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Murmurs: We’ll Skip The Jokes About Banana Daiquiris.

Alcohol and monkeys don’t mix. That’s the warning from a former Oregon National Primate Research Center employee, who says she was fired in June after reporting that her boss was getting a fel   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Uber: The Fastest Way Out of Gresham!

On Nov. 7, the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that the Oct. 14 death of Cougar Burleigh—a 38-year-old Olympia, Wash., man who was found at about 3:30 am Oct. 12 on the west s   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: At Least East Portland Has Enough Parking.

The next stop for Portland’s apartment boom? Neighborhoods east of 82nd Avenue. A new report from the city’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability predicts commercial districts in East Portland wi   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News That Tells Us How You Really Feel.

It’s not just your imagination: Portlanders are hot under the collar about City Hall. City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade has released the annual survey gauging how well citizens feel the city o   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: It Hits the Fan at the City’s Sewer Bureau.

A longtime Portland bureaucrat has been put on paid administrative leave as the result of a city audit into a Bureau of Environmental Services building project that went out of control. BES director D   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Tired Of All The Campaigns? The Street Fee Is Next.

Will voters get a say on the Portland street fee? That’s been a lingering question ever since Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick said this spring they opposed a public vote. Now i   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All The News That Isn’t Seeking Our Endorsement.

Mayor Charlie Hales’ promotion of Larry O’Dea to chief of the Portland Police Bureau on Oct. 7 signals he’s doubling down on his promise to return to community policing. As first reported    More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Classes in Tattooing and Taxidermy Could Be Next.

State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has filed a civil rights complaint on behalf of minority employees of Daimler Trucks North America, saying the company ignored years of racial intimidation at the   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: None Of This News Was Lifted From Karl Rove.

Ride-sharing startup Uber is pushing back against Oregon Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali’s Sept. 19 warning to consumers about using the company’s services. Cali said “traditional insurance po   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Hey, You Kids, Get Off My Property Tax Bill!

Oregon has special taxing districts to fund libraries, transit and ports. In fact, state law gives local voters the power to create 26 different kinds of taxing districts to raise revenue and pr   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

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