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Murmurs: More News About Deputies Than You Can Handle.

Multnomah County corrections deputies earlier this month voted narrowly not to endorse Sheriff Dan Staton for re-election. The vote, first reported at wweek.com, marks a major shift for the Multnomah    More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Why Bother Voters When You Don’t Have To?

Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick have been shopping a plan to increase transportation taxes and fees, asking residents for their top priorities in polls and forums. But the p   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News Hotter Than a Battle Rapper.

Multnomah County Circuit Judge Eric Bloch on March 3 moved the proposed $200 million Hyatt Hotel adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center one large step closer to reality. Bloch blocked downtown hotel   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Read This Faster On Google Fiber.

A House bill to reform the payment of awards in class action lawsuits survived stiff opposition in the Senate Judiciary Committee and will now proceed to the Senate floor for a vote. House Bill 41   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News Busier Than Damian Lillard

The Portland Association of Teachers and Portland Public Schools averted a strike with a tentative contract agreement Feb. 18, but the Portland Parents Coalition—which earlier filed a complaint    More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: No Contract For Mr. Plow.

Radio startup XRAY.FM is on the air, to a degree. The nonprofit station raised more than $100,000 in donations last month to combine progressive talk hosts Carl Wolfson and Thom Hartmann with indie-   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Maybe Kitzhaber Can Start Tolling City Sidewalks.

Anybody want to buy a sidewalk? City Commissioner Steve Novick has been sniffing out new taxes to fund the Portland Bureau of Transportation (Murmurs, WW, Dec. 4, 2013). He now knows what Portlanders    More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: CRC Toll Plan B: Boot Clark County Cars.

Oregon Sen. Lee Beyer (D-Springfield), chairman of the Senate Business and Transportation Committee, made headlines last week when he told a Washington state legislator in an email that the Columb   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All the News 55% of Taxpayers Deserve.

N. Christian Anderson III arrived as The Oregonian’s publisher in 2009 with a bold idea to change the way the newspaper looked: He wanted a tabloid-style format with stapled pages. The presentation,   More
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: A Lobbyist Seeking a Different Pelt

Lobbyist Paul Phillips represents many powerful interests in Salem, including physician groups that have collectively given Gov. John Kitzhaber $450,000 in recent years. Now Phillips, a lifetime membe   More
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

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