Author: Sam Kennedy

Hollywood Video founder Mark Wattles’ never-finished palatial mansion headed to the auction block – Portland Business Journal

Mark Wattles had grand plans for a singular 32-acre property along the banks of the Willamette River in West Linn. The founder of Hollywood Video had bought the property in his early 30s for $1.25 million in 1994, and by 1997, construction was underway on Wattles’ dream home, a sprawling, 50,000-square-foot mansion with three stories, […]

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The Largest Independent Expenditure of This Election Cycle Is Rooted in a California Trailer Park Fortune

The Largest Independent Expenditure of This Election Cycle Is Rooted in a California Trailer Park Fortune The largest independent expenditure so far in this spring’s election cycle is $90,000 spent on a TV attack ad. The campaign commercial, which began airing by May 1, accuses former Rep. Shemia Fagan of hypocrisy in her crusade to […]

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Oregon Counties Hold First Joint Summit On Opioid Addiction

Clackamas County Sheriff, Craig Roberts, talks to the tri-county summit on opioid abuse. The three counties that make up the greater Portland metro area held a joint summit Friday to tackle opioid addiction, marking the first wider collaborative effort in the area. Politicians, district attorneys, sheriffs and health workers from Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah counties […]

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