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City and Police Union Will Hold Public Bargaining Meeting Tomorrow


Breaking a deadlock over public bargaining sessions, the city of Portland and the Portland Police Association will hold a public contract negotiation tomorrow morning.The meeting is set for 8:30 am to noon in Room 2500 A of the 1900 Building, 1900 SW Fourth Ave.The announcement comes more than two weeks after the PPA filed an    More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The Queer Frontier

The battle over gay marriage moves to rural Oregon.

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Leighton Reed-Nickerson wheels his black 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible into the parking lot of the Harney County Farmers Market, a collection of a dozen stands selling vegetables, rag rugs   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

State Bar Dimisses UO Professor's Complaint Against Lawyers Involved in the Energy Department Investigation


The Oregon State Bar has dismissed a complaint filed by University of Oregon economics professor Bill Harbaugh, filed in May against prominent Eugene lawyers Bill Gary and Sharon Rudnick and University of Oregon General Counsel Randy Geller.
In his com...   More
Monday, August 12, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Novick's DIRECTV Football Flap Lands Him Conservative Scorn


Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick has exasperated the conservative Weekly Standard so greatly, the only words they could find were in French.

In a blog post titled "Portland, C'est Moi," Associate Editor Ethan Epstein blasts Novick for using his city blog as a forum to share what he felt wa...   More
Friday, August 9, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Steve Novick Asks Oregonian to Restore Seven Day Home Delivery

Also asks for them to rehire three writers


Take heart, Oregonian staff: City Commissioner Steve Novick's got your back. The day after The Oregonian wrote an editorial praising Novick for reversing course on a $1 million parking meter contract, Novick wrote an editorial of his own directed to the newspaper.The pi...   More
Thursday, August 8, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

CRC Officials Confirm It's a Zombridge


We hate to say we told you so, but... the Columbia River Crossing is a zombridge, officials confirmed to the Portland and Vancouver daily newspapers.Patricia McCaig, head of intergovernmental relations and government affairs for the project,    More
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

CRC Coalition Backs a Revised $2.75 Billion Project


The Columbia River Crossing Coalition, a bistate group of businesses and citizens who support the CRC, sent a letter to Oregon and Washington's governors today, asking for a revived $2.75 billion project.The letter, released late this afternoon, comes on the heels of CRC officials confirming yesterday they are looking for new ways to revive the $3.5 billion megaproject, even though Govs. John Kitz...   More
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Sitting On Defense

Federal budget cuts come down hard on court-appointed attorneys.

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Steven Wax has become famous for taking on some of the toughest court cases in the nation. As the state’s top federal public defender, Wax represented the so-called “Christmas Tree Bomber,��   More
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Same-Sex Marriage Initiative Gathers 37,211 Signatures in 10 Days


Volunteers gathering signatures to legalize same-sex marriage in Oregon have gathered 37,211 signatures in 10 days, the campaign says.Oregon Says I Do, the petition committee dedicated to qualifying the Freedom to Marry and Religious Protection Initiative for the November 2014 ballot, launched its signature gathering drive on July 26. It had a goal of 10,000 signatures in 10 days; that goal was hi...   More
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Columbia River Crossing Website No Longer Says Project is Shutting Down


When the Columbia River Crossing was unceremoniously dumped from Oregon and Washington's transportation project rolls in early July, the erstwhile "long term comprehensive solution" for Interstate 5 quickly changed its splash page to this (screen grab from July 8):

But as WW reported   More
Monday, August 5, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD
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