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Footwear for Oregon Democrats




Talking about politics and fashion in the same breath can be just as dangerous as putting plaid and paisley together in the same outfit, especially where female candidates are concerned.

But in this case, we think it's safe to point ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Campaigns on Both Sides of Public Campaign Finance Agree: Race Remains Too Close to Call



The initial returns for Measure 26-108, Portland's test of public support to continue public campaign financing, suggest the city's five-year experiment with giving tax dollars to candidates for mayor, city commissioner and auditor is likely to end.

But both opp...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Supporters of Publicly Funded Campaigns Outraise Opponents by More Than 5-1




David and Goliath swapped positions in the battle for fundraising supremacy over publicly financed campaigns in Portland.

Representing the little guy in the debate over Measure 26-108, Friends of Voter Owned Elections (which supports keeping Portlan...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Bureaucrats Urge Caution Over Randy Leonard's Computer Plan



The final item on tomorrow's City Council agenda likely will produce the most contentious debate among commissioners.

That item concerns the Bureau of Development Services' recent request for   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

High-School Redesign: District Reveals Mayor’s “Blue Ribbon Taskforce”


 
One huge, unresolved issue surrounding Portland Public Schools’ high-school redesign concerns career training. Under Superintendent Carole Smith’s    More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

High-School Redesign: District Reveals Mayor's "Blue Ribbon Taskforce"



One huge, unresolved issue surrounding Portland Public Schools' high-school redesign concerns career training.

Under Superintendent Carole Smith's    More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mayor and Commissioners Disagree on Flexible Neighborhood Spending

Leonard Fish

Mayor Sam Adams began today's discussion of "flexible" neighborhood spending with a caveat, telling his City Hall colleagues he didn't want his new budget exercise to "inflame inaccurately people's concerns about geographic equity."

Here's the basic premise of what Adams is talking about: T...   More
 
Friday, October 29, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mayor Hires New Director of Public Safety

Mayor Adams press conference

Mayor Sam Adams has picked a new director of public safety five months after taking the helm of the Portland Police Bureau.

The new hire is Antoinette Edwards, formerly the diversity director for the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Adams hired Edwards this month, and mayoral spokesman Roy Kaufmann says Edwards' ...   More
 
Friday, October 29, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Mayor Promotes "Flexible" Neighborhood Spending




Mayor Sam Adams and Portland city commissioners will meet tomorrow for a budget "retreat" at City Hall. And one topic up for discussion is a real head-scratcher—it's called "flexible neighborhood spending."

Unclear about what that means? At leas...   More
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland Public Schools Weighs May 17 Bond Measure



The Nov. 2 ballot includes a bunch of tax measures that, if approved, could cost a typical homeowner in Portland about $35 a year more in property taxes.

All the more reason to mention th...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC
 

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