Bonamici Warns Shutdown Threatens Seasonal Beers


As the drama in Washington D.C. over a partial government shutdown drags on, it's beginning to feel like nothing can dislodge the two parties from their positions.But now citizens are learning of an issue that could really hurt Oregonians—the federal shutdown of the agency that approves beer labels and operations. U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), whose constituents in the first congressional ...   More
Monday, October 14, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bonamici vs. Cornilles: How Did Your Neighborhood Vote?


The precinct level results for last month's 1st Congressional District election are finally out (try to contain your excitement), which means we can take a sneaky peak at how those westside neighborhoods in Portland voted:View Larger MapNothing very remarkable, except that precinct 158, that tiny Republican holdout of 110 registered voters in the hills, remains strongly defiant of its neighbors (60 ...   More
Monday, February 20, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Risky Business

There’s a time for playing it safe... and our 2012 Endorsement Issue says this is one of them.

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Portland, you have a gambling problem. We’re telling you this as a friend. For too many years, the voters of this city have rolled the dice on engaging but tro   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Oregon Pols, Activists Applaud Obama Gay Marriage Announcement


Reactions are rolling in after President Barack Obama's statement to ABC News earlier today that he supports full marriage rights for same-sex couples. Obama's election-year shift on the still-controversial issue comes as a vindication to Oregon's equal-marriage advocates.Basic Rights Oregon executive director Jenna Frazzini told WW: Very exciting. This is the first U.S. President to open his ...   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 COREY PEIN

See the Cornilles-Bonamici Endorsement Video


Several weeks ago, we posted a short clip from the our endorsement interview with the leading candidates for the Congressional District 1 race to succeed David Wu.  Over the weekend, the Rob Cornilles campaign decided to make an issue of the fact that we hadn't posted the entire 92-minute video, claiming that the balance of the interview is embarrassing to Suzanne Bonamici.We'll let you decide.  ...   More
Monday, January 30, 2012 by Mark Zusman

What To Do On Your Lunch Break: Vote


Residents of Oregon's First Congressional District have until 8pm tonight to vote for Democrat Suzanne Bonamici, Republican Rob Cornilles, Libertarian James Foster or Progressive Stephen Cody Reynolds in the special election to replace former U.S. Rep. David Wu (D).WW endorsed Bonamici. See the video of our endorsement interview here. Turnout was strong as of 9am this morning, according to Multnomah ...   More
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 COREY PEIN

Out Wu, In New

Our endorsement in the race for the 1st Congressional District. Election day is Jan. 31.

Few voters in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District will miss U.S. Rep. David Wu.  First elected in 1998, Wu resigned last August after exhibiting bizarre behavior and, ultimately, facing a   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 WW Staff

VIDEO: From West Point To Pot Smuggler, A Third-Party Congressional Candidate's Adventure


The major party candidates to replace Oregon's former First Congressional District Rep. David Wu—Democrat Suzanne Bonamici and Republican Rob Cornilles—have captured most of the media attention and donor support. But WW also took the time last week to interview the third-party candidates in the race who will also appear on the ballot for the Jan. 31 special election: Progressive Party candidate ...   More
Monday, January 9, 2012 COREY PEIN

CD1: Cornilles, Bonamici Rack Up Easy Wins


Rob Cornilles demolished thin competition to win the Republican nomination in the First Congressional District special election Tuesday night. At 10 pm, the Secretary of State's elections division tally showed Cornilles leading Jim Greenfield 72 percent to 12 percent. In the Democratic primary, which featured three current office holders—Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici ...   More
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Congressional Democratic Candidates on Cutting the Budget

"What's the federal government doing that it shouldn't be?"


A question WW always asks Republican candidates for Congress is whether there are any tax loopholes they would like to close, or any taxes they would consider raising. It's a way of getting them to show how they think (or if they think) or if they are simply reflexive anti-government candidates.Similarly, we always ask Democratic candidates for Congress what cuts they would consider making in the federal ...   More
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN


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