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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


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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

Another Union Backs Smith, Citing his "Progressive" Views

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Rep. Jefferson Smith landed another union endorsement in his race for mayor—the Oregon and Southern Idaho District Council of Laborers, which represents many city workers.

So far, Smith and his opponent, former city commissioner Charlie Hales, have split union endorsements. Smith is backed by the Portland Association of Teachers and the city’s firefighters and police union. Hales has w...   More
 
Monday, July 30, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Final Thoughts On Adams


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I think the R should stand for Resolutions [“A is for Adams,” WW, July 18, 2012]. Mayor [Sam] Adams sponsored a resolution declaring the city’s support for a U.S. constitutional amendment to   More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Boil Orders and Obama Facsimiles

Cheaper and funnier than the real Obama.


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Having failed to secure a sit-down interview with President Barack Obama during his quasi-flyover, in-and-out visit to Portland on July 24, WW is very pleased to have landed an interview instead with    More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff
 

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