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Portlanders for Schools Cross $500,000 Mark

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Portlanders for Schools, the campaign fund for both Portland Public Schools' $548 million construction bond and its $57 million-a-year operating levy, recently crossed the half-million mark in fund-raising.To date, the group has raised just over $577,ooo for the two tax-increase measures on the May ballot.Among the top donors in recent weeks: Walsh Construction gave $12,500, for a total now of $25...   More
 
Thursday, March 24, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Launch Pad

The Mayor plays “Will it float?” with a proposal to take control of Multnomah County’s River Patrol Unit.


City Hall
Late in Mayor Sam Adams’ third annual State of the City address last month, he proposed a change to give Multnomah County extra cash it badly    More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Another Staffer Departs David Wu's Office

David Wu

An eighth staffer has left U.S. Rep. David Wu's office.Erin Devaney, the Democratic congressman's executive assistant and scheduler, left Wu's Washington, D.C., office on Friday.
Wu spokesman Erik Dorey said today the job of a scheduler is "the most difficult and high stress in any congressional office," but that Devaney "will always be a friend of the office." Wu has already found a replacemen...   More
 
Monday, March 21, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

In Fundraising Push, David Wu Celebrates Birthday Early

David Wu

U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) marks his 56th birthday on April 8, but he's hosting a birthday party in Portland on March 23, about a week before a key Federal Election Commission fundraising report is due.The $100-a-hea...   More
 
Friday, March 18, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland School Board Races Heat Up

Bobbie Regan

Three out of four Portland School Board races have two or more candidates as of this afternoon.Today at 5 pm is the deadline for candidates to file for the May 17 election.In Zone 1, the incumbent Ruth Adkins has two opponents: Larry Lawson, a network security manager, and Glen Livingston, a community activist and an exterior remodeling contractor.Zone 2 is an open seat since incumbent    More
 
Thursday, March 17, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Parking Plan for Jeld-Wen Field Goes Sideways

Portland City Council March 16

Mayor Sam Adams' emergency parking plan for the area around t...   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Badly Shaken


News Stories
The earthquake that struck Japan last week was the fourth largest since 1900, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  A magnitude 9.0 quake, the March 11 event spawned a tsunami, left hundred   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Asleep At The Wheel

David Wu totaled a parked car in 2010 and blamed it on his hectic travel schedule.


Politics
U.S. Rep. David Wu crashed his car into a Ford Focus parked on a residential street in Portland’s Forest Heights neighborhood last year   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

David Wu Refuses to Release October 2010 Correspondence

David Wu

One of the more curious elements of the story surrounding U.S. Rep. David Wu is the series of bizarre emails the Democratic congressman sent sta...   More
 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC
 

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