Oh the Drama! Read Amy Ruiz's Text Messages


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Last week, you will recall, Mayor Sam Adams turned some dirt in City Hall's new vegetable garden before heading inside to prepare for his press conference on the city' 2009-2010 budget. But the big news of the day wasn't the city's general fund — it was The Oregonian's story on Adams' phone calls to Beau Breedlove before Breedlove turned 18. And as Adams tried to enter City Hall that day, ...   More
 
Friday, May 8, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Sam Adams vs. KATU: The Latest Round


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KATU has had quite the week of reporting on Mayor Sam Adams. The station was first to report on the collision set off last Sunday by the mayor when he was driving his truck in a parking lot. Then the station reported on how four prominent Portland-area Democratic senators in the state Legislature were raising questions about the effectiveness of Adams and the city among Oregon lawmakers. ...   More
 
Friday, May 8, 2009 HANK STERN

Update Your Scorecard: Baseball In Lents Requires New $2 Million for Parks


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Commissioner Randy Leonard went before the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Area committee last night to tell the group the city wanted not $25 million from the tax-increment district, not $40 million, but $42 million. The new $2 million cost to taxpayers would be necessary, Leonard said, because the new baseball stadium Leonard and Mayor Sam Adams want to build in Lents would destroy a soccer ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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


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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

Yoo-hoo, Any Exporters Out There? Sam Adams Wants to Hear From You


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Mayor Sam Adams' new "international business" awards program has extended its application deadline for would-be "Exporters of the Year," "Service-Based Exporters of the Year" and "Global Traders of the Year " from May 1 to May 8, which suggests competition for the prizes (that Adams is supposed to announced publicly on May 19) is about as heated as the 2008 general election for mayor. The extension ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

A Preview of A Mayoral Recall Ad?


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Monday, May 4, 2009 HANK STERN

Mayor Refuses to Answer Questions About Beau Breedlove


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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

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