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

Amanda Fritz and Mary Nolan Weigh In on CRC

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News
Many special interest groups routinely ask city candidates to fill out questionnaires as part of their endorsement process, but the Portland Business Alliance is among the most detailed. Some of the group's questions force candidates to answer direct and sometimes difficult questions. Here are the responses incumbent City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and her challenger, State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland) ...   More
 
Friday, September 7, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Running For Covers

Commissioner Amanda Fritz now wants to protect the city’s reservoirs with plastic.


News Stories
City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is shopping for pool covers.  Fritz has been making the rounds at City Hall pushing a plan to install plastic floating “membrane” covers to protect Portla   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fritz Forgives $50,000 Loan to Her Own Campaign

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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz—in a difficult fight for re-election—fueled her primary campaign with $50,000 in loans from her own pocket. Fritz, who would accept only contributions up to $50, needed the money to hang on against a strong challenge from state Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland.)Fritz has now forgiven that loan—which in effect turns the $50,000 into one big contribution to her own campaign, ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Portland's 2nd Annual "Big Float" Boasts a Big Turnout

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More than 1,400 people took to the Willamette River's east bank near the Hawthorne Bridge Sunday afternoon, clad with floaties, inner-tubes and kayaks to participate in the second annual Big Float to promote recreational use of the city's main body of water. The event—organized by Will Levenson of Popina Swimwear—included a performance from local artist Violet Isle and an attempt to break ...   More
 
Monday, July 30, 2012 SAM STITES

Murmurs: Financing on the Fritz

The slippery slope of campaign contributions.


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 Did City Commissioner Amanda Fritz violate her campaign-contribution limits? Fritz has based her political career on her independence from undue influence. In her re-election campaign, she   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Election Day: Fritz Goes All-In

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News
Last year, WW reported that more than 10 percent of City Commissioner Amanda Fritz's household income came from her son's online poker winnings.But in her re-election campaign against a well-financed challenger, State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Southwest) Portland, Fritz has shown herself to be a high-stakes gambler herself.Although Fritz announced at the outset of her campaign she would limit contributions ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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