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The Port of Portland paid a $325,000 settlement in April to a female firefighter who says a male colleague sexually assaulted her during a training trip in Texas last fall, according to a story the no   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Murmurs: All Hail the New Weed Queen

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales last week publicly embarrassed City Commissioner Amanda Fritz by abruptly yanking her control of the bureau that oversees real-estate development. Fritz had angered develo   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Cougar Burleigh's Family Gets Justice

More than eight months after Cougar Burleigh died from an assault on the Burnside Bridge, his family has seen justice. Robert Lewis Browne, 42, pleaded guilty June 29 to second-degree manslaughte   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Murmurs: A Hipster Dividend

No, Portland’s proposed “density bonus” is not a cash handout to you for tolerating an increasingly crowded city. It’s a series of new incentives City Commissioner Dan Saltzman wants to give d   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 WW Editorial Stall

Murmurs: Why Don’t You Go Outside And Play?

It’s a nightmare scenario for a principal: learning after the fact your school has hosted a registered sex offender. But that’s what happened to Jefferson High School principal Margaret Calv   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Did the OLCC rig a huge legal weed contract?

A Florida software company says the state’s marijuana overlords improperly awarded a $1.7 million contract to follow the flow of legal pot from farm to bong. The company, BioTrackTHC, wants to provi   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The City Covers For The Fire Chief.

Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Erin Janssens is trying to put out a blaze in her own office. The city Bureau of Human Resources last month completed an investigation into an allegation that Ja   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All The News That Gives A Hoot.

State lawmakers are considering ways to let people expunge past marijuana convictions from their criminal records. WW first reported in February that Rep. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) had introduced a   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Government Transparency, At $18,000 A Pop.

Elephant rights activists are getting under the not-so-thick hides of Oregon Zoo officials. Last summer, regional government Metro, which runs the zoo, quoted The Northwest Examiner an $18,000 bill    More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Next: Good Humor Trucks Selling THC On a Stick.

State lawmakers are in the weeds (sorry) over how to fine tune the state’s voter-approved laws on legalized marijuana. One debate seems to be ending: Oregon will have “dry” cities and coun   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 WW Editorial Staff
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