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The Wages of Mismanagement

The firing of an Old Town priest is traced to questions about church funds.

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About 40 members of Saint André Bessette Catholic Church stayed after the 10 am service last Sunday to get answers.  Their parish priest, the Rev. Stephen Newton, had been dismissed without    More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Your New Guide to Avoiding Portland's Hipster, Frat and Tourist Hot Spots

Or finding them, if that's your thing


It probably doesn't take a map for us to know the truth: hipsters, frat boys and tourists all travel in clusters.

But where a map does come in handy is if you want to avoid, or find, any of the above.

Ubiquitous review site Yelp released a heat map that pinpoints the "hot spots" where key ...   More
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

There's a Memorial Sunday for the Wilsonville Bees


A memorial is set for this Sunday for the 50,000-some bumblebees killed off in Wilsonville.Portlander Rozzell Medina has set up a Facebook page for the event, which will be held at 2 pm at the Wilsonville Target store. Fliers also got passed around at last night's Last Thursday event.
"I urge you to join us i...   More
Friday, June 28, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Gay Marriage Supporters To Rally Tonight to Mark DOMA Decision

Update: Former Gov. Barbara Roberts to Speak

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Now that DOMA is dead and California's Proposition 8 was sent back to lower courts, Oregon marriage equality activists are rallyi...   More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Gun Battle

Second Amendment activists say a Multnomah County gun ordinance doesn’t apply within cities.

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Roxanne Ross says she was raised to believe every responsible citizen should own a gun. When she picked out her own handgun last fall, Ross went old school and chose a .357 Magnum revolver, whic   More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Hotseat: Constantin Severe

Portland’s new police watchdog on how to keep cops accountable.

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As a first-generation Haitian-American growing up in Brooklyn and Miami, Constantin Severe hated cops. Then he learned to like them during his time as a defense attorney with Metropolitan Public    More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The FBI Asks for 'Portlandia' Sketch for Training


Maybe the FBI is now operating in the WTF business: The agency asked Portlandia if it could use a sketch spoofing recycling culture for training.Co-star Carrie Brownstein told The Hollywood Reporter that an instructor from the FBI academy in Quantico, Va., asked producers to use the "Sanitatio...   More
Monday, June 24, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Police Clean House in East Precinct

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Portland Police Chief Mike Reese announced major changes to his command staff lineup today, including a total change of leadership in East Precinct, the city's busiest.Two retirements—by East Precinct Commander Mike Lee and Tactical Operations Division Captain Ron Alexander—set off a chain of shifts that include moving embattled Capt. Mark Kruger out of his post in East Precinct.

Kruger...   More
Friday, June 21, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Vista Bridge Barrier Design Revealed


If city officials can find the money, Southwest Portland's Vista Bridge would be outfitted with a "permanent protective screen of vertical steel bars" to prevent people from leaping from the span over Southwest Jefferson Street.Finding a solution for the Goose Hollow bridge, which has been the site of numerous suicides, became a City Hall priority this month when a 15-year-old Beaverton girl jumpe...   More
Friday, June 21, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Skanner Says Baruti Artharee's Behavior at Skanner Event "Proves How Much Work Still Needs to be Done"


The publisher of The Skanner newspaper, host of a June 6 event where Baruti Artharee, a top aide to Mayor Charlie Hales, allegedly made "inappropriate" comments and gestures toward Mul...   More
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD
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