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)

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

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)

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

Pro-Adams Campaign Warms Up To Counter Recall Bid

Blogger Jack Bogdanski alerted readers today of an alleged poll that appears to be aimed at gauging and perhaps rallying support for embattled Mayor Sam Adams. WW spoke to the person who tipped Bogdanski to the poll. That person requested anonymity but reiterated that the questions seemed to be directed at strengthening public perception of the mayor, who races a recall effort that kicked off ...   More
Friday, July 10, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

May We Interrupt Your Day, July 13, 2009

has begun to collect the 32,183 signatures needed to get a recall question on the ballot, May We Interrupt Your Day wanted to know how the Sam Adams situation has shaken out on the street. In this episode we ask: "Would you support a recall vote for Mayor Sam Adams?" has begun to collect the 32,183 signatures needed to get a recall question on the ballot, May We Interrupt Your Day wanted to know ...   More
Monday, July 13, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

City Council Quick Hits: Tax Breaks, Soccer, Furloughs and Merit Pay

Portland City Council has waded through a number of topics this morning and afternoon, after its marathon session last night on the topic of renaming 39th Avenue for Cesar E. Chavez. Mayor Sam Adams referred a proposal to give a 10-year tax break to a new housing complex back to his office Commissioner Nick Fish's office. A handful of neighbors from North Portland had testified against the proposal ...   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Sam and Beau: The Text Messages

The Attorney General's office just released a log (PDF) of text messages between Beau Breedlove and Mayor Sam Adams. The texts in the document span one week beginning Jan. 20, the day Adams held a news conference in which he publicly admitted to having a sexual relationship with Breedlove after lying about it for 16 months. The AG's office included texts between Breedlove and Adams, and redacted ...   More
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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