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 OSPIRG Foundation today released a report "Big Credit Bureaus, Big Mistakes" examining Oregonians interactions with the three large credit reporting agencies, Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. OSPIRG gleaned its information from a federal consumer complaint database.Here...
Although Gov. John Kitzhaber has reported raising $240,000 this year, he still has not yet announced whether he'll run for an unprecedented (in Oregon) fourth term.But WW has learned that key staffers are not waiting for Kitzhaber to announce his decision before they make their own plans.Kitzhaber's chief of staff, Curtis Robinhold, will depart Jan. 1 to become deputy e...
In a widely-expected decision, the Multnomah County Commission today appointed State Rep. Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) to replace former State. Sen. Jackie Dingfelder (D-Portland) in Senate District 23, which covers parts of Northeast and Southeast Portland. Dingfelder resigned last month to join Mayor Charlie Hales' staff.
Here's today's announcement from the Senate Democr...
The Strand, the famous Manhattan bookstore owned by Nancy Bass Wyden, the wife of U.S. Sen Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), is taking some heat for allegedly sprinkling the sidewalk areas under its awning in order to deter homeless New Yorkers from sleeping there.
The blog DNAinfo New YorkMore
A couple of weeks ago, the Clackamas County Commission wrote a strongly-worded letter to Gov. John Kitzhaber, asking for information about the anticipated diversion of traffic from I-5 to I-205 if the proposed $2.8 billion Oregon-only version of the Columbia ...
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
The ugly truth about graduation rates at Portland’s high schools.
On a balmy, nearly full-moon August evening, only a few people showed up at a Portland Public Schools board meeting.
That was fortunate
for board members and Superintendent Carole Smith, because d
The Wall Street Journal recently published a fascinating, depressing investigation of sites contaminated by nuclear contamination. The article includes a searchable map identifying the location of known contaminated sites.
The good news: none of them is in Portland.
In terms of number of contaminated sites,