The retail politics of the Hales budget creates winners and losers.
Politicians don’t usually gain support by making budget cuts.But the startling thing about Mayor Charlie Hales’ first budget, released April 30, is how the mayor’s cutting of $21.5 million has b
A move to replace private patrols with park rangers tests the clout of the Portland Business Alliance.
The City of Portland is moving to break the longtime hold a
business group has on providing security patrols in downtown parks,
setting up a potential struggle over public safety and big-money
Who among the city hall hopefuls has best avoided the parking patrol?
Public records offer clues about what politicians are really like. Do they pay their bills, vote or license their dogs?
And what about parking tickets? All the major City Hall candidates have them an
The state rep. and Bus Project founder tells why he wants to be mayor.
Jefferson Smith wants to loom large in the mayor’s race,
and not just because he’s the tallest candidate so far (6 feet 4
inches), but because he sees himself as an alternative to former City
She’s running for mayor based on her business experience.
Four years ago, Eileen Brady considered at launching her
political career by challenging a two-term U.S. senator, Gordon Smith.
At the time, some—including this newspaper—suggested she run for m
Five tasks for Portland’s toughest commissioner before he retires from City Hall.
Love him or hate him, Portland will be a more boring place without City Commissioner Randy Leonard.
face would turn scarlet at the comparison, but in his nine-plus years
on the City Cou
After 10 years, the former commissioner eyes a return to City Hall.
Too early for 2012 election coverage, you say? Well, the
people campaigning to unseat Portland Mayor Sam Adams are already busy
raising money and sending out junk mail.
It’s widely assumed