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Portland Police Arrest Firefighters' Union President for DUII

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Portland Police arrested Portland Firefighters Association president Jim Forquer last night on suspicion of DUII and reckless driving.The 48-year-old union president and battalion chief with Portland Fire & Rescue was driving a 2008 Jeep Wrangler when he struck a telephone po...   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Six And The City

The bold and the bizarre among the concepts to redevelop a key site.


City Hall
 The 10-acre site Portland Public Schools now occupies just north of the Rose Quarter could become a Costco, as The Oregonian reported earlier this month.   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Leaf Us Alone

How many Portlanders have paid the new leaf removal fee.


City Hall
 More than a month after street sweepers passed through Portland’s “leaf districts” to clear fallen foliage, only 37 percent of assessed property owners have paid the new removal fee.   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Bond Campaign Picks Up New Cash

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Portlanders for Schools, the campaign fund to support Portland Public Schools' bond measure on the May ballot, is nearing the $100,000 mark in contributions.Recent donations include a $5,000 contribution from    More
 
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Drink 2011: Renner's Grill


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mental Health Funding and the Mayor's 2011 State of the City Speech

Mental Health


Mayor Sam Adams' annual state-of-the-city address takes place on Feb. 18, less than a month from now. And if you're wondering what the mayor may highlight at the City Club of Portland event, let us help narrow the field. Mental health won't be the only topic...   More
 
Friday, January 21, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

South Waterfront Development on Ice




Yesterday's three-hour hearing at City Hall on the proposal to build a Department of Homeland Security center [PDF] in South Waterfront ended without any clear resolution.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Schools Activist Files New Civil Rights Complaint

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Veteran schools activist Marta Guembes, who last year ruffled feathers with her one-woman investigation of Portland Public Schools' services for Spanish-speaking parents, filed a fourth federal civil-rights complain...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

A Drop At A Time

A progress report on Mayor Sam Adams’ Scholarship program.


News Stories
A key promise Mayor Sam Adams made in his 2010 State of the City address—to fund a scholarship program for community college students—remains little more than a concept one year later. Yet ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Hiding In America

For a child of illegal immigrants, life remains in the shadows.


Cover Story
In some ways, Cecilia Gomez lives the American dream. In her early 20s, she’s risen to the ranks of manager at her job. She has the material trappings of a middle-class life: a car, a house, a cell   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 BETH SLOVIC
 

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