Don’t Piss It Away

Your vote matters. Let us tell you what to do with it.

Cover Story Amid the noise of an election season, one person’s vote can seem insignificant—like a trickle of skateboarder’s urine in a 38-million-gallon reservoir. If only each voter had an immediat ... More

Apr 30, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff

Gov. John Kitzhaber and Rep. Dennis Richardson Face Questions on Ethics During TV Debate

Richardson slams Kitzhaber on role of adviser Patricia McCaig.

News The two leading candidates for Oregon governor faced questions today about et... More

Sep 26, 2014 12:55 pm by WW Staff  | 

Weed Legalization Measure Too Close to Call, KATU Poll Shows

Kitzhaber, Merkley still hold comfortable leads.

News With less than a month until ballots are mailed, an exclusive poll conducted by KATU-TV shows the fi... More

Sep 25, 2014 06:01 pm by AARON MESH  | 

What Does State Treasurer Ted Wheeler Have in Common With Alibaba and JFK?

News It's election time, which means that candidates for office and supporters and opponents of ballot me... More

Sep 25, 2014 09:00 am by MARK ZUSMAN  | 

Rick Steves Offers Portland Wine, Cheese and Legal Weed

News Public broadcasting travel host Rick Steves is launching a 10-city Oregon tour to promote marijuana ... More

Sep 23, 2014 02:09 pm by AARON MESH  | 

The Great Race

This spring, voters will choose between two seasoned politicos who want to rehab Multnomah County’s scandal-plagued brand.

Cover Story Multnomah County government is like plumbing: essential but only noticed when there’s a mess. The most recent pipe break occurred last summer, when the tawdry personal life of then-Multnomah C ... More

Mar 26, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Rolling Into November

The May 2014 primary results provide clues about the fall election—and this state.

Elections If the May 20 primary election reinforced one lesson, it’s that voters are paying attention. They saw through the specious claims put forth by Portlanders for Water Reform, the group seeking t More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS  | 

WW’s Primary Endorsements

Our recommendations for the May 20 election.

Elections Oregon is counting votes in the coming days-on May 20, to be exact-to find out who voters want running their local government, and which candidates they want to see facing off in the general e More

May 14, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff  | 

WW’s 2014 Endorsements in Brief

Our picks for the May 20 primary.

Elections We published our endorsements for the May 20 primary last week, so we’re publishing the list again this week to remind everyone of our choices. WW follows a different path than most newspape More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by WW Editorial Staff  | 

One Question: What Change Would You Make to the County Health Department?

Elections No local government agency delivers more health care than Multnomah County. Aside from running the jails, it’s the biggest thing the county does. According to its latest budget, Multnomah County More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS  | 

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