Hotseat: Don Gavitte

A fed-up Portland teacher campaigns to take Salem to school.

Q & A
Don Gavitte’s classroom walls are covered in college pennants: Stanford, Marquette, Hunter, Barnard, Oregon. All sent by grateful former students. They are banners of Gavitte’s success. Gavi   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Hot House

Strippers and union goons, fetuses and convicts—they’re all appearing in the fierce battle for control of the Oregon House.

Observers of the Portland mayor’s race have whined about campaign tactics this year. But running for City Hall is like sipping high tea...   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

House Candidate Frequently Failed To Pay Taxes

Republican Steve Newgard is campaigning for a seat in the Oregon House based on his business background and his fiscal discipline. "I've signed the front of paychecks," says Newgard, who lives in Milwaukie. "I have had to handle money in a responsible way."Yet records show Newgard repeatedly failed to pay his property taxes for most of the past decade and also failed to pay his federal incomes in full ...   More
Monday, September 17, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS


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