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

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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

Mayor Adams Posts Oregonian Interview

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On Sunday, The Oregonian published a story by Beth Slovic (who used to work at WW), suggesting that the conditions of roads in Portland have deteriorated under Mayor Adams, while he has funded other priorities.  The article extends the reporting done in this paper back in May of 2011, called "Dirt Road, Dead Ends." Adams has fought back, first with a column in today's O, and this morning, with ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 MARK ZUSMAN

Sam Adams is on Yelp

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The other day I noticed a curious tweet from our venerable mayor's Twitter account:Yes, Sam is tweeting his Yelp reviews. In addition to Mee-Sen, which he gives five stars, he has also likes Bridges Cafe & Catering ("The scrambled eggs and grits combo go together like Fred and Ginger"), the Arbor Lodge ("I love thy they serve Coavee Coffee!"), New Seasons Market Pharmacy ("They know alt medicine!") ...   More
 
Monday, February 13, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Aaron Campbell Settlement Ranks High Among Portland Police Payouts

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Earlier today, Mayor Sam Adams' office announced that the city had reached a settlement with the family of Aaron Campbell, an unarmed 25-year-old who was shot in the back by ex-Portland Police Bureau Officer Ron Frashour on the night of Jan. 29, 2010.Adams extended his personal apology to "Campbell’s family, particularly to his mother, Marva Davis, and his four children. "Today’s settlement does ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by Corey Pein

Ex-Adams Spokesman Files Appeal Document, Cites "Lies" As Reason He Was Forced Out

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Wade Nkrumah, a one-time spokesman for Mayor Sam Adams, filed his final replay brief with  the Oregon Court of Appeals on Jan. 25. Nkrumah is seeking to overturn a Multnomah County Court judge's decision to throw out Nkrumah's 2009 wrongful discharge lawsuit against the city. In that lawsuit, Nkrumah, a former Oregonian reporter, claimed he was  forced to lie to the public about Adams' ...   More
 
Friday, January 27, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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