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Murmurs: All The News That’s Fit To Drink.

The biggest financial backer of a ballot initiative to take away control of Portland’s water and sewer bureaus from City Hall says it will back off if Mayor Charlie Hales meets its demands for refor   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The River Was Polluted In Good Faith, Too.

Publicly traded corporations usually steer clear of controversial political issues out of fear of alienating customers and shareholders. Large Oregon companies sat out the 2004 gay-marriage fight,   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: It’s 11 AM. Do You Know Where Your Inspector Is?

Employees of KOIN-TV Channel 6 are planning to rally at the downtown offices of the local CBS affiliate Sept. 25 to protest what they say is an effort by new corporate owners to bust their union. Repr   More
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: No Jokes About the Bridge They Want to Sell You.

The Northwest Grocery Association is pushing hard to privatize liquor sales in Oregon and is seeking political support with the promise of steering $10 million in tax revenues directly to law-enforcem   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News That Doesn’t Know When To Quit.

Tigard police have long ex-pended unusual efforts on prostitution stings (“To Catch a Stoner,” WW, Aug. 5, 2009). Their penchant for busting johns has netted one of Oregon’s top Republican polit   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Building Bridges and Hotels.

As first reported on wweek.com, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Gresham bakery that made headlines in February by refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, closed its storefront Saturday, Au   More
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Forget it, Fritz—it’s Chinatown.

The long-running battle whether Portland Mayor Charlie Hales was a legally registered Oregon voter when he filed for office in 2011 took an odd turn this week. On Aug. 26, a Marion County judge dismis   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All the News That Fits in a Bootleg Loo.

Gay-marriage opponents are already behind in the spending race to repeal Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. The group seeking to overturn the ban, Oregon United for Marriage, launched a drive to col   More
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Did The Port and Housing Agency Get Scammed?

Two ex-employees of the Port of Portland and Home Forward, the area’s housing agency, are under criminal investigation for allegedly misappropriating tens of thousands of dollars from their em   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Portland Gets Its Own Red Square.

The true power behind the fight for control of Portland’s water and sewer bureaus (“Water Bedfellows,” WW, July 10, 2013) is getting less murky. The city’s largest water ratepayer, German semi   More
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 WW Editorial Staff
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