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Murmurs: OHSU Fined in Monkey Deaths

What’s a monkey’s life worth, anyway?


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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has fined Oregon Health & Science University $11,679 in the 2009 deaths of five monkeys at the school’s Oregon National Primate Research Center. Two died aft   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

The New York Times—Aided by Oregonian Reporters—Looks at Obama's Strength in Oregon

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One of the best places for political junkies to keep an eye on every tremor of the presidential race is FiftyThirtyEight, the New York Times blog dedicated to tracking polls and probabilities.The blog (named for the total number of electoral votes) uses sophisticated tracking and analysis to weigh polls and trends ...   More
 
Friday, August 17, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

INBOX: The Oregonian’s Issues


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This is a problem that has been looming on the horizon for years, and [The Oregonian] has nobody but itself to blame [“Stop the Presses,” WW, Aug. 8, 2012]. I remember several years ago, to ce   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The O Won't Endorse a Candidate for President

Maybe lacking an opinion is a good idea.


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For the first time in recent memory, The Oregonian is taking a pass on the presidential race. The daily told readers Aug. 14 it won’t endorse a candidate for president. Insiders say Publisher N. Chr   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Veteran Oregonian Reporter Jeff Manning Leaves to Become Spokesman for Oregon AG

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When it comes to serious investigative reporters at The Oregonian, Jeff Manning was one of last ones standing. Until today.

Manning, who joined O’s newsroom in 1994 from the Portland Business Journal, is leaving the newspaper to become the spokesman for Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. The departure is another blow to the Portland daily that has seen a steady loss of its writing a...   More
 
Thursday, August 9, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: One For the Books


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I found Aaron Mesh’s well-researched article on Multnomah County Library funding to be quite informative, but that’s because I’m skilled at untangling miswritten articles [“When Stacks Att   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Ricketts for Perkins in Timbers Shocker

Warrantless wiretaps and soccer trades.


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Diane Roark says she’s the victim of retaliation by the U.S. government for allegedly blowing the whistle on illegal wireless wiretapping by the Bush administration. Roark, a former House Intellig   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Fritz Forgives $50,000 Loan to Her Own Campaign

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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz—in a difficult fight for re-election—fueled her primary campaign with $50,000 in loans from her own pocket. Fritz, who would accept only contributions up to $50, needed the money to hang on against a strong challenge from state Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland.)Fritz has now forgiven that loan—which in effect turns the $50,000 into one big contribution...   More
 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Smith’s Voting Record


Letters to the Editor
I don’t usually see this type of bias in WW, but it’s certainly evident in this article [“Mr. Smith Runs From Salem, WW, July 25, 2012]. [Jefferson Smith] saying “we need more police officer   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: FBI Raids and Accusations of Fake Water Testing

How one company allegedly covers its asphalt.


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An ex-employee at an R.B. Pamplin Co. subsidiary says the company fired him after he threatened to report its practice of sending false test results to the Department of Environmental Quality and Or   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 WW Editorial Staff
 

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