgiving weekend, dissenting views continue to surface over the decision by Gov. John Kitzhaber and the State Board of Higher Education to oust Richard Lariviere as president of the University of Oregon. As WW reported earlier in the week, Lariviere was i...
"What's the federal government doing that it shouldn't be?"
A question WW always asks Republican candidates for Congress is whether there are any tax loopholes they would like to close, or any taxes they would consider raising. It's a way of getting them to show how they think (or if they think) or if they are simply reflexive anti-government candidates.
Similarly, we always ask Democratic candidates for Congress what cuts they would consider making in ...
A Guantanamo lawyer says conservatives have given the state powers they always feared.
No Portlander is more involved with the
aftermath of 9/11 on a national—or global—scale, than Steven Wax. As the
federal public defender for Oregon since 1983, leading the office that
Mark Hatfield, former U.S. Senator, Governor, Secretary of State and the class act of Oregon politics for more than 40 years, died today after a long illness. He was 89 and had returned to Oregon after several months of hospitalization at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
The dean of moderate Republicans, Hatfield fused deep Baptist beliefs with a knack for reta...
Oregon's biggest media magnate is not Robert Pamplin Jr., the scion of the Pamplin fortune and the owner of the Portland Tribune and several suburban newspapers, including the Lake Oswego Review. It is the lesser-known Larry Wilson, who once ran Citadel Broadcasting, which owned more than 200 radio stations when Wilson...
Readers, we need help. This past weekend at the Oregon Coast, we encountered several individuals waving brightly colored fabrics. Interpretative Dance? Spies sending signals to Al Qaeda? Budget cuts at the air traffic control tower? Disc golf referee? More likely, the newest beach activity. Is there a name for this? Thoughts?