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Anti-Clearcut Ads Land in Portland International Airport

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The environmental advertisements at the center of a court battle have touched down in the Portland International Airport.

The Port of Portland plans to appeal a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge's order...   More
Friday, January 3, 2014 by AARON MESH

Fritz Forgives $123,000 Loan to City Hall Campaign

She tells supporters to donate to Jeff Merkley instead.


City Commissioner Amanda Fritz rang in the new year by dropping some campaign debt from the old.

Fritz has forgiven $123,418 in loans she made to her own campaign last year. That's a holiday gift to the supporters she'd been asking to reimburse her self-funded election.

She had been    More
Thursday, January 2, 2014 by AARON MESH

City Carbon Tax Gained "No Traction Whatsoever" in Phone Survey


Mayor Charlie Hales is compiling of wish list of potential new taxes and fees to fund the cash-strapped Portland Bureau of Transportation.

But he won't be calling any of them a "carbon tax."

WW reported in November that ...   More
Friday, December 27, 2013 by AARON MESH

Cover Oregon Yanks "Long Live Oregonians" Ad Campaign


That was short-lived, Oregonians.
Cover Oregon drew national attention earlier this year for an advertising campaign from Portland agency North that pitched the state's health-insurance exchange as a utopian playland.

But with the exchange's webs...   More
Thursday, December 26, 2013 by AARON MESH

XRAY.FM Raises $40,000 in 9 Days

Donate more and the station gets a bathroom.


Merry Christmas, Carl Wolfson.

Nonprofit radio startup XRAY.FM—which aims to return progressive talkers Wolfson and Thom Hartmann to Portland airwaves alongside local indie-rock shows—last week launched    More
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by AARON MESH

Water and Sewer Spending Lawsuit Heads to Court in February


The trials of the Portland Water Bureau are headed for a courtroom.

A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge will hold a summary judgment hearing Feb. 12 on four items in the $127 million lawsuit filed in 2011 over Portland's water and sewer bureau spending.

The timing of the first hearing is a key piece of political theater: It provides plenty of opportunity for ...   More
Monday, December 23, 2013 by AARON MESH

Portland International Airport Wants Court to Delay Debut of Clearcutting Ads

UPDATE: Judge says no delay; airport will display ad


UPDATE, 4 pm: Port of Portland spokesman Steve Johnson tells WW the airport will display an anti-clearcutting ad as soon as environmental group Oregon Wild sends the poster.But Johnson says the Port plans to appeal the Multnomah County Circuit Court decision.
"We believe that if the Port were to accept and post political and religious advertising in the PDX ...   More
Friday, December 20, 2013 by AARON MESH

The Fan Who Wasn’t There

The Blazers are scorching. Why are seats empty at the Moda Center?

A seat at the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 12 home game against the Houston Rockets should have been a hot ticket. The matchup at the Moda Center featured the Blazers, the NBA’s hottest team,    More
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 AARON MESH

Real Clear Science Ranks Portland's Fluoride Vote Among 2013's Top 10 "Junk Science" Events

Website places it alongside Bigfoot and mermaids.


'Tis the season when media feels obligated to publish Top 10 lists ranking the year's cultural moments.

It is also, apparently, a chance for the science press to take one more kick at Portland for that fluoridation vote.

Real Clear Science, a national lab-rat news aggregator owned by Forbes, has released its list of the 10 events it dubs    More
Thursday, December 12, 2013 by AARON MESH

Novick Seeks $2.5 Million for Portland Bike Share's Second Phase


City Hall still can’t get to phase one of its long-delayed Portland Bike Share, but City Commissioner Steve Novick is already making a play for money to fund phase two.

Novick is seeking $2.5 million from the Oregon Department of T...   More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by AARON MESH

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