Craig Berkman Pleads Guilty in Facebook Fraud


Former Oregon GOP gubernatorial candidate Craig Berkman pleaded guilty today in a New York federal court to one count each of wire fraud and securities fraud."I deeply regret my actions," a weeping Berkman, wearing beige jail scrubs, said at the hearing on Tuesday according to Reuters. "I've devastated my family." He apologized to his investors, saying some of them were "dear, dear friends." "I'm ...   More
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by Nigel Jaquiss

Craig Berkman, Former Gubernatorial Candidate, Charged By SEC for Fraud


Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Craig Berkman was arrested and charged today for $8 million in securities fraud schemes.First reported by the Portland Business Journal, Berkman is in hot water with the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly defrauding investors, promising pre-IPO shares of Facebook that he did not control or own.“As alleged, Craig Berkman seized on the interest ...   More
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Fluoride Foes Remove Parody Facebook Page


Today's edition of WW's Murmurs opens with an item about how fluoridation opponents started a Facebook page with nearly the same name ("Healthy Portland, Healthy Kids") as the political campaign supporting this May's fluoride ballot measure ("Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland"). But no sooner did WW go to press than that doppelgänger Facebook page disappeared. Kimberly Kaminski, executive director of ...   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 AARON MESH

NYT Examines Facebook's Oregon Tax Break


With a good share of the country's business reporters freaking out over today's first-ever public stock sale by Facebook, The New York Times' Bits blog hones in on the company's new Oregon tax break. "A few hours after the I.P.O. Friday, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber was scheduled to sign into law a so-called “Facebook bill” that assesses big data centers in Oregon for taxes on their local value, ...   More
Friday, May 18, 2012 COREY PEIN

You Really, Really Like Me!

Brady’s and Smith’s social-media campaigns are friending voters. And @Hales? #Zzzzz.

Jefferson Smith, Eileen Brady and Charlie Hales hope you’ll “like” them. Brady also wants you to see pictures of her family and eavesdrop as she says “I love you” to her son. Smith weigh   More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Portland Police Bureau Spreads Occupy Portland Mugshots on Facebook

Outrage goes viral

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The Portland Police Bureau has come under some heat this week after posting mugshots of Occupy Portland protesters arrested at Jamison Square on Sunday morning on its Facebook page. ---The Bureau posted its press release about the incident along with the mugshots of seven arrestees, sparking a torrent of criticism on Twitter and 458 comments on the page Facebook page itself. Portland Police Bureau's ...   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 by Ruth Brown

Hashtag: #Boot-on-a-Face-Forever

Evgeny Morozov challenges the idea that the Internet will set us free

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Are Facebook, Twitter and Google going to usher in a new age of democracy and freedom around the world? No, according to Evgeny Morozov, who's speaking in Portland on Wednesday night, April 6.Morozov, a native of the former Soviet republic of Belarus, is the author of The Net Delusion, a book critical of what he calls the “cyber-utopianism” underlying U.S. foreign policy. Democracy doesn’t ...   More
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

Sext Crimes: Facebook Group Emerges to Support Brown

  In response to last week’s cover story, “Sext Crimes,” WW readers have formed a Facebook group to raise money for Antjuanece Brown, the cover story subject who spent five weeks in the Washington County Jail on felony charges related to sexting. In November, Brown, 20, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge but still faces about $3,000 in court fees. Money raised will ...   More
Thursday, December 9, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Twittering for Ted? Not So Fast. Wheeler Pulls a Reversal on New Media Job

Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler has pulled the plug on his plans to hire a new staff member to use Facebook, Twitter and other new media to help the county communicate with citizens. After KPTV (channel 12) broke the story on May 8th about the $70,000-a-year job and national blogs followed up, Wheeler said he was deluged with hundreds of responses both for and against the hire. Many of ...   More
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

The Fabulous Life of Mayor Sam Adams

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Friday, November 20, 2009 BETH SLOVIC


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