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Carl Wolfson Begins Broadcasting March 19 on XRAY.FM

Christian station causing downtown interference for 91.1 FM

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T-minus one week until Carl Wolfson returns to the radio dial.

The progressive morning host, whose political show was axed by Clear Channel managers in 2012, will debut March 19 on new rock-and-talk radio station KXRY 91.1 FM.

Wolfson, who curr...   More
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by AARON MESH

Mayor Charlie Hales is Pushing a Revived Trader Joe's Deal on MLK Boulevard

UPDATE: PDC pledges $20 million for affordable housing

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Mayor Charlie Hales met today with North and Northeast Portland leaders to discuss reviving a deal for a Trader Joe's grocery on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, four sources tell WW.

"That was part of the discussion," says James Posey, the co-founder of the Portland chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors. He attended today's meeting. ...   More
 
Monday, March 10, 2014 by AARON MESH

City Hall Study Says Portland Utilities Crowded with Managers

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Portland commissioners have released a study showing which city bureaus have the lowest ratio of employees to managers—and two of the three worst offenders are the water and sewer utilities that could be removed from City Hall in a May vote.

The study, conducted by City Commissioner...   More
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 by AARON MESH

Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia Leaving for Arizona State

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Peter Bhatia, the top editor at The Oregonian, is leaving the state's largest newspaper for a one-year teaching job at Arizona State University.
Bhatia announced his departure to his staff this afternoon at 3 pm, leading to a flurry of Twitter posts before    More
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 by AARON MESH

PBOT's Bike Czar Heading to Portland Streetcar

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation's bicycle and pedestrian chief has been named the new head of Portland Streetcar Inc.

Dan Bower was elected this morning as the new executive director and chief operating officer of the nonprofit that runs Portland's streetcar system.

Bower is PBOT's division manager of active transportation—which means he oversees the cit...   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by AARON MESH

Camping Trip

City Hall is looking at 21 new sites for a homeless camp. But only a few options are serious.


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Finding a dream home for a homeless camp is an unusual assignment for commercial real-estate broker Cushman & Wakefield. But as the company helps Portland City Hall pick possible locations to    More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 AARON MESH

Burning The Bridge

An Oregonian editorial columnist bashed the CRC too many times. Now he’s an ex-columnist.


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While a bill to revive the Columbia River Crossing clings to life in the Legislature, Brendan Monaghan’s brief career as an editorial columnist for The Oregonian is over—and it’s hard to esc   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS , AARON MESH

Touchdown Terry

Clackamas County tycoon Terry Emmert is bringing pro football players to Portland. Why?


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The kingdom of Terry Emmert is easy to miss from Oregon Route 212. A state highway that wears its sprawl as proudly as a new Carhartt jacket, 212 stretches east from Interstate 205 to Boring, sl   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 AARON MESH

Rick Gustafson Retiring from Portland Streetcar

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Rick Gustafson is retiring as executive director and chief operating officer of Portland Streetcar Inc.

Gustafson, 67, has overseen the nonprofit that runs the city's streetcar  for all 12 years of its operation.

"The job is bigger," he tells WW, "and I'm slower."
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by AARON MESH

VIDEO: Baruti Artharee Says He's Asked U.S. DOJ to Investigate African American Chamber of Commerce

Roy Jay says he's exploring a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Artharee.

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Baruti Artharee, former police liaison for Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, appeared on local public-access television last week to level incendiary charges against African-American leaders he says conspired to destroy him.

Artharee was suspended by Hales fo...   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by AARON MESH
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