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City Hall: Council Approves Mayor's Gun Plan


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Portland City Council this morning unanimously approved Mayor Sam Adams' five-point plan to control illegal gun...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Read the Letter: Washington County DA's Response to "Sexting"


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Today's cover story references a three-page letter from Washington County District Attorney Bob Hermann.

Hermann's letter [PDF] ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Portland Wants to Join NYC in Fighting for Green Taxi Cabs


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Portland City Council this morning will hear a resolution to authorize the city attorney's office to join in an amicus brief and participate in court proceedings in the case of City of New York v. Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade.

At issue in New York is a feder...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Sext Crimes

Oregon has a name for teens who take dirty photos with their cell phones: Child Pornographer.


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NEW PORNOGRAPHER?: Antjuanece Brown in custody. IMAGE: vivianjohnson.comJolene Jenkins was 16 when she first met Antjuanece Brown. The two ate pizza, watched a movie and messed around looking at YouTu ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Portland School Board Members Calls for Reconstituting District Program


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Portland School Board member Martín González made a bold proposal to reconstitute Portland Public Schools' long-troubled department for teaching English to immigrant and refugee students.

The remarks from Gonz&aacute...   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

The Oregonian: Bomb Suspect Investigated for Alleged Date Rape


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The Oregonian today published an account of allegations against bomb plot suspect Mohamed O. Mohamud that surfaced last year regarding a possible date rape on ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

There's No Such Thing as Free Lunch or Free Parking Today


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Fair warning: While most non-emergency City of Portland employees have the day off today, parking-meter attendants do not. They're working overtime, which means there is NO free parking in Portland today.

And now that Thanksgiving is...   More
 
Friday, November 26, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Who Approves Elected Leaders' Junkets?


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As you head to the airport this afternoon or stand in line awaiting your pat down from friendly TSA agents, here's a timely question to ponder, one put to WW by a reader recently: "Who approves elected leaders' junkets?"

In Portland, the answer is ... the elec...   More
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland's Bike Count Shows Modest Gain Over 2008


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Portland's Bureau of Transportation released its 2010 "Bicycle Count" report today, and the accompanying press release says bike ridership in Portland experienced a 7.6 percent...   More
 
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Carole Smith's "Pants on Fire" Over School-Bond Issue


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The Oregonian today calls B.S. on Superintendent Carole Smith's claim that Portland Public Schools' proposed   More
 
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC
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