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In Metro Races, Stacey and Chase Win


Bob Stacey and Sam Chase have won seats on the Metro council.

Stacey leads his opponent, Jonathan Levine, 85 percent to 15 percent, for Metro Council Seat 6. The seat was vacated by councilor Robert Liberty in 2011; former Gov. Barbara Roberts was appointed to fill out the term.

In the Metro District 5 race, Chase was leading his four opponents with 58 percent of the vote. They’re...   More
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Williamson, Pederson and Unger Leading in Oregon House Races

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Political consultant Ben Unger is leading Katie Riley in the Democratic scramble to face Rep. Katie Eyre (R-Hillsboro) in the general election.

Unger is ahead of Riley, a retired Oregon Health & Sciences University administrator, 65 percent to 35 percent.

House District 29 covers Cornelius, Hillsboro, Forest Grove and parts of Washington County. <...   More
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Sir Novick’s Round Table

Letters to the Editor
This isn’t an election, this is a coronation [“Novick Unchained,” WW, May 2, 2012]. It’s really unfortunate (and sleazy) that Randy Leonard gave [Steve] Novick advance notice that he was   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Earl the Tariff Cutter

Unexpected pickets at Planned Parenthood.

A federal grand jury in San Diego last week indicted Yonas Fikre and two others for attempting to conceal the transfer of $75,000 from the United States to the United Arab Emirates in 2010. Fikre is t   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

UPDATED: Latest Poll Confirms Smith's Momentum in Mayor's Race


A new poll in the Portland mayor’s race shows that state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) is surging in the campaign’s final days.

The survey suggests city commissioner Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady have gained little ground with voters since last month.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

It's a Dead Heat in the Portland Mayor's Race

New Poll: Smith Surging, Hales Improving, Brady Stalled


The race for Portland mayor is a dead heat, with a new poll showing that state Rep. Jefferson Smith is gaining late momentum, and that businesswoman Eileen Brady is making no progress with voters despite spending nearly $1 million on her campaign.The poll was conducted by DHM Research for O...   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Unwashed Masses Weigh In

Letters to the Editor
So you guys like [Jefferson] Smith, think he has the best ideas, and understands the needs of the city better than anyone, but you are endorsing [Charlie] Hales [for mayor]? [“Election Is Coming   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Gambling on a New Lottery Boss.

The Oregon Lottery generates more than $500 million a year, most of it from video gambling machines in bars and taverns. Longtime Lottery Commission Chairman Steve Ungar is stepping down and Gov.    More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

WW’s Endorsements

Our picks in the 2012 Primary.

City of Portland Mayor: Charlie HalesCity Council Position 1: Mary NolanCity Council Position 4: Steve Novick U.S. House of Representatives Oregon’s 1st, (R): Delinda MorganOregon’s 3rd   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Hales Abandons TV Ad That Makes Bogus Claims About His Help for Public Schools (Updated)


Mayoral candidate Charlie Hales has taken down a TV ad that The Oregonian’s PolitiFact today busts as "false" for Hales' claims he helped keep Portland schools open during a budget crisis while he serv...   More
Monday, April 30, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

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