Metro Prez Race Heats Up


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The three-way Metro Council President's race figures to be a compelling battle among three-term Councilor Rex Burkholder (above) a founder of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance; an environmental leader with broad experience in Bob Stacey (below), the former director of 1000 Friends of Oregon; and Tom Hughes, a popular two-term Hillsboro mayor with strong economic development credentials. At ...   More
 
Monday, January 25, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Does This Man Need A Shirt?


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Tom Hughes' campaign for Metro president reports that our cover image from this week's endorsement issue has caused people to call the campaign in the last 24 hours offering ....... to buy the candidate a shirt. For the record, the image on our cover is a photo collage of Hughes' face on somebody else's body. And for the record, WW is endorsing Hughes, the former mayor of Hillsboro, in that ...   More
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010 HANK STERN

A Fine Evening at the Aladdin: Candidates Gone Wild


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Who knew Multnomah County commission candidate Tom Markgraf once unpacked John Kerry's underwear? Or that his fellow commissioner wannabe, Paul van Orden, once opened for Fugazi? You do, if you attended Candidates Gone Wild last night at the Aladdin Theater. It was the ninth incarnation of the unique political infotainment extravaganza put on by WW, Live Wire and the Bus Project. Once again, ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Chris Dudley, Tom Hughes Pick Up Big Checks


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GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley continues to pick up big checks from prominent locals. This week, Dudley reported a $20,000 contribution from investor Peter Brix and $5,000 from real estate maven Barbara Sue Seal. The most notable check collected by Dudley's Democratic opponent, former two-term Gov. John Kitzhaber, was a $10,000 contribution from International Brotherhood of Electrical ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Metro Looking to Pay a Reporter to Cover Metro


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Here's a novel job opening. Metro wants to hire a reporter at $24 per hour on a part-time temporary basis to cover the agency through the end of this year. Here's the gist of the deal from Metro's announcement The reporter will attend a variety of community meetings and events about growth management and community investment priorities and provide objective, written news coverage of those meetings ...   More
 
Friday, August 6, 2010 HANK STERN

Bragdon Leaves Portland for New York To Plant Trees (and Other Stuff)


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We caught up with David Bragdon at the end of the day yesterday in New York City, not long after the announcement that he was quitting his leadership of Metro to take a job as the director of New York City's long-term planning and sustainability. In essence, Bragdon will be Mayor Michael Bloomberg's point person on a variety of city-wide initiatives, from planting trees and converting taxis ...   More
 
Thursday, August 12, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Metro President's Race: Former 1000 Friends Employee Files BOLI Complaint


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A former employee in the Bend office of the environmental group 1000 Friends of Oregon has filed a civil rights complaint [PDF] against the organization. The ex-employee, Carol Macbeth, alleges in her complaint with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries that she was discriminated against based on her "sex, martial marital and whistle-blower status, and in retaliation for her having raised ...   More
 
Friday, October 8, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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