Is city hall finally ready to reform Portland Fire & Rescue?
For decades, Portland Fire & Rescue has had the
political clout to fight any meaningful change in the way it does
business. And, as city records show, that’s meant big budgets, slow
A bungled land deal costs the city $5 million—with taxpayers on the hook for the next 293 years.
At the corner of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Oak Street lies
an empty, weed-filled lot that may be the most costly dirt in the city’s
The lot is on its way
to costing its owner nearly
East Portland’s new champion pushes back against City Hall.
Shemia Fagan insists she is not the new mayor of East Portland.
That unofficial title, Fagan says, still belongs to East Portland ex-legislator Jefferson Smith.
But Fagan, 31, is
Anti-fluoride activists have no backing from groups representing low-income Portlanders or minority groups.
In the debate over fluoridating Portland’s water, the two
sides trying to persuade voters can agree on one thing: Low-income
children aren’t getting the dental care they need and deserve. And
As the firearm debate fades, the numbers reveal patterns in Oregon’s gun deaths.
When the gunfire fell silent after Clackamas Town Center
and Sandy Hook last December, politicians raced to proclaim it was time
to do something about gun violence in America.
The news set off a
CRC officials have spent millions to overcome a bridge design that’s too low. They still don’t have it right.
When Oregon lawmakers recently agreed to
hand over $450 million for the Columbia River Crossing, they put a
condition on the money: Settle questions about how high the bridge needs
Oregon backers of the CRC think they’ve won the day. They haven’t met Ann Rivers.
Ann Rivers sips her skinny vanilla latte in a Ridgefield,
Wash., coffee shop on a bright Sunday morning, smiling at the new role
she has found herself playing in Northwest politics: the bridge kil
Oregon Ballet Theatre owes $300,000 in back rent. Just in time, here comes the arts tax.
City officials finally produced details last week of a new
arts tax that voters passed last November, requiring Portlanders to pay
$35 a year to fund arts teachers in the public schools and suppor
A fired city bureau chief scores one last goal—expanding the parking district around Jeld-Wen Field.
Sam Stidham, a sales clerk at West Burnside clothing
boutique Reveille, had no idea that parking around the corner from her
storefront had jumped to $3.50 an hour during Portland Timbers games.
A new documentary looks at the promise, and lost opportunities, in education for girls worldwide.
Outside the United States, losing out on an education means much more than poor job prospects.
Girl Rising, a
new documentary opening in Portland on March 7, makes the case that