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City Hall: Who Approves Elected Leaders' Junkets?



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




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



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

Rudolph Gets His Red Nose on Friday




Old Town's "Made in Oregon" sign, now the "Portland, Oregon" sign, will illuminate downtown once again starting this Friday after a    More
 
Monday, November 22, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Bike Count 2010: City Says Bike Trips Back on the Upswing




The number of bike trips in Portland showed an increase in 2010 compared with 2009, when the number of bike trips in Portland dropped for the first time since 1995 amid the recession.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland School District's Special-Education Director Moving On




Portland Public Schools' special-education department is on the cusp of change as its director prepares to leave and her associate director gears up to take over.

Joanne Mabbott, special education director at PPS since 2008, will become ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Cops And Bloggers

A tale of beets, applesauce and two bank robberies.


News Stories
Only in Portland could two bank robbery suspects lead double lives as bloggers bent on environmental sustainability and urban farming. But that’s what one Southeast Portland couple appears to ha ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Superintendent Recommends Costly Reconstruction at Marysville



Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith wants the School Board to approve a $21.6 million renovation of the 89-year-old Marysville K-8 School, which burned in a fire last November.

The recommendation from the su...   More
 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Bank Robbery Suspects and Their Blogs




KGW made an interesting connection over the weekend in the case of the three alleged bank robbers    More
 
Monday, November 15, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Commissioners to Consider Rose Quarter Agreement Next Week




Portland city commissioners on Wednesday will consider Mayor Sam Adams' tentative deal with the Trail Blazers' Portland Arena Management to extend the team's development rights in ...   More
 
Friday, November 12, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC
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