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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

Updated: Portland Schools Change Discipline Policy on Toy Guns




Remember the 8-year-old Portland boy who was suspended for a day earlier this year for bringing a toy gun to Duniway Elementary School?

The ...   More
 
Thursday, November 11, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

City Hall: Commissioners Approve Funding to Fight Human Trafficking




Portland City Council voted 5-0 this morning to allocate $285,000 from the general fund to help fight human trafficking, a crime that earned Portland the nickname   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

The Big Ask

How Portland Public Schools plans to win your support for a $548 million bond issue.


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Half of recently surveyed voters in Portland said the state’s largest school district didn’t do a good job of managing its finances, according to Portland Public Schools. But Superintenden ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Grant High Principal "Saddened" by School's Toga Day Tradition



Grant High School's new principal is continuing to shake things up at Portland Public Schools' biggest high school.

In a lengthy online letter to students, teachers and ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland Schools to Consider $548 Million Construction Bond




Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith will pitch a six-year, $548 million construction bond to the Portland School Board tonight as part of her plan to rehabilitate the district's aging campuses.

The bond, which would cost an averag...   More
 
Monday, November 8, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Federal Court Rules Cheerleader Should Have Cheered for Alleged Rapist




The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Louisiana has ruled against a former high-school cheerleader who refused to root for a male basketball player whom she had accused previously of rape, according to    More
 
Monday, November 8, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Poll Suggests Portland Schools Will Ask for Bond in Neighborhood of $500 Million




A new poll paid for by Portland Public Schools shows a majority of Portland voters likely would support a $500 million construction bond to renovate and rebuild the district's aging campuses. Translation? On Monday, Superintendent Carole Smith is ...   More
 
Friday, November 5, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

School District Reverses Decision on Young Women's Academy




As part of her high-school redesign, Superintendent Carole Smith in September proposed closing the high school at the 206-stu...   More
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Proponents of Publicly Funded Campaigns Admit Defeat in Portland



Heather Stuart, spokeswoman for the "Yes" on Measure 26-108 campaign to continue publicly funded political campaigns in Portland, issued the following statement around noon acknowledging defeat in yesterday's election:
The Friends of Vo...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC
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