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...
An office building project for city sewer engineers triples in cost to $11.4 million—at the worst possible time.
In December 2011, a coalition of angry water and sewer
ratepayers sued the city of Portland. Their basic allegation: The city
had squandered $127 million in ratepayers’ money on questionable
Oregon will move its health-insurance exchange to federal website
The state of Oregon is dumping its failed health-insurance exchange Cover Oregon and joining the federal website, the Associated Press reports.
The vote by the Cover Oregon board this morning comes after the state spent $248 million on its exchange, without ever signing up a single customer through its website. Oregon becomes the first state to abandon its online h...
Saltzman criticized Novick's plan for a $12-a-month transportation fee.
Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick is furious over comments his fellow Commissioner Dan Saltzman made to WW this week questioning whether the Portland Bureau of Transportation needs a new street maintenance fee.