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

Adams' Admission Reaction: Read The Mayor's Interview with Out.com


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Mayor Sam Adams may want to focus on the city's business —the configuration of a proposed Columbia River Crossing bridge and an effort to lure a Major League Soccer franchise to Portland, to name just two big issues. But the national press wants to hear more about his confession two weeks ago to lying about his sexual relationship with then teen-aged Beau Breedlove in 2005. Over the weekend ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams' Admission Reaction: Breedlove Gets Break of a Lifetime


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It appears Beau Breedlove may have more to gain from this whole Mayor Sam Adams saga than his requisite 15 minutes. Breedlove has been offered an opportunity to live forever on the “steamy” pages of an adult, gay-oriented magazine. Unzipped Media has offered Breedlove the cover, and a nude photo spread in one of Unzipped's three publications. The Los Angeles based Unzipped Media ...   More
 
Friday, January 30, 2009 Dan Green

Adams' Admission Reaction: Hear Mayor Sam Adams Deflect the Bathroom Question


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Last Sunday, The Oregonian reported that Beau Breedlove and Sam Adams kissed in a City Hall bathroom on June 2, 2005, which was 23 days before Breedlove's 18th birthday. Breedlove told the daily the kissing was "mutual and said it lasted about a minute." Breedlove told The O they did not have sex that night. Adams has also said the two did not have sex that night. Here is audio and a transcript ...   More
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams' Admission Reaction: The Blue Oregon Connection


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Two of the three people who founded Oregon's top left-leaning political blog, Blue Oregon, are going to bat for Mayor Sam Adams. Last week, Kari Chisholm, who designs websites for Adams and many of the state's Democratic elected officials, posted a couple of times in Adams' favor. Last week, for example, he wrote, The media had no business asking him a question about sex between two legal ...   More
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams Admission Reaction: Mayor Faces Critics at His First City Council Meeting After Breedlove Story


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Mayor Sam Adams has probably sat through more routine City Council sessions in the past 15 years than about any other Portlander. As chief of staff to Mayor Vera Katz for more than 10 years; a city commissioner for four years, and now mayor, Adams is perhaps the city's leading expert on the arcane procedures that govern council meetings. One that worked in his favor today is the requirement ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Soccer Deal Comes To A Vote Tomorrow. Here's What To Watch For


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Mayor Sam Adams and City Commissioner Randy Leonard this morning rolled out their draft agreement (PDF) with Portland Beavers/Timbers owner Merritt Paulson to renovate PGE Park into a soccer-specific facility and build a new ballpark for the Beavers where Memorial Coliseum is now located. Total cost of the deal: $88.785 million. This afternoon, proponents of the deal are lobbying skeptics, including ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

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