Rep. David Wu on Health Care: 'Committed' to Public Option


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After we blogged two days ago wondering where three Democratic congressmen from Oregon stand on health-care reform, a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) called with an answer. Wu spokeswoman Julia Krahe says her boss — like the state's fourth Democrat in the House, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) — is fully committed to a public option. "He's really been out there ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

The Wu Clan: Potential Baggage for Congressman's Republican Rivals


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We reported this week on the 2010 congressional race for the seat held by six-term U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.). As noted in the story, Wu has a few skeletons rattling around, including his 2004 admission of “inexcusable behavior” in an alleged sexual assault on a college girlfriend in 1976. Not to mention his famous Klingon speech. But our research revealed that Wu's two most ...   More
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Portland-Area Postal Workers Protest Prospect of Five-day Mail Week


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Today's rain didn't stop Portland-area postal employees from gathering to protest a Postal Service proposal to end Saturday mail delivery. About 40 sign-toting letter carriers and other employees chanted “Your mail, your service, six days a week” as they marched on the sidewalk this afternoon outside Portland's main post office on Northwest Hoyt Street. The proposed end to Saturday ...   More
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Wu Introduces Bill to Return State Control Over LNG Decisions


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At a time when Congress is expected take little action in the run-up to the November elections, U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) has introduced a new bill aimed at returning state control over where to place liquefied natural gas facilities. Wu, who's running for re-election in the First Congressional District against Republican Rob Cornilles, on Tuesday introduced the Local Control for Energy and ...   More
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Obama: Republicans Drove the Car into a Ditch and Dems, Kitzhaber Can Pull it Out


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A good speaker knows his audience. So when President Obama led off his nearly 35-minute speech Wednesday night at the Oregon Convention Center by noting his best friend from high school lives in Eugene and is a "big Ducks fan" and his brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, coaches the Oregon State Beavers men's basketball team, he pretty much owned the crowd that had already greeted him like a rock star. "I've ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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