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Murmurs: Here’s The News—Don’t Tell The Auditor.

An emotional neighborhood battle from 17 years ago is surfacing in a contentious fight for a Portland Public Schools board seat. In 1998, PPS board candidate Amy Kohnstamm joined Arlington Heights   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The Dope For Our Stories Comes From All Over.

Oregonians who are paranoid about large, out-of-state marijuana companies dominating the state’s legal weed market now have more reason to worry. State lawmakers are considering a way to keep ��   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The State Police, Seeing Green.

Legal weed, schmegal weed: Oregon cops still want more money to go after marijuana crimes. The Oregon State Police have recently asked state lawmakers for a $3.9 million budget increase for 2015-1   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Get the Checkbook—Stat.

It’s unusual to hear about an unpaid $1.5 million tax bill with anyorganization—let alone Oregon’s medical school and research hospital. But on March 2, the Internal Revenue Service filed a lien   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: It’s Not All About Us.

Last December, Mayor Charlie Hales exchanged sharp words with Uber executive David Plouffe when Plouffe called to tell him the ride-hailing app was launching in Portland in defiance of city rules. T   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Dribbling Out A Little Justice.

Score one for girls’ high-school basketball. On March 30, the Portland Public Schools board voted 4-1 to hear the gender discrimination complaint that PPS dissed girls’ teams by routinely making t   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News To Chew On.

What do you give the zoo that has everything? A dead water buffalo. That’s the unusual offer Clackamas County heavy-hauling magnate Terry Emmert made the Oregon Zoo this month. Emmert owns the P   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Portland Schools Dispose of a Discipline Idea.

Portland Public Schools has put a stop—for now—to the practice of forcing students at César Chávez K-8 School to clean walls, doorknobs and desks and pick up trash as discipline (“Little Janit   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Dave Frohnmayer, 1940-2015.

News reached us at deadline that former Oregon Attorney General and University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer died March 9 at the age of 74 of complications from prostate cancer. Frohnmayer,    More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Ted vs. Charlie? A Potential 2016 Fight For City Hall.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales looks like a cinch for re-election next year, but some powerful constituents would like to see Hales work to keep his City Hall job. Three sources tell WW that repre   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

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