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Karol Collymore Quits Her Job at Multnomah County

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 Karol Collymore, who ran an unsuccessful campaign to join the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners last year, is stepping down from her job as an aide to Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen.Collymore could not immediately be reached for comment. Her last day in her $67,000 $68,750-a-year job as a senior policy adviser to Cogen is Thursday, March 31."Karol has been with my office since 2007 ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Douchebags Not Allowed: Another Supporter for Pedestrianizing the 'Barmuda Triangle'

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A story in this week's WW about bar owners' efforts to clean up a stretch of Southwest Ankeny Street in downtown Portland has prompted one man to send his plans to City Hall.In an email this morning to Mayor Sam Adams and Susan Anderson, head of the city's Bureau of Planning ...   More
 
Thursday, March 24, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Douchebags Not Allowed

Southwest Ankeny street says yes to cool and no to cars.


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Dustin Knox’s bar on Southwest Ankeny Street has seven rules posted at the door. Find a seat or leave. No hitting on strangers. No fights. No drunks served. One at a time in the bathroom. Don’t   More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Adams' River Patrol Proposal: Deputies Union is Opposed

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Last week we blogged about the Oregon State Marine Board boss's skepticism regarding Portland Mayor Sam Adams' proposal to save Multnomah County money by taking over the river patrol.Now we can add one more naysayer to the plan: Detective Todd Shanks, head of the Multnomah County Depu...   More
 
Monday, March 21, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Adams' River Patrol Proposal: Sheriff Mum, State Marine Board Deeply Skeptical

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In his State of the City speech last month, Portland Mayor Sam Adams took Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton by surprise when Adams proposed that the city take over the sheriff's duty of providing law enforcement on local waterways.Adams said that by abs...   More
 
Friday, March 18, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Kroger Shuts Down Debt Lawyer Derrick McGavic

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Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced today he is shutting down a Eugene lawyer's firm over complaints about its debt-collection practices.The lawyer, Derrick McGavic, was featured in a 2008 WW news story about lawsuits filed against McGavic alleging violations of the 1978 ...   More
 
Thursday, March 17, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

JTTF: WTF?


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Last week, Mayor Sam Adams canceled for the third time a hearing on whether Portland should rejoin the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.  And so far, Commissioner Randy Leonard is the only p   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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Can Stiv Wilson ban the bag in Oregon?


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The most significant Oregon environmentalist of the moment was once arrested on more than 100 counts of petty theft. When Stiv Wilson was a sophomore at the University of Montana, he and his friend   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

State Health Authority: No Danger to Oregonians from Japan Radiation

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Answering a looming question from the ongoing catastrophe in Japan, the Oregon Health Authority announced this afternoon that radiation from potential nuclear meltdowns there poses no threat to Oregonians.In a news release, state Public Health Director Mel Kohn says t...   More
 
Monday, March 14, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

ACLU National President: Portland's JTTF Stance "A Very Good Type of Weirdness"

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While we're waiting for City Hall's next, next move in the debate on whether to rejoin the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, a civil-rights heavyweight weighed in on the issue Friday in Portland.
Susan Herman, the national president of the American Civil Liberties Union, to...   More
 
Saturday, March 12, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN
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