Mayoral Aide Artharee Sends Hand-Written Apology to Commissioner Smith

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Baruti Artharee, Mayor Charlie Hales' public safety advisor, yesterday sent a hand-written apology (PDF) to County Commissioner Loretta Smith after an event last Thursday at which Artharee acknowledges having made "inappropriate" comments about Smith's appearance. Smith and other witnesses have also said Artharee moved his hips in a suggestive manner while making those comments. Artharee earlier told ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

Hales Calls Commissioner Loretta Smith to Apologize for Aide's Suggestive Remarks

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Facing a barrage of criticism, Mayor Charlie Hales called Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith tonight to apologize for suggestive remarks and gestures made toward her by one of his top aides at a Thursday night event.But Hales made no promises of what actions he would take regarding Baruti Atharee, one of the most prominent African-American officials in the city.As WW first reported Sunday ...   More
 
Monday, June 10, 2013 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

Top Hales Aide In Trouble For Suggestive Behavior Toward Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith

Baruti Artharee says he's apologized for comments at Thursday event

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A top aide to Mayor Charlie Hales is under fire for suggestive remarks and gestures he allegedly made toward Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith at a Thursday night event.WW has learned the aide, Baruti Artharee, 60, and about 40 others gathered Thursday at the Quartet Restaurant at Riverplace. The purpose of the event, which was arranged by Bernie Foster, the publisher of The Skanner newspaper, ...   More
 
Sunday, June 9, 2013 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

Collymore Vs. Smith: Election-Night Plans as Prologue?


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If a candidate's election-night plans are any indication of their campaigns' mindsets, we found recent announcements from Karol Collymore and Loretta Smith particularly interesting. The two women are vying to represent North and Northeast Portland on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Collymore's friend, Stephen Marc Beaudoin, sent out Facebook invitations last week to "join us in ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Collymore Concedes Multnomah County Race; Smith Thanks Supporters


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At 8:05 pm, Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen took the microphone in a crowded bar to announce his aide, Karol Collymore, had lost the race to represent North and Northeast Portland on the county commission. His conclusion came right after the first results showed Collymore losing to Loretta Smith 36 percent to 63 percent. "It was an amazing campaign; she did a phenomenal job," Cogen said ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Donate! Multnomah County Food and Clothing Drive


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Here's an easy way to help folks get through the winter cold. Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen and Commissioners Loretta Smith, Diane McKeel and Judy Shiprack announced a winter food and warm clothing drive today, benefiting the Oregon Food Bank and Children's Community Clinic. To donate through Feb. 4, bring non-perishable food and warm clothing to the 10 drop-off locations around Portland, ...   More
 
Monday, January 3, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

Collymore Concedes Multnomah County Race; Smith Thanks Supporters


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At 8:05 pm, Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen took the microphone in a crowded bar to announce his aide, Karol Collymore, had lost the race to represent North and Northeast Portland on the county commission. His conclusion came right after the first results showed Collymore losing to Loretta Smith 36 percent to 63 percent. “It was an amazing campaign; she did a phenomenal job,” ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Collymore Vs. Smith: Election-Night Plans as Prologue?


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  If a candidate’s election-night plans are any indication of their campaigns’ mindsets, we found recent announcements from Karol Collymore and Loretta Smith particularly interesting. The two women are vying to represent North and Northeast Portland on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Collymore’s friend, Stephen Marc Beaudoin, sent out Facebook invitations last week to “join ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Election Countdown: Collymore Uses Kitzhaber in Campaign Email

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In the final stretch of the Nov. 2 election, it's notable who the candidates to represent North and Northeast Portland on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners have—and haven't—been seen with. Candidate Loretta Smith has made no secret of the fact she's endorsed by her boss, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Wyden's mug appears on the homepage of Smith's website, and in nearly all of her campaign ...   More
 
Friday, October 29, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

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