County Commissioner Loretta Smith uses her office budget to benefit constituents—and her own ambitions.
No elected official in Portland spends more time with constituents than Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith.
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For a second year in a row, Grant High School'sGrant Magazine has won a Gold Crown award from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association.
More than 1,200 schools from the U.S. and Asia submitted entries for the award. Only 81 schools received Gold Crowns.Grant Magazine, a glossy monthly printed ...
A continuing Oregon State Police investigation into email leaks is "chilling."
Since taking office Feb. 18, Gov. Kate Brown has publicly made honest and open government a top priority. She has introduced three bills aimed at tightening Oregon's lax approach to government ethics, and she has promised a thorough audit of how state agencies respond to requests for public records. Last night, Brown got a More
U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall’s flameout amid the Kitzhaber investigation could sully the image of her patron, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden.
Amanda Marshall grabbed the attention of
Oregonians last month when she publicly took command of the largest
government corruption case this state has seen in decades.
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Scott Kerin reportedly had a contract taken out on his life by a Mexican drug cartel.
The prosecutor that U.S. Attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall is accused of stalking was at the time under 24-hour-a-day armed protective guard because of a contract Mexican drug dealers placed on his life.
That news adds a bizarre turn in a situation that...
Amanda Marshall, the U.S. Attorney for Oregon, on Thursday told The Oregonian she was temporarily stepping away from her job as the state’s top federal law enforcement official. "I've been having health issues for months," Marshall told The Oregonian. "I can't serve right now." That is far less that the full story, WW has learned from multiple sources familiar ...
Longtime housing advocate served in city, county and state governments
Gretchen Kafoury, a longtime public servant who served in the Oregon Legislature, on the Multnomah County Commission and as a Portland city commissioner, has died, according to Multnomah County spokesman David Austin. She was 72.
Kafoury's older daughter, Deborah Kafoury, is chair of the Multnomah County Commission.
Gretchen Miller Kafoury was born in Walla Walla, Wash. Sh...