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Murmurs: All The News That’s Left Under The Tree.


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Portland Public Schools spent $135,703 in October to send 79 employees, including Superintendent Carole Smith, to a national conference in St. Louis sponsored by one of its more controversial consulta   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Female Police Officers


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For two decades, I have had problems with the Portland Police Bureau [“Gender Rap,” WW, Dec. 11, 2013]. I was a criminal defense lawyer before I retired. Female officers are far better at redu   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: In Scappoose, No One Can Hear You Scream.


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Howard Dean may have inadvertently kick-started the re-election campaign of state Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose). Johnson is often a swing vote in a Senate that Democrats control by a 16-14 marg   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Conflict Over Harbor Cleanup


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There really is no conflict of interest with Jackie Dingfelder on the issue of the Superfund cleanup [“No Safe Harbor,” WW, Dec. 4, 2013]. Working on Superfund issues involves a lot of connect   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: A Former Drug Agent Goes Green.


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A Portland-based agent for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has gone to work for a private equity firm that exclusively backs businesses involved in legal marijuana sales. The Wall Street Jour   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Defrauding Immigrants


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“He’s since sweated his way into a construction job with benefits.” How many Americans living here legally and paying taxes can say this? [“Greed Card,” WW, Nov. 27, 2013.] The scumbags ri   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News That Burns No Carbon.


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Portland is getting an ELF for Christmas. That’s the name of a bike-car hybrid built by Durham, N.C.-based company Organic Transit, which announced Dec. 2 it will open its third manufacturing faci   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Yogis Without Boundaries


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I go to a lot of yoga, and have for about 20 years. It is a big part of my life. You may not know it, because I am not an amazingly flexible or fit individual, but I use yoga regularly to keep my    More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News To Comfort Crying Timbers Fans.


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The race to replace disgraced former Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen heated up last week when Deborah Kafoury unveiled an all-star list of endorsers, including Gov. John Kitzhaber. Her main oppon   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

INBOX: Abysmal Graduation Rates


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Thank you for this article [“Flunk Factories,” WW, Nov. 13, 2013]. I agree with School Board member Tom Koehler that Portland Public Schools’ evaluation of management is slack. If you are brea   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 WW Editorial Staff
 

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