Portland is looking to tax weed—even before voters legalize it.
Come November, Oregon voters will decide whether to
legalize recreational marijuana, giving the state the authority to
regulate and tax weed sales.
But Portland city leaders aren’t waiting to
As Portland City Council moves forward on a plan to legalize some short-term home rentals and collect taxes from online broker Airbnb, activists and nonprofits are calling on City Hall to dedicate all of those new tax dollars to affordable housing.
City Council this morning cleared the way for a July 30 vote to approve a rule change that will permit Portland to ...
Police say gang violence is exploding. A landmark report shows just the opposite.
Turn on the TV news and you'd have reason to believe Portland’s gang violence is out of control.
warnings from police and fallout from three recent high-profile
shootings have pro
As Portland officials continue searching for a way to fund crumbling streets and build missing sidewalks, the City Council is scheduled this week to send a tax measure to voters: a $68 million property-tax bond to fund repairs in city parks. More
Gov. John Kitzhaber has shaken up his public-relations staff: His top spokeswoman is gone from his office in the midst of a re-election campaign.
Nkenge Harmon Johnson has left her job as Kitzhaber's communications director just six months after she was hired. Officials from the governor's office won't discuss her departure, or who is replacing her.