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

Murmurs: Media Throwdown in Washington County

When realtors fib and foodies slice the truth.

It’s election season, so you can expect campaigns to be making stuff up. But the Measure 79 campaign is the worst in a long time. The measure would amend the state constitution to ban real-estate    More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Anti-Real Estate Tax Campaign Is Making Stuff Up


Proponents of Measure 79, which would amend the Oregon constitution to ban real estate transfer taxes, already bear the burden of trying to convince voters to solve a problem that does not exist. But in doing so they're making statements that at best are misleading, and, at worst, are flat-out lies.As WW reported earlier, Measure 79 is a solution in search of a problem: State law already prohibits ...   More
Monday, September 24, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Following The Money: Tim Boyle Supports Dudley; Realtors Gear Up On Tax Fight

Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle is a Democrat but he is joining fellow sportswear chief Phil Knight in supporting GOP gubernatorial hopeful Chris Dudley. Knight earlier wrote Dudley a $50,000 check. Today, Boyle — fresh off donating $17,500 to the second failed recall effort of Portland Mayor Sam Adams — chipped in $10,000 to Dudley for the May primary. Another interesting disclosure: ...   More
Thursday, April 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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