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

Running Out the Meter

Who among the city hall hopefuls has best avoided the parking patrol?

City Hall
Public records offer clues about what politicians are really like. Do they pay their bills, vote or license their dogs? And what about parking tickets? All the major City Hall candidates have them an   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Randy Leonard Endorses Adams for Mayor, Fires Warning Shot at Cogen


City Commissioner Randy Leonard may be exiting City Hall, but he's not yet giving up his influence over Portland politics.Fresh off his announcement Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in 2012, Leonard tells WW he will endorse Mayor Sam Adams if Adams chooses to run for a second term next year. The two men have been close allies on the City Council."If Sam runs, I will endorse him," Leonard ...   More
Thursday, June 30, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Novick Hires Political Team, But is Mum on When Randy Leonard Decided to Retire

Steve Novick

Today, on the same day Commissioner Randy Leonard announced he would not seek re-election in 2012, candidate Steve Novick went live with his own campaign website in a bid to take over Leonard's seat on Portland City Council.Novick and Leonard are longtime friends (Leonard endorsed Novick in the 2008 U.S. Senate race), and as previously reported in WW, some political observers had suspected that Leonard ...   More
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Oregon Restaurant Association Swings Back At Lottery Critics

Last week, the state Senate Finance Committee took testimony on the appropriate level of commissions for the Oregon Lottery to pay the retailers who carry video poker and video slot machines. The current six-year retailer contract expires next June and the Lottery Commission is expected to decide on the level of commissions by the end of this month. Commissions have fallen from 33.5 percent ...   More
Friday, October 9, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Upcoming Forums on Ballot Measures 66 and 67

In addition to WW publishing its endorsement recommendation in tomorrow's paper on Measures 66 and 67, there are a bunch of forums in the days ahead around town that can help you decide about the proposed increases in taxes on businesses and high-income Oregonians. Here's a list: League of Women Voters Forum with Steve Novick and Bernie Bottomly Who: Steve Novick, a chief proponent ...   More
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

Suspense on Election Night Ends Quickly and Happily For the Yes on 66/67 Campaign

Election night at the Wonder Ballroom on North Russell Street. At 8 p.m. when the polls close on Measures 66 and 67, the room is filling but by no means full. The normally ebullient Steve Novick, the public face of the Yes campaign, seems subdued. "For 78 years the people of this state have waited for progressive tax reform," Novick told the crowd from the stage. "And still we wait." But ...   More
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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