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Attorney General Rosenblum Files Lawsuit Against Oracle

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As expected, Attorney General Ellen Roseblum today filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp, in Marion County court, related to the failure of Cover Oregon."Today's lawsuit clearly explains how egregiously Oracle has disserved Oregonians and our state agencies," said Attorney General Rosenblum in a statement. "Over the course of our investigation, it became abundantly clear that Or...   More
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Fire Chief Erin Janssens Issues Statement on Club Sesso Investigation

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As WW reported yesterday, the city's Bureau of Human Resources is investigating the actions of Assistant Fire Marshal Doug Jones, who told the manager of a downtown sex club that he could ignore the fire marshal's denial of a special events permit.
WW obtained a transcript of a telephone...   More
 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

OHSU's Anonymous $100 Million Donor is One Tough Mother

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On July 28, Oregon Health & Science University announced a $100 million contribution from an anonymous donor. WW has learned that anonymous donor is Gert Boyle, the chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear whose role in the "o...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Hot Tip

A top city fire official is under investigation for turning a blind eye to safety violations at a sex club.


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A senior Portland fire official is under investigation for telling a downtown sex club the city would look the other way if it violated fire safety laws. In late June, Portland Fire & Re   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Debt Collection, The Sequel

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Debt collection is a growth industry, in Oregon and across the country.
Last year, WW wrote about Daniel Gordon, a lawyer who has filed thousands of Oregon lawsuits on behalf of debt collectors.


Debt collection is one of Oregon’s—and the nation’s—fastest-growing busine...   More
 
Monday, August 18, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

City Club Panel Endorses Ted Wheeler's Oregon Opportunity Initiative

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A City Club of Portland research committee today issued a report endorsing a "yes" vote on Measure 86, otherwise known as the Oregon Opportunity Initiative.
The measure, proposed by State Treasurer Te...   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon's Former First Lady Replaces The Oregonian with The Guardian

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When Ted Kulongoski served as Oregon governor from 2003 to 2011, his wife, Mary Oberst, kept a low profile.But Oberst made an unusually public statement late last month when she submitted a brief piece to The Guardian, the U.K. newspaper that enjoys wide readership in the U.S.Oberst, a Portland resident,    More
 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Attorney General Says Treasurer Ted Wheeler Is Ineligible to Run For Re-Election In 2016

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State Treasurer Ted Wheeler's tenure will end in 2016, two years short of the eight years the Oregon constitution allows, according to an opinion issued today by the Oregon Department of Justice.
That opinion is a surprise—the Oregon constitution permits state wide elected officials such as the governor, secretary of state and treasurer to serve eight consecutive years. ...   More
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS

Gang Mentality

Police say gang violence is exploding. A landmark report shows just the opposite.


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Turn on the TV news and you'd have reason to believe Portland’s gang violence is out of control.  Terse warnings from police and fallout from three recent high-profile shootings have pro   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 AARON MESH, KATE WILLSON, NIGEL JAQUISS

A Good Day for Candidate John Kitzhaber: Updated

Top GOP funders write checks to Democratic incumbent

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Gov. John Kitzhaber today recorded two contributions that should allow him to have a more relaxing summer.

Kitzhaber, a Democrat seeking to become the first four-term governor in Oregon history, disclosed contributions of $25,000 from Karl "Rick" Miller, a founder ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by NIGEL JAQUISS
 

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