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Tamper Tantrum

A troubled Portland cop is caught talking to jurors before a trial in which he was a witness.

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A Portland police detective once investigated for illegal drug use and the subject of numerous complaints, including excessive force, is back in hot water after being accused of tampering with j   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

As a Special Session Looms, New Anti-Columbia River Crossing Billboards Arrive


As Gov. John Kitzhaber prepares to call a special session this month, with PERS and the Columbia River Crossing potentially on the docket, another billboard has gone up protesting the CRC.
The billboard, located on I-205 near Gladstone and pictured above, reads:
"Dear Politicians, No CRC-Light Rail. Build Better Roads. Sincerely, The Voters."
The billboard is the work o...   More
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

New Map Predicts Oregon's 2014 Races


Gov. John Kitzhaber hasn't yet said if he'll run for an unprecedented fourth term, but a new map from Congressional Quarterly says he's got the job if he wants it.The map offers the first nationwide predictions for house, senate and governor races, offering a prediction of whether the seat is safe.Kitzhaber isn't a sure candi...   More
Monday, September 16, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Be Nicer, Portland: Your Civility Summit Has Arrived


Portland may be the city parodied for always saying "no, you go" at a four-way stop, but that isn't stopping the Downtown Public Safety Advisory Committee from holding its first civility summit."We know you share our concern about the livability on our city streets, sidewalks, public transportation and park areas," an email i...   More
Friday, September 13, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Basement Broadcasts and Portland City Council Now in High Def


Want to know if Mayor Charlie Hales is having a bad pore day?Portland Community Media can make that happen: two of its six channels are now broadcasting on Comcast in high definition.The channels, 323 and 330, are the first of the nonprofit's six to be switched over to HD, Executive Director Cece Hughley Noel tells WW.Channel 330 is gavel-to-gavel coverage of Portland-area public meetings, and 323...   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

One Sick Puppy

Questions about veterinary care dog a pet-leasing company.

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Hannah the Pet Society, a controversial and growing company that leases pets, is exploiting a loophole in a state law intended for chicken farmers and cattle ranchers—that owners can medically   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Police Desk Clerk Says She was Fired for Calling Out Safety Problems

Lawsuit says she was retaliated against after saying bad communication lead to shootings, suicides at PPB


A former desk clerk for the Portland Police Bureau has filed a $1.7 million lawsuit against the city, claiming she was fired in retaliation for whistleblowing on safety issues in the bureau.The suit, filed Friday in Oregon District Court, says that Katheryn Elise Johns worked for the bureau for 16 years, most recently at the desk in the North Precinct.
She says that the bureau put her a...   More
Monday, September 9, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Environmental Groups Ask Kitzhaber to Toss Oregon-Only Columbia River Crossing Plans


Eleven environmental groups sent a letter to Gov. John Kitzhaber today, pleading with the governor to abandon his plans for an Oregon-only Columbia River Crossing project.The groups, including 1000 Friends of Oregon and the Coalition for a Livable Future, say the "scaled-down" $2.75 billion project—backed only by Oregon coffers—"remains ba...   More
Friday, September 6, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

City Eyes Old Town Site for Winter Women's Shelter


City officials are in talks to put a women's winter warming shelter in Old Town, in a spot formerly considered as a brick-and-mortar home for Right 2 Dream Too.

Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman, head of the city's housing bureau, is negotiating with Central City Concern to house wo...   More
Thursday, September 5, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

CC Slaughters Rejects Newlywed Grooms, Citing "No Bachelorette" Policy


CC Slaughters has rejected another newlywed gay couple on Friday, this time two men in matching groom shirts and rainbow bow ties.
The couple tells WW in today's Murmurs they were rejected by the downtown gay bar on the grounds they violated the club's policy against bach...   More
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD
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