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

Emerge Oregon Storms Multnomah County Election


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Last year a group of women who were tired of men dominating Oregon electoral politics got together to form Emerge Oregon. The organization is affiliated with a national movement active in other states. Emerge Oregon puts participants through seven months of training to prepare them to run for elected office. Yesterday, three current or former Emerge participants filed to run for the Multnomah ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

A Whole Bunch More County Commissioner Candidates


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There are a bunch of late filings for the commissioner's job in Multnomah County on what's already been a crazy day of new candidates. Among the last-minute candidates: Loretta Smith — who's worked as a staffer for U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.); political consultant Tom Markgraf, a staffer for U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.); film producer Enrique Arias; Maria Rubio, an ex-staffer for ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 HANK STERN

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