A legendary and controversial timber executive is funding the attack on the Portland Water Bureau.
It’s been a long time since Harry Merlo wielded any real power in this town.
For more than 20
years, Merlo, the CEO of timber giant Louisiana-Pacific, lived the kind
of imperial lifestyle Port
Oregon drivers take note: The planned replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge 25 miles north of New York City offers some insightful information for followers of the Columbia River Crossing project.
Like the CRC, the Tappan Zee project, which spans the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland counties, depends on low-interest federal loans and tolling revenues as central parts ...
The fallout from the Jeff Cogen scandal continues at Multnomah County headquarters.
Last week, WWreported that Lillian Shirley, who heads the county health department, leaving to oversee public health for the state. That lef...
Less than six months after taking over as the new leader of the Cascade AIDS Project, CAP announced executive Glen Gilbert stepped down today.Gilbert was hired April 29 to lead the non-profit, which has an annual budget of $6 million.
Gilbert raised eyebrows in July when he testified on behalf of then-Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen, whose colleagues had introduced a...
NewsSt. Mary's Academy, the all-girls school located downtown, completed its purchase of the former University Station post office block today.
The school, which began operations in 1859 and is the state's oldest continuously operating secondary school, paid $7.6 million for the property. The new acquisition is located at Southwest Sixth and Market streets. WW first...
Citing risks, Treasurer's letter to lawmakers says it's "premature" to conclude deal can work
State Treasurer Ted Wheeler today released a three-page letter (PDF) to legislative leaders assessing the viability of the revised $2.8 billion Columbia River Crossing project.
Wheeler's letter is a finalized version of a More
Lillian Shirley promoted from scandal-plagued post
Multnomah County Health Director Lillian Shirley, who has been in the news more than she would have wanted to be in the past six months, is taking over as director of the state's Public Health Division.
Here's the announcement from her new boss, Dr. Bruce Goldberg, the director of the Oregon Health Authority:
"Lillian has been a local and a national leader in adv...
Boston voters are voting for a new mayor today to replace five-term incumbent Thomas Menino, who is retiring.
They will cast their votes without the influence of a Portland nonprofit that is increasingly involved in educational politics nationwide through its various state chapters.
That group, Stand For Children, started out here in 1999 as a grass-roots effort, with organizer...
Gov. John Kitzhaber has still not announced whether he will run for an unprecedented (in Oregon) fourth term next year but his coyness should not fool anybody.
Over the weekend, Kitzhaber's campaign reported $42,000 in new contributions, including $10,000 from Comcast (the cable company will recoup that when he starts buying campaign ads); $7,500 from Timber ...More