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WW Endorsement Video: Would a New Casino Really Create 2,000 Jobs?

Watch the video as two sides debate the question

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Measures 82 and 83 on the Nov. 6 ballot would authorize a 3,500-slot machine private casino at the former Multnomah Kennel Club site in Wood Village.

The measures' backers claim the casino would create 2,000 permanent, family wage jobs. Is that true?

Proponents and opponents debated this job prediction during our endorsement interview.

The participants are, lef...   More
 
Thursday, October 11, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Various Views On Jamison


Letters to the Editor
The level of unprofessionalism and what is clearly an unhappy-no-matter-what attitude completely discredit this entire article [“Square Peg,” WW, Oct. 3, 2012]. Even if there was a valid reaso   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: A PAC of Dogs

We rate PolitiFact’s sense of humor “Half-True.”


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Mayoral candidate Charlie Hales was awash in money from developers during the May primary race—almost one-quarter of his cash came from development- and real estate-related donors. After he won, H   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Firefighters Under Scrutiny


Letters to the Editor
I feel the article was unbalanced, since I didn’t hear any of the numerous positives that the fire department does, which are many [“Burning Money,” WW, Sept. 26, 2012]. I’ve always se   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: A Columbia River... Tunnel?

Taking the CRC debate underground.


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Mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith has released a 1994 settlement agreement that got him off the hook for a misdemeanor assault charge. Smith, then a University of Oregon student, injured a woman   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

The Portland Index: Search Me

How closely does Portland follow web trends?


News Stories
Look around—those 17 other people next to you in the coffee shop hunched over their laptops might be hunting the Web for kitty videos or Kate Middleton’s tanning habits. You, of course, are Go   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Apartments, Cars and Parking


Letters to the Editor
The article states the problem [“Block Busters,” WW, Sept. 19, 2012]. You spoke to 10 residents who have 11 cars among them. It doesn’t matter if they don’t drive them very often, they sti   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Media Throwdown in Washington County

When realtors fib and foodies slice the truth.


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It’s election season, so you can expect campaigns to be making stuff up. But the Measure 79 campaign is the worst in a long time. The measure would amend the state constitution to ban real-estate    More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Missing Jonesin' Crossword Clues

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OK, OK. we heard you: the crossword in today's paper is missing some clues! WW regrets the error. The full clues are below:Across 1) Loud event 12) Mauna ___ 15) She drinks Go-Go Juice and showed her belly to the judges 16) Furthermore 17) Tudor symbol 18) General who's an enemy of Superman 19) Keep a ship from leaving port, maybe 20) On the line...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Failure To Comply

The feds have used independent monitors to reform police agencies elsewhere. But Portland leaders don’t want one here.


News Stories
The U.S. Department of Justice last week released a damning report about the Portland Police Bureau’s use of force. The details may...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff
 

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