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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

PPS - School Activist


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.


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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

TriMet's New Service-Animal Rule Could Allow Miniature Horses




Our latest edition of Portland Afoot newsletter reminded us about TriMet's plan to adopt new rules for service animals, modeled after    More
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

GovDocs Adds Salary Database for Portland Public Schools' Employees



Oregon Capitol News today added new information to its database of public employees' salaries, listing for the first time the wages at Portland Public Schools, the state's largest school district.

The    More
 
Monday, January 17, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Rogue of the Moment: The Guy (or Gal) Who Stole an Earthquake Survivor's Shoes at Ski Bowl




If WW had a special Rogue award for unidentified, bad people, that award would most certainly go to one person this week: the jerk who stole the shoes of 28-year-old Guivens Cemervil at Ski Bowl on Thursday.

Cemervil, you see, is a ...   More
 
Saturday, January 15, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Labor Union, Construction Firm the Latest Big Donors to School-Construction Campaign




Another week, another round of substantial donations to the campaign for Portland Public Schools'    More
 
Thursday, January 13, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: New Horse-Drawn Carriage Rules Say "No" to Hot Days, Not Cold Days




The City Council this morning approved new rules governing the business of horse-drawn carriages in Portland, about a year and a half after a horse died downtown while pulling a newlywed couple i...   More
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC
 

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