Four labs return very different potency results from the same marijuana batch.
Customers at Nectar Cannabis use several methods to choose the weed that’s right for them.
Some trust the
budtenders at the medical marijuana dispensary on Northeast Sandy
Boulevard to ... More
Newly obtained emails show ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber put his top political consultant in charge of Cover Oregon.
A year ago, it looked as if then-Gov John Kitzhaber’s
biggest headache was Cover Oregon, the $305 million health care website
that was pitched as a national model but became a national
laugh ... More
An independent analysis of Airbnb’s Portland hosts
reveals only 93 of 2,006 online rentals in the city show they have a
city permit to operate legally. That’s just 4.6 percent. The city of Por ... More
Our snowpack is dangerously low. Can you explain why
the city isn’t asking us to conserve water? Would it not be wise to
start conserving now, instead of waiting for a crisis?
—Better Safe ... More
Emails ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office sought to destroy reveal tensions over power, money and former First Lady Cylvia Hayes.
Ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned last week amid allegations
his fiancee, former first lady of Oregon Cylvia Hayes, improperly used
her access to him to influence state policy while benefiting
f ... More
The governor’s office’s explanation for a request to delete emails doesn’t hold water.
Did Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office seek to destroy his personal emails stored on state computers?
That’s what WW first reported Feb. 12, based on records obtained by the newspaper and 101.9 KINK/F ... More
After Hayes got nearly $40,000 from an octogenarian, Kitzhaber bailed her out.
Tom Bates could have warned former Gov. John Kitzhaber about getting mixed up with Cylvia Hayes’ finances.
Whitney Bates, was 46 years older than Hayes when he became enthralled ... More
One question swirling around former Gov. John Kitzhaber
and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, concerns the status of their
relationship: With criminal investigations ongoing, would getting
married pr ... More
A climate-change bill will test Gov. Kate Brown’s independence.
As Kate Brown takes office as Oregon’s
governor, she’ll have little time to consider the whirlwind events that
elevated her from her former job as secretary of state.
first big politic ... More
The city has done little to crack down on Airbnb hosts renting multiple apartments.
Emily and Justin Steubs want you to spend the night in their Pearl District apartment.
The Steubs’ pad,
which they call “Pearl Dreams,” features views of the West Hills, a
rooftop hot tu ... More
Democrat Kate Brown, set to become
governor Feb. 18, must choose her replacement secretary of state—a
jumping-off job a lot of ambitious politicians would like to hold.
Leading contenders have ... More
WOOF, ARF, WOOF… (Hi, Doc! Who is the
misdogynist who designed the Fields Park in the Pearl? Crikey, dogs are
only allowed inside a small double-fenced pen worthy of Hannibal Lecter.
Please ... More
If a growing scandal forces Gov. John Kitzhaber from office, Secretary of State Kate Brown will take over.
Kate Brown wants to be governor. She might get her wish tomorrow. Or the next day. Or at least very soon.
Brown, a Portland
Democrat, is Oregon’s secretary of state, an elected post that overs ... More
Anti-vaccination ideas flourish at private and charter schools.
Shining Star Waldorf School doesn’t look like a potential incubator for an outbreak of disease.
small private school holds elementary and middle-school classes in a
church basement ... More
Pressure from family and friends spurs police to make an arrest in the death of Cougar Burleigh.
In the wee hours of Sunday, Oct. 12, Cougar Burleigh was
found seriously injured and only partly clothed at the west end of the
Burnside Bridge. As Burleigh lay dying at Oregon Health & Scie ... More
As WW goes to press, John Kitzhaber remains the
37th governor of Oregon—barely. Kitzhaber’s increasingly tenuous grasp
on power marks a stunning reversal for a physician who turned from
me ... More
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and first girlfriend Cylvia Hayes: embarrassing scandal, or most embarrassing scandal ever?
How the mighty have fallen—just last August, a U.S.
Departmen ... More
Gov. John Kitzhaber should be at the pinnacle of his power. His role in an unfolding scandal has brought him low.
Last week, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber finally broke his silence.
For four months,
Kitzhaber had refused to answer questions about allegations of
influence-peddling involving first lady Cylvia ... More
Why is Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum ducking the Kitzhaber-Hayes case?
Allegations of wrongdoing, ethical violations and even
criminal activity have been piling up for months around Gov. John
Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes.
governor has the authority t ... More
The widening scandal involving Gov. John Kitzhaber and
first lady Cylvia Hayes is without precedent in Oregon, where it has
been decades since a governor’s administration has seen allegations ... More
New state rules haven’t settled the debate over the testing of legal pot for safety and how fast it will get you high.
Jesse Peters understands why the state of Oregon wants
testing of the shiskaberry buds he grows on his Wilsonville marijuana
Peters, president of
Eco Firma Farms, knows that sending s ... More
Oregon lawmakers have started hashing out rules for the sale of recreational marijuana
that voters approved last November. That means lots of legislative
hearings—but possibly with a twist. Sena ... More
The once-reclusive author comes out of the woods to embrace his inner sage.
