Steve Novick Wants Sam Adams' Anti-Walmart Flag

news1-novick_3826

News
City officials including Mayor Sam Adams have softened their stance against Walmart recently as the shopping giant hires local software talent for its downtown Portland mobile-apps headquarters, WalmartLabs. But the company can still expect one determined opponent in City Hall: Steve Novick.The city commissioner-elect tells WW he opposes Walmart's presence in the city in any form. And he wants to dig ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 AARON MESH

Value Shopping

Sam Adams tried to keep Walmart from expanding here. He failed.


News Stories
The company moving into an 8,500-square-foot office above Rock Bottom Brewing in downtown Portland on Sept. 7 is the sort of tech-sector success...    More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 AARON MESH

Fluoridation Opponents Propose New Ballot Initiative

reservoir_3_-_washington_park_portland_oregon

News
Oregon Citizens for Safe Drinking Water, an activist group opposed to fluoridating Portland's water supply, has announced that they will seek to file a city ballot initiative, the "Clean Drinking Water Measure", that would halt the addition of any fluoride to Portland's water supply. The announcement comes mere days after Mayor Sam Adams tweeted that he planned to vote in favor of fluoridation ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Judge Rules CAN Arts Tax Isn't a Head Tax

lede_Adams.widea

News
 A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge has ruled that the Creative Advocacy Network arts tax backed by Mayor Sam Adams isn't an unconstitutional poll tax or head tax.That means the arts tax, approved by the City Council last month, can head to the November ballot unhindered by two legal challenges. The tax would take a flat $35 from the income of each Portland resident, so long as that person ...   More
 
Friday, August 17, 2012 AARON MESH

Sam Adams' 10 Best Tweets of the E. Coli Scare

sam adams twitter

News
In last Wednesday's cover story on Mayor Sam Adams' finest moments, Corey Pein pointed out that the mayor's copious use of Twitter allows him to keep connected to the day-to-day concerns of constituents. Adams put those Twitter skills to work this weekend in the face of catastrophe. Or maybe inconvenience. Anyway, Adams faced a boil-water notice after a Washington Park reservoir tested positive ...   More
 
Monday, July 23, 2012 AARON MESH

Adams Brokers Deal with TriMet on YouthPass

trimet

News
Mayor Sam Adams' gambit to save the YouthPass has worked.Three weeks after the mayor threatened to raise the transit agency's bus-shelter fees by $2 million unless it agreed to restore free bus and train rides for Portland Public Schools students, the city has brokered a deal. The cost is split three ways: The city will pay TriMet $200,000, and Portland Public Schools will pay $950,000. TriMet swallows ...   More
 
Friday, July 20, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

City Says Library Tax Would Gobble Children's Money

Cogen: "That is chutzpah."

hollywoodlibrary

News
The City of Portland fired a shot across Multnomah County's bow on Wednesday, opening what promises to be a prickly skirmish over whether the county will put a library taxing district on the November ballot. The city's Office of Management and Finance, overseen by Mayor Sam Adams, says that ballot measure will hurt the city, and yesterday it said why. The OMF brief says that creating the Multnomah ...   More
 
Thursday, July 19, 2012 AARON MESH

A is for Adams

From ax-wielding to zemblanity, the things Portland’s controversial mayor has done right.


Cover Story
Give Mayor Sam Adams some credit.  We are. Finally. Perhaps no media organization has been tougher on Adams during his term as Portland’s mayor than WW—and for good reason. Weeks afte   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 COREY PEIN

A Day To Remember

Ray Davies Day is just the latest in awesome Portland proclamations.


Featured Stories
Longtime Portland DJ Gregarious T. Cline had a simple dream: to open for famed Kinks frontman Ray Davies at the Aladdin...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Washington County Asks TriMet to Limit YouthPass Fallout to Portland

trimet

News
Washington County board chairman Andy Duyck has asked TriMet to restrict any service cuts to Multnomah County if the transit agency restores the YouthPass program, WW has learned.Duyck called TriMet general manager Neil MacFarlane on June 27—the day after Portland Mayor Sam Adams threatened a $2 million hike on bus-shelter fees if TriMet didn't put the YouthPass back in its budget. The city has postponed ...   More
 
Thursday, July 5, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

0|3
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close