A state audit says the Department of Human Services isn’t tracking food-stamp fraud.
In the wrong hands, food stamps can buy a lot more than milk and bread.
State officials say
they know there’s a black market for Oregon Trail cards, the electronic
debit-style cards used
A retired chief justice of the state Supreme Court lobbies for the insurance industry.
Last week, the Hon. Paul J. De Muniz, recently retired
chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, strode into a state capitol
hearing room to offer his legal opinion on a bill being debated by
Taxpayers may end up subsidizing Portland bars to stem the flood of fake IDs from China.
The Barrel Room was the first bar ever to let in Maddy Eivers. It was a Saturday night, it was summer, and she wasn’t yet 21.
The memory is sharp
for Eivers, not only because of the bouncer’s
Killing the mounted patrol has a hidden benefit for the city: saving the PDC millions.
Monty the police horse strains against the fence of his
paddock, sticking his neck out to munch on a bush that is just out of
his reach. A runner jogging along Northwest Naito Parkway stops to tak
Portland State University faces allegations of kickbacks and cronyism at its hotel.
Workers at a downtown hotel owned and operated by Portland
State University say they have faced extortion, lost wages to ghost
employees and had their tips stolen by supervisors.
IMAGE: Kurt Arm
A DEA investigation of a local teacher highlights abuse of the attention-deficit drug adderall.
Before dawn on Jan. 29, federal drug enforcement agents
swept into a wooded West Linn neighborhood and raided the gray,
two-story house of a substitute teacher named John J. Loomis.
Minority groups backing Portland’s pro-fluoride measure have received $143,000 in payments from the campaign.
The campaign advocating fluoridation of Portland’s
drinking water has trumpeted the support it’s received from minority
organizations, ranging from the Urban League of Portland to the Latino
This widespread support, backers say
The latest YouTube video in Portland’s fluoridation war has the bright cutout-style animation of South Park and the ominous string-and-synth score of Unsolved Mysteries.
The four-minute clip
Cigarettes will stay cheap in Oregon—whether or not Multnomah County gets to levy its own tobacco tax.
Portland smokers, hold on to your butts: Multnomah County
wants the right to tax your cigarettes, and now the state of Oregon
might be looking to increase the price of a pack as well.
A man suspected of pimping in Spokane is behind a new Laurelhurst strip club.
The residents of the Laurelhurst neighborhood aren’t happy
about the new neighbor moving in from Spokane, Wash. Not that they
liked the old neighbors much.
The new resident
since last Novemb