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Murmurs: Unoccupied Pocketbooks

All the news that can occupy this space.

It’s looking grim in the Occupy Portland camps: Occupy organizers say they’re broke. As first reported on wweek.com, a former finance committee member refunded $14,000 to donors last week without    More
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Occupalooza and a Special Election Reminder

7 billion people can’t be wrong.

Mayoral poll: Two-thirds of the 300 Portland voters surveyed in October on the mayor’s race by pollster Tim Hibbitts said they didn’t know the three leading candidates or would prefer someone else   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Bullivant Payout Woes, Cemetary Triumphs and Endorsement Recaps

Breaking News: Steve Jobs is still dead.

Portland law firm Bullivant Houser Bailey has had its share of trouble recently with lawyers leaving-—losing nearly two dozen this year, and 38 since 2007. Now, Bullivant can’t meet its payment   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: DeWitt’s Booker Ambitions, Bonamici's Cash Advantage and Allen’s Dirt

Better than tax advice from the pizza guy.

State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Beaverton) enters the stretch run for the Nov. 8 Democratic primary to replace U.S. Rep. David Wu with a big cash advantage over her opponents. The latest reports sho   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Contracts, Appointments and no Friend of Oregon

News sharper than Rick Perry’s punchlines.

Powell’s Books and its union employees have a new 18-month contract, the shortest term the beloved bookseller has ever signed with the decade-old International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Bring those Bags, Brent Barton!

Oh, Blazers! Where shall I go? What shall I do?

Former State Rep. Brent Barton (D-Clackamas) has moved out of his old legislative district so he can run for the seat being vacated by former House Speaker Dave Hunt (D-Gladstone), who’s running    More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Condoleezza's Speaking Fee and Illegal Wastewater Dumping

News that’s still in the running for the Heisman.

Want to send your angry liberal friends the ultimate ironic gift? It’ll cost you at least $5,000. That’s the minimum donation necessary to get a personal photo op with former Secretary of State    More
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Raising Funds, Chickens and Rent

We’ve never been near Glen Rice or an oil drum.

Two City Council candidates who are also state lawmakers face pressure to get their fundraising done before the May 2012 primary. State Rep. Mary Nolan is running for City Council and Rep. Jefferson   More
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

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

Making a pivot to our jobs every week.

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

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