Interview with John Kroger, Part 1


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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

Kroger on Adams: 'Ethical' and 'Political' Questions Still Unanswered


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Once again today, members of the City Club of Portland declined to ask a high-profile speaker a single question about the biggest local news story of the year. Attorney General John Kroger told the crowd at the Governor Hotel he'd taken pains to address his recently completed investigation of Mayor Sam Adams during his lunchtime talk for members of the civic group. He included the topic in his ...   More
 
Friday, June 26, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

John Kroger's Next High-Profile Appearance. Got Any Questions For Him?


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Just a reminder that this work week that started with Attorney General John Kroger's press conference to discuss his long-awaited investigative report into Mayor Sam Adams, will end Friday with Kroger making another high-profile appearance in a speech at the City Club of Portland. In light of the new information from the documents dumps that have now followed Kroger's Monday press conference, ...   More
 
Thursday, June 25, 2009 HANK STERN

Adams Investigation Report: Earlier Versions Were Much Tougher On Sam Adams


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Attorney General John Kroger today released additional documents — multiple preliminary drafts of the final investigative report into the relationship between Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Beau Breedlove. These earlier drafts contain scathing assessments about the mayor's credibility; his veracity and investigators' unhappiness about the mayor's reluctance to cooperate with the investigation. Those ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Interview with John Kroger, Part 3


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Here's Part III of WW's June 30 interview with Attorney General John Kroger. In this segment, Kroger discusses the ethics of Mayor Sam Adams' attorneys as well as the conflicting accounts told by Adams and Beau Breedlove (Since WW's interview earlier this week with Kroger, Breedlove has given his own interview with KGW in which he asks what his motive would be to lie) Check back throughout the week ...   More
 
Friday, July 3, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

Interview with John Kroger, Part 4


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Saturday, July 4, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

And So It Begins: Paperwork Filed To Try Recalling Mayor Sam Adams (UPDATED with signature sheets OK'd for circulation)


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Aiming to pull off the first successful recall in Portland since 1952, the group trying to recall Mayor Sam Adams filed its paperwork (PDF) today with the city clerk. The law requires would-be recallers to wait six months after a person takes elected office to start gathering signatures. And chief petitioner Jasun Wurster told a gaggle of TV cameras and reporters this morning that he hopes now ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

Updated: Sam Adams Heads to Taiwan as Recall Campaign Heads to the Streets


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Mayor Sam Adams' campaign promise of developing an "export trade strategy" takes him to Taiwan next week just as the signature-gathering campaign to recall him from office also takes flight. Last year, the then mayor-elect — in support of his "export trade strategy" — traveled to China. (Adams said then he also went to help China "in its efforts to become sustainable.") The China ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

City Council Approves Renaming 39th Avenue for Cesar Chavez (UPDATED with additional Council quotes)


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We'll flesh this news out in a bit with more from the scene, but the basic development for the moment is that City Council just voted 5-0 this morning to rename 39th Avenue for Cesar Chavez. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know the question of renaming a Portland street for the late labor icon has been contentious and long. "For my family, we would be honored to live on Cesar ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 HANK STERN

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