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U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall Resigns Effective May 15

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U.S. Attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall has submitted her resignation effective May 15.The state's top federal law enforcement official went on leave in March. Initially, she told U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's office that her leave was health-related but it quickly emerged that Marshall was under investigation for    More
 
Friday, April 24, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Hot Air

Pilots say the Port of Portland’s plans to sell land for a power plant next to the Troutdale Airport include a fatal flaw.


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Mike Rhodes fell in love with flying nearly 50 years ago at the Troutdale Airport while on a school field trip, and from his first flight, he knew he wanted to be a pilot. Today, Rhodes, 61, a   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Tough Times For Ted

State Treasurer Wheeler finds his agenda stymied and his future at a crossroads.


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Until recently, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler’s political future looked bright. He had risen quickly from being a reform-minded chairman of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to overs   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hotseat: Brendan Kennedy

The founder of legal weed’s biggest investor, Privateer Holdings, wants the door to Oregon kept open.


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Brendan Kennedy has $82 million to spend on weed. He wants to make sure he can blow some cash in Oregon. Kennedy is a Silicon Valley veteran who launched a tech firm and ran a company to acquire   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 AARON MESH, NIGEL JAQUISS

Feds Indict Washington State Auditor on Tax Evasion Charges

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A federal grand jury today indicted Washington state auditor Troy Kelley on tax evasion charges, according to The Seattle Times. The charges relate ...   More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

University of Oregon Will Name Michael H. Schill New President Today: Updated

University of Chicago Law dean will take over in Eugene

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The University of Oregon will name Michael H. Schill, currently the dean of the University of Chicago Law School, as the university's new president today, WW has learned.
Schill replaces interim president Scott Coltrane, who has served since August 2014.
The top spot at the state's flagship university has been in near constant flux in recent years. After a long ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Smoke Screen

Why won’t the Portland Fire Bureau give a whistle-blower documents that have already been made public?


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Rob Cruser enforces rules that save lives. Cruser, 51, is a fire inspector for Portland Fire & Rescue. That job takes him into buildings where the public gathers for big events—such as n   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Risky Business

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s state attorney was alarmed by a business group’s help for first lady Cylvia Hayes.


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The federal investigation into allegations of influence peddling by former Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes is heating up. Sources tell WW that a grand jury in Portland has be   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Emails Show Legacy Health CEO and Top Trial Lawyer Urged Kitzhaber to Settle Oracle Litigation

Advisers told former governor cost of Cover Oregon lawsuits would be "staggering."

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The legal wrangling between the state of Oregon and Oracle Corp. over the $300 million failure of Cover Oregon, the state's ill-fated health care exchange, continues.

Yesterday, The Oregonian reported the latest turn of the screw: A group of fiv...   More
 
Friday, April 3, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Wanted to Strip Teachers of Ability to Strike

Former governor drafted legislation before November re-election.

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Oregon House leaders on Tuesday announced that they'd approved a $7.255 billion schools budget for the next two years as the state’s financial commitment to K-12 education. Schools advocates say they want more—and that could set up a battle for the remainder of the 2015 legislative session.But many people believe the amount the state spends on schools is not the biggest money iss...   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

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