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If the CRC is dead, why are state officials still seeking permission to build it?

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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   More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Second Amendment Activists File Suit to Stop Multnomah County's Gun Control Law


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 ...   More
Monday, July 15, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Kitzhaber's Top Columbia River Crossing Adviser, Patricia McCaig, Under Ethics Investigation


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   More
Friday, July 12, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Kitzhaber Declares Monday "Oregon Journalism Day"


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...   More
Thursday, July 11, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Police Aren't Learning Lessons From Shootings, According to an Outside Review

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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...   More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Overtime Tickets

Portland’s police contract grants officers extra pay to appear in traffic court.

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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    More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

I Can Haz Bird?

Portland’s feral cats enjoy a rare kind of immunity.

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It’s early on a Wednesday, and Alison Lord can’t wait to begin castrating.  A veterinarian in private practice in the Pearl District, Lord typically deals with ailments of the pampered    More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Novick Says Temporary Barrier to Go Up on Vista Bridge


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...   More
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Evicted Northeast Bees Get Temporary Reprieve


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
Monday, July 8, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Bunny Burgled: 19-Pound Rabbit Stolen From Southeast Portland


Bonnie, a 19-pound Flemish Giant rabbit, has been bunnynapped from her hutch in Southeast Portland, police say.The police bureau is investigating Bonnie's disapperance, which happened outside a home on the 2200 block of Southeast Woodward Street, sometime between 9 pm on June 27 and 8 am on June 28.

The case has shades of the Roger the Rabbit    More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD
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