Amanda Fritz bankrolled her own re-election. Now she wants to resurrect public campaign financing.
City Commissioner Amanda Fritz spent her
nest egg last year—more than $375,000 of her own money—to buy four more
years in Portland City Hall.
“Most people could
not and would not do what
Lawmakers’ first order of business: Find $450 million for a rebranded CRC project.
After more than a decade and $160 million spent on
planners, consultants and lobbyists, the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia
River Crossing’s moment has finally arrived.
You are simply amazing.
In November and December, 5,450 of you gave $1,967,423 to local nonprofits through Willamette Week’s
Give!Guide. That’s nearly 100 times the amount you donated through
The state’s new mental hospital is drawing fire—and it hasn’t even been built yet.
The road for the Oregon State Hospital in Junction City
stretches across an open field, waiting to lead people to the state’s
newest mental health facility.
State officials have
The artist who brought millionaire fugitive John McAfee to Portland admits he’s getting a bit wigged out himself.
The trail of John McAfee has run from
Belize to Guatemala to Miami in recent months as the software
millionaire fled questioning in a murder case and was deported to the
Along the way, Mc
Lawmakers want government-run restaurants to undergo health inspections.
Two Portland legislators say they want to close the
loophole in state law that allows government-run restaurants to escape
The proposal comes after 135 people got sick from e
Kitzhaber nixes universities’ hopes of cutting health costs.
Oregon’s seven state universities have been clamoring for years for more independence from bureaucratic state regulations.
As taxpayer support
for them has waned, Oregon University System offici
Budget-breaking practices allow some sheriff’s deputies to double their pay.
Sgt. Diana Olsen has occasionally been the face of the
Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. She heads up the sheriff’s search and
rescue team, and when a 7-year-old Skyline Elementary School stu
A parent activist becomes a powerful schools critic—and a force PPS can't ignore.
If you Google the name Lainie Block Wilker, you get a photograph of Bobbie Regan instead.
In the photo, Regan,
the longest-serving member of Portland Public Schools’ Board of
Education, is wee