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Hotseat: Charlie Hales

After 10 years, the former commissioner eyes a return to City Hall.

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Too early for 2012 election coverage, you say? Well, the people campaigning to unseat Portland Mayor Sam Adams are already busy raising money and sending out junk mail. It’s widely assumed Adams   More
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 COREY PEIN

Charlie Hales Lived in Washington State for Tax Purposes from 2004 to 2009


Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales has acknowledged to WW that from 2004 to 2009 he was a Washington state resident for tax purposes, and that he moved his residence to Portland only last year.Hales confirmed his past tax status in response to questions from WW about public records that document his ties to Washington state even after he and his wife, Nancy, purchased a home in Southeast Por...   More
Monday, June 27, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Eileen Brady's Limited-Time Offer


Oh boy, election mail.
As hard as it is to get excited about political spam, the following line, in a fundraising letter from Portland mayoral candidate Eileen Brady, caught our eye:"Please consider making a contribution to my campaign… $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50 or whatever you can give by our June 30th deadline," the letter says.I...   More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Oregon No. 1 For Personal Freedom, Libertarians Declare

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Good news? A think tank funded by the Koch brothers, billionaire industrialists and covert Tea Party backers with a long history of supporting...   More
Monday, June 20, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Oregon State Police Union's 'Invoice' Is Not A 'Bill'—Really?

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The latest Rogue of the Week, the Oregon State Police Officers' Association, earned its place by employing some fundraising tactics WW deemed "at best misleading and, at worst, bullying." OSPOA, the union representing state troopers, hires a private company, Jadent,...   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by COREY PEIN

The Oregonian Admits to More Layoffs


The Oregonian today laid off a number of business-side employees, publisher N. Christian Anderson III confirmed to WW.One source tells WW that as many as 38 Oregonian employees lost their jobs today. Anderson declined to confirm how many employees were laid off.
One employee described the situation as a "firestorm." Rumors of cuts had been making the rounds for weeks.Anderson's statement indic...   More
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Fritz Throws Down $25,000 For Reelection Bid


The biggest single infusion of cash so far in any of the 2012 Portland City Council races came late last week from a surprising source: Commissioner Amanda Fritz.On June 9, Fritz loaned her reelection campaign $25,000, her campaign finance records show. Fritz, who worked as a psychiatric nu...   More
Monday, June 13, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Feds Announce 'Collaborative' Investigation Of Portland Police Bureau

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent one of his top deputies to Portland on Wednesday to announce a review of the Portland Police Bureau, aimed at determining whether police officers have exhibited a pattern of civil rights abuses. The review is a part of the Obama Justice Department's    More
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Portland Might One Day Grow Up To Marry A Prince

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Editor's note: Corey Pein makes his triumphant return to Portland in June as a WW news writer. For now, he's in London, where he reluctantly filed this dispatch.-Beth Slovic.

I arrived at Hyde Park today at 9:30 am—just about the time the bars were closing last night in Portland—for the dumbest assignment ever. Walking into the park, I was stopped by a radio reporter. "Are you here...   More
Friday, April 29, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Police Leak Investigation Raises More Questions Than Answers

Yesterday, after WW went to press with this story about Commissioner Randy Leonard's allegation that someone in the police bureau had spread damaging information about his daughter, Leonard's latest nemesis, Chief Rosie Sizer, releas...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 by COREY PEIN
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