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Murmurs: Who Picks Up the Bill for the Tilapia Dinner?

Companies on the hook for a Superfund cleanup of Portland Harbor are paying millions to study the toxicity of Willamette River fish. But that doesn’t include $920 for new metal signs, designed by    More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: When the Going Gets Tough, Seek a Promotion.

Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton is mulling the idea of turning in his badge for a run at a seat on the county commission. Staton, sheriff since 2010, confirmed to WW that he has met with Multn   More
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All the News That’s Fit to Read in a Loo.

City Commissioner Steve Novick is ready to flush Portland’s toilet-sales department. The newest member of the City Council says the efforts to market the patent sidewalk commode known as the P   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: It’s Not Too Late to Let Police Horses Unionize.

Just as Mayor Charlie Hales moves to bust the Portland police commanders union, a bill to expand the rights of police brass to unionize is working its way through the Legislature. House Bill 2418 ex   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: After Nike’s Sweetheart Deal, Intel Makes a Play.

Intel now wants what Nike got. Emails obtained by WW under a public records request show that, in late March, Intel met with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s team “for a follow-on conversation to the Decembe   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Giving the Term “Muckety-Mucks” a New Meaning.

Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation are leaning on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a $125,500 penalty levied against companies on the hook for cleaning up contaminated sed   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Don’t Look Now, But They’re Drinking in Old Town.

At least 315 cars have been towed from the Old Town Entertainment District since December, when the city started closing down six blocks in Northwest on weekends (and certain drinking holidays)    More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: When a Quarter Mil of Your Money Isn’t Enough.

While Oregon education czar Rudy Crew is pushing a reform agenda in Salem, he’s hoping to moonlight so he can add to his $280,000-a-year state salary (see “Wrecking Crew,” WW, Jan. 16, 2013).    More
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Sincerely Yours, the Breakfast Club.

The Bureau of Development Services has suspended four commercial electrical inspectors and fired one after an investigation found they were loafing at a Northwest Industrial District diner. Sources fa   More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News that Grants You Total Consciousness.

The fluoride battle this week produced a phone-book-sized collection of voters pamphlet statements, with 46 pages of arguments for fluoridation and a whopping 85 against. Most supporting arguments   More
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

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