The Top 10 Stories of 2012

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Face facts, readers: You wanted to read about lurid four-star hotel sex and awkward death, Bart Simpson and Doctor Who—not to mention a winningly surly football coach and an election-year smear    More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

Your Guide to Election Day and Night: The Races We're Watching and Where We'll Be


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It's Election Day ... finally. And we at WW's world headquarters are here for you. In separate posts, we'll be covering tonight's campaign parties for Oregon gubernatorial candidates John Kitzhaber and Chris Dudley; Metro President candidates Tom Hughes and Bob Stacey; and Multnomah County Commissioner candidates Karol Collymore and Loretta Smith. We'll also be with U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 HANK STERN

David Wu's Election Day and Night


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As Democrats nationwide nervously await election returns to see how many of their congressional incumbents get unseated, let's turn our attention to Oregon's First Congressional District. U.S. Rep. David Wu is trying for a seventh term representing a northwest Oregon district that includes the west side of Portland and Washington County. He had a 13-point lead over Republican challenger Rob ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jason Slotkin

The Metro President's Race: Bob Stacey vs. Tom Hughes


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After combining to raise more than $1 million in their bids to be the next president of Metro, Bob Stacey and Tom Hughes will learn tonight who's the winner. And what are Stacey (top photo) and Hughes (bottom photo) trying to win? The chance to be president of the only elected regional government in the country—a government whose purview covers about 1.5 million people in Multnomah, ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Patrick Guild

Wu-Hoo: Supporters Cheer One Winning Democratic Congressman


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  Just after 10 pm tonight, six-term U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) entered the downtown Portland Hilton’s large ballroom to chants of “WU! WU! WU!” and claps from more than 150 cheering supporters. Overcoming his Republican opponent Rob Cornilles in the First Congressional District, Wu was one of Oregon’s four Democratic incumbent House members (along with Democrat Ron ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Aboard the Portland Spirit with Tom Hughes


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The Portland Spirit is nice enough for a yacht well into its second decade of service. She was calm tonight in the Willamette, only stirred by the occasional tugboat. Like Metro president candidate Tom Hughes, this wasn’t her first election party. Hughes, the former two-term mayor of Hillsboro, took it easy as backers arrived for what turned out to be a close election night in ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Patrick Guild

Kitzhaber Waits For Multnomah County (UPDATED with Kitzhaber remarks)


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  Seven weeks ago, Steve Marks, a longtime aide to Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber, was worried about the strength and financial advantage Republican nominee Chris Dudley was displaying. “I was nervous,” Marks said in a sweltering Hilton Hotel ballroom Tuesday evening at Kitzhaber’s election night party. Shouting above Bruce Springsteen, Marks added ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Nervous Bob Stacey Supporters Watch Tight Race at Rontoms


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  Awaiting the results in the close race for Metro president tonight with candidate Bob Stacey were about 200 nervous supporters in the dimly lit, normally laid-back Rontoms bar on East Burnside Street. At 8:30 pm, KGW reported that Stacey took 57 percent of the vote in Multnomah County, which pleased Stacey—the former executive director of 1000 Friends of Oregon. “This ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jacob Pierce

Geez, That Looks Like a Dude to Us


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  We don’t envy TV reporters the heavy lifting of election coverage while on camera. But that doesn’t prevent us from pointing out their screw-ups. Above is a screen shot from KGW-TV tonight showing Republican Jaime Herrera the winner in Washington’s Third Congressional District. OK. Problem is, the picture is instead that of David Wu, the incumbent Democratic ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

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