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Hales Floats Evening Parking Meters, Street Seating for Old Town


Mayor Charlie Hales met Tuesday evening for an invite-only meeting with neighbors and businesses in Old Town to talk about the city's Entertainment District, a trial closure of six blocks on weekend nights around the area's high-density collection of clubs and bars. The unshocking consensus? The folks who live and work in the area aren't fans.But Portland's police seem    More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Take With Homework

A DEA investigation of a local teacher highlights abuse of the attention-deficit drug adderall.

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Before dawn on Jan. 29, federal drug enforcement agents swept into a wooded West Linn neighborhood and raided the gray, two-story house of a substitute teacher named John J. Loomis. Agents carri   More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Man Says He Missed Father-Daughter Dance After Beating at Devil's Point Strip Club


A Snoqualmie, Wash., man says a beating he took at the hands of Devils Point strip club bouncers made him miss a father-daughter dance.Scott Garcia filed a lawsuit April 18 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, claiming battery and seeking $22,924 for a broken rib, missed work and emotional distress.The suit says Garcia had left Devils Point, at 5...   More
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Widow of Eugene Cop Files Suit Against His Killer in Portland


The widow of Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen—shot and killed during a traffic stop two years ago today—is suing his killer and his insurance company in Multnomah County.Filed April 17, the case asks for $5.75 million for his wrongful death.
Kilcullen, 43, was shot once in the chest and died on April 22, 2011, after he stopped Cheryl Kidd, 56, following a pursuit on Interstate 105 in ...   More
Monday, April 22, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

U Can Touch This: Portland Police Arrest "Hammer Pants Bandit"


Weston Miner Rodgers, arrested in connection with three bank robberies, continues the great Portland tradition of awesomely named robbers.
Who can forget the "Hipster Bandit" and the "   More
Friday, April 19, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Officer Who Tased James Chasse Now Working on Mental Health Unit


The Portland Police Bureau is pushing forward with mental health reforms mandated by the U.S. Deportment of Justice—but one officer picked to work with the mentally ill is drawing criticism from advocates, The Skanner reports t...   More
Thursday, April 18, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Pork and Ride

The CRC includes a $17 million museum.

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The $3.4 billion Columbia River Crossing keeps getting more expensive for taxpayers, even before it gets built—in part because the price of a pet project of the National Park Service is going up   More
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Transportation Secretary: Columbia River Crossing Not Designed For Speed


Back in Washington D.C. after stumping for the Columbia River Crossing in Washington state last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood continues to take a beating over the megaproject.Today, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), tore into him over...   More
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Poll: Clark County Evenly Split on Columbia River Crossing


A new poll on the Columbia River Crossing was released today and the results are near tie on public opinion toward the CRC, a $3.4 billion Interstate 5 bridge, light rail and highway project.The Columbian, Clark County's daily paper, commissioned the survey and released the results as par...   More
Monday, April 15, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Feds Force Oregon to Turn Over Medical Marijuana Records


A federal search warrant forced the state of Oregon to turn over some medical marijuana records, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting.The state, which administers and keeps all records of medical marijuana users, tries to keep card holders' id...   More
Friday, April 12, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD
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