Former Mayoral Spokesman Wade Nkrumah Files Notice of Tort Claim Against Mayor Sam Adams and City

Wade Nkrumah, who resigned as Mayor Sam Adams' spokesman in January, has filed a notice of tort claim (PDF) against the mayor and the City of Portland alleging Adams "damaged his business reputation" when he told KATU that Nkrumah resigned because the job was "not what he signed up for in terms of stress." Nkrumah, a former long-time reporter for The Oregonian, is seeking more than $162,000 ...   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 HANK STERN

Adams' Crash: Read The Police Report

If Mayor Sam Adams needed a reminder that it may be best to stay on his bike during his upcoming trip to Belgium, here it is: Portland Police this afternoon released a sergeant's report (PDF) about Adams' collision Sunday at Jantzen Beach that caused considerable damage to the mayor's pickup and two other vehicles. The report by North Precinct Sgt. Ron Berry says one witness reported smelling ...   More
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Maybe Brussels Bicyclists Will Rate Sam Adams Better Than Salem Democrats Do

Two interesting reports about Mayor Sam Adams' travels — or lack thereof — are out today. First, KATU aired this piece about four Democratic state senators — all representing pieces of Portland — saying the city of Portland (a.k.a. Mayor Sam Adams) hasn't driven down I-5 much to weigh in on issues in this legislative session. And then this morning, bikeportland reports ...   More
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 HANK STERN

The Daily Gets a Scoop on Sam Adams

This evening The Oregonian published on its web site a story about Mayor Sam Adams' relationship with Beau Breedlove. The story reveals that Adams made more than 30 phone calls to Breedlove between the time they first met and when Breedlove turned 18, far more contact than Adams has acknowledged. The O also secured a copy of the taped interview this newspaper had with Adams on January 15 of ...   More
Thursday, April 30, 2009 MARK ZUSMAN

WW's Interview With Mayor Sam Adams

Last Jan. 15, four days before WW broke the story about Mayor Sam Adams and Beau Breedlove, WW interviewed Adams in his City Hall office. Also present for the interview were Adams' then-spokesman Wade Nkrumah (who resigned later that month) and Adams policy adviser Amy Ruiz, the Portland Mercury's former City Hall reporter whom Adams hired in December. WW's interviewers were reporter Nigel Jaquiss, ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2009 HANK STERN

Adams Admission Reaction: Oregonian Scoop Leaves Leonard "Numb" (UPDATED with Adams comment)

This morning's Oregonian story about the relationship in 2005 between Mayor Sam Adams and then 17-year-old legislative intern Beau Breedlove advances the story in three important ways: 1. The O got Adams' cell-phone records, which show a level of communication that was earlier, more frequent and more driven by Adams (rather than Breedlove) than has previously been reported. 2. The O found, ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Mayor Refuses to Answer Questions About Beau Breedlove

Three months after Mayor Sam Adams held a tense press conference to apologize publicly for lying about the nature of his sexual relationship in 2005 with a then-teenage Beau Breedlove, a similar scene unfolded today in City Hall's third-floor Rose Room. The news of the day dealt with the same topic as on Jan. 20, even though Adams called this morning's news conference to discuss his proposed ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

A Preview of A Mayoral Recall Ad?

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Monday, May 4, 2009 HANK STERN


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