Bend Surgeon Off to Strong Fundraising Start

Knute Buehler

Dr. Knute Buehler, the Bend orthopedic surgeon seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for Secretary of State, is showing an ability to pull in big campaign checks.Last month, Buehler, a former Oregon State baseball player and Rhodes Scholar, seeded his campaign with a $30,000 loan. But recent filings show he's pulled in another $45,000 since then, including $10,000 from Kathryn Baker of Bend and three $5,000 ...   More
Monday, September 12, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Treasurer Wheeler Rakes in Big Checks (Updated)

For a guy unlikely to face much competition if he seeks re-election next year, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is hauling in some serious cash. Wheeler has already raised more than $50,000 this month, getting $15,000 from William Swindells, $10,000 from Eli Morgan and $5,000 from Junki Yoshida (who also today gave $5,000 to Rod Underhill, who is running for Multnomah County District Attorney). Wheeler's ...   More
Friday, August 26, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

BREAKING: Treasurer's Report Blows Major Hole in CRC Finance Plan


State Treasurer Ted Wheeler today presented Gov. John Kitzhaber with a the results (PDF) of a two-month review of key assumptions about the financial plan for the proposed $3.6 billion Columbia River Crossing Project between Portland and Vancouver, Wash.The takeaway from two consultants Wheeler hired to review the CRC's projections—the cost assumptions seem reasonable but traffic and toll revenue ...   More
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 by Nigel Jaquiss

Ted Wheeler Vs. The Oregonian

Ted Wheeler

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Timbers Bank on The Changing Face of Jeld-Wen

PGE Park

Look for some unhappy Portland Democrats after today's announcement that PGE Park will be renamed Jeld-Wen Field when the Timbers begin play in Major League Soccer.Not because there's any great sentiment for PGE, the state's largest utility and a subsidiary of Enron when it hung its name on the old Civic Stadium a decade ago.But rather because of the political activities of Jeld-Wen's founder, the ...   More
Monday, March 14, 2011 by Nigel Jaquiss

John Q. Public

Records issues put spotlight on Kroger.

Attorney General John Kroger is pushing the most ambitious rewrite of Oregon’s Public Records Law in three decades. But one aspect of his legislation may get him crosswise with Treasurer Ted Wheeler, a fellow Democrat and political rival.   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Adams to Wheeler: I'll Fund The Sellwood Bridge, If You Support The Convention Center Hotel

Multnomah County Chairman Ted Wheeler got a response from Mayor Sam Adams today on whether the city would help the county get federal matching funds to replace the Sellwood Bridge, as Wheeler proposed in March [PDF]. The City Council has now had six weeks to consider that request. According to Wheeler, who met Tuesday afternoon with Adams, the mayor told the county chairman he would support funding ...   More
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Winners and Losers in Wheeler's Proposed County Budget

Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler this morning is wheeling out his $883 million proposed 2009-2010 budget. WW got an advance look at which programs he wants to save and which he'd cut as the county struggles under an estimated $42 million budget shortfall. The district attorney's office, Northeast Portland parents and public-safety advocates are all likely to be pissed off by Wheeler's proposed ...   More
Thursday, April 23, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

UPDATED (Again and Again): Union Boss: Wheeler Rejects Jail Deputies' $1.2 Million Offer

Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler on Tuesday rejected an offer from county jail deputies to give up their cost-of-living pay hikes next year, the head of the county corrections deputies' union tells WW. Read about why Wheeler gave up $1.2 million in savings for the county, which is facing drastic budget cuts to fill a $42 million shortfall, after the jump. Multnomah County Sheriff's ...   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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