Four Inspiring Women Pick Up Their Skidmore Prize Honors


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Four women doing incredible work in local non-profits each got a $4,000 check today as part of this year's Skidmore Prize ceremony hosted by City Club of Portland at the Governor Hotel. The prize winners (from left to right in the photo above) are Fowzia Abdulle, an advocate and case manager at Bradley Angle House's Healing Roots center; lawyer Jennifer Gilmore of Child Centered Solutions; Amy ...   More
 
Friday, November 20, 2009 Brittany Rogers

Look What Nick Fish Found Under His Christmas Tree


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What better way to kill a few minutes if you're stuck at work this Christmas Eve than to head over to ORESTAR and check the state campaign finance website for who's been getting campaign donations Christmas week? Today's visit turns up Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, who's up for re-election in 2010, collecting some significant donations for his campaign. Among the $1,000 donors of ...   More
 
Thursday, December 24, 2009 HANK STERN

Paulson Again Clarifies Statements In Beaverton


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Two months ago, Timbers/Beavers owner Merritt Paulson confused Portland officials when he told Beaverton pols this, according to The Oregonian: "[I]f I don't get a baseball deal done, I'm not going to finalize the deal with Portland. So MLS will not come to Portland unless I do a deal for a new baseball park." Paulson — who has since withdrawn his baseball stadium proposal in Beaverton— ...   More
 
Monday, December 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Fred Stewart Will Decide By Jan. 1 Whether To Run Against Nick Fish


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Real estate broker Fred Stewart, no stranger to seeking public office, just called (on his 45th birthday no less) to tell us he's turning his attention to making a run next year against City Commissioner Nick Fish. Not that Fish should be quaking in fear necessarily, given that Fish easily beat Stewart and three others in 2008 to complete the rest of Erik Sten's council term when Sten resigned ...   More
 
Friday, December 11, 2009 HANK STERN

Updated: A Sixth Candidate Joins Race Against Dan Saltzman


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Rudy Soto, student body president at Portland State University from 2007 to 2008, will file next week to run against Commissioner Dan Saltzman, joining five others who have already announced their intention to challenge the three-time incumbent. Soto says he plans to make an official announcement next Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Soto, 24, has already seen the dark side of political ...   More
 
Monday, January 11, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Enters the "Productive Zone" with Paulson


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Just before City Council voted 3-2 today to let Merritt Paulson begin some construction work at PGE Park, city commissioners considered a separate ordinance related to the publicly owned stadium: the thrice-delayed zoning code change to allow limited office space at PGE Park. (They'll vote next week on that proposal.) Both agreements gave Commissioners Nick Fish and Amanda Fritz, who voted against ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

City Council Votes 3-2 To Give Merritt Paulson Green Light on Preliminary Stadium Work


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Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioners Dan Saltzman and Randy Leonard voted this morning to give Merritt Paulson's company the green light to perform limited construction work at PGE Park -- even without a final financial agreement in place. Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish voted no, with Fish noting that there are 81 issues still in dispute between the city and Paulson. The 3-2 split ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Nick Fish Gets A New Challenger


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And his name is Walt Nichols, a 51-year-old bookkeeper who's chairman of the Mt. Scott Arleta Neighborhood Association. Fish (pictured below) now has three challengers for his re-election bid this spring to Portland City Council — Nichols, Jason Barbour and Sylvia Evans. Nichols (pictured above) says he doesn't plan to seek public financing because he considers it a drain on public ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 HANK STERN

About Last Night: Some Winners, Losers and Notable Absences


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The 53 percent to 47 percent margin by which Oregonians approved Measures 66 and 67 surprised even those responsible for crafting the campaign that convinced voters to raise personal and corporate income taxes during a deep recession. "I was nervous," says Kevin Looper, the campaign manager for the tax hike proponents. Here are a few other observations about last night: 1. Notable Absences: ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Merritt Paulson Makes The Rounds At City Hall


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This afternoon at 2 pm, Portland commissioners will discuss the city's deal with Merritt Paulson to renovate PGE Park for Major League Soccer in 2011. They'll vote on the deal next week. Meantime, here is a summary of the deal from the budget gurus at the Office of Management and Finance, with the bureau's acknowledgment of the plan's risk (as has been pointed out elsewhere) to the general fund: The ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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