Lawmakers look at the unprecedented step of voting on local land-use decisions.
Metro runs the Oregon Zoo, the Oregon Convention Center and directs solid waste disposal in the tri-county area.
But in February,
fed-up lawmakers will threaten the regional government’s p
An alleged rape victim turns to crowdsourcing in her civil suit against a prominent Portland software executive.
A new lawsuit accuses a leading Portland software
entrepreneur of sexual assault, and his accuser has taken the
extraordinary step of trying to crowdsource $11,500 to help pay for her
OHSU’s president and its leading cancer researcher explain why they want $200 million from taxpayers.
On Sept. 20, 2013, Nike Chairman Phil Knight and his wife,
Penny, offered Oregon Health & Science University the biggest
philanthropic gift in the state’s history—$500 million to the Knigh
After a long silence, Oregon’s top enviro groups slam the Columbia River Crossing.
For years, two of the state’s leading environmental groups have seemed lost in a green cloud over the Columbia River Crossing.
The $2.8 billion
bridge, light-rail and freeway expansion project h
Here at Give!Guide Central, our annual effort to raise
funds for local nonprofits coincides with the dropping of the New Year’s
Eve ball. At the stroke of midnight, we shut off the website’s D
Oregon’s First Lady is cited for using a state police pass to park her personal car.
On Dec. 16, Mary Kisel, a city parking officer for the
Portland Bureau of Transportation, was patrolling her beat, keeping an
eye on the pre-holiday crush that jams downtown streets and fills up
curbside parking spaces. More
Hints of Oregon’s political future in 2014 can be seen in the contributions of 2013.
It’s 2014, an election year that will bring before voters
an astonishingly broad list of ballot measures, a race for the U.S.
Senate and an Oregon governor seeking an unprecedented fourth term.
But clues to the key
turning points in
Cameron Smith, archaeologist and anthropology professor at Portland State University
By day, Cameron Smith teaches anthropology at Portland
State University—digging fossils in Africa, launching solo voyages in
the Arctic or sailing primitive vessels in the open ocean. By night,
Once upon a time, the big bad wolf had
Oregonians huddling in their cabins. Our territory’s first formal
meetings were held by pioneers to plot the demise of “marauding wolves.”
On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic
after colliding with an iceberg, causing the deaths of more than 1,500
people. Less than a month after the ship settled on the ocean’s f