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Murmurs: News That Won’t Keep You On A Waiting List.

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith says she’s serious about closing the gap in the way the district disciplines African-American students. In recent years, black students have been    More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Boil This News Before Reading.

Not just any proposal can alarm both churches and the purveyors of lottery tickets and cigarettes. But places of worship and convenience stores are the groups expressing the loudest opposition t   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Let Them Eat Pavement.

It’s not every day that a conservative talk-show host suggests spending more taxpayer dollars. But during his May 8 show on KXL-FM 101.1, Lars Larson floated an alternative to Mayor Charlie Hale   More
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Next: Democrats Duck the Santa Claus Question.

A Portland police detective who faced allegations last year that he tampered with jurors and threatened his ex-wife has quit the force. WW first wrote about Jason Lobaugh’s troubles nine years   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Fighting a Measure That’s Not On the Ballot—Yet.

Gay-rights advocates aren’t waiting to fight back against a proposed ballot measure that would allow businesses to refuse wedding services to same-sex couples. A new group led by Basic Rights Or   More
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News Among the Ruins

Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick are still moving toward a $12-a-month street fee on households and even higher taxes on businesses to raise more money for the Portland Burea   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All The News We Wrote While The Sun Was Out.

Proponents of an initiative to ban public funding for abortions are employing a novel tactic: The group’s website, Oregon2014.org, allows users to search for the names of people who have signed th   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Doubling Down On Lents; Keeping The CRC Alive.

The city of Portland has spent $96 million since 1998 trying—and failing—to rebuild the East Portland neighborhood of Lents, as WW reported earlier this year (“Razed & Confused,” WW, Jan.    More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Our News Is Better Because LaMarcus Is Back.

Would you be willing to pay a new $12-a-month city “street maintenance” fee? That’s the question being put to voters in a Portland Bureau of Transportation poll. City Commissioner Steve Novick w   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All The News We Found Weeping Over Our Bracket.

Who thinks the Portland Aerial Tram is part of a regional transportation strategy? Metro does. As first reported by Metro News, planners have found the tram—ferrying passengers from South Wate   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

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