Adams Admission Reaction: The Guv Weighs in on Adams, DeFazio Mum


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In December, Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Mayor Sam Adams announced a joint state-city effort to land the U.S. headquarters of one of the highest profile companies in the burgeoning green energy industry, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas. But now, like U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Kulongoski is keeping his distance from Portland's new mayor. Asked if Adams could continue to be ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams Admission Reaction: Adams and Breedlove's Stories Differ (Plus KATU Reports A New Detail on Breedlove)


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In an interview with WW on Jan. 19 and in a press conference the next day, Mayor Sam Adams said his sexual relationship with Beau Breedlove—a relationship he had previously denied—lasted "maybe two months" in the summer of 2005. That's different from the story that Breedlove told The Oregonian yesterday. "Breedlove says their only sexual encounters took place that [July 5, 2005]," ...   More
 
Monday, January 26, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams' Admission Reaction: Read The Email That Police Union Boss Sent The Mayor


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Portland Police Association President Scott Westerman emailed Mayor Sam Adams last night to both apologize to the mayor while strengthening the call from his union of 900-plus members for the mayor to resign. In his message to Adams, Westerman cited sections of the city code he thinks Adams has violated. In public comments, Westerman has also talked about the appearance of a double standard ...   More
 
Friday, January 23, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams' Admission Reaction: Business Leaders Unenthused


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As Mayor Sam Adams returns to work today for the first time since admitting to WW last week that he had lied in 2007 about having sex with former legislative intern Beau Breedlove, one unanswered question is how Portlanders will respond to Adams. Here's one answer below from the Portland Business Alliance, which issued its statement yesterday. The PBA, the city's largest mainstream business ...   More
 
Monday, January 26, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

UPDATED Adams' Admission Reaction: Majority of Mayor's Colleagues Ask AG to Investigate


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UPDATE, Wednesday 12:45 pm: The state Attorney General's office has announced it will investigate. Click here to read the AG's statement. --------------------------- In a sign that Mayor Sam Adams' support is eroding, three of his four council colleagues —commissioners Nick Fish, Amanda Fritz and Randy Leonard— have signed a letter asking Attorney John Kroger to open an investigation ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

French Find a Wrench in their Spokes


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Remember when then-Commissioner Sam Adams and Portlanders were kicking around a rental bike idea. Well, before re-starting the discussion they might want to read this BBC story. Apparently, excelling at cynicism, cigarettes, and lovemaking wasn't enough for the French to keep public bicycles in Paris from the grasp of vandalism, theft, and general tomfoolery. More than half — 7,800 ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Sarah Jennings

Greg Oden or Kevin Durant: The Judging Starts Tonight


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[youtube 9OOufm9cGKU] Remember all the debate over whether the Trail Blazers should pick Kevin Durant or Greg Oden with the first pick of the 2007 draft. Well, tonight Durant and Oden face each other for the first time as pros when the Trail Blazers go to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder. (For any non-sports fans who have wandered over here, Oden and Durant play different positions so they're ...   More
 
Friday, February 6, 2009 HANK STERN

From The Archives: How Ron Wyden Wants To Fix Health Care


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While the name of Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) circulates as a potential replacement for Tom Daschle as President Obama's nominee to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, here's a piece WW did in 2007 about what Wyden wants to do about health care in America. At the time, Michael Moore's Sicko was out, and that film about the American health care system provided a jumping-off point to look at ...   More
 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 HANK STERN

Adams Admission Reaction: Newsweek Tells How Jaquiss Scooped the Big O


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Newsweek's website has an article by Winston Ross about the media context before and after WW broke the Sam Adams-Beau Breedlove story: The Paper Chase How an investigative reporter at a small Portland weekly scooped a nationally acclaimed daily paper on a sex scandal involving the city's mayor. The interview strategy was good cop, bad cop. Mark Zusman, the editor of the Portland, Ore., ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 Ian Gillingham

Adams Admission Reaction: Critics Rip Adams in Council Testimony


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(Updated at 3:33 p.m. with the addition of the word "political" to the description of Lars Larson, courtesy of the man who called him a "carpetbagger). Mayor Sam Adams might want to start showing up late for City Council meetings. Today, the city's top elected official took a beating in the public comment section of the regularly scheduled council session, a couple of weeks after he admitting ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

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