- Mayor Sam Adams proposes new tax to pay for Portland police reforms – Portland Mayor Sam Adams wants to use a new tax on phone companies to pay for police reforms demanded by the federal Justice Department. Customers who get their land-line phone service from CenturyLink or Frontier, for example, could see their monthly bills rise by $3.84 to $9.24 a year if the City Council approves the utility fee, according to city figures.
- No concession from Clackamas County Chairwoman Charlotte Lehan, Commissioner Jamie Damon – Clackamas County Chairwoman Charlotte Lehan and Commissioner Jamie Damon have yet to concede amid an ongoing state investigation into ballot tampering at the Clackamas County Elections Office. Deanna Swenson, a temporary elections worker, allegedly filled in down-ballot races left blank to cast additional votes for Republicans. Six ballots that were potentially altered had been identified as of Tuesday afternoon, though state officials have released few other details of the investigation.
- Trade deficit, fiscal cliff threaten second recession
- Obama comments, fiscal cliff in focus
- US Stocks Rise as Data Overshadow Fiscal Cliff Concern
- Bethlehem mayor: City must raise taxes to avoid falling off fiscal cliff
- Kansas City Tax Payers Address the ‘Fiscal Cliff‘
- Mayor Sam Adams pushes West Hayden Island environmental proposal
- Multnomah County gears up to sue national mortgage giant
- Portland police gang team helps quell summer violence, Chief Mike Reese says
- Hillsboro Fire assumes leadership control over Washington County Fire District 2
- Cornelius assistant police chief remains on duty pending internal investigation, while chief is on paid leave
- Two educators seek Eugene council seat
- County official says registered voters were turned away in Hazleton precincts
- Updated vote tallies don’t help Rob Mckenna in Washington state governor’s race
- King County drops 175 marijuana cases, now that possession is legal
- Goodbye, Mayor Becky
- Gearhart mayor race results may take 2 weeks
- Should FEMA Stop Bailing Out Cities?
ELGL Forum with Ken Allen, Oregon AFSCME Exec. Dir. – Please join us on November 14, 2012 for an ELGL brown bag lunch with Ken Allen, Executive Director of Oregon AFSCME Council 75. Mr. Allen will discuss the challenges facing local governments and their employees from the union perspective. Oregon AFSCME Council 75, represents 140 local unions throughout Oregon.
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