Former State Rep Now a Corrections Officer

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Former State Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley), who lost his seat in a hotly contested 2012 primary battle with now-Rep. Jeff Reardon, has a new gig.WW has learned that Schaufler—who served in the House from 2003 through last year—is now a corrections officer at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton. AFSCME, the union that represents corrections officers, confirmed Schaufler's ...   More
 
Thursday, May 16, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: OHSU Fined in Monkey Deaths

What’s a monkey’s life worth, anyway?


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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has fined Oregon Health & Science University $11,679 in the 2009 deaths of five monkeys at the school’s Oregon National Primate Research Center. Two died aft   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

A Growing Oregon Loophole

Independent campaign expenditures here are soaring—and invisible.


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An army of canvassers hit the streets in April and May to rescue state Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley) from defeat. Many of the workers knocking on doors for Schaufler in the May 15 primary w   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Jeff Reardon Beats Rep. Mike Schaufler in a Democratic Brawl for House District 48

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Rep. Mike Schaufler’s troubled career in the Oregon House is over. Former teacher and business executive Jeff Reardon beat him handily for the Democratic nomination in House District 48. In early voting, Reardon leads Schaufler 66 percent to 34 percent.Schaufler had come under criticism for his boorish behavior and his habit of using campaign funds to pay for his bar tabs. Last year he lost his co-chairmanship ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Ten Democratic Lawmakers Show Courage: Updated in Schaufler Race, and Endorse His Opponent, Jeff Reardon

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Last month, two of the most influential union groups in Oregon politics endorsed embattled State Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley), who faces a primary challenge from Jeff Reardon, a teacher at David Douglas High School.The AFL-CIO, a statewide umbrella group of numerous labor organizations, gave its support to Schaufler despite the fact that his boorish behavior at the union's convention in Eugene ...   More
 
Thursday, April 5, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Another Potential Primary Opponent For Schaufler Surfaces: Updated

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After a series of run-ins with his own party, it looks like Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley), will generate a primary opponent for himself.In today's print edition, former Labor Commissioner Mary Wendy Roberts says she's considering a challenge and so, WW has learned, is Jeff Reardon, a teacher at David Douglas High School. Schaufler has been a controversial figure since entering the Legislature ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Murmurs: ODOT Backlash and Schaufler Unbowed

Fixing a city charter right out of Dickens.


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WW reported recently about the Oregon Department of Transportation program that has given Union Pacific—with billions in profits—state subsidies of $24.7 million to fix its own track under the lot   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Garrett Replaces Schaufler as Co-Chair of Key House Committee

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Co-House Speakers Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay) and Bruce Hanna (R-Roseburg) today named Rep. Chris Garrett  (D-Lake Oswego) to replace Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley) as co-chairman of the House Business and Labor Committee. House leadership earlier kicked Schaufler off the committee, which he chaired in 2007 and 2009 and co-chaired in 2011. That disciplinary move came after Schaufler allegedly ...   More
 
Thursday, October 20, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

House Dems Strip Schaufler of Key Committee Post: Updated

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Oregon House Democratic leadership responded today to allegations that Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley) groped a female employee of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries last week at the AFL-CIO statewide convention.  Co-House Speakers Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay) and Bruce Hanna (R-Roseberg) this afternoon stripped Schaufler, 51, of his co-chairmanship of the powerful House Business and ...   More
 
Friday, October 7, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Rep. Mike Schaufler Allegedly Groped Avakian Staffer

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WW has learned that state Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley) is in hot water because of his actions at the state AFL-CIO convention in Eugene Sept. 26-28. Schaufler, a five-term legislative veteran, is a former union contractor who co-chairs the powerful House Business and Labor Committee. He has earned a reputation in Salem as an outspoken, hard-drinking advocate for the working man, who aggressively ...   More
 
Thursday, October 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

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