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Two Oregonians found the perfect crime: falsely promising vulnerable immigrants documents. Why are they not in prison?

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Ignacio Estevez was 16 when he came to the United States from Guatemala in 1987 to pluck pistachios in California for 20 cents a barrel. He’s since sweated his way into a construction job with b   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Bridge Collapse

The latest news for the Columbia River Crossing is all bad.

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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   More
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD, NIGEL JAQUISS

Lake Oswego is the Only "Super" Zip Code in the State


Lake Oswego is the Portland metro area's only "super" zip code, according to a fascinating new interactive map compiled by The Washington Post.The map takes a look at where the country's top zip codes are—places where the median household income is around...   More
Monday, November 11, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Cop Jason Lobaugh Discipline Case Under Review


A civilian oversight board will review an Internal Affairs investigation of Officer Jason Lobaugh, who is facing allegations that he threatened his ex-wife and her new husband.Lobaugh's ex-wife, Laurie Grant, filed the complaint last November, alleging that Lobaugh came to her home in Clackamas County repeatedly and tried to take their son outside of the time he was allowed in a court-order...   More
Thursday, November 7, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

One Cop’s Exes and Uh-Ohs

An officer already under investigation faces domestic-violence allegations.

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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 Citizen    More
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Hales' Office Says They're Working on Finalizing Deal on Police Union DOJ Lawsuit

Portland Police Association says that's news to them


Mayor Charlie Hales' office says the city and its police union are working to finalize a deal on mandated U.S. Department of Justice findings on police use of force and oversight.Sources tell WW that a memorandum of understanding would strike a bargain between the city, the Portland Police Association and the DOJ on critical changes required by the DOJ, including on use of for...   More
Friday, November 1, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Novick Says Although Vista Bridge Still Attracts Jumpers, Temporary Barriers are Working

"Suicide bridge" closed as cops talk to despondent man


The Vista Bridge has been closed since about 10 am, as Portland Police attempt to keep a man from jumping from the span known as "suicide bridge."The adult male, police say is outside of the protective fencing that the Portland Bureau of Transportation    More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Cleveland High School Elects Same-Sex Couple to Homecoming Court


Another sign most Millennials don't think twice about sexual orientation: Cleveland High School elected a senior lesbian couple to its homecoming court this month.Traditionally, the student body elects a king and queen and prince and princess to homecoming court. but this year, students voted in Laurel Osborne and Sophia Schoenfeld, who are dating, as dual princesses in the co...   More
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Tax Attorney Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Fraud


A Portland tax attorney has pleaded guilty to filling out false tax forms on his own behalf.
Steven Cyr, who runs Legal Representation LLC on Southwest Scholls Ferry Road, was indicted on two felony counts of fraud and false statements for claims h...   More
Monday, October 28, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Charlie Hales Hires Nine-Year Portland Police Veteran to Be His Cops Policy Advisor

Deanna Wesson-Mitchell will replace Baruti Artharee


Mayor Charlie Hales announced that nine-year Portland Police veteran Deanna Wesson-Mitchell will serve as his new policy adviser for the bureau.Wesson-Mitchell, 38, is a sworn officer, a departure from Hales' prior policy director, Baruti Artharee. He resigned...   More
Monday, October 28, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD
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