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Murmurs: News With Many Rivers To Cross.


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What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, when he ran for mayor, Jim Francesconi outraised his opponent, Tom Potter, by more than a 4-to-1 margin. In this year’s race for Multnomah County   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: PPS’s Racial Achievement Gap


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Every student in Portland Public Schools deserves an education that fulfills his or her potential. That’s why PPS has invested in staff training to help educators develop the skills and strate   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Will Voters Get A Say On A Convention Hotel?


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Opponents of a proposed publicly subsidized hotel at the Oregon Convention Center were planning to force a vote on the question in the November 2014 election. Project opponents—downtown hotelier   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Nuclear Plant’s Costs


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“Energy Northwest—owned by a coalition of public utilities—also says the nuclear plant produces environmentally friendly energy.” [“The Not-So-Green Machine,” WW, Dec. 18, 2013.] So    More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

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
 

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