PPS Capital Bond Opponent Predicts Measure's Defeat


After the 10 pm release of a second round of ballot counting, the status of two Portland Public Schools measures on the tonight's ballot changed only a little. The $57 million-a-year operating levy picked up some ground, widening its margin of approval by a couple of percentage points to a 55 percent to 45 percent spread.The larger $548 million capital bond, also gained ground slightly, narrowing to ...   More
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

DOJ Lawyer Sues Agency For Discrimination


A former lawyer in the Oregon Department of Justice's trial division filed a federal civil rights lawsuit (PDF) against the department in U.S. District Court in Portland on May 2.Billie Eidson, who joined DOJ in July 2009, alleges that she suffered retaliation and discrimination on the basis of her gender and an unspecified disability.In January, after Eidson complained about her working conditions, ...   More
Thursday, May 5, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

DOJ Attorneys' Union Says Kroger Withholding Records

John Kroger

Under Attorney General John Kroger, there are few dull moments at Oregon's Department of Justice. Recently, a lawyer for the embattled former Oregon Department of Energy director Mark Long sued Kroger for withholding public records—a somewhat ironic claim given that Kroger has made greater transparency of government records a pillar of his administration. Given all the back-and-forth between Long's ...   More
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS


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