Bend Bulletin Endorses Merkley

With permission from the Bend Bulletin, we're posting the newspaper's recent endorsement for Oregon House Speaker Jeff Merkley, who's running in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Senate race exciting - for wrong reasons April 13, 2008 The race between Steve Novick and Jeff Merkley, a pair of would-be U.S. senators, has been exciting. Just not for the right reasons. The race has ...   More
Friday, April 18, 2008 BETH SLOVIC

EXTRA! EXTRA! Okay...This is getting silly. Chelsea and the Red Dress Boys make it to Tabloid TV.

First it was here. Then it was here. Then it was everywhere: Gawker, Queerty, Towleroad, Advocate, WOW Report. And then it was on EXTRA. And, as noted by one its organizers, Jeff Hawthorne, the Red Dress Party, with a little help from the First Lady's daughter finally made for good TV. [googlevideo][/googlevideo] And in ...   More
Friday, April 18, 2008 Byron Beck

Casino Battle: Warm Springs Also You-Tubin'

Last week, Wwire posted a new video from opponents of the proposed Warm Springs casino in the Columbia River Gorge town of Cascade Locks. Opponents, who include the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, argue that the Cascade Locks location is too far from where most Warm Springs tribal members live to meet a federal criterion that a casino be located within commuting distance for employees. ...   More
Monday, May 12, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

City Hall Ad Watch: Like Beer? Vote For Me!

Whoa, flashback. Portland City Council candidate Charles Lewis has a new ad that'll start airing tonight during The Daily Show/Colbert Report. If you're too young to remember those old Rainier Beer commercials, it won't make sense. Even if you do remember 'em, you might question Lewis' approach, here. Like a cheap domestic brew, this ad is substance-free. Check it out: [youtube wf8MvypK9ZI] Here's ...   More
Monday, May 12, 2008 COREY PEIN

UPDATED: It's "Official"—PK & The Playhouse moving to 107.5

Just heard word from the "man" himself. Jammin 95.5's "The Playhouse" is moving to 107.5, so says P.K., ringleader for the popular morning drive-time show that's last day at at their flagship station will be Monday, May 12. Speaking exclusively to WW, P.K. says the plan is to simulcast Monday's show (which will continue with the same cast and crazy antics) on both stations from 5 am to 9 am. At ...   More
Friday, May 9, 2008 Byron Beck

Hillary Clinton at OHSU: Be Glad It Was Invitation-Only

After this morning's Hillary Clinton show at OHSU's children's hospital, her Oregon campaign steering committee chair, Josh Kardon, tried to make me feel guilty. "You can say whatever snide, cynical stuff you want about the Clinton campaign, but don't say it about this event," said Kardon, standing next to a large teddy bear, carefully placed for the occasion. Cynical? OK, on most days, I'd cop to ...   More
Friday, May 9, 2008 COREY PEIN

Three Things Portland Has Lost Since 1972, As Chronicled By Planning Papers

NO. 1: THE COURAGE TO CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO From the "transportation" section of the April 1, 2008, city planning document with the monstrous title, "Portland Plan: Conditions, Trends & Issues: Central Portland Plan Assessment: DRAFT: For Public Review": "…not all transportation planning goals have been met, or even appear to be achievable now, decades later. For example, one goal ...   More
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 COREY PEIN

"THE GAME" signs Brian Wheeler for radio talk show on new 95.5

Beginning May 12, longtime Blazers play-by-play maestro Brian Wheeler will host a sportstalk radio show on the new all-sports radio station 95.5 "The GAME," according to the station's programming director, Jim Derby. This morning Derby confirmed that Wheeler's show, "Wheels After Work," will air from 7 to 8 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays—and will feature Wheeler riffing on ...   More
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 Lance Kramer

Playhouse To Survive: Popular Morning Show to Keep On (but Maybe Not In PDX).

Jammin 95.5's The Playhouse"definitely will survive," says P.K., ringleader for the popular morning drive-time show that's getting removed from its flagship radio station. The potty-mouthed Playhouse has been one of Portland most popular radio franchises for awhile now. But the show was put into local limbo with news that Portland's only true hip-hop station is going all sports. The program's ...   More
Friday, May 2, 2008 Byron Beck

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Oregonian Says Never-Mind on Buyout Offer to Part-timers

UPDATE, 11:30 am Friday: As first reported at Oregon Media Insiders, The O is saying "Never mind" on its buyout offer to part-time. Buzz is that publisher Fred Stickel's change of heart had something to do with the visit of this man. UPDATE, 6 pm Black Thursday: No crocodile tears here—we've just confirmed other bad job news about a competitor. This time it comes from the Portland Tribune, ...   More
Thursday, May 1, 2008 Byron Beck


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