It's over. Sam Adams will remain Portland's mayor. And anyone who hopes Portland will move forward between now and 2012 should put enmity aside and get behind Mr. Mayor.
Last year, The Skanner supported the recall effort. If the recall succeeded, either Adams would have a clear mandate or he would have to stand down. Issue resolved.
But we also said that if the recall effort failed to gather the signatures needed, we would consider the citizens to have spoken.
What if the Portland Trailblazers proposed JumpTown development were to give 1 percent of its gross takings to support community nonprofits and small business organizations? In perpetuity.
When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called on Americans to sit-in, speak out and march on Washington to demand justice and equality, he didn't know when or how civil rights would be achieved. Yet he inspired others with confidence, saying, "Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
The quote, from his teacher, abolitionist Rev. Theodore Parker, sums up Dr. King's belief in the ...