Both Sides of Portland Water Fight Pick Up $20,000 Checks

New water district donors include Andrew Miller and CH2M Hill

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The war over the future government of Portland's water supply is getting even more money. Both sides of the campaign on Ballot Measure 26-156, which would remove Portland's water and environmental services bureaus from City Hall control, reported $20,000 contributions today.And both sides also got money from allies sure to inflame the other side.The "yes" campaign's patron is familiar: Siltronic, the ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 AARON MESH

Two Major Oregon GOP Funders Form Federal PAC, Attack Jason Conger in the Republicans' US Senate Primary

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The machinations in Oregon's hotly-contested GOP U.S. Senate primary are getting more and more interesting. On his blog, Oregon Oracle, Bruce McCain, a former top Multnomah County sheriff's official, tracks down a new federal political action committee formed to oppose state Rep. Jason Conger (R-Bend), who is running against Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Monica Wehby. The two candidates are running ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

GOP Group Forms to Support Marriage Equality

State's biggest Republican funder backs same-sex marriage

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A group of high-profile Oregon Republicans has formed a Freedom Oregon, a political action committee that will support same-sex marriage. The group includes former U.S. Sen Bob Packwood; former Oregon Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer; former Oregon Secretary of State Norma Paulus and Stimson Lumber CEO Andrew Miller, who individually and through his company has been the biggest political contributor ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

The King of Clackistan

Timber baron Andrew Miller wants to turn Oregon to the right. He’s starting the fight in Portland’s backyard.


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The rumble of raw logs bouncing through the sawmill’s machinery sounds like giants rolling strikes in a bowling alley. A metal lever thrusts...   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 AARON MESH

Two More Business Leaders Join Sam Adams Recall


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Two more business leaders have put their names—and presumably their wallets—behind the second attempt to recall Mayor Sam Adams. Last week, WW reported that former state Sen. Avel Gordly had agreed to be the spokeswoman and chief petitioner for the second recall campaign. Today, Gordly sent out an email seeking financial support for the campaign. That email (below) included the ...   More
 
Monday, October 26, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

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