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Wrecking Brawl

NW Natural wants to demolish a contaminated landmark. Will anyone step in to stop it?


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For years, Kathy Evans admired the dilapidated gothic building she saw whenever she drove on U.S. 30 just south of the St. Johns Bridge. Her four daughters always pointed out the structure and t   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 RAVLEEN KAUR

Blogger Pleads Not Guilty to Harassing TriMet Spokeswoman

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Anti-TriMet blogger Lane Jensen today pleaded not guilty to 31 counts of telephonic harassment for repeatedly texting questions to a transit agency spokeswoman. A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge told Jensen this morning that he will get his cell phone and laptop back. Transit police seized both items when   More
 
Friday, November 22, 2013 by RAVLEEN KAUR

The Mulugeta Seraw Murder: 25 Years Later

Here's what happened to his killers—and his son.

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It was 25 years ago today that three Portland neo-Nazis were arrested for the murder of Mulugeta Seraw.

The brutal beating on Nov. 13, 1988 that killed the 28-year-old Ethiopian immigrant shocked the city. 

“It pulled the curtain back about Portland's racial reality,” said Randy Blazak, a Portland State University sociology professor and chair of the Coalition Agains...   More
 
Thursday, November 21, 2013 by RAVLEEN KAUR

127th and Hales

The mayor says he makes his decisions thinking about one intersection. We went there. It needs paving.


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Charlotte Hurt says she didn’t choose to move to Southeast 127th Avenue and Mill Court. And she hasn’t heard of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. Hurt moved last year to a turquoise cottage fo   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 RAVLEEN KAUR, ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Park Rangers Asking City Council for Union

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Portland’s park rangers are sticking to their still-unrecognized union.  Ranger Sam Sachs will urge City Council this morning to voluntarily recognize the rangers as part of Local Laborers 483. "At a very basic core level, park rangers want what everyone wants: to be valued in the work place...to have a voice," says Sachs, who will testify to council this morning.&n...   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by RAVLEEN KAUR

Developer Pushes for East Portland Park

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Portland City Council on Wednesday joined Multnomah County in declaring Oct. 1 “Build Gateway Green Day”—putting a governmental stamp of approval on a partially crowd-funded, off-road cycling park situated between two Interstate highways. It's the latest sign of public support for Gat...   More
 
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by RAVLEEN KAUR
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