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Inbox: Beekeeping in Portland


Letters to the Editor
I would not sign a beekeeping permit for a neighbor [“Let It Bee,” WW, Sept. 17, 2014]. I am deathly allergic to bee, wasp, hornet and yellow jacket venom, so I have EpiPens in my car, on my   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: None Of This News Was Lifted From Karl Rove.


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Ride-sharing startup Uber is pushing back against Oregon Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali’s Sept. 19 warning to consumers about using the company’s services. Cali said “traditional insurance po   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: State of Portlandia Statue


Letters to the Editor
I read with considerable interest your piece on Portlandia [“So Sue Us,” WW, Sept. 10, 2014] and the fact that the sculptor, Raymond Kaskey, holds the copyright to the image of the statue, thu   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Hey, You Kids, Get Off My Property Tax Bill!


Murmurs
Oregon has special taxing districts to fund libraries, transit and ports. In fact, state law gives local voters the power to create 26 different kinds of taxing districts to raise revenue and pr   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Legal Marijuana’s Impact


Letters to the Editor
So now that this so-called “green rush” is upon us and a lot of people (mostly white men) are set to make millions off this untapped entrepreneurial venture capital [“Green Rush,” WW, Sept   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The Billboard? The Mystery? The Answer?


Murmurs
A Eugene firm affiliated with Seneca Jones Timber Co. is behind the mysterious billboards sprouting up across Portland (see above). The signs are an opaque attack on Gov. John Kitzhaber that requi   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Portland’s Sharing Economy


Letters to the Editor
“Sharing economy” is great marketing lingo for “underground economy.” [“In the Companies of Strangers,” WW, Aug. 27, 2014.] If Airbnb and Uber were truly “sharing” enterprises, p   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: No Jokes About How Hot and Smokin’ This Story Is.


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It’s becoming clearer why Ron Jeremy’s Club Sesso was so happy when Assistant Fire Marshal Doug Jones told the sex club he’d look the other way if a party at the club violated fire regulat   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: The Sex Club & The Fire Official


Letters to the Editor
As a frequent clubgoer, I am a little shocked by the ridiculousness of this article [“Hot Tip,” WW, Aug. 20, 2014]. If you know the history, there has been a lot of discrimination because of the n   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Still Learning From “Marge Vs. The Monorail.”


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Botched anesthesia at the Oregon Zoo contributed to the death of Sumatran orangutan Kutai in January—and triggered an investigation and the firing of zoo director Kim Smith (“12 Mammals That   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 WW Editorial Staff
 

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