Ted, Get Your Tool Belt


Murmurs
Organized labor and Democratic politicians have long held each other in a warm embrace. But the 2016 political season is beginning with fractiousness. Trade unions, angered by congressional Democratsâ   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Request a Ride

Before it drove into Portland, Uber picked up a powerful lobbyist.


News Stories
On Dec. 13, 2014, Mark Wiener hosted a Saturday dĂ©tente at his Eastmoreland home between Mayor Charlie Hales and Uber, the ride-hailing company that had entered Portland’s taxi market in defiance o   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Political Pole

A campaign in Salem won new workplace rights for strippers. It also turned dancer against dancer.


News Stories
Paris Hoover went to Salem last March to ask lawmakers to watch out for strippers. The 27-year-old Portland nude dancer traveled to the state Capitol to publicly demand rights. She trekked the halls   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

The Good, the Bad and the Awful

Reader beware: What follows is mostly gossip and opinion.


Cover Story
We have opened with the warning above since 1977, when we first published our Good, Bad & Awful survey—an unvarnished view of the metro-area legislators who help write Oregon’s laws and shape    More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Political Animals

A field guide to the six groups that will choose the next mayor.


Cover Story
An L-shaped, linoleum-floored, union hall basement at Southeast 32nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard provided the perfect stage last week to show how power in Portland works.    It was ther   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Randy’s To-Do List

Five tasks for Portland’s toughest commissioner before he retires from City Hall.


City Hall
Love him or hate him, Portland will be a more boring place without City Commissioner Randy Leonard. Leonard’s face would turn scarlet at the comparison, but in his nine-plus years on the City Cou   More
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Your Teacher Is F’d

The Oregon Education Association gave Kitzhaber more than a million bucks, and now he’s giving it pay cuts and pink slips.


Cover Story
Someday soon, Gov. John Kitzhaber will sit across a conference table from Richard Sanders, the little-known man    More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

DeFazio TV Spot Wins National Award

PeterDefazio

News
Last weekend, D.C.-based Campaign & Elections magazine held its annual Reed Awards dinner to honor the best work done by political consultants in the 2010 mid-term elections. And a campaign commercial for U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) was recognized as the best TV spot for a Democratic congressional candidate.  DeFazio, a 13-term representative who's the dean of Oregon's House delegation, ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Trust But Verify

Why does a liberal Oregon Democrat want to crack down on illegal immigrants?


Immigration
Advocates for undocumented immigrants accuse U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) of trying to drive illegal workers further underground with a new bill that would require employers to check applicants   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

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