Headout: Sort of Sam

WW exclusive: Sam Adams' endorsement for Portland’s next mayor.


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OK, so he’s not the mayor, but when singer-songwriter Sam Adams moved to Portland a year ago from Indiana he quickly got used to the confusion.   More
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 MELINDA HASTING

Bellringer Boycott? City Bureau Chiefs Raise Cash For Salvation Army Despite Gay Activist Opposition

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Portland Police Chief Mike Reese and Portland Fire and Rescue Chief John Klum plan to participate in a Salvation Army "Celebrity Bell Ringing Challenge" this morning, despite calls by some gay-rights activists to boycott the Christian charity. Klum and Reese (who last month abandoned his plans for a mayoral campaign) will compete to see who can raise the most change from passersby outside Nordstrom ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 COREY PEIN

(UPDATED) Parks Bureau Proposes Closing All Park Restrooms As Part of Mandatory Cuts

While tentative, the budget cut proposal paints a nasty picture for Portland's park system.

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UPDATE: The Parks Budget Advisory Committee released its slightly revised list of proposed cuts Thursday afternoon. Notable changes include moving the closure of Hillside Community Center to the 6 percent-cut scenario and the cut to parks workers into the worst-case scenario.It’s possible that next August, when families flock to Portland’s parks to play, picnic and cool off, they may have to use ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Rob Ingram, Who Tried To Steer Portland Teens Away From Gangs, Dies

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Rob Ingram, director of Portland's Office of Youth Violence Prevention under three City Commissioners, died today of a heart attack, according to a friend. He was 38. In that position, created under Mayor Tom Potter, Ingram played a key civilian role in the city's gang counter-recruitment efforts, supervising a team of outreach workers who met with "disconnected" youth around the city. A self-described ...   More
 
Sunday, November 27, 2011 COREY PEIN

New York Deputy Mayor Criticizes Portland's Eviction of the Occupy Portland Camp

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In a TV interview Wednesday, New York Deputy Mayor Carl Howard Wolfson explained why and how the City of New York cleared the Occupy Wall Street protest out of Zucotti Park, and in doing so, contrasts New York’s strategy with the eviction of Occupy Portland over the weekend.---Wolfson told New York One he criticizes Portland’s 48-hour notice to protesters because, he says, it drew people looking ...   More
 
Thursday, November 17, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Chaos to Checkmate

Mayor Adams and Occupy Portland played a game in city parks. Police Chief Reese won.


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Occupy Portland had countless moments of beauty, absurdity and anger. In the end, it was downright ugly. The 39 days of occupation in Lownsdale and Chapman squares began as an idealistic stateme   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 COREY PEIN, NIGEL JAQUISS

UPDATED: Sam Adams Gives Occupiers Until Midnight Saturday to Vacate Downtown Parks

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Mayor Sam Adams delivered a deadline today to Occupy Portland, saying the protesters and campers have 62 hours—until Sunday at 12:01 am—to vacate Chapman and Lownsdale Squares downtown. ---The Occupiers moved an emergency General Assembly at the front door of City Hall, which locked its doors at 10:30 am. The protesters repeatedly declared they would not leave and discussed strategies for defying ...   More
 
Thursday, November 10, 2011 WW Staff

Occupiers Expect Eviction Notice and Deadline From Mayor Adams Thursday to Leave Downtown Parks

Angry and defiant, many say they will not leave

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Occupy Portland leaders say they expect Mayor Sam Adams on Thursday morning will issue a deadline to evacuate their camps in two downtown parks they have controlled for more than a month.---Adams has scheduled a press conference with Police Chief Mike Reese to make an announcement regarding the camp in Lownsdale and Chapman squares.And many Occupiers tell WW they will defy orders to leave."It is expected ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 AARON MESH

City Says Occupy Camp Needs To Clean Up—Or Else (Updated)

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Portland City Hall is taking steps that will likely accelerate a confrontation with the Occupy Portland camp one block away. ---Yesterday, the Bureau of Development Services, which is responsible for building code enforcement and answers to Commissioner Dan Saltzman, sent a notice of code violations to Portland Parks & Recreation, which is responsible for maintaining the land on which Occupy Portland ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 COREY PEIN

Occupy Portland Considers Closing Kitchens to the Public

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Occupy Portland organizers are thinking about limiting who gets fed at the camps. They're trying to figure out how to respond to growing pressure from city officials that the camp deal with the problem of drugs and violence in Lownsdale and Chapman squares. ---Campers have complained for weeks that the homeless have flooded the camp, bringing problems the protesters aren’t equipped to deal with and ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

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