Lawmakers Sponsoring Class Action Legislation Silenced

Tobias Read and Jennifer Williamson kicked off agenda of legal-aid lunch

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Two state lawmakers were kicked off the agenda of a legal-aid luncheon today, where they were scheduled to talk about a bill opposed by powerful interests.This morning, Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) and Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) sought and received excused absences from their legislative committee work to travel to Portland to address the a lunch held by The Lawyers' Campaign for Equal Justice. ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

A Sales Tax, Anybody?

Lawmakers are about to start debating a shakeup of the state’s tax system—and an unpopular idea leads the list.


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In the history of Oregon politics, there are few things voters have hated more than a sales tax. But when voters...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Green Machine

New green-energy tax breaks make critics see red.


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Newly proposed green-energy tax credits in Oregon are prompting watchdog groups to warn that the measure is a warmed-up version of a discredited idea. And the tax watchdogs blasting the proposal f   More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Jack Shack Attack

The Legislature takes on Oregon’s proliferating lingerie shops.


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You’ve seen them along Northeast 82nd Avenue and lining the suburban strips of Washington County. With names like Hotties, Pussy Cats and Private Rendezvous, they advertise services from    More
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

The Latest on Southridge High School And Uganda's Anti-Gay Legislation


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A couple of weeks ago, we reported that students at Southridge High School were trying to organize a large demonstration in Beaverton to call attention to horrific anti-gay legislation in Uganda. Students at the Beaverton school continued to work on the issue through their holiday break, and say they've gained support for the march from the Beaverton School District and other gay-straight alliances ...   More
 
Friday, January 8, 2010 Brittany Rogers

Homeless Portland Beavers May Get in Line for Stimulus Dollars


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Glum Portland Beavers fans today saw Portland City Council vote to turn PGE Park into a soccer (and football) only stadium, which means the century-plus old baseball team will join the ranks of the city's homeless after it plays the 2010 season. But out in Washington County, Beaverton city officials —who made an unsuccessful run at landing the Beavers last year— are exploring the ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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