City finds money for shoulder-fired tasers, schools and other projects.
If you haven’t heard Mayor Sam Adams say it already, gird yourself for his boast that Portland will have a budget surplus.
And that surplus of
about $3.5 million in the fiscal year that starts Jul
The Portland Police Bureau is researching the acquisition of new weapons in its effort to tamp down the number of fatal officer-involved shootings in Portland, according to a budget proposal. And one of the tools the bureau wants to consider is the so-called TigerLight, a flashlight that contains a stealth pepper-spray canister that can "drop a 250 pound man to his knees," according to the maker o...
Amid a fresh $13 million budget crisis last July, Portland Public Schools eliminated 27 positions from its central office to save $3 million.
Among the jobs that Superintendent Carole Smith cut was one full-time position for a senior pr...
As Portland city commissioners beef up their efforts to manage technology projects in the wake of a devastating November audit of Portland's new software program, city bureaus continue to struggle with that updated technology.Yesterday, the City Council voted unanimously ...
First- and second-graders at Northwest Portland's Metropolitan Learning Center have collected $1,140.37 in pennies, loose change and allowance money to help build new schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The young students found inspiration in Greg Mortenson's "Three Cups of Tea," the best-selling bo...
Mayor Sam Adams wants to give $100,000 of city money to David Douglas High School for a new SUN School, a program managed by Multnomah County with funding from the county, local school districts, the City of Portland's parks department as well as other agencies.The David Douglas School District in Southeast Portland ...
Portland city commissioners unanimously voted to approve a new three-year contract with the police union that gives the 900 union members a 2-percent raise in exchange for concessions on overtime, police ov...More
Why does a liberal Oregon Democrat want to crack down on illegal immigrants?
Advocates for undocumented immigrants accuse U.S. Rep.
Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) of trying to drive illegal workers further
underground with a new bill that would require employers to check
Last month, WW reported the sad tale of one Mercy Corps employee. That Haitian staffer, a survivor of the 2010 earthquake in his home country, visited the United States for the first time last month (after losing every worldly possession in the quake) then More
Go by trike!That could be the new motto for the City of Portland, which recently inked a contract to have all its Office Depot purchases delivered by adult-size tricycles.This is not a joke. Nor is it a clever promotion for the latest episode of Portlandia.
"These are true cargo trike tricycles," says Franklin Jones, whose company B...More