Neighbors fear a university’s ambitions will overwhelm a low-income school.
No shortage of excitement—or hyperbole—has greeted
preparations for the first new school to be built with the nearly $500
million voters gave Portland Public Schools last year.
Enviros take the water district battle to the green streets.
Southeast Clay Street doesn’t look like a political battleground.
On a rainy afternoon,
workers in hardhats are digging a hole deep into the sidewalk at the
corner of Southeast 9th Avenue, a b
History and hard feelings in Portland teacher union talks.
Teachers are putting up decorations and kids are learning
holiday songs, but there’s not a lot of cheer at Portland Public Schools
between teachers and the district
What’s really at stake in the contract fight between the Portland schools and teachers.
Portland Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, has troubles enough as it is.
It’s under fire from
its auditor for abysmal graduation rates, facing a formal complaint from
Portland Public Schools rarely parts with property, but one group benefited from two deals.
One well-connected nonprofit has landed two Portland
schools properties at prices hundreds of thousands of dollars below
The deals that
benefited the Native American Youth an
The county diversity director ran a personal business on public time—with taxpayer-paid staff.
The director of Multnomah County’s Office of Diversity and
Equity ran an outside consulting business while on county time, used
taxpayer-paid staff and resources to aid the company, and collecte
The latest news for the Columbia River Crossing is all bad.
November is the cruelest month for the Columbia River Crossing project.
After warding off a
series of potentially fatal blows, the proposed $2.8 billion Oregon-only
project took two headsh
A property in foreclosure attracts a trio of convicted felons—who just won’t leave.
Justin Dollard really started to worry about the house next door when the convicted murderer moved in.
48-year-old project manager, knows most of his neighbors on North
An officer already under investigation faces domestic-violence allegations.
A Portland cop under an internal affairs investigation for
allegedly tampering with jurors also faces two formal misconduct
complaints—filed by two ex-wives.
On Nov. 6, the city’s
Since 1983, when Mark Zusman and I formed City of Roses Newspaper Company, I have written a column each year on the occasion of Willamette Week’s
anniversary. The idea is to keep you, our most imp