You Really, Really Like Me!

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


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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

The Mayoral Candidates on Poverty in Portland: What Can City Hall Do?

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“What new focus and coordination will your administration bring to serve low-income residents, particularly the children and seniors living at or below or near the poverty line?” The leading mayoral candidates—Charlie Hales, Eileen Brady and Jefferson Smith—got this question at a Feb. 16 forum sponsored by the Northwest Examiner at the Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center. The question was ...   More
 
Monday, February 20, 2012 WW Staff

Big Checks and Balances

Charlie Hales leans on big donors, and a Portland developer plays two sides.


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Political candidates like to say every vote counts. When it comes to campaign contributions, some people clearly have a louder voice than others. Last week, WW gave you an analysis of special-in   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Grocery Union Leader and Others React to Anti-Labor Language in New Seasons Market Handbook

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A story in this week's print edition of WW exploring mayoral candidate Eileen Brady's work behind the scenes at New Seasons Market during the company's early days has provoked strong reactions from labor unions and other City Hall candidates. Brady has repeatedly said she wrote New Seasons' first employee handbook in 2000. The first bound, published employee handbook distributed to workers in March ...   More
 
Friday, February 3, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

City Hall Bucks

Contributions in the mayor’s campaign have topped $1 million, and it’s becoming clear who’s paying for this race.


Elections
From speeches in swanky bars to parties with aerial dancers, Portland’s three leading mayoral candidates...   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Manual Dexterity

When Eileen Brady helped run New Seasons, the company equated unions with extremists.


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Eileen Brady’s association with New Seasons Market has been the central narrative of her campaign for Portland mayor. It makes sense that she wants to identify herself with the grocery that call   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Cylvia Hayes, Kitzhaber's Companion, Endorses Eileen Brady for Mayor

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The companion of Gov. John Kitzhaber, Cylvia Hayes, has endorsed Eileen Brady in the Portland mayor's race. That endorsement carries some weight, because although Kitzhaber and Hayes are not married, the governor's office calls Hayes "First Lady," and polling shows Kitzhaber remains enormously popular in Portland. At least two candidates in the mayor's race have reason to hope for Kitzhaber's endorsement. ...   More
 
Monday, January 30, 2012 by Brent Walth

Extra Seasoning

Records raise questions about Eileen Brady’s New Seasons résumé.


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Early this month, New Seasons Market announced plans to build its 13th store on a vacant lot in North Portland’s Eliot neighborhood.  That’s good news for the listless economy and the u   More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

OLCC Probes Brady's New Seasons Claims

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The Oregon Liquor Control Commission completed a brief probe into New Seasons Markets' liquor license last week, following mayoral candidate Eileen Brady and her husband, former New Seasons CEO Brian Rohter's, explanation of Brady's role in the company's founding. Brady's claim to be a "founding co-owner" of New Seasons, the popular 12-store chain, is central to her campaign narrative. Last week, ...   More
 
Monday, January 23, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

One City Union, No Longer Holding Back On Mayoral Endorsement, Says It Supports Eileen Brady

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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48, which represents about 100 city of Portland workers, was one of four union locals that last month made a show of not endorsing any candidate for mayor.At the time, IBEW 48 business agent Joe Esmonde cited the Columbia River Crossing as a top issue for his union and others that would work on the controversial construction project. Today, ...   More
 
Thursday, January 19, 2012 COREY PEIN

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