Driver’s Record

A TriMet driver’s criminal past becomes an issue in a union election—and embarrasses the transit agency.

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TriMet and the transit agency’s biggest union share many problems. They blame each other for the financial troubles ailing the agency. TriMet points to  an overly generous contract with exp   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK

New Class

Our picks for 2015 School Board candidates who can bring about meaningful change.

Far more students are graduating from Portland Public Schools than 10 years ago. Several major school renovations are about to start   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 WW Staff

Rolling Into November

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

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
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Dr. Know: The Vanishing Candidates

The number of candidates in my Voters' Pamphlet doesn't match my ballot. Conspiracy?

Dr. Know
My Voters’ Pamphlet lists only one Democratic candidate for governor. However, my primary ballot has two candidates listed. For U.S. senator, the pamphlet has one candidate and the ballot has three.   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Hall of Errors

A ballot-tampering probe highlights a history of problems under the Clackamas County clerk.

The news last week that a temporary Clackamas County elections worker got caught filling in votes for Republican candidates has put a cloud over the voting results in Oregon’s third-largest co   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Department of Justice Investigating Alleged Ballot Fraud At Clackamas County Elections

Sources say election worker filled in ballots for Republican candidates


A Clackamas County elections worker is under criminal investigation for tampering with ballots, WW has learned. The underlying allegation is that the woman, whose name has not been released, filled in blanks on ballots turned into the county for the Nov. 6 general election. Sources familiar with the incident say their understanding is that the woman filled in a straight Republican ticket on the ...   More
Friday, November 2, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Voted Yet? Find an Election Ballot Drop Box Site in Portland


If you haven't voted yet, you have until 8 pm tonight. But because you were too lazy to mail a letter, now you now have to go to a drop box to get your ballot in. For some reason, the State of Oregon only maintains this really clunky map of ballot drop locations. The Bus Project has put together a slightly better one. But you know what no one has? A list. So we wrote one. Following are all the drop ...   More
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Shut Up And Vote! 2011 School Election Edition

Your gateway drug to civic involvement.

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Last week, WW issued its endorsements for the May 17 special election. Here again are our recommendations:    More
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Ta-Ta, Transparency

Elections “clean-up” bill would create a gaping loophole.

Oregon is the Wild West when it comes to campaign contributions, and there’s a bill shooting through the Legislature that would make a bad situation worse.    More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

DeFazio TV Spot Wins National Award


Last weekend, D.C.-based Campaign & Elections magazine held its annual Reed Awards dinner to honor the best work done by political consultants in the 2010 mid-term elections. And a campaign commercial for U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) was recognized as the best TV spot for a Democratic congressional candidate.  DeFazio, a 13-term representative who's the dean of Oregon's House delegation, ...   More
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN


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