TriMet’s GM on the agency’s union costs, big penalties for fare dodgers, and why service cuts won’t be restored anytime soon.
Neil McFarlane built his career on expanding TriMet. But he has become the face of cutbacks.
manager since 2010, McFarlane has been locked in a bitter struggle with
The proposed budget cuts city bureaus are betting mayor Charlie Hales won’t make.
It’s budget season at City Hall, the time of year when we’re told what a dystopian Portland would look like.
Streets without cops.
Homes burning out of control. Empty swimming pools, vagrants
Homer Williams builds new projects while owing the IRS and his ex-wife millions.
Homer Williams is perhaps Portland’s best-known developer,
famous for creating new neighborhoods like the Pearl District and South
campaign contributor to Mayor
Experts on sexual violence against women speculate why Oregon’s numbers are so high.
Last week, WW published an issue devoted to V-Day, an international campaign set for Feb. 14 to draw attention to violence against women.
Some of the numbers
were surprising: 27 percent of Oregon
Voters have told some schools they can have more money. But a fight is brewing in Salem whether to allow them to collect it.
Not having enough money is a problem most public schools in Oregon understand well.
But having money they can’t get access to—that’s even worse.
In 2011, voters by
nearly 3-to-2 approved a
Three writers tell of their experiences with violence, and their journeys back.
A rapist is in jail, but her fear still runs loose.
by Anna Bjornberg
In the winter of 1995, I was 16 and a high-school senior
in Boise, Idaho. I was miserable in Boise and counting down the days
In an unprecedented Oregon program, domestic-violence victims ask questions of abusers.
Hope Vanderhoof for eight years put up with being hit in
the head and kicked with steel-toed boots by her boyfriend. She finally
ended the relationship in 2005, when he tried to kill her by settin
Violent crime has dropped in Portland in the past decade,
including assaults. But the percentage of assaults that involve domestic
violence has decreased only slightly—from 48 percent in 2001, t
Susan Cushman works as a sculptor as part of her therapy
to help her move past the trauma of being raped. She says her art is
part of her effort to make the world a place where women can feel safe