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Oregon Republican Brings Back the Carpetbag

Former House Rep. Derrick Kitts is mulling a run in Oregon's reliably Republican 26th House District, according to the NW Republican.

But don't call it a comeback—Kitts doesn't even live...   More
Thursday, August 16, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Friendly Fire

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden takes heat at town hall on Iraq.

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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden presided over a raucous town hall meeting Tuesday on the Iraq War, trying to placate about 300 people whose anger targeted Wyden and his fellow Democrats in the congressional maj ...   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Paul Leonard

Kulongoski and Merkley, Duck Hunting

Jeff Merkley's candidacy for U.S. Senate got a big boost from Gov. Ted Kulongoski and former Gov. Barbara Roberts, who joined forces today to urge voters to support Oregon's House Speaker in the Democratic primary to unseat Sen. Gordon Smith.

"Jeff Merkley has always made us pro...   More
Monday, August 13, 2007 by Paul Leonard

UPDATE: Fresh Del Monte Pays the Piper

Last Friday, Fresh Del Monte Produce settled with Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality for allowing food waste from its St. Johns plant to run-off into Columbia Slough, to the tune of $6,487.

As reported on WWire, Fresh...   More
Monday, August 13, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Not Your Father's Free Trade Protest

OK, it was no "Battle of Seattle." Thousands of people didn't take to the streets, nothing got smashed, and no one was sprayed with tear gas by police.

But yesterday's protest in downtown Portland against President Bush's ...   More
Thursday, August 9, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Del Monte Rotten?

It looks like Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality beat U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to the punch at Fresh Del Monte.

On June 6, less than a week before the feds' June 12 immigration raid, DEQ stuck Del ...   More
Thursday, August 9, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Callahan Explained!

WW's resident cartoonist, John Callahan, has a worldview and drawing style all his own. And while we love Callahan, sometimes even we WWers find his work as inscrutable as city charter reform, or the exact location of Portland's urban g...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 by Paul Leonard


The latest leaks at City Hall.

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No longer do Portlanders have to fight for their right to potty. Last Thursday at 11 pm, the doors of City Hall opened to Portland's late-night peeing public in a bid to keep stranded club-hoppers an ...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Paul Leonard

"Urinetown," the Public Policy Initiative

Give us your drunk, your homeless, your completely lost tourists of Portland, yearning to leak for free.

At exactly 11 pm Thursday night, the shiny taps and blindingly white porcelain thrones of City Hall opened up to the public.

Hoping to snag a customer rushing to relie...   More
Friday, August 3, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Oregon Reps. Jump On Board Gonzales Impeachment

Oregon's four Democratic House members are backing a resolution to impeach Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

The resolution introduced today by Rep. Jay Inslee, a Washington Democrat and former prosecutor, is short and to the point. It accuses Gonzales of "high crimes and misdem...   More
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 by Paul Leonard
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