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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

Washington Senate Leaders Ask Governor to Audit Columbia River Crossing


Washington's Republican majority caucus is asking Gov. Jay Inslee for an independent audit of the Columbia River Crossing, adding to the political pressures on the megaproject.In a two-page letter, sent today and obtained by WW, requests that Inslee start a formal and fully independent audit of the $3.4 billion Interstate 5 ...   More
Friday, April 12, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Police Union Negotiations Starting, Hales Stays Mum on Issues


The city's contract negotiations with the Portland Police Association will begin April 18 at the union's headquarters.One of the issues likely to be on the table is the 48-hour rule that allows officers involved in shootings two days to consult with lawyers and union representatives before they give an official statement.Last fall,    More
Thursday, April 11, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Washington Legislator: CRC "May Not Happen"


U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is in Olympia today, doing all he can to help the flailing Columbia River Crossing—but even one of the project's biggest supporters says it might not be enough.
"We are using everything in our bag of tricks to bring everything to bear," says Washington State Rep. Jim Moeller (D-Vancouver), who has been the project's champion in Olympia. "If we could ge...   More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Punch Drunk

A video of a cop punching a suspect surfaces as lawyers in the case seek to rewrite state law on excessive force.

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Jason Cox says he was beaten by cops. But he has what a lot of people who allege police brutality don’t: a video. On June 18, 2011, Portland cops arrested Cox, then 37, in the parking lot of an    More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Transportation Secretary LaHood to Lobby for CRC in Olympia


U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will stump for the Columbia River Crossing tomorrow in Olympia.With $450 million for the CRC approved in Oregon, officials are now throwing all their energy—and D.C. bureaucrats—behind pushing the beleaguered project through Washington's House (where it's a slam dunk with Democrats) and its Senate (where Republicans    More
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Columbia River Crossing: The Biggest Project Seattle's Never Heard Of


With the debate about funding the Columbia River Crossing over for now in Oregon, the fight for money moves to Washington state.
And as Portland Afoot reports in its latest news magazine, the fate of the $3.4 billion megaproject now lies...   More
Monday, April 8, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Bill Would Ban Arbitrators from Ordering Portland to Rehire Cops Fired for Excessive Force

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A new bill, filed last week, would prevent police unions from turning to state arbitrators to reinstate Portland Police officers fired for excessive force.Senate Bill 747 seeks to prohibit "certain cities from entering into collective bargaining agreement that provides for binding arbitration of ...   More
Monday, April 8, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Reaches Settlement Over Willamette River Superfund Site


The city of Portland appears poised to reach a settlement to clean up one of the most polluted segments of the Portland Harbor Superfund site.The vote is on the Portland City Council's Wednesday agenda and would commit $400,000 in city money to clean up toxic sediment in river mile 11 on the Willamet...   More
Monday, April 8, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD
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