Supreme Court Rules Steve Novick Can Keep His Job


The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this morning (with a surprise cameo from a tax-happy John Roberts!) upholds the Obama administration's health care reforms. It also means City Commissioner-elect Steve Novick still has a job through January.Novick easily won his Portland City Council primary race against six little-known opponents in May. But until he takes office, he's employed as an analyst for the ...   More
Thursday, June 28, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Novick Unchained

The City Council candidate is riding such a groundswell of support, he feels he can voice any idea. He has a lot of them.

On the night he lost his race for U.S. Senate in 2008, Steve Novick gave one of the more extraordinary concession speeches...   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 AARON MESH

Election is Coming

For the City Hall throne and other races, we reveal our picks for the 2012 primary.

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Candidate Photography by Kenton Waltz This local election season has had all the intrigue of Game of Thrones, with scheming, betrayals...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: DIY Taxidermist Winged by Feds

You’d think the Feds have bigger game to chase.

DIY taxidermist Emily Humphries, whom we featured last fall (see “The Right Stuffing,” WW, Sept. 21, 2011), says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating her under the Migratory Bird Tr   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

What the Muck?

The Portland Harbor is a toxic embarrassment. And there’s plenty of blame to go around.

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In any good monster movie, the initial terror comes from knowing there’s something awful out there—even though you don’t get a good look at it.  It lurks in the shadows or just bene   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 AARON MESH

Campaign Confidential

WW gets city hall candidates to make public questionnaires used to win special-interest-group support.

If a candidate for mayor knocks on your door and asks for your vote, you probably won’t try to pin him or her down...   More
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

How Steve Novick Might've Handled Occupy Portland (Updated)


Steve Novick, the environmental lawyer and former U.S. Senate candidate who is running to replace Randy Leonard on the Portland City Council, laid out his platform yesterday in a lengthy BlueOregon post.The post went on in what Novick calls "mind-numbing detail" about his proposal for a city-backed health care clinic targeting workers who have disproportionately high health care expenses, modeled on ...   More
Friday, March 2, 2012 COREY PEIN

Grocery Union Leader and Others React to Anti-Labor Language in New Seasons Market Handbook


A story in this week's print edition of WW exploring mayoral candidate Eileen Brady's work behind the scenes at New Seasons Market during the company's early days has provoked strong reactions from labor unions and other City Hall candidates. Brady has repeatedly said she wrote New Seasons' first employee handbook in 2000. The first bound, published employee handbook distributed to workers in March ...   More
Friday, February 3, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS


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