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Sewer Money for Bikes: Mayor's "Contract Savings" Decline Again


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A 5-0 council vote today to increase a City of Portland construction contract by $4 million had an unspoken downside: The additional spending approved today will further diminish the potential "contract savings" in the city's sewer budget that Mayor Sam Adams allocated back...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Three Square Grill: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Dinner 5-9 pm Tuesday-Sunday, brunch 9 am-2 pm Sunday. $$ Moderate.[HUMBLE NORTHWEST] A ’50s-era strip mall isn’t the first image that comes to mind when you picture the perfect location for a restaurant focused on local, organic produce and such delicacies as grass-fed beef. But Three S   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Kurata: Restaurant Guide 2010


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Lunch 11:30 am-1:30 pm Thursday-Friday, dinner 5:30-9:30 pm Tuesday-Thursday, 5:30-10 pm Friday-Saturday, 5:30-9 pm Sunday. $$ Moderate.[SUSHI] If an outing to Lake Oswego holds any appeal, Kurata ought to figure in the itinerary. This tiny sushi place has only eight tables inside (plus a few outsid   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Read the Transcript: School Board Member David Wynde's "No" Vote Explained


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Never before have I posted the transcript of a lengthy monologue by a Portland School Board member. But David Wynde's off-the-cuff speech explaining his "no" vote Tuesday night, when the School Board    More
 
Friday, October 15, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Learning While Latino: 5-Year-Old Student Gets Suspended Five Days for "Assault"


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A 5-year-old Latino student in kindergarten at Buckman Elementary School recently became another statistic in the thorny debate over the disproportionate rate of expulsions and suspensions among minority students in Portland Publi...   More
 
Friday, October 15, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Portland Principals Head to Movies During School Day


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The Portland Association of Teachers union has a pointed critique in its most recent newsletter to members about a field trip that Portland Public Schools principals took last week to the movies.

Instead of attending an already plan...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

New Urban Renewal Proposal Includes Waterfront Amphitheater


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The lobster antenna that extends from the newly proposed downtown Portland urban-renewal district to the Willamette River offers one exam...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Mayor Calls New Urban Renewal District "Tight" Not Gerrymandered


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In response to a tweet that called Mayor Sam Adams' proposal for a new urban-renewal district "BS," Adams offered the above lengthy reply. In it, he calls    More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC

Racial Parody

A Lewis & Clark College student becomes the poster child for political satire on campus.


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Lewis & Clark College professors and staff want interim school President Jane Atkinson to expunge a student’s disciplinary record, which alleges the student is guilty of disorderly conduct and h ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

School Board Splits 4-3 In Favor of Closing Marshall


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The Portland School Board tonight voted 4-3 to close the three small school on the Marshall High School campus in Southeast Portland at the end of this school year.

Dilafruz Williams, Martín González and David Wynde rejected Superint...   More
 
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by BETH SLOVIC
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