05 30 2016
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Influential legislator will serve as community ambassador-at-large

Margaret Carter

Oregon State Sen. Margaret Carter is joining The Skanner as vice president of corporate affairs and will lend her clout, intellect, connections and energy to The Skanner's mission of Challenging People to Shape A Better Future Now.


Former employees claim the commission discriminates on race

Two Portland Development Commission employees have filed complaints against the commission, claiming race discrimination and retaliation.

Tyrone Henry, a contract/appliance manager, and Christina Cain, a senior executive assistant, have filed complaints with the state Bureau of Labor and Industries.

Kulongoski wins Democratic nomination in primary election

City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, center, talks with reporters Tuesday night after successfully running for re-election.

Although only 34 percent of Multnomah County voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's election, the election went on anyway. As a result, Democratic Gov. Ted Kulongoski will run against Republican Ron Saxton in the governor's race in November; county chair Diane Linn will give up her seat to newcomer Ted Wheeler; and city commissioners Erik Sten and Dan Saltzman will remain on the Portland City Council.


Controversial decision isn't expected until after the November election

OLYMPIA— Washington's closely watched same-sex marriage case was argued before the state Supreme Court in March of 2005, and the long, long wait for a decision continues.

Some court-watchers are now speculating that this hot potato could stay under wraps until after the November election.
Gay marriage and gay rights were a front-burner issue in the Legislature this year, and the buzz over the Oscar-nominated "Brokeback Mountain" seemed to galvanize attention.


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