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Murmurs: Don’t Look Now, But They’re Drinking in Old Town.


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At least 315 cars have been towed from the Old Town Entertainment District since December, when the city started closing down six blocks in Northwest on weekends (and certain drinking holidays)    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Key State Senator Injured in Car Accident

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State Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) is being treated at Oregon Health & Science University after a car wreck Monday morning. Johnson tells WW she rear-ended a car when pulling onto Highway 30 near her home. She was on her way to Salem at the time.
The accident was low impact, she says, and did not seem to injure the other driver. But when Johnson tried to walk afterwards, ...   More
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Hitting the Brakes on Bikes


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Look, I commute by bike, I occasionally go grocery shopping on my bike, and I love riding to the bar for a few beers. But can we please get over this holier-than-thou crap? [“Spoke Addicts,” W   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: When a Quarter Mil of Your Money Isn’t Enough.


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While Oregon education czar Rudy Crew is pushing a reform agenda in Salem, he’s hoping to moonlight so he can add to his $280,000-a-year state salary (see “Wrecking Crew,” WW, Jan. 16, 2013).    More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Parking in Modern Times


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As a Southeast Stumptown homeowner, I notice that folks in single-family dwellings tend to assume “rights” to the street—aka the commons—in front of their homes [“Paranoid Parking,” WW   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Sincerely Yours, the Breakfast Club.


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The Bureau of Development Services has suspended four commercial electrical inspectors and fired one after an investigation found they were loafing at a Northwest Industrial District diner. Sources fa   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Oregon’s Green Energy


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Well, the current laws only seek to pad the pockets of wind producers who get enormous subsidies and forced legislated demand [“A Big Dam Fight Ahead,” WW, March 27, 2011]. All of this at the    More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News that Grants You Total Consciousness.


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The fluoride battle this week produced a phone-book-sized collection of voters pamphlet statements, with 46 pages of arguments for fluoridation and a whopping 85 against. Most supporting arguments   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Two Views Of Wannamaker


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OMG! This guy needs to be stopped! [“Rise of the Falcon,” WW, March 20, 2013.] He uses his own money to set up an artist’s community of inexpensive studio space, but insists in choosing the ar   More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The City’s Old Town Plan Goes From Gold to Dust.


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The Grove Hotel, a $3.7 million Portland Development Commission project to revitalize Old Town-Chinatown, is on life support. City emails obtained by WW show David Gold—lead partner in the pla   More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 WW Editorial Staff
 

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