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Murmurs: Building Bridges and Hotels.


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As first reported on wweek.com, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Gresham bakery that made headlines in February by refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, closed its storefront Saturday, Au   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Portland’s Top Water Users


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These individuals are selfishly wasting a limited resource [“Hydro Hogs,” WW, Aug. 21, 2013]. That said, it is the government’s responsibility, not theirs, to reduce the amount of energy con   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Forget it, Fritz—it’s Chinatown.


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The long-running battle whether Portland Mayor Charlie Hales was a legally registered Oregon voter when he filed for office in 2011 took an odd turn this week. On Aug. 26, a Marion County judge dismis   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Abortion-Protesting Pastor


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The questions I come away with [“‘I’m Not Free From This Guy,”’ WW, Aug. 14, 2013] are the same ones I always have for abortion opponents who devote their time and energy protesting and    More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All the News That Fits in a Bootleg Loo.


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Gay-marriage opponents are already behind in the spending race to repeal Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. The group seeking to overturn the ban, Oregon United for Marriage, launched a drive to col   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Portland’s Homeless


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Nothing new here [“The Real World: Portland,” WW, Aug. 7, 2013]. It’s the same old story about how many of the people who are on the street remain there by choice. They would rather abuse dr   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Did The Port and Housing Agency Get Scammed?


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Two ex-employees of the Port of Portland and Home Forward, the area’s housing agency, are under criminal investigation for allegedly misappropriating tens of thousands of dollars from their em   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

State Agrees to Pay $1 Million to Mark Long to Settle Oregon Energy Department Investigation Case

Case stems from allegations former AG John Kroger violated a former state agency director's rights during a criminal investigation

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The Oregon Department of Justice has agreed to pay a $1 million settlement to former Oregon Energy Department director Mark Long to settle claims the state violated his rights when it put him under criminal investigation in 2010.The settlement, released to WW by Long's attorneys, is here<...   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Cogen, Adams, Et Al.


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[Jeff] Cogen joins [Sam] Adams on a dirty laundry list—from U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood to Congressman David Wu—of Oregon’s politically elite men behaving like tumescent teens. [“Boys Behaving    More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Portland Gets Its Own Red Square.


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The true power behind the fight for control of Portland’s water and sewer bureaus (“Water Bedfellows,” WW, July 10, 2013) is getting less murky. The city’s largest water ratepayer, German semi   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 WW Editorial Staff
 

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