Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz Will Seek Third Term

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Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz says she will seek a third term on the City Council in 2016. She hadn’t planned to run again but changed her mind after her husband, Dr. Steven Fritz, died in a September car crash on Interstate 5 near Salem. “I was hoping to be able to retire and spend time with my husband,” Fritz tells WW. “I have lots of goals for the city, and ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Aaron Mesh

Multnomah County's Chief Operating Officer Shifting to Health Department

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The fallout from the Jeff Cogen scandal continues at Multnomah County headquarters. Last week, WW reported that Lillian Shirley, who heads the county health department, leaving to oversee public health for the state. That left the county's largest department leaderless just as state and local officials are rushing to implement the Affordable Healthcare Act. The solution, announced on Friday, is that ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Jeff Cogen's Chief of Staff Resigns

Marissa Madrigal will take pay cut to stay at Multnomah County

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Embattled Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen suffered a major loss today: His chief of staff, Marissa Madrigal, resigned to take a job in the county's human resources department. Cogen, the county's top elected official, is currently under criminal investigation by the Oregon Department of Justice, which is examining the circumstances around his nearly two-year affair with county employee Sonia Manhas. ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

All Kinds of Awkward: Sam Adams at MultCo for the Sellwood Bridge

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Observers at Multnomah County headquarters this morning witnessed a remarkable scene, as officials who have been feuding publicly for months over funding a new Sellwood Bridge met to congratulate one another over finally reaching an agreement.For a few minutes, the players managed to bury their mutual mistrust and make nice in a performance worthy of an Oscar nomination.First to deliver his lines was ...   More
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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