HQ Hotel Project On Life Support


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As reported over the weekend on WWire, Metro staffers have decided a "headquarters hotel" that tourism boosters want to build next to the Oregon Convention Center, is a non-starter in the current environment. This morning, Mayor-elect Sam Adams convened government leaders and tourism industry representatives to see if there is any way to keep the project alive. That will be tough, considering ...   More
 
Monday, December 8, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Another Cop to Sue the City of Vancouver


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More trouble ahead potentially for Vancouver's police department. Earlier this fall, WW reported that the City of Vancouver agreed to pay a record-breaking settlement in the wrongful discrimination case of a former Vancouver police officer, Navin Sharma. In that case, the city paid Sharma $1.65 million, the largest reported employment settlement for a single plaintiff in Northwest history. ...   More
 
Monday, December 8, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Mayor To Issue Public Apology


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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 HANK STERN

Air Rudy


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Monday, January 19, 2009 HANK STERN

Rapping Rudy


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Thursday, January 15, 2009 HANK STERN

Are The Blazers About to Embark on Miles of Legal Fees?


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Look what deep-pocketed Blazer owner Paul Allen is threatening to do in the ongoing saga over Darius Miles. As a Blazers fan blinded by love and a hunger for the team to have more cash to get players, I say it would be awesome if Miles went back to acting in movies like his role in The Perfect Score. As an ordinary citizen, there does seem to be a good common-sense note at the end of the piece ...   More
 
Friday, January 9, 2009 HANK STERN

City Auditor Helped Create Public Campaign Financing. But Will His Successor Use It?


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Tuesday's news that City Auditor Gary Blackmer is resigning mid-term raises an interesting question about the unexpected, upcoming election created by his resignation: Will the candidates to replace Blackmer be able to tap public funding from Portland's campaign-finance program, the one Blackmer helped design? The 2005 ordinance that created Portland's "voter-owned elections" established eligibility ...   More
 
Thursday, January 8, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

While Weather Freezes the Oregon Food Bank, Sunshine Pantry Stays Open


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I wrote a small piece last week about a homeless shelter's inability to function because of bad weather, just as those it serves needed help most. Now I'm sad to write there is another organization to include on the list of "groups helping the needy but who couldn't make it in when people need them most." The Oregon Food Bank didn't open today due to “inclement weather,” according ...   More
 
Monday, December 22, 2008 Dan Green

Merritt Pay? PDC Revisits Convention Center Piggy Bank


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One of the big questions around Portland Beavers/Timbers owner Merritt Paulson's proposal to bring Major League Soccer to Portland is what's going to be the source for the $85 million needed to renovate PGE Park and build a new AAA stadium for the Beavers? A seemingly innocuous late-Friday announcement from the Portland Development Commission (below) may provide an answer. The PDC, the city's ...   More
 
Friday, December 19, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

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