City Commissioner Nick Fish pledges annual review of funds.
Last fall, WW reported how the Portland Water Bureau sat on a reserve fund that grew to $32 million over the past five years, even though Water Bureau sales to customers were in decline. In response, City Commissioner Nick Fish called for an outside review of t...
Mayor Charlie Hales hasn’t officially announced he’s seeking a second term in 2016—but his campaign war chest says he's made his decision. Hales has raised $21,000 in the past two months, collecting campaign donations from pillars of the city’s power structure—especially real estate developers. The mayor’s new batch of political contributions includes $5,000 from Pe...
She returns as Gov. John Kitzhaber faces increasing pressure and a criminal investigation over a scandal involving First Lady Cylvia Hayes.
Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown flew back to Oregon this morning from Washington, D.C., according to MSNBC reporter Zachary Roth.Her unexpected return from an east-coast conference of secretaries of state comes as Gov. John Kitzhaber is under intense pressure over an influence-peddling ...
Portland City Hall is poised to increase the number of cabs on city streets by nearly two thirds—293 new taxis to compete with the incoming "ride-sharing" company Uber.
The board that control's the Portland taxi market this afternoon voted to grant 242 new licenses to existing cab companies, and another 51 licenses to a new cab company, EcoCab, which uses Tesla...
Anti-vaccination ideas flourish at private and charter schools.
Shining Star Waldorf School doesn’t look like a potential incubator for an outbreak of disease.
small private school holds elementary and middle-school classes in a
Trail Blazers legend Bill Walton has never been shy about speaking his mind. Sometimes that means going on ESPN2 during an Oregon Ducks basketball game and calling on President Barack Obama to end the senseless prohibition of marijuana.
Last Wednesday was one of those times. "The war on drugs is an absolute failure!" said Walton, launching into a policy speech duri...
Oregon lawmakers are kicking the pot cookie down the road.
The Oregon Legislature this week began tweaking the rules for legal recreational weed approved by voters in November. State officials have a tight deadline: Pot possession is legal starting July 1, and th...
New state rules haven’t settled the debate over the testing of legal pot for safety and how fast it will get you high.
Jesse Peters understands why the state of Oregon wants
testing of the shiskaberry buds he grows on his Wilsonville marijuana
Peters, president of
Eco Firma Farms, knows that sending s