Hotseat: Earl Blumenauer and Peter Defazio

Two Oregon congressmen—divided over free trade—disagree about what a Trans-Pacific deal would mean.

News Stories
President Barack Obama jetted to Portland last week to use the city and the world headquarters of Nike as backdrops in his push for a sweeping new free-trade agreement with 11 Pacific Rim coun   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Earl Blumenauer’s Fruitcake Ice Cream (Salt & Straw)

Food Reviews & Stories
Every year, bow-tied U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer sends fruitcake to friends, family and favored local news outlets. This year, there was a twist. Local ice-cream monolith Salt & Straw m   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer Calls For Investigation of Anti-Drug Tour

Earl Blumenauer

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenaeur (D-Ore.) has asked federal officials to look into whether taxpayer money was improperly used to organize an anti-drug tour scheduled to roll out across Oregon just as voters will cast ballots on Measure 91, which would legalize marijuana in the state.Blumenauer on Friday sent a letter to the top officials at the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance ...   More
Friday, September 5, 2014 WW Staff

Portland to Host International Cannabis Business Conference


An international conference on best cannabis business practices will come just in time for entrepreneurs who expect Oregon to follow Washington and Colorado in legalizing recreational marijuana use this November.The International Cannabis Business Conference will be held September 13-14 at the Oregon Convention Center. U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland) will talk about how the ...   More
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by Kate Willson

EPA Suspends $125,500 Fine on Portland Harbor Companies


Companies expected to pay for a Superfund cleanup of the Portland Harbor have $125,500 less to worry about.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off from fining those companies for dragging their feet on reporting the risk people face by eating contaminated Willamette River fish.The EPA on Monday told the companies it is suspending the fines it began issuing last summer—on the condition ...   More
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Muddy Waters

Rep. Earl Blumenauer wants to cut Willamette Superfund costs. His wife works for a company paying the bills.

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For more than a decade, the federal government has been demanding that companies along the Willamette River clean up their mess in the Portland Harbor. And no one has been more adamant about get   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 AARON MESH

Blumenauer Demands Defense Department Clean Up the Willamette River — VIDEO


As negotiations over the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup slog along, U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) keeps pushing for more money from what he says is one of the Williamette River's bigger polluters: the Pentagon. At a House Budget Committee meeting on Wednesday, Blumenauer grilled U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the defense department's role in making the Portland Harbor a toxic ...   More
Friday, June 14, 2013 AARON MESH

Risky Business

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

Cover Story
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

Dr. Know: Blue, Blue Oregon

If Oregon is so solidly blue, why should a Portlander bother voting this year?

Dr. Know
Oregon is a die-hard blue state—and anyway, since the conventions, Obama’s been running away with the election. So, as a Portlander, why should I bother voting? —Derpa the Sherpa We’re no   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Murmurs: Kroger’s Legacy and Occupy Still Making Waves

City to Occupy: Why don’t you do it in the road?

Ex-Attorney General John Kroger has left for Reed College, but his legacy at the Oregon Department of Justice continues. On July 2, the Harrang Long Gary Rudnick law firm sent the state a $431,0   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 WW Editorial Staff


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