Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1435-1-.html Tue, 29 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Fritz’s Labor Pains - City Commissioner Amanda Fritz says she is the champion of labor unions. So why have they abandoned her? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18813-fritzs_labor_pains_city_commissioner_amanda_fritz_says_she_is_the_champion_of_labor_unions_so_why_ha.html A union strike, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz says, defined her commitment to public service long before she ran for office. She recalls...]]> Campaign Confidential - <i>WW</i> gets city hall candidates to make public questionnaires used to win special-interest-group support. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18941-campaign_confidential_ww_gets_city_hall_candidates_to_make_public_questionnaires_used_to_win_special.html If a candidate for mayor knocks on your door and asks for your vote, you probably won’t try to pin him or her down...]]> You Really, Really Like Me! - Brady’s and Smith’s social-media campaigns are friending voters. And @Hales? #Zzzzz. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18877-you_really_really_like_me__bradys_and_smiths_social_media_campaigns_are_friending_voters_and_ahales_.html Jefferson Smith, Eileen Brady and Charlie Hales hope you’ll “like” them. Brady also wants you to see pictures of her family and eavesdrop as she says “I love you” to her son. Smith weigh]]> City Hall Bucks - Contributions in the mayor’s campaign have topped $1 million, and it’s becoming clear who’s paying for this race. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18757-city_hall_bucks_contributions_in_the_mayors_campaign_have_topped_%241_million_and_its_becoming_clear.html From speeches in swanky bars to parties with aerial dancers, Portland’s three leading mayoral candidates...]]> Big Checks and Balances - Charlie Hales leans on big donors, and a Portland developer plays two sides. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18790-big_checks_and_balances_charlie_hales_leans_on_big_donors_and_a_portland_developer_plays_two_sides.html Political candidates like to say every vote counts. When it comes to campaign contributions, some people clearly have a louder voice than others. Last week, WW gave you an analysis of special-in]]> The Anti-Fritz Candidate - Rep. Mary Nolan is running for City Council but hasn’t yet connected with voters. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18987-the_anti_fritz_candidate_rep_mary_nolan_is_running_for_city_council_but_hasnt_yet_connected_with_vot.html Mary Nolan looks uncomfortable. About 25 people have gathered for a candidates’ forum at the June Key Delta Community Center in North Portland.]]>