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Down On The Corner

Buskers and the city revisit a 15-year-old deal.


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Fifteen years ago, then-Mayor Vera Katz, police, business associations and musicians signed an agreement that dictates when, where and how bucket drummers, fiddlers and human statues    More
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

Don’t Do It

Why Portland shouldn’t rejoin the Joint Terrorism Task Force.


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In 2005, led by then-Mayor Tom Potter, Portland became the only U.S. city to pull out of the Joint Terrorism Task Force over civil-liberties concerns. The City Council should not reverse that deci   More
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Wishing Upon A Surplus

City finds money for shoulder-fired tasers, schools and other projects.


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If you haven’t heard Mayor Sam Adams say it already, gird yourself for his boast that Portland will have a budget surplus. And that surplus of about $3.5 million in the fiscal year that starts Jul   More
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Leaf Us Alone

How many Portlanders have paid the new leaf removal fee.


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 More than a month after street sweepers passed through Portland’s “leaf districts” to clear fallen foliage, only 37 percent of assessed property owners have paid the new removal fee.   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Six And The City

The bold and the bizarre among the concepts to redevelop a key site.


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 The 10-acre site Portland Public Schools now occupies just north of the Rose Quarter could become a Costco, as The Oregonian reported earlier this month.   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Lobster Fest

Who and what would feed off this oddly designed urban renewal district proposed by the mayor?


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Mayor Sam Adams’ proposal to create a new urban renewal district stretching from Northwest Portland through downtown to Southwest Portland sparked a fiery response from Multnomah County Chairman ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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