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Portland School Board Members Calls for Reconstituting District Program

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

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

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?

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.

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.

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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

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