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Wu’s World

Police reports detail one set of problems in the congressman’s marriage.

U.S. Rep. David Wu tried to explain his odd behavior in the run-up to the November election during interviews last weekend with several local television and radio stations. One week after Wu’s u   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Public Schools to Offer Attendance "Incentives" to Marshall Students

Marshall High students in fall 2010

In the wake of Portland Public Schools' October decision to close Marshall High School at the end of this school year, student attendance at the Southeast Portland high school has fallen to the point that school officials have decided to offer "incentives" to students to improve the...   More
Monday, February 28, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City of Portland and School District Enter $5 Million Agreement

Portland School Board

This week, the Portland School Board and the Portland City Council are poised to sign a memorandum of understanding that commits $5 million of the district's proposed $548 million construction bond to transportation improvements around several schools should Portland voters approve the school district's new tax levy in May.That agreement, set for a vote    More
Monday, February 28, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

David Wu Dodges Print Reporters, Appears on TV, Says Ex-Staffers are "Not Physicians"

David Wu at KATU

U.S. Rep David Wu sat for interviews with KGW and KATU Saturday morning but dodged questions from Willamette Week and Oregonian reporters outside the TV stati...   More
Saturday, February 26, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Teachers Rally in Portland for Wisconsin

Teachers Fountain at Director Park in Portland

Protesters will descend on Salem tomorrow to show support for collective bargaining in Wisconsin. But pro-union Portlanders have another chance to do the same closer to home today.At 4 pm today, hundreds of teachers from National Education Associatio...   More
Friday, February 25, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Strange Wu

Why did Congressman David Wu think staffers “threatened to shut down his campaign”?

Cover Story
Rep. David Wu says spasms of severe neck pain caused him to seek painkillers from a donor in a pre-election episode one week before he won re-election Nov. 2. The Oregon Democrat now acknowledges t   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Congressman David Wu Acknowledges Use of Prescription Painkillers

David Wu

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.
As first    More
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Documents Show Congressman David Wu's Staff “Threatened to Shut Down His Campaign”

David Wu

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...   More
Friday, February 18, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

State Lawmakers Introduce Two Bills to Reduce Punishment for Sexting Teens

Sext Crimes

 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...   More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Commissioners Side with Southwest Neighbors over ICE Facility

Portland City Hall in January

City commissioners this afternoon tentatively agreed to side with Southwest Portland neighborhood activists who previously criticized the city's approval process for a proposed immigration detention facility in South Waterfront.The decision today from City...   More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

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