Hales has found money to fix city streets. Residents say his plan has potholes.
Jim Baker wants the City of Portland to repair the roads
near his Hillsdale house. He just doesn’t like the one the city is
choosing to fix.
happy to hear they’re patching
In airing a police-shooting video, Portland cops are learning the art of media self-defense.
When he ran for mayor, Charlie Hales promised he would
change the culture of a Portland Police Bureau known for controversial
shootings and violent treatment of the mentally ill.
A documentary filmmaker collects portraits of change along 82nd Avenue.
I used to sneer at Chinatowns.
I considered them
tourist attractions that I wanted nothing to do with. I grew up in
Taiwan with Chinese food and Chinese culture—what’s new to see in any
As Kitzhaber pushes the CRC, the plan to pay for it is both fact and fantasy.
The Columbia River Crossing project is on a fast track in
Salem, sent racing toward approval by its biggest backer, Gov. John
The governor—pushing a
complex project with gaping fi
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