Forget Copenhagen: Multnomah County Completes Second Solar Installation


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A bit of sunny news from Multnomah County as prospects appear increasingly grim in Copenhagen for the world climate summit: The county this week completed the second of its three planned solar installations atop a public building. The Juvenile Justice Complex at 1401 NE 68th Ave. is now home to a 250-kilowatt solar project. As previously reported in WW, County Commissioner Jeff Cogen spearheaded ...   More
 
Friday, December 18, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

MultCo Commish Jeff Cogen Raking in Campaign Cash


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In the spirit of holiday giving extending to politics in Portland, we note today how supporters of Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen spent the season accelerating their contributions to his 2010 campaign. Cogen tells WW he plans on running for re-election to the county commission, despite rumors he may be aiming for city office. And just today Cogen recorded an influx of checks from ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Wheeler Quietly Kicks Off MultCo Re-Election Campaign (with Correction)


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Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler hasn't yet officially declared he's running for re-election. But the one-term county boss is quietly laying the groundwork for his 2010 campaign, shelling out $2,500 this month to local political communications firm Mandate Media. Wheeler confirms to WW he's running again for county chair — despite some observers expressing hope he'll run for City ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Cogen Launches MultCo Campaign at Curious Comedy Theater


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Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen launched his 2010 re-election campaign Wednesday night with a packed party at Northeast Portland's Curious Comedy Theater. Given the number of elected officials and key advocates in attendance, Cogen should have no problem racking up endorsements. The crowd of hundreds included fellow MultCo commissioners Deborah Kafoury and Diane McKeel, MultCo Chair ...   More
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

The Cogen Race: No Contest in MultCo? (Plus 'Shocking' Photos!)


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Since Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen launched his re-election bid last month, we'd like to point out that no one has filed to run against him. We'd also like to show you some hilarious photos (more on that in a sec). The lack of opponents is perhaps surprising, given all the political hopefuls who bubbled up out of the first-term county commissioner's North/Northeast Portland district ...   More
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

A Different Pro-Israel Nonprofit To Launch A Local Chapter in Portland


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This Thursday, a pro-peace nonprofit called J Street will kick off its national grassroots campaign by launching local chapters in Portland and dozens of other locations nationwide. J Street differs from longer-established pro-Israel organizations such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee because it supports a two-state, peaceful solution in the Middle East, and because it's willing ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

Deborah Kafoury: Cogen to Offer County New Brand of Leadership


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Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury praises Ted Wheeler for ending the dysfunction on the county board in 2007 after he took the chairman's job by beating Diane Linn. But Kafoury tells WW her colleague, Commissioner Jeff Cogen, will offer a new brand of leadership. As we reported today, Cogen has unanimous backing of the county commissioners to take over as county chairman early next ...   More
 
Monday, March 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Why Judy Shiprack Isn't Endorsing her County Colleagues


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Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack has made two endorsements for the May primary that observers may find surprising. In the Democratic primary race for state treasurer between former county Chair Ted Wheeler and state Sen. Rick Metsger (D-Welches), Shiprack tells WW she's endorsing Metsger. Shiprack is backing Metsger despite the fact she worked with Wheeler for more than a year ...   More
 
Monday, March 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Jeff Cogen to Take Over Next Month as Multnomah County Chair


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The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners has reached a unanimous decision to make Commissioner Jeff Cogen the new interim county chairman. He will take over early next month. The decision, finalized among the four commissioners and their staffers late last week, seeks to fill a leadership void after Gov. Ted Kulongoski tapped now-former County Chair Ted Wheeler to take over as state treasurer ...   More
 
Monday, March 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Collymore and Currie Racking up Endorsements in County Race


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Two of the candidates in the suddenly interesting Multnomah County commission District 2 race are racking up endorsements almost as quickly as former county Chair Ted Wheeler accepted the job of state treasurer this week. The District 2 race to represent North and Northeast Portland was set off after Wheeler's decision prompted Commissioner Jeff Cogen to abandon his re-election bid in that district. ...   More
 
Friday, March 12, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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