Adams' Admission Reaction: Firefighters' Union Boss Criticizes Mayor, but Union Will Not Take Action


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The head of the politically powerful Portland Firefighters Association says for now, his union won't call for Mayor Sam Adams to resign. But the union boss says he has doubts whether Adams can lead the city effectively after Adams admitted he lied to the public. "We're very disappointed," says Ken Burns, president of Local 43 of the PFFA. "He's a leader of the city. I think it will affect his ...   More
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Adams' Admission Reaction: Mayor Cancels 'Ethics' Speech


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In one of the stranger twists to the ongoing City Hall saga, embattled Mayor Sam Adams was set to give a speech on ethics to Portland State University students on Friday. But after Adams admitted Monday that he lied to the public about having sex with an 18-year-old former legislative intern, Adams' office called PSU this morning to cancel his keynote address at a student leadership conference ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Adams' Admission Reaction: Firefighters' Union to Consider Action


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Leaders of the powerful Portland firefighters' union are meeting Thursday to discuss whether to inject themselves into the scandal brewing around Mayor Sam Adams. Ken Burns, president of the Portland Firefighters Association Local 43, tells WW that union leaders will decide Thursday morning whether to take the issue of whether to call for Adams' resignation before the union's executive board. Leaders ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

UPDATED Adams' Admission Reaction: Majority of Mayor's Colleagues Ask AG to Investigate


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UPDATE, Wednesday 12:45 pm: The state Attorney General's office has announced it will investigate. Click here to read the AG's statement. --------------------------- In a sign that Mayor Sam Adams' support is eroding, three of his four council colleagues —commissioners Nick Fish, Amanda Fritz and Randy Leonard— have signed a letter asking Attorney John Kroger to open an investigation ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams' Admission Reaction: Police Union Boss Calls for Mayor Sam Adams to Resign


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The head of the city's powerful 900-member police union today called on Mayor Sam Adams to resign immediately after Adams admitted on Monday he lied about having sex with an 18-year-old intern. Sgt. Scott Westerman, president of the Portland Police Association, tells WW that Adams' admitted coverup of the 2005 affair with Beau Breedlove revealed "a dramatic lack of integrity." "What would ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Adams' Admission Reaction: San Diego Gay Paper Demands Resignation


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Portland's gay publication Just Out got a lot of heat when it joined mainstream publications such as The Oregonian, The Portland Tribune and The Portland Business Journal in calling for Mayor Sam Adams to resign after he admitted to lying about having sex with then-teenager Beau Breedlove in 2005. With a nod to Martin Luther King Jr., the San Diego Gay & Lesbian Times recently echoed and amplified ...   More
 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams' Admission Reaction: The View From Forest Grove


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Former Willamette Week news editor John Schrag first met Portland Mayor Sam Adams back in 1993, when Schrag was a WW reporter. These days, Schrag, who left WW in 2005, is the editor and publisher of the suburban Forest Grove News-Times. He's also the father of a teen-age daughter, which appears to have influenced the column he wrote today about Adams' recent admission that he had a sexual relationship ...   More
 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams' Admission Reaction: Another Mayoral Staffer Quits


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WW has learned that a third member of Mayor Sam Adams' staff is leaving in the wake of Adams' admission that he lied in 2007 when he denied having had sex in 2005 with Beau Breedlove when Breedlove was 18. Nate Waas Shull, who held the title of Adams' Education Strategies Youth Coordinator, is leaving the mayor's office to join the Portland Schools Foundation. Before joining Adams' staff, Waas ...   More
 
Friday, February 13, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams' Admission Reaction: Senators Snub Mayor At Stimulus Roll-Out


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On Jan 13, six days before he admitted lying about having had sex with a teen named Beau Breedlove, Mayor Sam Adams announced a $500 million stimulus package for the City of Portland. Tomorrow, Oregon's two U.S. Senators, Ron Wyden (D-Portland) and Jeff Merkley (D-Portland) are holding a press conference to introduce the local roll-out of the $787 billion federal stimulus package Congress ...   More
 
Sunday, February 15, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams Admission Reaction: Critics Rip Adams in Council Testimony


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(Updated at 3:33 p.m. with the addition of the word "political" to the description of Lars Larson, courtesy of the man who called him a "carpetbagger). Mayor Sam Adams might want to start showing up late for City Council meetings. Today, the city's top elected official took a beating in the public comment section of the regularly scheduled council session, a couple of weeks after he admitting ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

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