We ask Oregon’s new pot overlords: What’s your experience with marijuana?
These are high times for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
Voters have approved
Measure 91, legalizing recreational marijuana, and in doing so handed
the details of regulating weed to the
A new report blames national "Tea Party nativists."
This month's election results suggest Oregon remains a blue oasis in a red political tide. So how to explain voters overwhelmingly rejecting Measure 88, which would have given drivers cards to undocumented immigrants?Salem political insiders had warned for months the mea...
UPDATE: Advocates say business groups trying to "hold the process hostage."
Portland Business Alliance president Sandra McDonough tells WW that unless Portland City Hall removes a personal income tax from the street fee, the business lobby will probably help refer the $46 million proposal to voters.
"It's down to this one detail—and we don't understand why they won't move on that," says McDonough. "We are talking to the folks who are l...
The ride-sharing startup Uber keeps driving closer to Portland.
The San Francisco company, which enlists drivers to use their own cars as de facto taxis, says it’s launching its service this afternoon in Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton and Tigard. WW reported the launch in this morning's
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is greeting legal recreational pot with a bold prediction.
“You are going to
change national policy,” Blumenauer declared Nov. 4, less than an hour
A Woodstock hair stylist is leading the fight for Portlanders to vote on the street fee.
Since May, Ann Sanderson has been battling the Portland street fee. She also helped design it.
Sanderson, 50, owns
Odango Hair Studio in the Woodstock neighborhood. When she spoke out
The city says Saki Tzantarmas is holding his East Portland neighborhood hostage.
Saki Tzantarmas turns on the lights in the kingdom he built, leans against a table, and starts to cry.
fluorescent beams illuminate an expansive banquet hall he’s named the
UPDATE: Now called the "Portland Street Fund," it's deductible from federal income taxes.
UPDATE, 11: 30 am: Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick this morning debuted a $46 million annual "Portland street fund" proposal anchored by an income tax, heavily weighted toward making rich people pay for street paving.Perhaps the most interesting new revelation about the city's proposal: The fee is deductible from state and federal income taxes.
"No one ...