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Murmurs: 501(c)3s Weigh in on Ballot Measures, OEA Opposes Parents on Compacts

We are the 47 Percent.


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It’s rare for charitable groups to make political contributions—federal law discourages them from converting donations (deductible to the giver) into political cash. But a couple of local 50   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

UPDATED: Feds Find Pattern of Excessive Force by Portland Police Against Mentally Ill

US Department of Justice finds constitutional violations

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The US Department of Justice will announce this morning that it's found the Portland Police Bureau has engaged in a practice and pattern of using excessive force against people who have mental illness, and that the bureau has committed constitutional rights violations. At a Thursday morning press conference, Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez said the investigation foun...   More
 
Thursday, September 13, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Big Brother Is Watching


Letters to the Editor
Having read this article [“Who’s Listening to Diane Roark?,” WW, Sept. 5, 2012], I found it chilling. Not only by the account from Ms. Roark and how she had been targeted in such an outright   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Rogue Of the Week: Greater Portland Inc.

Why is this slippery actor billed as an economist?


Rogue of the Week
Ben Stein has gotten a lot of traction out of his turn as a droning teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (“Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?”). He’s since...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The Zombie Projects

The hidden $111 million hotel subsidy revealed.


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Metro has said publicly that a new headquarters hotel at the Oregon Convention Center would get a $10.4 million cash subsidy from the regional government and the City of Portland. But documents    More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: What Are They Smoking?


Letters to the Editor
From the beginnings of the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, I have wondered why its proponents thought the already existing, years-in-the-making, brilliantly successful black market in cannabis would    More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Novick Flying Anti-Walmart Flag

News hotter than the Thunderbird Hotel.


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One Portland politician isn’t softening his stance toward Walmart as the retail giant hires local software talent (“Value Shopping,” WW, Aug. 29, 2012). City Commissioner-elect Steve Novick says   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Sex Crime and Law School


Letters to the Editor
I am an alumnus of Lewis & Clark Law School and a victim of child molestation [“Barred,” WW, Aug. 22, 2012]. What [Aaron L. Munter] did was horrible and he deserved to be punished. I am co   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Kitz Doubles-Down on Dozono

The streetcar is slow getting to Tucson, too.


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Gov. John Kitzhaber keeps rolling the dice on Elisa Dozono. In May, WW reported that Kitzhaber submitted Portland lawyer Dozono’s name for a vacancy on the Oregon Lottery Commission, then withdrew i   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Portland Film Pioneer


Letters to the Editor
I really enjoyed this article [“Buried Alive,” WW, Aug. 15, 2012]. I was in Rockaday Ritchie and the Queen of the Hop and had a great time with the crew playing a traveling salesman who gets murde   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 WW Editorial Staff
 

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