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Fortune-Tellers Divided On Race for Portland Mayor

They predict Hales or Brady or Smith in the runoff

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We don't know about you, but we just couldn't wait for the election results in the Portland mayor's race to roll in tomorrow night.

So we sent WW news intern Cody Newton to consult with the experts on the future—astrologers, fortune tellers and psychics.

Only two—Tarot card counselor Caffeine Jones and    More
Monday, May 14, 2012 by COREY PEIN

New Poll Shows Hales Up, Brady Down, Smith Second In Portland Mayoral Race (Updated)


A new poll by DHM Research shows Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales leading Eileen Brady and Jefferson Smith by a wider margin.
KPTV and OPB News, which commissioned the poll, have published the results on their websites.The re...   More
Monday, May 14, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Oregon Pols, Activists Applaud Obama Gay Marriage Announcement


Reactions are rolling in after President Barack Obama's statement to ABC News earlier today that he supports full marriage rights for same-sex couples. Obama's elec...   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Scrubbing All Their Jobs Talk

Everyone running for City Hall wants to help Portland’s economy. But not all their claims of being “job creators” add up.

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz wants you to believe she has created jobs in Portland...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS , COREY PEIN

Charlie Hales' Bookshelf Gloomier Than He Lets On


One thing colleagues of Portland mayoral candidate and former City Commissioner Charlie Hales find noteworthy about him, as WW reported in its recent profile, is that his core political beliefs are hard to pin down.

Once a registered Republican, then a non-affiliated voter, and a Democrat since 1998, ...   More
Thursday, May 3, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Occupiers Get Clever With May Day Flyers

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Occupy Portland activists have called for a general strike tomorrow, in honor of May Day.

Portland Mayor Sam Adams this afternoon put out a press release saying he expects a "peaceful, family-friendly" May Day march by organized labor groups—but noted "the Portland Police Bureau are charged with keeping the peace."

...   More
Monday, April 30, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Jefferson Smith Wins Police, Fire Union Endorsements


The unions representing Portland police and firefighters have endorsed State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) for mayor.
The public safety unions last year announced they'd be withholding their endorsement in the race for the time being.Smith is perceived to be the most liberal of the three leading candidates. He's running against businesswoman Eileen Brady, former City Commissioner Char...   More
Monday, April 23, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Downtown Building Wins Major Architecture Award

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The American Institute of Architects yesterday released a list of its top 10 green projects for 2012.
Mercy Corps global headquarters on Southwest Naito Parkway near the Burnside Bridge, a $21.3 million project completed in 2009, was one of the buildings chosen for recognition.The project was completed primarily by Portland firms, including THA Architecture—whose principal partner Will Dann s...   More
Friday, April 20, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Your Money's No Good Here! Mayoral Candidates On The Campaign Cash Chase


It's almost election time, which means WW's conference rooms have been busier than usual, with all the candidates coming for endorsement interviews.

Last week, WW hosted the leading candidates for mayor, State Rep. Jeffe...   More
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Judge's Remedy In Yogi Case Lets 'Shady Dealings' Stand, For Now


Plaintiffs in a convoluted lawsuit involving the last wishes of a charismatic religious leader have posted a draft copy of a proposed judicial remedy in the dispute.

Multnomah County Circuit Judge Leslie Roberts had previously    More
Friday, April 13, 2012 by COREY PEIN
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