Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wants to reform city code to force debate on big-ticket contracts like the Bureau of Environmental Services office building that tripled in cost without City Council discussion.
Hales sent a memo to all city bureau directors on Tuesd...
Portland City Hall's water and sewer foes have asked the Multnomah County District Attorney to investigate whether the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) violated government contracting laws while an office building for sewer workers tripled in cost.
City Commissioner Nick Fish says he will no longer allow the City Council to approve large water and sewer contracts without public debate, following reporting by WW about cost overruns on an office building for sewer workers.
City officials are pitching a new street fee by claiming Portland’s roads are getting more dangerous. Numbers show otherwise.
To hear Mayor Charlie Hales and other city officials tell it, the streets of Portland are getting deadlier every day.
Driving is more
dangerous. Pedestrians face bigger risks. Bicyclists have to s
UPDATE: State says it can't do anything about Oregon Family Council mailer.
UPDATE, 3:20 pm: State elections officials have told Deborah Kafoury's campaign they don't have jurisdiction over the law prohibiting publishing false statements about a candidate.
"ORS 260.532 requires an aggrieved party to pursue their claim in court," writes Alicia J. Cox of the elections division. "It is not a statute enforced through our office."Jillian Schoene, Kafoury's...
It has come to our attention that a video of WW kicking Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Callahan out of a recent endorsement interview is making the digital rounds.We interview candidates running for a particular office as a group. This gives them a chance to interact, and for us to weigh one candidate's answers against the others. We record the interviews and post the video on...