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

Richardson slams Kitzhaber on role of adviser Patricia McCaig.

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The two leading candidates for Oregon governor faced questions today about ethics and whether they are giving the public a clear picture of their campaigns’ finances. Gov. John Kitzhaber and his challenger, Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), appeared at a televised debate sponsored by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters this morning in Sunriver, and both were ...   More
 
Friday, September 26, 2014 WW Staff

Hot Seat: Ted Wheeler

The State Treasurer—famously averse to risk—wants to gamble millions for college scholarships.


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We didn’t think we’d see State Treasurer Ted Wheeler out on the campaign trail for another two years. He won election in the last cycle to a full four-year term after being appointed in 2010   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 WW Staff

Hotseat: Gov. John Kitzhaber

The three-term governor is seeking re-election. Will Oregon cover for him?


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The state of Oregon and John Kitzhaber could really use a hard-fought governor’s race.  The third-term governor appears headed for re-election to a historic fourth stretch in office. He’s    More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 WW Staff

VIDEO: Gov. John Kitzhaber on Why the Collapse of the Columbia River Crossing Wasn't a Complete Failure

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Gov. John Kitzhaber put the full weight of his clout behind the proposed $2.8 billion Columbia River Crossing, and has now declared it dead—twice. In 2013 he got Oregon lawmakers to commit to spending $450 million toward the Interstate 5 bridge and light rail project, only to see the Washington legislature say no. He then failed to convince members of his own party Oregon had the legal ability and ...   More
 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 WW Staff

Murmurs: Why Bother Voters When You Don’t Have To?


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Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick have been shopping a plan to increase transportation taxes and fees, asking residents for their top priorities in polls and forums. But the p   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Burning The Bridge

An Oregonian editorial columnist bashed the CRC too many times. Now he’s an ex-columnist.


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While a bill to revive the Columbia River Crossing clings to life in the Legislature, Brendan Monaghan’s brief career as an editorial columnist for The Oregonian is over—and it’s hard to esc   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS , AARON MESH

Clearing Up Misinformation Ahead of Today's Columbia River Crossing Hearing

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Ahead of today's hearing on the Columbia River Crossing Project, CRC proponents have clouded the debate with two pieces of misinformation. First, the economic consequences of not moving forward are being over-stated. On Feb. 6, The Oregonian published another endorsement of moving forward with the $2.8 billion, Oregon-only version of the project. Here's part of that editorial (emphasis added). The ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Maybe Kitzhaber Can Start Tolling City Sidewalks.


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Anybody want to buy a sidewalk? City Commissioner Steve Novick has been sniffing out new taxes to fund the Portland Bureau of Transportation (Murmurs, WW, Dec. 4, 2013). He now knows what Portlanders    More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Leading CRC Supporter Says Oregon "Done With The Bridge Issue"

"The bridge issue is dead in our state," a key Oregon lawmaker says. The House speaker disagrees.

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One of the strongest legislative supporters of the proposed Columbia River Crossing project, Sen. Lee Beyer (D-Springfield), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, appears to have given up on the project, according to an email obtained by the The Columbian. Gov. John Kitzhaber and other backers of the CRC went all-in with a Jan. 14 legislative hearing in Salem designed to rally support for ...   More
 
Friday, January 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Watchdogs’ Late Bark

After a long silence, Oregon’s top enviro groups slam the Columbia River Crossing.


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For years, two of the state’s leading environmental groups have seemed lost in a green cloud over the Columbia River Crossing. The $2.8 billion bridge, light-rail and freeway expansion project h   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

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