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Murmurs: Tired Of All The Campaigns? The Street Fee Is Next.


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Will voters get a say on the Portland street fee? That’s been a lingering question ever since Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick said this spring they opposed a public vote. Now i   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Anti-Immigrant-Rights Group


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I found it refreshing to read a story about an American woman fighting to protect the laws of her country [“Driving Her Loco,” WW, Oct. 1, 2014]. She has the right to do it. The illegal aliens i   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All The News That Isn’t Seeking Our Endorsement.


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Mayor Charlie Hales’ promotion of Larry O’Dea to chief of the Portland Police Bureau on Oct. 7 signals he’s doubling down on his promise to return to community policing. As first reported    More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: On (Northeast) Broadway…


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An excerpt from last week’s blurb on Saint Simon Coffee Co. [“Coffee Guide: Klatch of 2014,” WW, Sept. 24, 2014]: “Though too tiny to serve as a true neighborhood cornerstone—between the b   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Classes in Tattooing and Taxidermy Could Be Next.


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State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has filed a civil rights complaint on behalf of minority employees of Daimler Trucks North America, saying the company ignored years of racial intimidation at the   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Beekeeping in Portland


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I would not sign a beekeeping permit for a neighbor [“Let It Bee,” WW, Sept. 17, 2014]. I am deathly allergic to bee, wasp, hornet and yellow jacket venom, so I have EpiPens in my car, on my   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: None Of This News Was Lifted From Karl Rove.


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Ride-sharing startup Uber is pushing back against Oregon Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali’s Sept. 19 warning to consumers about using the company’s services. Cali said “traditional insurance po   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: State of Portlandia Statue


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I read with considerable interest your piece on Portlandia [“So Sue Us,” WW, Sept. 10, 2014] and the fact that the sculptor, Raymond Kaskey, holds the copyright to the image of the statue, thu   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Hey, You Kids, Get Off My Property Tax Bill!


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Oregon has special taxing districts to fund libraries, transit and ports. In fact, state law gives local voters the power to create 26 different kinds of taxing districts to raise revenue and pr   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Legal Marijuana’s Impact


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So now that this so-called “green rush” is upon us and a lot of people (mostly white men) are set to make millions off this untapped entrepreneurial venture capital [“Green Rush,” WW, Sept   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 WW Editorial Staff
 

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