Among the many lucrative speeches Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has made since resigning as U.S. secretary of state in 2013, few paid better than an April 8, 2014, address Clinton made in Portland to the World Affair...More
A new state revenue forecast released today brings good news for K-12 education—it will add just over $100 million to the $7.255 billion lawmakers budgeted for schools last month.
When lawmakers passed the budget far earlier than normal, they agreed to allocate 40 percent of whatever additional monies the May revenue forecast predicted, because K-12 education gets about 40 percent of ...
Two Oregon congressmen—divided over free trade—disagree about what a Trans-Pacific deal would mean.
President Barack Obama jetted to Portland
last week to use the city and the world headquarters of Nike as
backdrops in his push for a sweeping new free-trade agreement with 11
Pacific Rim coun
There are already runaway costs for a state Capitol remodel that few people know about.
Peter Courtney usually gets what he wants.
As president of the
Oregon Senate for 12 years, Courtney, 71, has amassed more influence
than almost any other legislator in state history. The Democ
City Commissioner Nick Fish this morning said he's hired Michael Jordan, the state of Oregon's former chief operating officer, to head the Bureau of Environmental Services.
Fish announced the hire in email to all BES employees.
Jordan replaces Dean Marriott, the longtime BES chief whom Fish More
President pitches free-trade agreement to friendly audience.
The big question about President Barack Obama's visit to Portland is, "Why Nike?"Obama is making a cross-country swing to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation free trade agreement he's pushed for six years as president.
The Oregon stop is a nod to one of his strongest congressional allies, Oregon's senior U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden. Wyden is carrying Obama's water on trade...
In an abrupt about-face, Mayor Charlie Hales yesterday told the Port of Portland that he is dropping his support for a proposed $500 million propane terminal to be built by the Canadian company Pembina Pipeline Corporation.That's a death sentence for the massive project, which Hales earlier championed. The Port's director, Bill Wyatt, says that Hales told him Wednesday that Ha...
Schools get billions from the state every year. That number is growing fast. Here’s why it’s never enough.
$7.2 billion is a lot of money.
enough to buy every Oregonian a new MacBook Pro, iPad and iPhone 6. Or
enough to buy every school district in Oregon a $36 million, gently used
The City Club of Portland today named Mike Marshall its new executive director.
Marshall takes over City Club after three decades in Democratic politics. He came to Oregon in 2013 to run the campaign for same-sex marriage. When court victories eliminated the need for that campaign, Marshall shifted over to running former Gov. John Kitzhaber's 2014 general-election campaign. <...
Aide to Democratic Party money man emails potential supporters.
When WW first reported that President Barack Obama will visit Portland on May 7, one of the first questions in political circles was what role, if any, would Portland real estate investor Terry Bean play in the visit.