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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

City Hall: Commissioners Leonard, Saltzman and Fritz Brawl over Fire Vehicles

Portland City Hall March 30

A seemingly mundane discussion today at Portland City Hall about bonds related to a $72.4 million fire-equipment measure morphed into a verbal tussle over the planned purchase of four emergency vehicles.Those four emergency vehicles were part of the ballot measure that city voters narrowly approved last year to beef up emergency-response infrastructure in Portland. But, as Commissioners Amanda Fri...   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Hose Festival

The City Auditor says spending on unrelated programs may be soaking water and sewer ratepayers.

City Hall
A new audit questions recent decisions by the Portland City Council to spend funds collected from water and sewer users on city programs    More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

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