Under Proposed County Charter Changes, Cogen Could Run for Mayor in 2012


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The Multnomah County Charter Review Committee will present recommendations [PDF] to the county commission tomorrow on a series of measures they suggest putting on the November ballot. Such committees sometimes handle mundane technical fixes, but tomorrow's recommendations — which follow a series of 13 public meetings held since September 2009 — include a proposals for number of high-profile ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Read the Document: The Horman Divorce


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WW has obtained the divorce petition (PDF) filed Monday by the father of missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman. Kaine Horman cited "irreconcilable differences" in filing for divorce from his wife of three years, Terri Moulton Horman. Two facts emerge in the eight pages of documents filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court. First: The petition says Kaine Horman moved out of the couple's house ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

County Board Approves Additional Funds for Kyron Horman Investigation


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The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners today approved an additional $196,034 to continue the seven-week-old investigation into the disappearance of Kyron Horman. District Attorney Mike Schrunk said the money is needed to cover an additional prosecutor and other costs, but he's not sure how much longer the investigation into the missing 7-year-old will continue at the current pace. "There ...   More
 
Thursday, July 22, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Oregon Moms Attempt Breast-Feeding Record


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If you're a breast-feeding mom who hungers to break a record, read this: Local moms will try to break the record for most women breast-feeding at one time this Friday, Aug. 6. The event, coined The Big Latch On, comes at the end of World Breastfeeding Week and is sponsored in part by the Multnomah County's Women Infants and Children program. The program will host the record attempt at ...   More
 
Monday, August 2, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Money Watch: Trail Blazers, Nick Fish and Mississippi Studios in the MultCo Race


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The Portland Trail Blazers, City Commissioner Nick Fish and Mississippi Studios are among the big names pouring money into the race for a Multnomah County Board of Commissioners seat representing North and Northeast Portland. The latest round of campaign finance disclosures shows candidate Loretta Smith collecting $500 from Fish and $1,000 from the Trail Blazers. As previously reported in ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Oregon Historical Society Levy Heads to Ballot


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Add one more money measure to the Nov. 2 ballot. The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners today unanimously approved asking county voters to OK a five-year, $10 million levy to fund the financially threatened Oregon Historical Society, which runs the society's museum and library in downtown Portland. If county voters OK the levy, it would add a nickel per $1,000 of assessed property value, ...   More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 Jacob Pierce

Money Watch: New Big Donors to the Portland Fire Bond Campaign


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City Commissioner Nick Fish and Beam Construction and Management are the latest large donors to the Yes campaign on the city of Portland's $72.4 million bond measure for the Fire Bureau. Fish and Beam Development each ponied up $2,500 to the fire bond campaign. (Fish, who won his re-election to City Council in May, also tapped his campaign fund for a much smaller donation of $250 to Democratic ...   More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 HANK STERN

Your Voter Registration Reminder: Deadline is Oct. 12


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We have spent a good portion of the past few weeks interviewing candidates, vetting their claims, and putting together our Oct. 13 endorsement issue so that you, our readers, will be savvy Oregon voters come the Nov. 2 election. But to be savvy voters, you first need to be registered voters. Voter registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 12. You can register at the Secretary of State's website ...   More
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010 Jason Slotkin

County Chairman Voices Concern over Mayor's Urban Renewal Proposal


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A proposal for a new 345-acre urban renewal district running through downtown, Northwest and Southwest Portland has opened another chapter in the ongoing Portland-Multnomah County budget drama. In an email last week to city and county officials, Peter Englander, a Portland Development Commission manager, delivered a message that startled Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen. That message had ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

New Urban Renewal Proposal Includes Waterfront Amphitheater


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The lobster antenna that extends from the newly proposed downtown Portland urban-renewal district to the Willamette River offers one example of what city officials and Mayor Sam Adams hope to accomplish with a new district, if City Council approves the idea. Urban-renewal districts take tax increases from defined areas to pay for redevelopment projects for a period of decades. Under state law, ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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