U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is greeting legal recreational pot with a bold prediction.
“You are going to
change national policy,” Blumenauer declared Nov. 4, less than an hour
How Kitzhaber’s re-election campaign secretly shaped state policy around Cover Oregon.
Gov. John Kitzhaber used campaign advisers to secretly
direct his administration’s response to Cover Oregon, the state’s failed
$250 million health insurance exchange.
The city has no system to ensure Airbnb rentals undergo inspections.
You can go on Airbnb right now and rent a basement room
with wall murals in a house in Southeast Portland. Or you can rent one
in Southwest that looks like a hotel suite. You can even check into a
This issue of Willamette Week
marks birthday No. 40 for our newspaper. It provides a moment to
reflect on where this journalistic ship has been and where it’s headed.
But let’s start with
When political campaigns try to win your vote, the truth often gets lost in the mail.
If you haven’t voted yet, you’ve brought this on yourself.
sophisticated campaigns of today know you haven’t sent in your ballot.
That’s why they’re flooding your mailbox with polit
A Mercy Corps team leader talks about dealing with the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.
On Sept. 18, Mark Ferdig kissed his wife goodbye, dropped
his two kids at school in Woodstock and boarded a plane for Monrovia,
Liberia, the Ebola outbreak epicenter.
FERDIGFerdig, 43, is a
A group of students is dragging down ratings of a school in a historically black neighborhood. They’re white.
Kim Wilson considers herself a conscientious objector.
It’s not war she is opposing, although she does feel children today are under attack. She objects to standardized tests.
Last year, Wilson,
More than just defeating Republicans, Democrats are seeking to neutralize one of their own senators.
On Nov. 4, Oregonians will make important choices in the
races for U.S. Senate, governor and contentious ballot measures that
cover everything from marijuana to labeling of GMO-based foods.
Here’s the GMO labeling that corporations are shelling out millions to kill.
Four little words.
That’s what’s at
stake in the battle over November’s Measure 92—what appears to be the
second-most expensive ballot-measure fight in Oregon history. The words
An ex-Portland cabbie and candidate develops the first marijuana vending machine.
The 1,000-pound green vending machine towers in the lobby
of a Denver dispensary, with bright LED lights illuminating the treats
inside: lollipops, cereal bars and chewy chocolate candy rolls.