It’s been nearly 30 years since the publication of Arctic Dreams, the biography of the earth’s vast north by Barry Lopez.
to that point, Lopez had a small, loyal following for his fiction ... More
Does the city have any plans to rid Southwest 5th
Avenue of the crow health hazard? They’ve been fouling the street for
Portland: Put one bird on it, and you’re a ... More
An aging population of inmates is costing Oregon a bundle.
Oregon prisons are looking more and more like assisted living centers.
because Oregon houses the highest percentage of elderly inmates in the
nation, according to a 2014 report by the ... More
Commissioner Diane McKeel’s husband pulled strings with county officials.
The husband of Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel
used his relationship with McKeel to get his way in a land-use dispute
last year over a local fire station.
show Dr. Mike Mc ... More
The Portland Development Commission is finally making progress unloading land it has collected in the Lents neighborhood. The PDC plans to sell six of the 12 Lents acres it owns to developers—includ ... More
Portland Public Schools must decide what to do with a principal arrested for—but not charged with—domestic violence.
In the Portland Public Schools firmament, few stars shined as brightly as Marti Diaz.
The former teacher
rose to the position of principal at Southeast Portland’s Kelly
Elementary School in ... More
Is it socially acceptable in Portland to take bottles
and cans from strangers’ recycling bins? In my old hometown, this was
considered stealing—it deprived the city of revenue for the recycl ... More
A Portland radical gets banished by the group he once led.
Byrd Jasper sat at the center of concentric circles of
folding chairs in the Musicians Local 99 Union Hall. More than 50
people—most of them part of the Portland activist community—gathered ... More
A former county land-use inspector says Commissioner Diane McKeel retaliated against him on behalf of her allies.
A former Multnomah County employee says Commissioner Diane
McKeel had him fired last fall after he tried to stop her political
friends from breaking land-use rules in violation of federal law.
Why are the Jefferson Dancers—from Portland’s majority-black high school—mostly white?
The Jan. 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at
Northeast Portland’s Highland Christian Center had all the trappings of a
typical commemoration for the civil rights leader.
Crowds fil ... More
The spokesman for a new coalition of Portland cab companies worries about Uber and what dumbed-down taxi rules will mean for Portland.
Noah Ernst is hacked off.
He’s been in the taxi business four years—first as a driver and now as a superintendent with employee-owned Radio Cab.
He’s also the
spokesman for a new lobbyin ... More
Dave’s Killer Bread co-founder Dave Dahl is giving his first interview since being found guilty except for insanity in November of ramming two Washington County sheriff’s patrol cars with his Cadi ... More
I’ve tried to persuade countless business owners that
their ceiling fans are going in the wrong direction. They all say, “It’s
blowing the hot air down.” Is ignorantly suffering through ... More
Portland schools chief Carole Smith wants to reinvent the neighborhood school. Can she do it?
Carole Smith is the most powerful woman in Oregon education.
As superintendent of
Portland Public Schools, she makes tough decisions every day regarding
the district’s $535 million annual budg ... More
Two dancers sue strip club Casa Diablo for unpaid wages and harassment.
Last July, Matilda Bickers decided she’d
had enough of Casa Diablo. She had danced at the Northwest Portland
strip club for more than 2½ years and was tired of grab-ass bouncers and
uncheck ... More
These are the images cartoonists and others at Charlie Hebdo died to publish.
The French satirical
weekly had for three decades poked a finger in the eye of the powerful
and the pious with sca ... More
Hold your wallets. Oregon Democrats ruling Salem want to raise your taxes.
Lawmakers convened in Salem on Jan. 12 to attend Gov. John
Kitzhaber’s inaugural address and start the business of making new
Many states saw
Democrats wiped out in the 2014 election ... More
As first reported on wweek.com, multiple sources have told WW that the FBI is investigating Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes.
An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment; the governor’s office says
nei ... More
Wow, WW readers, you just blew the socks (and the shoes, pants and shirt) off the goals we set for our 2014 Give!Guide.
We had hoped as many
as 7,500 of you would give as much as $2.6 mill ... More
Like a lot of folks, I have the flu. The news says
Oregon poultry is also having a flu epidemic. I recall a fuss about
deadly “bird flu” a few years ago, so I assumed that’s what I have. M ... More
Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes used a taxpayer-funded trip to Seattle to work for her private consulting clients.
Gov. John Kitzhaber probably never imagined he would be heading into a historic fourth term as Oregon chief executive with a major daily newspaper calling for a criminal investigation into the actio ... More
Oregon can avoid the bad trips other states took on legal pot.
Ann Lininger has a lot of reading to inhale.
After only a year in
the Oregon House, Lininger, a Lake Oswego Democrat, heads into a new
legislative session Jan. 12 with a doozy of an assignment: ... More
When Uber returns to Portland in April, it could face new competition (“Drive,” WW, Dec. 31, 2014). Commissioner Steve Novick has
told the city’s taxi board to tackle its backlog of 377 permit ... More
Your piece on flushable wipes in the sewers omitted the
scariest scenario of all: Wipes + cooking grease = “Fatbergs.” A 15-ton
fatberg threatened London in 2013; it took crews with high-pow ... More