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Inbox: A Vote For Steve Novick


Letters to the Editor
How disappointing that Willamette Week has taken the predictable path of trying to tear down an elected leader—in this case, Steve Novick [“The Portland Thorn,” WW, May 20, 2015]. But un   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All The News That Gives A Hoot.


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State lawmakers are considering ways to let people expunge past marijuana convictions from their criminal records. WW first reported in February that Rep. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) had introduced a   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Different Views On The Homeless


Letters to the Editor
Create legal campsites with sanitary facilities—toilets, showers, sinks. There’s a cost to doing that, but the city has a “surplus,” doesn’t it? [“Decamped,” WW, May 13, 2015.] E   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Government Transparency, At $18,000 A Pop.


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Elephant rights activists are getting under the not-so-thick hides of Oregon Zoo officials. Last summer, regional government Metro, which runs the zoo, quoted The Northwest Examiner an $18,000 bill    More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Needed: A New Approach To Education


Letters to the Editor
WW is correct to call the current K-12 state education model a “Beast” [“Feed the Beast,” WW, May 6, 2015]. However, WW leaves out the opportunities to use technology and personal choice   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Next: Good Humor Trucks Selling THC On a Stick.


Murmurs
State lawmakers are in the weeds (sorry) over how to fine tune the state’s voter-approved laws on legalized marijuana. One debate seems to be ending: Oregon will have “dry” cities and coun   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Disputing Our Endorsement Of Regan


Letters to the Editor
Bobbie Regan has done a terrible job and does not deserve to be on the Portland Public Schools board [“New Class,” WW, April 29, 2015]. Her 12 years of rubber-stamping the wills of Superinte   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Here’s The News—Don’t Tell The Auditor.


Murmurs
An emotional neighborhood battle from 17 years ago is surfacing in a contentious fight for a Portland Public Schools board seat. In 1998, PPS board candidate Amy Kohnstamm joined Arlington Heights   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Wheeler Should Challenge Hales


Letters to the Editor
I believe Ted Wheeler would find the citizens of Portland eager for a viable candidate to take on Mayor Charlie Hales [“Tough Times for Ted,” WW, April 22, 2015]. This has become a city    More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The Dope For Our Stories Comes From All Over.


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Oregonians who are paranoid about large, out-of-state marijuana companies dominating the state’s legal weed market now have more reason to worry. State lawmakers are considering a way to keep ��   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 WW Editorial Staff
 

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