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Murmurs: Jefferson Smith Throws in Hat, High Schooler Builds App, GOP Coffers are Fat

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Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) said Tuesday he will run for mayor of Portland against former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman  Eileen Brady. Smith, 38, is a founder of t   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Maybe Mayors, Man Booker and the City Dole

No anniversaries here.

Two prominent lawmakers are close to major career moves: Two-term state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) spent the weekend at the coast with his wife to arrive at a decision whether to enter t   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Pot 'n' Poultry

All the News We Have When We Hit ‘Print’.

The man behind pdxmugshots.com—a site that posts booking photos and charges their subjects $39 to remove them—has identified himself. Portlander Kyle Ritter, 35, also runs pdxbars.com and previous   More
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

It’s Still August. We’re Still Here.

Former state legislator and Metro Council Chairman Mike Burton has lawyered up to fight any charges he broke state ethics laws by taking a $4,500, 11-day European trip last year while a vice provost   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

The Cause of Michele Bachmann’s Migraines.

He’s not up for re-election until 2016, but U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) held a big-ticket fundraiser on Aug. 3 in Washington, D.C. The lunchtime event asked $2,500 from “co-hosts” and $5,000    More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

News That S&P Hasn’t Downgraded—Yet

Tom Chamberlain, a former Portland firefighter and current president of the Oregon AFL-CIO, says he’s strongly considering running for Portland mayor, as first reported by wweek.com. His major op   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

All The News We Had Time To Fit In.

It was a bike crash heard around the nation: On Sunday night, July 31, former University of Oregon and NFL quarterback Joey Harrington, 33, was hospitalized with a broken clavicle, broken rib and pun   More
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Averting an American Financial Crisis Since 1974.

Last week the Seattle Weekly published a hard-hitting article that sought to shed a different light on a 2000 Oregon killing. Liysa Northon maintains she shot her husband, Chris, in the head at a Wal   More
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

100 Percent Baldwin-Free Content.

Jonah Edelman, the chief executive of Stand for Children, a national education reform group based in Portland, has been forced to eat his words after bragging in a June 28 video about outfoxing Illin   More
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Our Google+ Invites Got Lost In The Mail.

Oregon Ethics Commission Executive Director Ron Bersin has recommended the panel dismiss complaints against the Oregon State Treasury’s chief investment officer, Ron Schmitz, and two senior managers   More
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

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