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State Of Disaster

Trying to get beyond the definition of insanity and figuring out what to do differently in Oregon’s bleeding budget.


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Last week’s grim budget news that the state of Oregon has sprung another $577 million budget leak prompted us to post on wweek.com with a couple of quick thoughts. The first was to point out an ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 HENRY STERN

Duel Over Donations

Amanda Fritz and Randy Leonard on public campaign finance in Portland.


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Portland voters this fall will decide whether to continue public financing of city campaigns. The five-year-old program provides $150,000 for primaries and $200,000 for general elections to council c ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 HENRY STERN

The Fall Line

Seven things that will be in political fashion in the November election.


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Last week’s Oregon primary set up a number of story lines for the November general election. So before you tune out for the summer, here’s what to watch when you check back into politics t ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 HENRY STERN

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
About the only “luxuries” you’ll find here are the padded high-backed leather chairs for people sitting at the bar. But really, when you’re going to catch a game and drink a pitcher or three with pals, how many sports-bar bells and whistles do you need? This 52-year-old insti   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 HENRY STERN

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
This converted Texaco station has become both a solid weekend brunch option and a nightly hangout where residents from the gentrified neighborhood (kickballers flood the room on Sunday nights) can sample from an eclectic cocktails menu. The retro decor happily spares patrons the cavernous feel of a    More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 HENRY STERN

Tim Donaghy

Ex-ref says Rasheed was right and small-market teams like Portland are screwed.


Q & A
Here’s some news that may console Trail Blazers fans grumbling about the team’s second straight first-round playoff elimination. Ex-NBA ref Tim Donaghy says it’s nearly impossible fo ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 HENRY STERN

Perchance To Dream

To believe or not to believe in the Blazers heading into the playoffs.


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Next week, Portland heads into the playoffs for the second straight year. Last season, fans were happy just to be there after the Trail Blazers hadn’t made the playoffs for five seasons. This ye ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 HENRY STERN

Politics Spelled With A “Tea”

Can the tea party movement wield much power in Oregon’s elections this year?


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Oregon’s May primary will be the first statewide election with a full ballot of candidates since the tea party movement’s emergence on the national level. And so I met last week with Geoff ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 HENRY STERN

Hot For Teachers

What winning big union endorsements means for Bill Bradbury.


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EUGENE — Last weekend, Bill Bradbury hauled in endorsements from Oregon’s most powerful education unions. The development gave a huge short-term boost to Bradbury’s gubernatorial ca ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 HENRY STERN

Candidates Went Wild

March Madness: A scorecard to Multnomah County’s last-minute political scramble.


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The death last weekend of Oregon state Treasurer Ben Westlund set off a mad political scramble Tuesday that reached deep into Multnomah County. In the minutes after Gov. Ted Kulongoski named Multnoma ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 HENRY STERN
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