A new app will cost Portland’s Fire Bureau $108,000. It won’t save money, but will it save lives?
Mayor Charlie Hales is asking the City Council to spend
$108,000 on a smartphone app to notify Portlanders trained in CPR when
someone nearby is having a heart attack.
The proposal is part
Health insurance companies covering jail inmates shift millions in costs to taxpayers. Now they have to stop.
Lawmakers fell short on some high-profile bills in the
even-year session that ended last week, including the Columbia River
Crossing, gun control and marijuana legalization.
But the Legislature
A retired fire bureau official is still doing his former job—but he’s getting paid twice.
When Mark Schmidt retired from Portland Fire & Rescue
in June 2012, shortly after picking up his 35-year pin, he didn’t
actually go anywhere.
In fact, although
Schmidt began collecting a
City Hall is looking at 21 new sites for a homeless camp. But only a few options are serious.
Finding a dream home for a homeless camp is an unusual assignment for commercial real-estate broker Cushman & Wakefield.
But as the company
helps Portland City Hall pick possible locations to
An Oregonian editorial columnist bashed the CRC too many times. Now he’s an ex-columnist.
While a bill to revive the Columbia River Crossing clings
to life in the Legislature, Brendan Monaghan’s brief career as an
editorial columnist for The Oregonian is over—and it’s hard to esc
After a breakout season, the Portland Timbers must show they’re for real.
As the Portland Timbers continue their preseason
tournament tonight against Portmore United, a Jamaican club, nobody
would blame fans for being nervous. The 2013 season was close to
Marriage equality is on its way to Oregon despite advocates’ tactical errors.
When Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced
last week that her office would not defend the state’s constitutional
ban on gay marriage, it signaled the decade-long battle for marriage
Lawmakers move to fix a gaping hole in class action lawsuit awards.
Earlier this month, Oregon consumers won a stunning victory over BP West Coast Products.
A Multnomah County
circuit jury found customers of BP-franchised service stations are owed
Friction between labor and management could have long-term consequences for Portland.
Two of Portland’s biggest organized labor groups spent the last week girding for the latest skirmishes in a larger campaign.
“I would never
compare myself to a brave American soldier fighting
A voracious debt collector wants to acquire Oregon property tax liens.
In 2007, Oregon lawmakers made national headlines when
they kicked payday lenders out of the state. Now one of the biggest
debt-collection companies in the U.S. wants to bring a type of lending