In the competition between two powerful Portland clans to develop the Morrison Bridgehead property, a selection committee has given the nod to the Mark family's plans for a Seattle-style public market.The four-block property on the west bank of Willamette River stands at a primary ent...
After City Commissioner Amanda Fritz recently announced her plans to run for re-election in 2012, we asked Commissioner Randy Leonard on Wednesday whether he plans to run next year for a fourth term in City Hall.Rumors about Leonard's plans are rife in Portland political circles, but Leonard tells WW the public will have to wait a bit longer to learn of his plans. Leonard says he won't annou...
Undercover agents accuse two club owners of filing false tax returns.
The owners of two separate Portland-area strip club chains
are under criminal investigation by the IRS for allegedly concealing
income from tax collectors, according to court documents.
On April 11
Christian Kaylor, a workforce analyst with the Oregon Employment Department, has just come out with his monthly snapshot of the Portland job market. Kaylor's one-page graphic analysis (PDF) based on the latest data mixes some good news and bad news.First, the main take-away: Unemployment in the Po...
President Obama is right now holding a live town-hall meeting on Facebook. And because the meeting is taking place on 4/20, marijuana activists have vowed to try to pummel him with questions about cannabis legalization.Check out the action here.
A pot user is denied pain meds. Advocates say he’s not alone.
Johan Mathiesen has smoked pot recreationally for 45 years.
“It’s my coffee, my
tobacco, whatever you want. It’s my social drug,” says Mathiesen, a
69-year-old deli clerk at New Seaso
This week, the Washington County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Oak Hills resident Timothy Dale Bach on 20 counts of encouraging sex abuse.
According to a press release (PDF), cops raided Bach's apartment April 12 on Northwest Cornell Road and seized 20 computers and another 20 hard drives ...