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The Wood Village casino promoters keep coming back, like the clap [“Trying to Beat the Odds,” WW, May 16, 2012]. The water slide and other family attractions are honey traps for future gamblers   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Re-read Some Award-Winning WW Journalism

Big names—and money—behind university reform.


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Some powerful interests want to light a fire under lawmakers who are considering giving the seven campuses of the Oregon University System more autonomy. As first reported at wweek.com, five men, incl   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Best Worst New Bands


Letters to the Editor
“Hey, do you want to know your Native American spirit animal?” No, transplant dork, I do not. [“Best New Band,” WW, May 9, 2012.] This is actually the Top Ten Hipster Douche Bands, correct?    More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Foodie Fisticuffs—The Lawsuit

A pig fight in court, and a watchdog ascends.


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What began two years ago as a passion-fueled street brawl involving two foodies and a foreign pig has moved to an only slightly more civilized venue: the county courthouse. WW first reported the por   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Hales Loans Himself $50,000. UPDATE: And Now It's $100,000

It's the first mayoral campaign loan for the former city commissioner

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Former city commissioner Charlie Hales has been forced to dip into his own checkbook for the first time in the 2012 mayor's race, putting $50,000 into his own campaign in the final days before the May 15 primary vote.State campaign records show the money went straight out the door to his media firm. He and his chief foes, businesswoman Eileen Brady and state Rep. Jeffers...   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Now It's Charlie Hales vs. Jefferson Smith in the Portland Mayor's Race

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Former city commissioner Charlie Hales and Rep. Jefferson Smith appear headed to a runoff in November in the race for Portland mayor.

As of midnight, Hales has a comfortable lead with 38 percent of the vote, followed by Smith with nearly 30 percent. Businesswoman Eileen Brady has slightly less more than 23 percent.

Only the top two finishers go on to the general election in November....   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Fritz and Nolan Are Headed to a November Showdown

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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and her challenger, Rep. Mary Nolan, are in a dead heat in Tuesday's voting, almost guaranteeing the two will face off in the general election in November.

As of 9 p.m. Nolan has 44.7 percent and Fritz 44 percent.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Steve Novick Wins His City Council Race

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Steve Novick, a political upstart four years again in a narrow U.S. Senate race, won election to the Portland City Council on Tuesday night, easily getting a majority of the votes against six lesser-known opponents.

In early returns, Novick has 73 percent of the vote. His nearest opponent, Scott McAlpine, has 8 percent.


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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Kafoury and Shiprack Easily Win Re-Election to the Multnomah County Commission

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Incumbent Multnomah County Commissioners Deborah Kafoury and Judy Shiprack handily won re-election Tuesday night, defeating opponents that posed little threat to them during the campaign.

In early returns, Kafoury leads her opponent for District 1, Wes Soderback, by 85 percent to 15 percent.

Shiprack leads her challenger, Patty Burkett, with 74 percent to 26 percent in the race for ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Jeff Reardon Beats Rep. Mike Schaufler in a Democratic Brawl for House District 48

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Rep. Mike Schaufler’s troubled career in the Oregon House is over.

Former teacher and business executive Jeff Reardon beat him handily for the Democratic nomination in House District 48. In early voting, Reardon leads Schaufler 66 percent to 34 percent.

Schaufler had come under criticism for his boorish behavior and his habit of using campaign funds to pay for his bar tabs. Last y...   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff
 

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