Jefferson Smith Was Cited for 1993 Misdemeanor Assault Involving a Woman

Charge was dropped after Smith's lawyer arranged for a settlement

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Eugene police cited Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) in 1993 for an misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an incident with a woman at an off-campus party when he attended the University of Oregon.Police and the Lane County District Attorney's office dropped the charge after Smith, then 20 and a sophomore at UO, settled out of court with the woman. Smith spoke to WW Monday about the incident ...   More
 
Monday, October 1, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Jefferson Smith Press Conference: The Liveblog

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Jefferson Smith is holding a 3 pm press conference in Terry Schrunk Plaza, presumably in response to today's WW report that he was cited in 1993 for misdemeanor assault in an incident involving a woman. The conference was scheduled to be held in front of City Hall, but had to be moved because the TV series Portlandia is doing a shoot on the location. WW is covering the press conference ...   More
 
Monday, October 1, 2012 AARON MESH

One Question: Should the City End the 48-Hour Waiting Period for Police Involved in Shootings?


Elections
The city’s labor contract with police allows officers involved in a shooting or in-custody death to decline to talk to bureau investigators for 48 hours while they confer with union lawyers. O   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

One Question: Should Portland Have OK’d Fluoridation Without a Vote of the People?


Elections
The Portland City Council voted unanimously Sept. 12 to fluoridate Portland’s water by mid-2014. Foes, seeking to refer the question...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 AARON MESH

Failure To Comply

The feds have used independent monitors to reform police agencies elsewhere. But Portland leaders don’t want one here.


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The U.S. Department of Justice last week released a damning report about the Portland Police Bureau’s use of force. The details may...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Block Busters

The urban density Charlie Hales championed has arrived on Division Street. Why isn’t he celebrating?


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Judah Gold-Markel has trouble parking in front of his house these days.  He’s lived in his green bungalow on Southeast Sherman Street, two...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 AARON MESH

One Question: What are you going to do about the Moyer Hole?


Elections
In 2009, Tom Moyer abandoned work on a new 33-story office and condominium tower in the center of Portland’s downtown retail district. The development mogul’s company has left us with a gaping   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 AARON MESH

Dr. Know: Blue, Blue Oregon

If Oregon is so solidly blue, why should a Portlander bother voting this year?


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Oregon is a die-hard blue state—and anyway, since the conventions, Obama’s been running away with the election. So, as a Portlander, why should I bother voting? —Derpa the Sherpa We’re no   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Hales and Smith on the CRC: Not So Different

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The two mayoral candidates, State Rep. Jefferson Smith and former City Commissioner Charlie Hales, turned in their responses to the Portland Business Alliance's candidate questionnaire recently. Their entire answers are worth reading but of particular note are their responses to the PBA's question about the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing project, which is a top priority for the business ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Enviro Group Accuses Hales Campaign of Breaking Law by Secretly Recording a Meeting

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The Oregon League of Conservation Voters today blasted the campaign of mayoral candidate Charlie Hales for what the environmental group says is "unethical and possibly illegal use of endorsement interviews."At issue is a story WW posted last week quoting Hales' opponent State Rep. Jefferson Smith. In his OLCV interview, Smith suggested that as mayor, he could round up 2,000 volunteers and pave the ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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