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Multnomah County Democrats Accept Another Contribution from Terry Bean

Party spokeswoman defends Bean, says $225,000 offer to victim not his idea.

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Terry Bean, the gay rights pioneer and Democratic activist, is opening his checkbook again.A filing with the Oregon secretary of state shows that Bean gave the Multnomah County Democratic Central Committee $1,600 on Friday.
That check follows an earlier $5,...   More
Monday, September 14, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Mark Callahan Makes Another Run for U.S. Senate

Republican will seek to unseat incumbent Ron Wyden


Mark Callahan is running for U.S. Senate again, this time seeking the 2016 GOP nomination in the race to unseat U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) who has held his position since 1996.

Callahan, an information technology consultant, jumped into the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in 2014, seeking to be his party's chall...   More
Thursday, September 10, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. Kate Brown, Plaintiffs Announce Settlement of Long-Running Disability Rights Lawsuit

Settlement promises enhanced work for developmentally disabled Oregonians


Gov. Kate Brown and lawyers for the plaintiffs in a long-running disability-rights lawsuit announced a proposed settlement today.
In a federal class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in 2012, lawyers for Paula Lane, a developmentally disabled Beaverton woman, claimed that the state of Oregon was providing insufficient work opportunities for Oregonians with intelle...   More
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Andy Wiederhorn's West Hills Mansion Goes on the Auction Block

Former Portland fianancier is now Beverly Hills burger king.

Andrew Wiederhorn

Former Portland financier Andy Wiederhorn cut a wide swath across this city two decades ago.

After making a fortune, getting mixed up in a union pension fund scandal and winding up in federal prison, Wiederhorn moved on to Beverly Hills, where today he's the CEO of the Fatburger fast-food chain...   More
Friday, September 4, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Trade Union Leader Says Mayor Charlie Hales' Dinner Excuse "Not True At All"

Email, voicemail undercut mayors claim he never planned to attend dinner.


Last week, WW reported that the Oregon Building Trades Council had excluded Mayor Charlie Hales from its 75th anniversary dinner on Aug. 21.In political and labor circles, the dinner was a big deal, with numerous elected officials and labor union leaders and members attending...   More
Thursday, September 3, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

The Unger Games

The proposed merger of the state’s largest business groups shows how much they fear Our Oregon.

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Ben Unger terrifies Oregon CEOs who earn dozens of times his salary. A gaunt former union organizer, the 39-year-old Unger gave up a Washington County seat in the Oregon House last year after just o   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sex Abuse Charges Against Terry Bean Dismissed

Prosecutor calls Bean's claim of innocence "disingenuous," gives details of Bean's payment offer.

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A Lane County Court judge today dismissed felony sex charges against Portland activist Terry Bean and another man, who were indicted for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 2013.
The reason for the dismissal was that the alleged victim declined to testify as a witness against Bean in court.But the judge did grant prosecutors' request that charges be dismissed "without prejudice."
...   More
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Prosecutors Ask Judge to Allow Future Refiling of Charges Against Terry Bean

Witness against gay rights activist will not testify.

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A Lane County judge will probably dismiss sexual abuse charges against Terry Bean tomorrow because Bean's alleged victim has told prosecutors he will not appear in court to testify against the gay rights pioneer and Democratic fundraiser.

But in a motion filed on Friday, prosecutors are asking the judge to make that dismissal "without prejudice." That means prosecutors could refile ...   More
Monday, August 31, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Dr. Monica Wehby Exploring A Run for Governor in 2016


Dr. Monica Wehby is considering a challenge to incumbent Gov. Kate Brown in 2016.Wehby, a Portland pediatric neurosurgeon, ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 2014, losing to incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).Since then, Wehby formed a political action committee, MONICA PAC, which has raised and spent $183,000 this summer.
In recent days, Wehby and Robe...   More
Friday, August 28, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Rep. Knute Buehler Won't Run For Governor in 2016

Knute Buehler

The Oregon GOP's top potential state-wide candidate is sitting out 2016.

State Rep. Knute Buehler (R-Bend) announced this morning he will not run for governor in 2016.

Buehler, an orthopedic surgeon and Rhodes scholar, challenged then-Secretary of State Kate Brown in 2012 and had considered challenging now-Gov. Brown next year, when she will run for the remaining two y...   More
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 by NIGEL JAQUISS
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