Always up on the latest trends and news in Portland, the New York Times has once again waded into our waters.Or, depending on how you look at it, our SNAFU—the Columbia River Crossing.The paper recounts the $3.4 billion ...
If the CRC is dead, why are state officials still seeking permission to build it?
About 25 opponents of the now-defunct Columbia River
Crossing raised their drinks at Produce Row’s bar July 12 to celebrate
the megaproject’s death.
The happy hour
included activists, econ
A Gresham woman has filed suit to stop Multnomah County's fledgling gun control law, saying county commissioners overstepped their bounds by making it apply to all cities in the county.As WW first reported, Roxanne Ross and her lawyer, Bruce McCain, believe the county's gun control laws—requiring residents ...
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission today voted to formally investigate potential ethics law violations by Gov. John Kitzhaber's top adviser on the Columbia River Crossing.Patricia McCaig, who orchestrated Kitzhaber's successful push to get the now-defunct $3.5 billion project through the Oregon Legislature, is being investigated for the possible violation of eight ethics laws, a
The bad news for Oregon journalism? The state's biggest paper is cutting its home delivery and is laying off dozens of staff.
The good news for Oregon journalism? Gov. John Kitzhaber has given it its very own day.Kitzhaber is pouring one out for the fourth estate on Monday, the day he's proclaim...
Portland's police bureau has failed to learn from past shootings to prevent tactical and accountability errors, according to a report by outside consultants released by the city Wednesday.The 132-page report, completed by California-based OIR Group, looked at six officer-involved shootings and one in...
Portland’s police contract grants officers extra pay to appear in traffic court.
Portland police Officer McCageor “Cage” Byrd is telling a
judge about the night in April he pulled over a woman for speeding and
weaving out of her lane on Northwest 23rd Avenue. The woman is
A temporary mesh suicide barrier will go up on the Vista Bridge this summer, City Commissioner Steve Novick announced this morning.In a post on Novick's City Council blog, he announces that a 9-foot screen will be put in place immediately and remain until long term funding can be found.Novick, who oversees Portland's Bureau o...
Northeast Portland beekeeper LaTisha Strickland, whose bees got an eviction notice from her property management company, gets to hang on to the colonies for a bit longer.Strickland's story was reported first by WW in last week's Murmurs and then picked up by More