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Pedaling By Her Own Rules

A 2003 police report says Eileen Brady told an officer to back off because she had ‘close friends’ at city hall.

Eight years ago, Eileen Brady ignored a police officer’s order to walk her bike through Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Playing the Wired Card

Jefferson Smith starts the marathon mayor’s race half-blind and stumbling. Here’s why he could still catch up.

State Rep. Jefferson Smith’s campaign for mayor isn’t off to an awe-inspiring start.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 COREY PEIN

Political Courtship

Candidates to replace state Rep. Ben Cannon woo precinct committee persons, who will pick finalists.

In the past few weeks, Peter Geiger has played host in his backyard to two people who want to win a seat in the Oregon Legislature.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 BRANDON HAMILTON

Not Paying His Dues

Labor Commish Brad Avakian, now running for congress, has a record of paying taxes late—and hitting up lobbyists for a job.

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian may be the toughest candidate to beat...   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Campaign Cash Trail

Financial reports for the mayor’s race show key differences between Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady.

Even the joyless, pitiful souls who spent this summer paying attention to a City Hall election...   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 COREY PEIN

The Enduring Book of Mark

The death of former U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield reminds Oregon why he still matters.

The timing was fitting: One week after the far right wing of the Republican Party held the economy hostage...   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Switch Hitter

Big Business borrows Big Labor’s political brain.

No political advocacy group in the state has enjoyed greater success than Our Oregon in recent years. In 2010, Our Oregon engineered the passage of Measures 66 and 67, two income-tax hikes that bucke   More
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Giving Us Flack

Portland’s $7 million, publicly funded PR Industrial Complex takes news for a spin.

Earlier this month, Metro had some good news to get out. The Portland-area regional government was turning 100 acres in Happy Valley into the Scouter Mountain Natural Area—a Boy Scout camp and ad   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Perfectly Legal

How one lawmaker uses campaign money to subsidize his mortgage, pay his bar tabs and explore Canada.

When elected officials provided their statements of economic interest to the Oregon Government Ethics Commission last month   More
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Tea Party vs. Unions

Two groups, one public square.

Portland’s living room—a.k.a. Pioneer Courthouse Square—hosted two very different guests last weekend less than 24 hours apart. On a rainy Friday evening, April 15, the Oregon tea party held c   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 NATHAN GILLES, EVAN SERNOFFSKY

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