Somebody Made a Papier-Mâché Memorial to Working Kirk Reeves on the Hawthorne Bridge

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Over the past week, TriMet has been explaining why "Working" Kirk Reeves, the most suggested name for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge, isn't an appropriate choice.Chet Orloff, the chair of the bridge naming committee, said Wednesday that Reeves, who performed on trumpet for commuters until his suicide in 2012, doesn't have the "historical and lasting significance" required for the transit ...   More
 
Monday, January 27, 2014 AARON MESH

TriMet Bridge-Naming Chairman: Kirk Reeves Lacks Historical and Regional Significance

"This has never been a popularity contest."

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TriMet is dealing with public outcry over the revelation that it bypassed the most popular name suggestion for its new transit bridge, longtime street musician "Working" Kirk Reeves.WW first reported Friday that more than 840 people suggested Reeves' name for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge—far more than submitted the four names TriMet chose as finalists.Today, the regional transit agency ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 AARON MESH

Working Kirk Reeves was the Most Suggested Name for the Transit Bridge

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Records show more than 840 people suggested TriMet name the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge after street musician “Working” Kirk Reeves—far more than suggested any other name. TriMet released its tallies of suggested names for the transit bridge this morning after a records request by WW and several other news outlets. The list shows the idea to name the bridge after the late trumpeter, ...   More
 
Friday, January 17, 2014 AARON MESH

Murmurs: Pssst. Exxon Also Wants Our Water. Pass It On.


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The initiative campaign to wrest control of Portland’s water and sewer bureaus away from City Hall is now living under the shadow of Big Chocolate. The Oregon Elections Division has received a compl   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Fans of "Working" Kirk Reeves Start Campaign to Name New TriMet Bridge After Him

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Fans of the late "Working" Kirk Reeves have started a Facebook campaign to name the new TriMet transit bridge after the street musician.Reeves was a fixture at the eastbound on-ramp to the Hawthorne Bridge, wearing a white tuxedo and Mickey Mouse ears, serenading passersby with his trumpet. Plagued by health problems, he fatally shot himself in November 2012.TriMet is asking members of the public to ...   More
 
Monday, October 21, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

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