Home · Articles · By BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Council Votes 4-1 to Borrow Funds for Computer Upgrade

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

When City Council voted 4-1 yesterday to approve a funding plan to pay for computer upgrades at the Bureau of Development Services, Commissioner Amanda Fritz was the lone "no" vote. No surprise there—it's    More
Thursday, March 10, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Mayor Vows to "Review" Display of Neil Goldschmidt Photo


After listening to a rousing one-hour presentation at City Hall devoted to the arts in Portland, Mayor Sam Adams this morning turned his attention to one troubling piece of public art in the city: the    More
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Fast Talkers

The Portland School District and teachers reached a speedy labor deal. But is that necessarily a good thing?

The School Board on Monday night hailed Portland Public Schools’ new labor contract with teachers as collaborative   More
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Read the Transcript: Trudy Sargent Says "No" to Teachers Contract

Trudy Sargent

The Portland School Board voted 5-1 last night to approve a new, two-year agreement with the district's teachers union, the Portland Association of Teachers. Board member M...   More
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Cheap Eats 2011: Yoko's

Food Reviews & Stories
Your out-of-town guests won’t give you extra points for scenery if you take them to Yoko’s, which is nestled among nondescript bungalows in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood. But forget scener   More
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Commissioner Fritz Pushes National Search for New Director

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Commissioner Amanda Fritz on Friday briefed reporters on the new initiative she'll spearhead in the coming months: Mayor Sam Adams' recently proposed Office of Equity.
Fritz, a longtime neighborhood activist before she joined the City Council in January 2009, will    More
Monday, March 7, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Cheap Eats 2011: New Delhi

Food Reviews & Stories
Unless you count the occasional fast-food joint along this busy thoroughfare, Southwest Barbur Boulevard is what you might call a food desert. Then consider New Delhi an Indian oasis. Tucked into th   More
Monday, March 7, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Commissioner Fritz Asks Human Relations Director to Step Down


Commissioner Amanda Fritz has asked the director of Portland's Office of Human Relations to step down, WW has learned.
Maria Lisa Johnson, the office director pictured on the left, has led the small bureau since then-Mayor Tom Potter created it in 200...   More
Thursday, March 3, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland Schools to Give Veteran Teachers a Pay Bump

Portland Public Schools

Portland Public Schools' tentative agreement with its teachers union, the Portland Association of Teachers, includes a salary increase for the district's most veteran teachers in the second year o...   More
Thursday, March 3, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Legislative Fixes for Felony "Sexting" Get Hearings

Sext Crimes

A pair of bills that would decrease the penalty for teenagers who "sext" got their first joint public hearing today in the Legislature, where lawmakers appear poised to add Oregon to the growing list of states that have lessened the punishment for "sexting."
Senate Bills 677 and 678 offer    More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 by BETH SLOVIC

Web Design for magazines