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Murmurs: Kitz Doubles-Down on Dozono

The streetcar is slow getting to Tucson, too.


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Gov. John Kitzhaber keeps rolling the dice on Elisa Dozono. In May, WW reported that Kitzhaber submitted Portland lawyer Dozono’s name for a vacancy on the Oregon Lottery Commission, then withdrew i   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: OHSU Fined in Monkey Deaths

What’s a monkey’s life worth, anyway?


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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has fined Oregon Health & Science University $11,679 in the 2009 deaths of five monkeys at the school’s Oregon National Primate Research Center. Two died aft   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The O Won't Endorse a Candidate for President

Maybe lacking an opinion is a good idea.


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For the first time in recent memory, The Oregonian is taking a pass on the presidential race. The daily told readers Aug. 14 it won’t endorse a candidate for president. Insiders say Publisher N. Chr   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Ricketts for Perkins in Timbers Shocker

Warrantless wiretaps and soccer trades.


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Diane Roark says she’s the victim of retaliation by the U.S. government for allegedly blowing the whistle on illegal wireless wiretapping by the Bush administration. Roark, a former House Intellig   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: FBI Raids and Accusations of Fake Water Testing

How one company allegedly covers its asphalt.


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An ex-employee at an R.B. Pamplin Co. subsidiary says the company fired him after he threatened to report its practice of sending false test results to the Department of Environmental Quality and Or   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Boil Orders and Obama Facsimiles

Cheaper and funnier than the real Obama.


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Having failed to secure a sit-down interview with President Barack Obama during his quasi-flyover, in-and-out visit to Portland on July 24, WW is very pleased to have landed an interview instead with    More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Kroger’s Legacy and Occupy Still Making Waves

City to Occupy: Why don’t you do it in the road?


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Ex-Attorney General John Kroger has left for Reed College, but his legacy at the Oregon Department of Justice continues. On July 2, the Harrang Long Gary Rudnick law firm sent the state a $431,0   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Financing on the Fritz

The slippery slope of campaign contributions.


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 Did City Commissioner Amanda Fritz violate her campaign-contribution limits? Fritz has based her political career on her independence from undue influence. In her re-election campaign, she   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: EPA Smacks Lower Willamette Group

Portland harbor companies face penalties.


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Companies on the hook for cleaning up the Portland Harbor Superfund site are facing civil penalties. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the companies used “incorrect or misleading inf   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Capping the Campaigns

Charlie and the Contribution Factory.


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Former City Commissioner Charlie Hales shook up the Portland mayor’s race against Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) by announcing June 21 he would limit contributors to $600 and not accept out-o   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 WW Editorial Staff
 

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