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Murmurs: Elephant Calf Confusion at Oregon Zoo

Can we use an electric prod on zoo officials?


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Oregon Zoo officials are trying to explain away their misleading and false statements after the embarrassing news the zoo’s new baby elephant actually belongs to a California traveling elephant    More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Election Shows Portland Still Divided

Cutting the cords at food-cart pods.


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What can you say about a once-promising politician who lost? That he showed, even in a crushing defeat, Portland’s east-west divide still persists. State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) say   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Former Blazer Randolph Blasts Portland

Anybody got Civil War tickets?


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A familiar local voice will soon be reporting from the escalating conflict between Israel and Gaza. Emily Harris, the former host of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s morning talk show Think Out Loud, ha   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: KPOJ Format Shift Sparks Outrage

It’s not too soon for a Wolfson 2016 campaign.


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Former progressive talk-radio host Carl Wolfson says he’s been busy meeting with potential backers to return him to the airwaves since KPOJ-AM 620 switched to an all-sports format Nov. 9. “I wou   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: CRC Budget Irregularities and First Responder Bragdon

Today is the first day of the 2016 campaign.


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The founder of HemCon Medical Technologies, the bankrupt Portland-based medical bandage company, wasn’t happy to see a blistering letter from one of his investors, divorce lawyer Jody Stahancyk,   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Ohman Inks Different Deal

The first rule of Smith: Don’t talk about Smith.


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After 29 years, Jack Ohman has drawn his last editorial cartoon for The Oregonian. Ohman—winner of virtually every major award for political cartooning and a Pulitzer Prize finalist this year—   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Hitting the Spending Limits

Education reformers are absent at school.


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Self-imposed campaign spending limits are often little more than a publicity stunt for candidates, but they can turn out to be a headache. City Commissioner Amanda Fritz raised her contribution    More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: County Cat Kill Count Reconsidered

You’re either on the bus or on the other bus.


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Last week, Murmurs quoted Ron Murray, a founder of Oregon Dog PAC—a political action committee aimed at starting a no-kill shelter—as saying the Multnomah County animal shelter euthanizes 64 per   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: A PAC of Dogs

We rate PolitiFact’s sense of humor “Half-True.”


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Mayoral candidate Charlie Hales was awash in money from developers during the May primary race—almost one-quarter of his cash came from development- and real estate-related donors. After he won, H   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: A Columbia River... Tunnel?

Taking the CRC debate underground.


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Mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith has released a 1994 settlement agreement that got him off the hook for a misdemeanor assault charge. Smith, then a University of Oregon student, injured a woman   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 WW Editorial Staff
 

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