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Portland Public Schools Works to Reopen Shuttered Kellogg School

Kellogg Middle School

Almost a decade after shuttering Kellogg Middle School, Portland Public Schools is working toward reopening it.
The South Tabor neighborhood school, parts of which date to 1913, fell victim to 2006's Hurricane Vicki — the storm also known as former Superintendent Vicki Philli...   More
Friday, September 25, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

Mayor Charlie Hales Says He Supports a Gas Tax

Ted Wheeler had previously announced his support for the gas tax.


Portland Mayor Charlie Hales told OPB's Think Out Loud on Friday afternoon that he supports Commissioner Steve Novick's idea for a local gas tax to support road rep...   More
Friday, September 25, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

Ted Wheeler Holds Closed-Door Event in Portland Business Alliance Building


Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler, making his first foray into city of Portland politics, may need to brush up on his history lessons.This afternoon at 5:30, the Portland mayoral candidate is scheduled to meet with potential donors at an invitation-only "confidential briefing" in a conference room across from the   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

When in Rome

A trip to the Vatican raises questions about Nancy and Charlie Hales’ shared ties to developers.

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This week, Pope Francis lands in the United States, a visit with deep significance for many Catholics. Two months ago, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales took his own meaningful trip to meet the pope. Now   More
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Ted Wheeler Challenges Charlie Hales to Ban Lobbying by Campaign Consultants


Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler, who's running for Portland mayor, today promised he would ban campaign consultants and staffers from lobbying him once in office and challenged incumbent Mayor Charlie Hales to do the same.
Wheeler's ...   More
Monday, September 21, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

Just Say Novick

City Commissioner Steve Novick is vulnerable—but few dare challenge him.

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Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick has a lot of explaining to do to voters. He enters the post-Labor Day election season with unusually low favorability ratings—more than 40 percent of voters   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Mayor Charlie Hales Proposes "Demolition Tax"


Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wants to charge developers a $25,000 flat tax every time they tear down a perfectly good single-family home to build a bigger home in its place.

The goal, he says, is to discourage residential demolitions while also generating a new revenue stream to support Portland's housing investment fund.
"Keeping those old houses that are still in good co...   More
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

Ted Wheeler Collects Donations, Including Some from Charlie Hales' Supporters


Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, who announced last week that he's running for Portland mayor, has a long way to go to catch up with Mayor Charlie Hales' overall fundraising.
Hales so far this year has raised $110,000 and ...   More
Monday, September 14, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC

As California's In-N-Out Invades Oregon, Baker City Mourns In & Out

in & out

As Medford hysterically welcomes Oregon's first In-N-Out Burger this week, Baker City mourns the loss of a similarly named but totally separate family-owned burger joint, the In & Out Drive-In.
The ti...   More
Friday, September 11, 2015 by BETH SLOVIC
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