UO Law School Dustup Settles With Pay Raise

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University of Oregon Law School professors will get their merit raises after the university struck down a proposal by some faculty members to divert the money to a post-graduate scholarship fund. The decision to forgo raises, made during a faculty meeting last week, surprised and angered one law professor who wrote Law School Dean Michael Moffitt on Monday. “I just learned – ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Progressive Insurance Chairman Peter Lewis Wrote Big Check For Marijuana Legalization Before Dying

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Peter Lewis, the billionaire founder of Ohio-based Progressive Insurance, was really committed to marijuana legalization in Oregon. How committed?On Nov. 18, just five days before Lewis died of natural causes at the age of 80, he sent $64,000 to New Approach Oregon, which is gathering signatures for a 2014 marijuana legalization measure. That contribution brings Lewis' 2014 contributions to the campaign ...   More
 
Friday, December 20, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Cashing In Our Egg McMuffin Vouchers.


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The long-awaited findings of an Oregon Department of Justice criminal investigation into former Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen’s affair with former county staffer Sonia Manhas are nearly compl   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Porn, Condom King Donates $50K to Marijuana Measure

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The latest tycoon to ante up for a proposed 2014 marijuana legalization measure already backed by billionaires Peter Lewis and George Soros has a fascinating backstory.Philip Harvey gave $50,000 to New Approach Oregon, according to a Nov.1 filing, adding to the heft of the campaign backed by the groups who succeeded with legalization in Colorado and Washington last year. Harvey has built an empire ...   More
 
Monday, November 4, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

George Soros-Related Group Gives to Marijuana Legalization Effort

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New Approach Oregon, a group that hopes to legalize marijuana in Oregon next year, has reported a $50,000 contribution from the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance. The significance of that contribution is the DPA, which helped legalize marijuana in Colorado and Washington last year, is closely tied to the billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros. A legalization measure written by longtime marijuana ...   More
 
Thursday, October 24, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

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