The Multnomah County Sheriff will stop honoring immigration holds on low-level offenders.
Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton plans to start
releasing undocumented immigrants brought to his jails for low-level
crimes before immigration officials can get their hands on them.
There was a possible cougar sighting in Southwest Portland, and the city's cops are studying up on the art of cougar avoidance.Officers responded to a caller who reported seeing a large animal with a 2-foot-long curled tail behind a residence in the 3300 block of Southwest 10th Avenue, the Portland Police Bureau says. The caller and another person reported to police that they are hunters and are f...
Vancouver anti-light rail activists got financial shot this weekend with a fundraiser to pay for legal fees in their fight against extending Portland's MAX to downtown.The activists are leading a petition drive to bring a vote before city voters that would prohibit the city of Vancouver from spending any time or resources on light rail. (Clark County voters already shut down a sales tax ask last f...
As budget cuts loom for the department, the Portland Police Bureau is pitching a new "hot spot policing" technique, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon is worried that it may increase racial tensions between minorities and the cops.The new method was pitched to the Portland City Council this week. Hot spot policing uses data to show exactly where crime occurs, and then officers are di...
Former TriMet driver and prolific blogger Al Margulies has filed a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit against the transit agency, alleging unfair labor practices.On Wednesday, TriMet's lawyer filed a motion to move the case from Multnomah County Circuit Court to Oregon District Court, saying the suit is a federal question.The suit asks for $20 million, with $10 million in state labor claims ...
The editor of Dissent—and former Portland journalist—talks about the future, and naiveté, of the left.
Q & A
In 1970, Michael Kazin wanted to get to Portland so badly, he hitchhiked his way across the USA.
It took Kazin, then
in his early 20s, a week to thumb it from New York to Portland, where he
Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Craig Berkman was arrested and charged today for $8 million in securities fraud schemes.First reported by the Portland Business Journal, Berkman is in hot water with the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly defrauding i...
The corner of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Freemont Street has gained a rep as one of Portland's "cursed" restaurant spots, with Carpaccio Trattoria being the latest to close its doors.The Italian restaurant shut down last month. Now, its owners are facing a lawsuit...