Silly Video Alert: Great Beatdowns in Mascot History

Last weekend's takedown of Ohio State's mascot (aka Brutus) by Ohio's mascot (aka Rufus) at the football game between the two schools apparently can trace part of its genesis to Oregon. Rufus tells ESPN he got the idea for his sneak attack from the Oregon Duck's attack of the Houston Cougar mascot in a 2007 game at Autzen Stadium. If you're interested in comparing the two mascot meltdowns, ...   More
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 HANK STERN

Jim Huffman's First TV Ad

Republican Jim Huffman unveiled the first TV ad today of his challenge to U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Huffman's 30-second ad in the Nov. 2 general election comes about one month after the better-financed Wyden went on TV with his first ad. And befitting the fact that Huffman is a challenger who trails in the polls, Huffman goes right on the attack without taking a moment to introduce himself ...   More
Friday, September 17, 2010 HANK STERN

Video: Oregon House Candidate Julie Parrish and her Homeless Past

WW is hip deep in its editorial endorsement interviews of candidates running for local, state and national office. We'll put up videos in their entirety of all those candidate interviews (as well as the interviews for supporters and opponents of the local and state measures on your Nov. 2 ballot) when our endorsement package comes out on Oct. 13. But we find some of the clips of candidates facing ...   More
Thursday, September 16, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Paul Allen Says He Has a Clean Bill of Health

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen, who was diagnosed last year with lymphoma, says in a video interview released today on the team's web site that his health is good. "I'm doing great," said Allen, 57. "I just had the test this week, a follow-up test and it was clean, which brought a smile to my face as you can imagine." The Blazers' billionaire owner beat Hodgkin's disease more than ...   More
Monday, September 13, 2010 HANK STERN

Amanda Fritz Chooses Sides in the Multnomah County Commission Race

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz has thrown her weight behind Loretta Smith in the race to represent North and Northeast Portland on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. On her personal blog, Fritz (photo by Darryl James) says it was a tough choice between Smith and her opponent in the race, Karol Collymore. "It is truly exciting and satisfying that there are two dynamic, ...   More
Friday, October 8, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Watch the Endorsement Video: Kitzhaber and Dudley Answer the Marijuana Question

During our editorial endorsement interview with John Kitzhaber and Chris Dudley, we asked Oregon's major-party gubernatorial candidates their position on Measure 74, the statewide initiative that would create a system of retail dispensaries for the sale of medical marijuana. We also asked the candidates about their use of the evil weed. Based on their answers, we have some concerns about John ...   More
Saturday, October 9, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Project Vote Smart Helps You Find Your Perfect Candidate

Project Vote Smart, a non-profit political research group, has launched a web application that helps voters suss out which congressional candidates hold similar positions on 12 key issues. Working much like an online dating service, Project VoteEasy asks users a set of standardized questions on topics like abortion and gun control and quickly pairs you with your perfect politician, based on the ...   More
Sunday, October 10, 2010 Patrick Guild

Watch the Endorsement Video: Who do Kitzhaber and Dudley Consider Their Role Models?

During our endorsement interview last week with Oregon's gubernatorial candidates, we asked this question: Is there a governor who you think is a example of the leader you would like to be? Republican Chris Dudley drew straight from his party's playbook, naming a fellow Republican who is widely expected to run for president—Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Democrat John Kitzhaber was far more ...   More
Monday, October 11, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

The Oregonian on Video: How It Makes Important Editorial Decisions

The Oregonian's editorial board last week endorsed John Kitzhaber for governor and filmed its discussion about this important decision. We heard the video could be found on the daily's website. Unfortunately, OregonLive is so impossible to navigate that we could not find it. Thankfully, someone did send us a "bootleg copy," although, for some reason, it was dubbed in German. We did find someone ...   More
Monday, October 18, 2010 AARON MESH

Watch the Endorsement Video: Dudley's Political Inexperience

Among the questions we posed in our endorsement interview this week with Oregon gubernatorial candidates John Kitzhaber and Chris Dudley was this one, directed at Dudley: "Aren't you simply too inexperienced for the job?" Here is Dudley's response: [youtube][/youtube] We'll be running one more clip tomorrow from our interview, with the two candidates' ...   More
Friday, October 8, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN


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