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Portland Charter School Suspends Classes Due to Financial Problems (Updated)

Trillium Charter School

Trillium Charter School, a K-12 facility in North Portland that serves 350 students, has suspended classes temporarily because of financial difficulties.
In an online message to parents at Trillium, officials with the school say scarce resources and insufficient financial controls created the pro...   More
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

One Local Politician Who Says David Wu Should Step Aside

David Wu

The political musings of a local elected official about a federal lawmaker's future in Congress aren't automatically newsworthy.But having gone on the record today to say U.S. Rep. David Wu should not run again, Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman became the first, if not the only, local elected leader to openly criticize Wu.
Saltzman, a fellow Democrat who lives in Wu's district, says he h...   More
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

David Wu's False Explanation for One Employee's Departure

David Wu on ABC News

In the aftermath of news reports in February that U.S. Rep. David Wu lost an extraordinary number of staffers and aides following a tumultuous November ...   More
Monday, April 11, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Brad Avakian Assembles Political Team to Challenge Wu

Brad Avakian

Brad Avakian, the elected commissioner for Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries, has hired a political adviser from Grant Park Strategies.Avakian's choice of campaign strategist is significant because it strongly suggests an announcement may be imminent about his plans to challenge U.S. Rep. David Wu in next year's Democratic primary.
Grant Park Strategies is the relatively new political ope...   More
Monday, April 11, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

New Developments in David Wu Divorce Case


One tangible result of the controversy surrounding U.S. Rep. David Wu emerged today in a statement from the lawyer of Wu's estranged wife.

Daniel Lorenz, Michelle Wu's divorce attorney, today issued a press release about his client...   More
Friday, April 8, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: The Agenda Behind the Agenda, April 6

Portland City Hall March 30

Portland City Council is full this morning with students and education activists to hear Mayor Sam Adams' "State of Education" report. 
Also on the council agenda is the city's tree code, a tax-credit program for businesses that create job-shadowing opportunities for teenagers, a scholarship program to send high-school graduates to community college, Commissioner Dan Saltzman's new techno...   More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Multnomah County Judge Seals Portions of David Wu's Divorce Record

David Wu

A Multnomah County judge this afternoon sealed new affidavits in U.S. Rep. David Wu's pending divorce from Michelle Wu.Today's record-sealing order by Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Tom Ryan cites the best interest of Wu's 13-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter as the reason.
The order shields from public view affidavits filed April 4 that potentially could have embarrassed Wu, whose   More
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mayor's New Transportation Chief Tours Spain

Tom Miller

Tom Miller, who racked up plenty of frequent flier miles as Mayor Sam Adams' chief of staff, is continuing his globe-trotting ways as the new director of Portland's perennially cash-strapped Bureau of Transportatio...   More
Thursday, March 31, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

David Wu Makes Last-Minute Fundraising Pitch


U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) yesterday sent a last-ditch plea to financial supporters in the hopes of reaching his fundraising goal by today's Federal Election Commission reporting deadline.
"Your support will tell the press and political pundits that I am a strong, resilient Democrat," the trou...   More
Thursday, March 31, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: More Details on Neighborhood Opportunity Districts

Mayor Adams' proposal for Neighborhood Opportunity Districts

Among the many proposals Mayor Sam Adams announced in his February State of the City address was one he called the "neighborhood opportunity district." The concept is a sort of small-scale urban renewal zone that doesn't us...   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

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