Mayor Charlie Hales is taking heat for declaring in his Jan. 30 "State of the City" speech that the city of Portland will begin offering businesses a tax credit of up to $5,000 for every former felon the...More
For years, transportation app Uber forged a reputation for its unwillingness to compromise as it stormed with its ride-sharing program into various cities in defiance of local taxi rules. In December, however, Uber negotiated a truce with the city of Portland after...
Mayor also proposes tax credits for companies that hire ex-cons.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales used his third annual "State of the City" address to stump for economic equality—proposing reforms including a $15-an-hour minimum wage, stricter oversight of the city's minority contracting program, and tax credits for companies that hire people with criminal records. "We're in a deeply stratified society," Hales said. "The rich get ...
Daimler Trucks North America has signed a $2.4 million settlement to resolve allegations that minorities working at the company’s Swan Island plant and corporate offices put up with years of racial intimidation and abuse.
The settlement ends an investigation by Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, and closes six of the 11 civil-rights complaints filed by wo...
Marches against police violence reached their highest pitch last month, as demonstrators blocked downtown Portland streets to protest the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters demanded wide-ranging reforms of the <...
Dave's Killer Bread co-founder will be a guest on talk show "Who's the Ross?"
Dave’s Killer Bread co-founder Dave Dahl is giving his first interview since being found guilty except for insanity in November of ramming two Washington County sheriff’s patrol cars with his Cadillac Escalade in 2013.
A Portland radical gets banished by the group he once led.
Byrd Jasper sat at the center of concentric circles of
folding chairs in the Musicians Local 99 Union Hall. More than 50
people—most of them part of the Portland activist community—gathered