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Murmurs: When Will the Pope Endorse Charlie?


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Ted Wheeler is preparing his run for Portland mayor. Last week, the state treasurer told The Oregonian he was still making up his mind whether to challenge Mayor Charlie Hales in 2016 or take a run at   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Murmurs: President Trump Will Stop the Megaquake.


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Does the city lawfully own the trademark to the neon “Portland Oregon” sign? Legal observers will have to wait for an answer now that city officials have employed a creative maneuver to quash a la   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 WWeek News Staff

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The best shortish news items in Portland.


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The Port of Portland paid a $325,000 settlement in April to a female firefighter who says a male colleague sexually assaulted her during a training trip in Texas last fall, according to a story the no   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Murmurs: All Hail the New Weed Queen


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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales last week publicly embarrassed City Commissioner Amanda Fritz by abruptly yanking her control of the bureau that oversees real-estate development. Fritz had angered develo   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Cougar Burleigh's Family Gets Justice


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More than eight months after Cougar Burleigh died from an assault on the Burnside Bridge, his family has seen justice. Robert Lewis Browne, 42, pleaded guilty June 29 to second-degree manslaughte   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Murmurs: A Hipster Dividend


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No, Portland’s proposed “density bonus” is not a cash handout to you for tolerating an increasingly crowded city. It’s a series of new incentives City Commissioner Dan Saltzman wants to give d   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 WW Editorial Stall

Murmurs: Why Don’t You Go Outside And Play?


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It’s a nightmare scenario for a principal: learning after the fact your school has hosted a registered sex offender. But that’s what happened to Jefferson High School principal Margaret Calv   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Did the OLCC rig a huge legal weed contract?


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A Florida software company says the state’s marijuana overlords improperly awarded a $1.7 million contract to follow the flow of legal pot from farm to bong. The company, BioTrackTHC, wants to provi   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The City Covers For The Fire Chief.


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Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Erin Janssens is trying to put out a blaze in her own office. The city Bureau of Human Resources last month completed an investigation into an allegation that Ja   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All The News That Gives A Hoot.


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State lawmakers are considering ways to let people expunge past marijuana convictions from their criminal records. WW first reported in February that Rep. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) had introduced a   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Editorial Staff
 

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