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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

House Of David

David Wu doesn’t live in the 1st Congressional District.


Politics
Last year, when U.S. Rep. David Wu crashed his rental car into a parked vehicle in Northwest Portland, he gave a police officer the home address of a close friend rather than the address on his Oreg   More
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

October 2010 Painkiller Episode Grows Murkier for U.S. Rep David Wu

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The troubling episode in which U.S. Rep. David Wu accepted painkillers from a campaign donor just before the November 2010 election grew more problematic Saturday, when The Oregonian published emails from Wu and staf...   More
 
Saturday, March 26, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

The Ninth Staffer to Leave David Wu's Office

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WW reported Monday that yet another staffer had parted ways with U.S. Rep. David Wu as the seven-term congressman entered his ninth week in the national spotlight. Since January, the Democratic lawmaker from Oregon's 1st Di...   More
 
Friday, March 25, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Portlanders for Schools Cross $500,000 Mark

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Portlanders for Schools, the campaign fund for both Portland Public Schools' $548 million construction bond and its $57 million-a-year operating levy, recently crossed the half-million mark in fund-raising.To date, the group has raised just over $577,ooo for the two tax-increase measures on the May ballot.Among the top donors in recent weeks: Walsh Construction gave $12,500, for a total now of $25...   More
 
Thursday, March 24, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Launch Pad

The Mayor plays “Will it float?” with a proposal to take control of Multnomah County’s River Patrol Unit.


City Hall
Late in Mayor Sam Adams’ third annual State of the City address last month, he proposed a change to give Multnomah County extra cash it badly    More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Another Staffer Departs David Wu's Office

David Wu

An eighth staffer has left U.S. Rep. David Wu's office.Erin Devaney, the Democratic congressman's executive assistant and scheduler, left Wu's Washington, D.C., office on Friday.
Wu spokesman Erik Dorey said today the job of a scheduler is "the most difficult and high stress in any congressional office," but that Devaney "will always be a friend of the office." Wu has already found a replacemen...   More
 
Monday, March 21, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

In Fundraising Push, David Wu Celebrates Birthday Early

David Wu

U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) marks his 56th birthday on April 8, but he's hosting a birthday party in Portland on March 23, about a week before a key Federal Election Commission fundraising report is due.The $100-a-hea...   More
 
Friday, March 18, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC
 

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