Loretta Smith and Jules Bailey Win Multnomah County Commission Seats


Former state Rep. Jules Bailey (D-Portland) will join the latest rebuilding effort on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, joining a re-elected Commissioner Loretta Smith.Bailey defeated businessman Brian Wilson ,with unofficial results showing Bailey with 72 percent of the vote to Wilson's 27 percent. The two were vying to replace Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, who left her seat ...   More
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 AARON MESH

Stimson Lumber, Eric Lemelson Open Checkbooks


Two of Oregon's biggest political contributors weighed in on contested races in recent days. Filings with the secretary of state's elections divisions show Portland-based Stimson Lumber gave state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) $20,000. Richardson is seeking the GOP gubernatorial nomination which confers upon the winner the dubious pleasure of challenging incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber, a ...   More
Monday, October 21, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Role-Playing Games

Jeff Cogen’s resignation means local pols are maneuvering for new chairs.

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Jeff Cogen has simplified the 2016 election for Charlie Hales. The embattled Multnomah County chairman announced last week he’ll resign Sept. 16—two months after revelations of his affair wi   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS , AARON MESH

Deborah Kafoury Will Run for County Chair—But Not Yet


Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury tells WW she's planning to run for Jeff Cogen's vacated county chair job, confirming months of speculation.But Kafoury says she isn't ready to launch her campaign, which would require her to resign her current seat on the board."At some point, I intend to run for chair, quit my job and campaign," Kafoury tells WW. "But the time for that is not right now."Kafoury ...   More
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Green Machine

New green-energy tax breaks make critics see red.

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Newly proposed green-energy tax credits in Oregon are prompting watchdog groups to warn that the measure is a warmed-up version of a discredited idea. And the tax watchdogs blasting the proposal f   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Interested in Clean Energy? Go Here

Remember when clean, alternative energies for the future were a fairly big concern, back before the current economic deathmatch began and clean energy opponents seized on the freefall to say now's not the time to change our approach? The nonprofit Focus the Nation is coming to Portland to remind you that the time is now for cleaner energy. Founded in 1999 by Portland's own Green House Network, ...   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Ryan Fleming

Who's Giving In the Tax Measure Battles

The one part of the Oregon economy that's looking healthy these days is the campaign business. While there are only two measures on the ballot, unions and big business are shelling out like it's 1999 again (or some other year when we were not an economic basket case). Common Cause Oregon has thoughtfully provided data on who's giving to both the proponents of Measures 66 and 67, which would ...   More
Monday, January 11, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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