Murmurs: Boil Orders and Obama Facsimiles

Cheaper and funnier than the real Obama.


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Having failed to secure a sit-down interview with President Barack Obama during his quasi-flyover, in-and-out visit to Portland on July 24, WW is very pleased to have landed an interview instead with    More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Spying the Friendly Skies

Drone aircraft used for recon in Afghanistan are now in Portland.


News Stories
Military surveillance drones of the kind used to spy on Taliban targets for U.S. forces in Afghanistan are now based in Portland, but U.S. government officials are unclear how or when they might   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 COREY PEIN

Oregon Senators Back Bill Aimed At Citizens United

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News
Speaking of money in politics… U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is among those speaking on the Senate floor today in favor of a legislative effort to roll back the unlimited corporate donations permitted by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision."The Supreme Court, with #CitizensUnited, attacked the heart of our Constitution," Merkley Tweeted this morning.You can watch the speechifying live over ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by Corey Pein

Ron Wyden Wants Your Questions

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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is getting all Web 2.0: He'll be doing a live Q&A on YouTube next month, and he wants your questions. Much like mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith did last month, questions are being solicited via social news site Reddit. Unlike Smith, he won't be answering all of them—just the ones Reddit users vote as the 20 best. So anything involving Minecraft, pot or cat photos, ...   More
 
Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Ruth Brown

The It List: The Top 10 Things in Portland and the World

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Each week our culture scientists rank their 10 favorite things in the universe. The resulting list is infallible. The list is perfect. If you don't agree with the list, you are wrong. Some items may stay atop the list for weeks, others may only make a brief appearance. Some items are Portland-centric, but only because Portland is at the center of the universe. Please do not write to us, asking ...   More
 
Monday, January 30, 2012 WW Arts And Culture Staff

Murmurs: Wyden Kills Bill, Occupy Portland Silences Commenters

News even a super committee can endorse.


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• One the state’s most politically active companies, Portland-based Stimson Lumber, is adding to the Oregon House Republicans’ strong fundraising efforts that WW first reported on two weeks ago.   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 WW Staff

Ron Wyden: Big Brother is Watching

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Oregonians may not know it, but U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has become one the nation's leading critics of the federal government's efforts to spy on its own citizens.Although Wyden voted for the Patriot Act, the post 9-11 effort by Congress and then-president George Bush to remove restrictions on law enforcement's ability to search telephone, email, medical and financial records, he has become ...   More
 
Friday, September 23, 2011

Murmurs: Maybe Mayors, Man Booker and the City Dole

No anniversaries here.


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Two prominent lawmakers are close to major career moves: Two-term state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) spent the weekend at the coast with his wife to arrive at a decision whether to enter t   More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

The Cause of Michele Bachmann’s Migraines.


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He’s not up for re-election until 2016, but U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) held a big-ticket fundraiser on Aug. 3 in Washington, D.C. The lunchtime event asked $2,500 from “co-hosts” and $5,000    More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Wyden Cancels Plans To Attend Kardon's Party

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Earlier on Wednesday, WW reported that U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden would be the featured guest at a May 31st reception in Portland held to celebrate the opening of the Portland law firm Tonkon Torp's federal lobbying and government relations practice. Tonkon's federal practice is led by Josh Kardon, who stepped down last year after 18 years as Wyden's chief of staff. But late this afternoon, Wyden's deputy ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

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