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Murmurs: Lawmakers Close A Public-Health Loophole.

The Oregon Senate voted 29-0 this week to require restaurants run by public entities to undergo routine health inspections. The legislation was prompted by a WW story in December that reported the O   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: After a Death, Rolling Back the Sidewalk Debate.

Political pressure has been increasing on Mayor Charlie Hales to restore $1.2 million for sidewalk construction on Southeast 136th Avenue, after a 5-year-old girl, Morgan Maynard-Cook, was struck an   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Wasting time on the public payroll? Blame Canada.

City officials were flushed with pride last November over news that the Portland Loo open-air public restroom they sold to Victoria, B.C., had been voted “Canada’s Best Toilet” in a national p   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: We Could Charge County Officials to Use the Loo.

When voters approved a new taxing district for the Multnomah County Library last fall, they also crunched the City of Portland’s budget. That’s because the new taxing district squeezed out $10 m   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The Other Side of Portlandia Gets its Due.

Move over, Baltimore: Portland has its own Tommy Carcetti. City Commissioner Nick Fish will make his film debut on HBO next month in American Winter, a documentary on Portland families struggling on t   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Fluoride Foes Love Their Reflection in the Water.

Flummoxed by the fluoridation fight? Fluoridation opponents are adding to the confusion. The campaign to pass city ballot Measure 26-151 in May, which would authorize fluoridating the drinking wat   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Hose Flushing, Ghost Trains and a Nike Shocker

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has spent $3.8 million in the past year—that’s 19 percent of all parking-meter revenues—to clean up TriMet’s transit mall, pay off the mall’s debt   More
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Lainie Block Wilker Recruiting PPS School Board Candidates

All the news that’s fit to update.

High overtime spending in the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office will be part of an upcoming county audit. As WW reported, deputies use overtime to add tens of thousands of dollars to their pay (“O   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Oregon Zoo’s Norovirus Woes

Would you like fries with that?

The Oregon Zoo has apologized to a family whose 9-month-old son needed emergency medical attention after getting sick following a meal at the zoo’s Cascade Grill. Mitali Kulkarni says she and    More
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Hales Prioritizes Safety in Wake of Newtown.

All the news of interest so far this year.

New Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is making a response to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre a top priority for his first week in office. Hales has scheduled a meeting this week with Police Chie   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

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