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Police Union, City Headed to Trial Over U.S. Department of Justice Settlement

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The U.S. Department of Justice, the city of Portland and the Portland Police Association will go to trial to argue the merits of last fall's scathing report by the DOJ that said police engage in a pattern of excessive force against the mentally ill.U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said today during a scheduled summary conference that he'll likely set a trial date for the DOJ case for summer...   More
 
Thursday, July 18, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The CRC in the NYT: Rail Bridge May be Good for Light Rail

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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 ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Zombridge!

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

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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

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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"

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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

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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
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