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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

Murmurs: Media Throwdown in Washington County

When realtors fib and foodies slice the truth.


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It’s election season, so you can expect campaigns to be making stuff up. But the Measure 79 campaign is the worst in a long time. The measure would amend the state constitution to ban real-estate    More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: 501(c)3s Weigh in on Ballot Measures, OEA Opposes Parents on Compacts

We are the 47 Percent.


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It’s rare for charitable groups to make political contributions—federal law discourages them from converting donations (deductible to the giver) into political cash. But a couple of local 50   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The Zombie Projects

The hidden $111 million hotel subsidy revealed.


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Metro has said publicly that a new headquarters hotel at the Oregon Convention Center would get a $10.4 million cash subsidy from the regional government and the City of Portland. But documents    More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Novick Flying Anti-Walmart Flag

News hotter than the Thunderbird Hotel.


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One Portland politician isn’t softening his stance toward Walmart as the retail giant hires local software talent (“Value Shopping,” WW, Aug. 29, 2012). City Commissioner-elect Steve Novick says   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

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
 

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