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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

Inbox: Jeff Cogen’s Affair


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Jeff Cogen is an immensely talented and dedicated public servant, one I have been proud to support in the past [“Jeff Cogen’s Double Life,” WW, July 24, 2013]. This story breaks my heart   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The County Dishes On Spendy Jail Food.


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Hawthorne Street Fair supporters want to know why they can’t use the entire street for their Aug. 18 celebration. City officials have granted closure of only half a lane of Southeast Hawthorne   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Adoption of An Abused Boy


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The sad part is there are many children with reactive attachment disorder [“No Good Deed,” July 17, 2013]. I parent two children adopted from the foster care system diagnosed with RAD. They    More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: People On The Streets…Under Pressure.


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A proposed state rule to run strict background checks on addictions counselors could disqualify as many as 600 workers and volunteers who help keep people sober. The Oregon Health Authority is cra   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Feral Cats and Bird Deaths


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Just hours before picking up your issue featuring the article on feral cats [“I Can Haz Bird?” WW, July 10, 2013], my wife witnessed a cat kill a fledgling Northern Flicker (a woodpecker) in o   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Deputy Fife Rides the Portland Streetcar.


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There’s more trouble for Diversified Abilities, a Happy Valley company designated by the state as a qualified rehabilitation facility (“Janitorial Mess,” WW, June 26, 2013). As WW reported, Di   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 WW Editorial Staff
 

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