Abusive Coaches: Lawmaker Says Oregon Could Crack Down More

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This week's edition of WW looks at Central Catholic High School's football team and the hiring practices that allowed the high school to twice hire coaches who faced sexual misconduct allegations at prior schools.The story noted that Central Catholic is not alone in Oregon in facing challenges when it comes to keeping tabs on coaches. The state doesn't require teaching licenses to coach school ...   More
 
Friday, December 19, 2014 by Beth Slovic

Two More Elected Officials Withdraw Jefferson Smith Endorsements

Komp, McKeel say they can no longer support him

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 Two more political supporters withdrew their endorsements of Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) this afternoon, saying they could no longer back his mayoral candidacy after learning of his 1993 misdemeanor assault charge for punching an 18-year-old female student. The two elected officials follow Rep. Carolyn Tomei (D-Milwaukie) and the Portland police and fire unions, which dropped Smith ...   More
 
Friday, October 12, 2012 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

Kitzhaber Gives To Republican House Member:Updated

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With all the cash flowing into campaign coffers now that political season is finally upon us, a $500 contribution hardly rates a second look—except when the donor is a Democratic governor and the recipient is a Republican member of the House, State Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River).Johnson, a building contractor and member of the Hood River School Board, has worked closely with Gov. John Kitzhaber ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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