Dr. Know: Voting None Of The Above

Who can I write in for mayor that has the best chance of winning?


Dr. Know
I can’t vote for Jefferson Smith for mayor because he is a total fuckup. I can’t vote for Charlie Hales because he’s a lying son of a bitch. At this point, any alternative sounds good. Who c   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Murmurs: A PAC of Dogs

We rate PolitiFact’s sense of humor “Half-True.”


Murmurs
Mayoral candidate Charlie Hales was awash in money from developers during the May primary race—almost one-quarter of his cash came from development- and real estate-related donors. After he won, H   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

One Question: Would You Vote to Permit Construction of the CRC in its Current Form?


Elections
The City of Portland has been a minor player in the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing—with its wide freeway bridges and light rail to Vancouver, Wash. But the mega-project will pro   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 TROY BRYNELSON

One Question: A Sustainability Center Or HQ Hotel—What Gets The Money?


Elections
Last month, the Portland Development Commission resumed negotiations on two long-debated projects requiring millions in public subsidies: an office tower in Southwest Portland without a carbon f   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 AARON MESH

One Question: Should the City End the 48-Hour Waiting Period for Police Involved in Shootings?


Elections
The city’s labor contract with police allows officers involved in a shooting or in-custody death to decline to talk to bureau investigators for 48 hours while they confer with union lawyers. O   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

One Question: Should Portland Have OK’d Fluoridation Without a Vote of the People?


Elections
The Portland City Council voted unanimously Sept. 12 to fluoridate Portland’s water by mid-2014. Foes, seeking to refer the question...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 AARON MESH

Failure To Comply

The feds have used independent monitors to reform police agencies elsewhere. But Portland leaders don’t want one here.


News Stories
The U.S. Department of Justice last week released a damning report about the Portland Police Bureau’s use of force. The details may...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Block Busters

The urban density Charlie Hales championed has arrived on Division Street. Why isn’t he celebrating?


Cover Story
Judah Gold-Markel has trouble parking in front of his house these days.  He’s lived in his green bungalow on Southeast Sherman Street, two...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 AARON MESH

One Question: What are you going to do about the Moyer Hole?


Elections
In 2009, Tom Moyer abandoned work on a new 33-story office and condominium tower in the center of Portland’s downtown retail district. The development mogul’s company has left us with a gaping   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 AARON MESH

Dr. Know: Blue, Blue Oregon

If Oregon is so solidly blue, why should a Portlander bother voting this year?


Dr. Know
Oregon is a die-hard blue state—and anyway, since the conventions, Obama’s been running away with the election. So, as a Portlander, why should I bother voting? —Derpa the Sherpa We’re no   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 MARTY SMITH

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