Hales restored lots of city hall spending. Why not services for kids escaping prostitution?
In the final weeks of writing his first budget, Mayor
Charlie Hales restored money to dozens of city programs he had suggested
cutting: the Police Bureau’s Mounted Patrol Unit, a county-run ment
The Multnomah County board prepares to crack down on Staton’s overtime spending.
Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton is about to see his runaway overtime spending put into lockdown.
spends nearly twice the money he budgets for overtime, and he’s on pace
Mayor Charlie Hales shuffles the city bureaus—and commissioners have to deal.
Nick Fish looked shaken. Amanda Fritz was horrified. Steve
Novick told bicycle jokes in the lobby. And Dan Saltzman left early,
pleased as punch.
city commissioners had just learn
Why cops are increasingly using nicknames to catch robbers.
When the cops arrested 46-year-old Weston Miner Rogers for
robbing three local banks, Portland police crowed in a press release
about the capture of the “Hammer Pants Bandit.”
Why the nickna
Democrats abandon a bill to regulate pernicious debt-collection practices.
The corpses line 82nd and 122nd avenues, Northeast Sandy
Boulevard and other roads of despair: not bodies, but defunct
It seems like only
yesterday a Portlander could find a
For the strategist behind fluoride’s defeat, the fight isn’t over.
Kim Kaminski just got done burying the Portland power machine in the May 21 election, so excuse her if she’s a bit direct.
Kaminski led Clean
Water Portland, the campaign against fluoridating Po
As You Pay your $35, some Portland schools will see fewer arts teachers than last year.
Portland voters gave their blessing to a $35-a-person tax
last fall on the promise the money would be used to restore arts and
music to the city’s public schools.
So imagine the
CenturyLink wants to scrimp on maintenance in Oregon. Unions and utilities say it’s a bad idea.
CenturyLink, the biggest provider of landline telephone
and Internet service in Oregon, has made an extraordinary request of
state regulators: Let us put off repair of utility poles for 10
Hales pledges to fight panhandling downtown. It’s not clear how he wins.
No matter where he travels, the street kid known as Kidd always knows where he wants to end up.
With a ragged goatee
and barely as tall as a sidewalk mailbox, Kidd, who is in his early 20s,
Forget protecting birds and fauna: the Port of Portland’s plans for developing West Hayden Island don’t add up.
Victor Viets and Mayor Charlie Hales have a lot in common.
Both used to work for large engineering firms in Portland and both are
boating enthusiasts who have lived in Columbia River condos near w