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Portland Schools to Give Veteran Teachers a Pay Bump

Portland Public Schools

Portland Public Schools' tentative agreement with its teachers union, the Portland Association of Teachers, includes a salary increase for the district's most veteran teachers in the second year o...   More
 
Thursday, March 3, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Legislative Fixes for Felony "Sexting" Get Hearings

Sext Crimes

A pair of bills that would decrease the penalty for teenagers who "sext" got their first joint public hearing today in the Legislature, where lawmakers appear poised to add Oregon to the growing list of states that have lessened the punishment for "sexting."
Senate Bills 677 and 678 offer    More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mayor Reassigns Troubled Bureau


Mayor Sam Adams announced today he had reassigned oversight of two city bureaus, the Office of Cable and Franchise Management and the Bureau of Development Services, to Commissioner Dan Saltzman.The move continues a City Hall tradition that Saltzman knows well. Since first taking office in 1999, Saltzman has taken the helm at many troubled bureaus. The Bureau of Development Services is only the la...   More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Wu’s World

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


Politics
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
 

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