A retired fire bureau official is still doing his former job—but he’s getting paid twice.
When Mark Schmidt retired from Portland Fire & Rescue
in June 2012, shortly after picking up his 35-year pin, he didn’t
actually go anywhere.
In fact, although
Schmidt began collecting a
An Oregonian editorial columnist bashed the CRC too many times. Now he’s an ex-columnist.
While a bill to revive the Columbia River Crossing clings
to life in the Legislature, Brendan Monaghan’s brief career as an
editorial columnist for The Oregonian is over—and it’s hard to esc
A ballot measure aimed at the November ballot that would require greater labeling of genetically-modified foods has disclosed up its first major financial support, a $100,000 check from the Dr. Bronner's soap company.
Bronner's was a More
The looming conflict between organized labor and its business-backed opponents on the November ballot appears to have been averted.Labor-backed Our Oregon had filed several proposed tax increases for the fall, while opposing groups had filed measures that would have made it harder for unions to build membership and to collect dues. Had the measures gone forward, they would likely hav...
Ames Curtright is a well-known, if fringe player, in Oregon GOP circles. He's run for governor twice, most recently in 2010.
Now, with the Oregon Republican Party entering this election year internally divided over issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage, Curtright is taking it upon himself to unify the Tea Party w...
Organized labor has a financial interest in preserving the status quo at the City of Portland's Water Bureau and we now see the first evidence of that—AFSCME Local 189 contributed $10,000 to the Stop the Bull Run Takeover PAC yesterday.
That committee, which was just formed this week, has raised a little over $13,000 so far. Portlanders for Water Reform, the i...
A federal judge in Texas today joined judges in other red stakes including Utah and Oklahoma in ruling that state-level bans on same-sex marriage violate the U.S. Constitution, the Dallas Morning NewsMore
After losing to incumbent Secretary of State Kate Brown in 2012, Dr. Knute Buehler, a Bend orthopedic surgeon, might have done what other recent state-wide GOP candidates such as former Portland Trail Blazer Chris Dudley have done—abandoned politics. That would be understandable.
The GOP has not held the Oregon governor's office since 1987, one of the longest dry spel...
The maneuvering around House Bill 4143A, which would allocated unclaimed monies from class action lawsuits to legal aid for low-income Oregonians, will continue Tuesday morning in an 8 am meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill has generated strong feelings on both sides, with trial lawyers, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and former Gov. and AG Ted...More
Proponents of the $2.8 billion Columbia River Crossing project have shown their hands.
Prior to the current 35-day legislative session, Gov. John Kitzhaber laid down conditions for his continued support for the project.
"Oregon must either decisively move the project to construction or refocus and reprioritize our resources. A project in limbo is the worst and most exp...