Columbia Sportswear And Its CEO Will Endorse Same Sex Marriage


Publicly-traded corporations usually steer clear of controversial political issues out of fear of alienating customers and shareholders. Oregon's largest companies, for instance, sat out Measure 36, the 2004 battle that enacted a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. This year, however, Columbia Sportswear will support the proposed 2014 initiative that aims to repeal the ban and legalize same-sex ...   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Mayoral Madness Finalist Gert Boyle Weighs In On the Real Race


The intrepid Aaron Mesh has been hunting down our Mayoral Madness semi-finalists in real life, ambushing them at their places of work with a flip cam and an unquenchable thirst for the truth. You can see his revealing interviews with legal eagle Jody Stahancyk and University of Portland soccer wunderkind Micaela Capelle here. Yesterday, he managed to pin down 87-year-old Columbia Sportswear big ...   More
Friday, April 13, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Murmurs: Salem Spam, Animal Psych, and Smith’s Slip.

Thousands of people have been getting emails from state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) recently and haven’t been sure why. Turns out Richardson, co-chairman of the budget-writing Ways    More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Columbia Sportswear CEO Explains His Opposition to Measures 66 and 67

On Jan. 26, Oregonians will vote on Measures 66 and 67. Measure 66 would increase personal income taxes on those state residents making more than $125,000 a year. Measure 67 would increase both the corporate minimum tax and the corporate income tax. The biggest individual contributor (as distinct from institutional or corporate donors) to either campaign is Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle, ...   More
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Following The Money: Tim Boyle Supports Dudley; Realtors Gear Up On Tax Fight

Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle is a Democrat but he is joining fellow sportswear chief Phil Knight in supporting GOP gubernatorial hopeful Chris Dudley. Knight earlier wrote Dudley a $50,000 check. Today, Boyle — fresh off donating $17,500 to the second failed recall effort of Portland Mayor Sam Adams — chipped in $10,000 to Dudley for the May primary. Another interesting disclosure: ...   More
Thursday, April 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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