2011: The Costume Party

You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.


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All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one. The year opened with a sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black    More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Cat’s Rights, CRC Concerns and Blazertime!

The cats haven’t asked for their own lawyer.


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A Portland State University student is suing the school, claiming it violated her rights by trying to evict her cats—and then her—from student housing earlier this year. Jasmine Batiste, 24, s   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Portland Business Alliance Endorses Eileen Brady for Mayor

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The city's largest business group, the Portland Business Alliance, has endorsed Eileen Brady to replace Mayor Sam Adams.J. Isaac, the chair of the PBA board of directors, said in a Tuesday press release that Brady supports the alliance’s jobs agenda and improving the economy by creating private-sector jobs.“Eileen Brady will bring a fresh perspective as well as a business perspective to City Hall,” ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Columbia River Crossing Officials Call State Land Use Ruling a Victory

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Officials running the project to build a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River say they see this week's ruling by a state land use review board as a victory for the project. The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) turned back 11 out of 12 challenges brought by opponents of the project, but sent the project back to Metro, the area's regional government. The reason: Metro granted land ...   More
 
Friday, October 28, 2011 WW Staff

Columbia River Crossing Project is Rejected By State Land Use Board

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The push to build the massive Columbia River Crossing project hit the wall Thursday when a state land use board said Metro failed to follow the law when it gave its blessing to the freeway bridge. The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) said Metro didn’t have the authority to grant its approval from the $3.5 billion freeway project when it used an obscure 1996 law aimed at siting light rail lines. Metro ...   More
 
Thursday, October 27, 2011 WW Staff

The Runaway Bridge Budget

State transportation officials stood by as planning costs for the Interstate 5 Columbia River Crossing ballooned.


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The freeway project Oregon and Washington want to build across the Columbia River has already cost taxpayers $136 million.   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Déjà Vu Voodoo

While recycling news about “savings,” the I-5 bridge project has hidden costs we’ll all have to pay.


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The people running the Columbia River Crossing project veered into Orwellian territory last week when they announced they had found $100 million in savings    More
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Putting the CRC on Notice

Lawmakers want more accountability on the $3.6 billion I-5 bridge project.


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For most of the 2011 legislative session, lawmakers have avoided debating the massive Columbia River Crossing, a $3.6 billion proposal to build a new bridge and widen Interstate 5 at the Oregon-Was   More
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

A Bridge Too False

Turns out most of the case for the $3.6 billion Columbia River Crossing Isn’t true.


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If anyone should love the idea of creating jobs and boosting the Oregon economy, it’s Katie Eyre Brewer.  Eyre Brewer is a freshman Republican representative from Hillsboro, as well as a form   More
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bi-Partisan Group of 20 House Members Dings CRC

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After years of debate about the proposed Columbia River Crossing project, backers of the bridge, lightrail and highway project have failed to convince some pretty key stakeholders that the project will reduce congestion, can be completed anywhere close to its $3.2 billion-$3.6 billion tentative budget—or is even necessary.That, at least, is the takeaway from a straightforward letter [PDF] submitted ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

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