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
The YWCA is closing its emergency domestic-violence shelter, but officials hope a new strategy will help cushion the loss.
Every day at 9 am, the Portland Women’s
Crisis Line website updates the availability at the city’s four
emergency shelters. Most mornings, it’s the same answer: no vacancy.
Despite that se
Portland RisingPortland joins 1 billion women (and men) worldwide to
march, dance and speak out against violence against women. Meet at
Director Park for a flash mob of “Break the Chain.” At 3
The city is subsidizing a church-affiliated bar that plans to give away all its profits.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A bureaucrat, a preacher and The New York Times walk into a bar.
The punch line? The Times’
glowing story Jan. 20 revealing that the Portland Development
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.