For months, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick have been adamant that they will create a "street fee" to collect $53 million a year for transportation projects. They now seem more inclined to negotiate.
In recent meetings with business leaders, WW has learned, city officials have extended an olive branch: City Hall may find part of...More
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick are considering scrapping the unpopular "street fee" that would charge businesses thousands of dollars a month and replacing it with a monthly business fee of no more than $135 a month.
Except for the employee pensions, reduced bus service and political backlash.
Look on our light-rail system, ye Austinites, and despair.
The city council of Austin, Texas, is trying to persuade city voters to fund a $600 million light-rail line. So the local newspaper, The Austin American-Statesman, came to Oregon to conduct an in-depth examination...
What's going to happen in Oregon? Look to Vermont, and Ben & Jerry's.
Backers of a November ballot measure seeking to label genetically modified organisms are continuing to rake in contributions, in what could become the most expensive measure fight in Oregon history. Oregon GMO Right to Know, the campaign pushing the measure, has already collected more tha...
The Oregonian has lost another state politics reporter. Yuxing Zheng is leaving the paper to work as a spokeswoman for Metro.
Zheng, 29, covered the state legislature and Gov. John Kitzhaber's office. Metro, the regional planning agency, internally announced Zheng's hiring this morning as "the new content and storytelling guru for Metro’s parks, trails and natu...
VIDEO: Jason Yates and James Buchal host "Standup for the Constitution" on Aug. 12
Jason Yates was so inspired by the speeches of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during the U.S. government shutdown last year that he decided to challenge U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) with a plan to repeal Obamacare.