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
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