Adams Brokers Deal with TriMet on YouthPass

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Mayor Sam Adams' gambit to save the YouthPass has worked.Three weeks after the mayor threatened to raise the transit agency's bus-shelter fees by $2 million unless it agreed to restore free bus and train rides for Portland Public Schools students, the city has brokered a deal. The cost is split three ways: The city will pay TriMet $200,000, and Portland Public Schools will pay $950,000. TriMet swallows ...   More
 
Friday, July 20, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

City Says Library Tax Would Gobble Children's Money

Cogen: "That is chutzpah."

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The City of Portland fired a shot across Multnomah County's bow on Wednesday, opening what promises to be a prickly skirmish over whether the county will put a library taxing district on the November ballot. The city's Office of Management and Finance, overseen by Mayor Sam Adams, says that ballot measure will hurt the city, and yesterday it said why. The OMF brief says that creating the Multnomah ...   More
 
Thursday, July 19, 2012 AARON MESH

A is for Adams

From ax-wielding to zemblanity, the things Portland’s controversial mayor has done right.


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Give Mayor Sam Adams some credit.  We are. Finally. Perhaps no media organization has been tougher on Adams during his term as Portland’s mayor than WW—and for good reason. Weeks afte   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 COREY PEIN

A Day To Remember

Ray Davies Day is just the latest in awesome Portland proclamations.


Featured Stories
Longtime Portland DJ Gregarious T. Cline had a simple dream: to open for famed Kinks frontman Ray Davies at the Aladdin...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Washington County Asks TriMet to Limit YouthPass Fallout to Portland

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Washington County board chairman Andy Duyck has asked TriMet to restrict any service cuts to Multnomah County if the transit agency restores the YouthPass program, WW has learned.Duyck called TriMet general manager Neil MacFarlane on June 27—the day after Portland Mayor Sam Adams threatened a $2 million hike on bus-shelter fees if TriMet didn't put the YouthPass back in its budget. The city has postponed ...   More
 
Thursday, July 5, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Read The Portland Police Union President's Blistering Attack On Bureau Leaders

Aaron Campbell case at issue

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Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner has published a long, detailed and yet still raw-feeling screed directed at the leadership of the Portland Police Bureau, including Chief Mike Reese, Lt. Robert King and Mayor Sam Adams.Turner's beef? Adams' decision to ignore an arbitrator's ruling and fire Officer Ron Frashour, who two years ago shot an unarmed man, Aaron Campbell (pictured). The ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 by Corey Pein

Oregon Pols, Activists Applaud Obama Gay Marriage Announcement

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Reactions are rolling in after President Barack Obama's statement to ABC News earlier today that he supports full marriage rights for same-sex couples. Obama's election-year shift on the still-controversial issue comes as a vindication to Oregon's equal-marriage advocates.Basic Rights Oregon executive director Jenna Frazzini told WW: Very exciting. This is the first U.S. President to open his ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 COREY PEIN

Occupiers Get Clever With May Day Flyers

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Occupy Portland activists have called for a general strike tomorrow, in honor of May Day.Portland Mayor Sam Adams this afternoon put out a press release saying he expects a "peaceful, family-friendly" May Day march by organized labor groups—but noted "the Portland Police Bureau are charged with keeping the peace."The bureau, for its own part, said in an April 22 release that "mildly aggressive" demonstrators ...   More
 
Monday, April 30, 2012 COREY PEIN

Enough! There Are Nowhere Near 695 Food Carts in Portland

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With news that the Cartlandia food cart pod on 82nd Avenue has been granted a license to serve beer and wine, Mayor Sam Adams has been hysterically tweeting that this will lead to 695 individual food carts all now suddenly applying for liquor licenses—each paying $200 to apply for a limited on-premises liquor license without first bothering to read the guidelines that make it clear 99 percent ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 RUTH BROWN

City Asks Wieden+Kennedy to Figure Out How to Help Portland's Public Schools

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Wieden+Kennedy took a break recently from selling Old Spice and hanging with Clint Eastwood to sell a different kind of product: Portland's public schools.At a Feb. 16 conference called "GOOD Ideas for Cities: Portland," put on by GOOD, the non profit and quarterly magazine dedicated to look for solutions to public problems, representatives from the Pearl District advertising firm unveiled their plan ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

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