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Cops And Bloggers

A tale of beets, applesauce and two bank robberies.

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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

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

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