U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) acknowledged today in a statement to WW that he used prescription painkillers last fall in the run-up to his election campaign, a period that is now the subject of intense national scrutiny.
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U.S. Rep. David Wu’s behavior grew so erratic in the final weeks before his re-election last November that the Oregon Democrat’s closest political advisers staged two of what some of them termed “interventions” to urge him to seek psychiatric help, WW has learned.
Wu played down their concerns. Several staffers and consultants left his employ after the confrontations. Wu responded t...
The Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee has introduced two bills that would, under certain circumstances, lessen the punishment of teenagers younger than 18 who "sext."
This December cover story describes how Oregon law says teens who exchange sexually explicit images through c...
City finds money for shoulder-fired tasers, schools and other projects.
If you haven’t heard Mayor Sam Adams say it already, gird yourself for his boast that Portland will have a budget surplus.
And that surplus of
about $3.5 million in the fiscal year that starts Jul
The Portland Police Bureau is researching the acquisition of new weapons in its effort to tamp down the number of fatal officer-involved shootings in Portland, according to a budget proposal. And one of the tools the bureau wants to consider is the so-called TigerLight, a flashlight that contains a stealth pepper-spray canister that can "drop a 250 pound man to his knees," according to the maker o...
Amid a fresh $13 million budget crisis last July, Portland Public Schools eliminated 27 positions from its central office to save $3 million.
Among the jobs that Superintendent Carole Smith cut was one full-time position for a senior pr...
As Portland city commissioners beef up their efforts to manage technology projects in the wake of a devastating November audit of Portland's new software program, city bureaus continue to struggle with that updated technology.Yesterday, the City Council voted unanimously ...
First- and second-graders at Northwest Portland's Metropolitan Learning Center have collected $1,140.37 in pennies, loose change and allowance money to help build new schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The young students found inspiration in Greg Mortenson's "Three Cups of Tea," the best-selling bo...
Mayor Sam Adams wants to give $100,000 of city money to David Douglas High School for a new SUN School, a program managed by Multnomah County with funding from the county, local school districts, the City of Portland's parks department as well as other agencies.The David Douglas School District in Southeast Portland ...