A is for Adams

From ax-wielding to zemblanity, the things Portland’s controversial mayor has done right.

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Give Mayor Sam Adams some credit.  We are. Finally. Perhaps no media organization has been tougher on Adams during his term as Portland’s mayor than WW—and for good reason. Weeks afte   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 COREY PEIN

Read Eileen Brady's 2003 Letter to Sam Adams Following Her Exclusion from Tom McCall Waterfront Park


As WW reported in today's print edition, Portland police excluded Eileen Brady from Tom McCall Waterfront Park in June 2003 for 30 days after she ignored an officer's order that she walk her bike through Rose Festival crowds. According to the police report, Brady, who's now running for mayor, reacted angrily and tried to get the officer to back off, telling him she had three "close friends" on the ...   More
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

HQ Hotel Project On Life Support

As reported over the weekend on WWire, Metro staffers have decided a "headquarters hotel" that tourism boosters want to build next to the Oregon Convention Center, is a non-starter in the current environment. This morning, Mayor-elect Sam Adams convened government leaders and tourism industry representatives to see if there is any way to keep the project alive. That will be tough, considering ...   More
Monday, December 8, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

More of What We Learned From the Adams-Nkrumah Lawsuit

Reporting our story today about former mayoral spokesman Wade Nkrumah's lawsuit against the City of Portland revealed some interesting items and new information within the hundreds of pages of court documents in the case. Nkrumah's lawsuit alleges that his duty to provide open government as the mayor's spokesman in January 2009 was compromised by repeated lies told to him by Adams and his staff. ...   More
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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