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Advocates Demand City Hall Response to East Portland Walking Deaths


The deaths of two people crossing streets in East Portland this weekend have sparked a renewed campaign pressuring City Hall to spend more money on walking safety.

Pedestrian advocacy group Oregon Walks laun...   More
Monday, February 17, 2014 by AARON MESH

Portland Expert: Bigfoot Researcher Bickering Has Delayed Finding Bigfoot


Here's some weekend reading for those of you without romantic ambitions: Outside magazine has found Portland's top Bigfoot hunters.

Robert Sullivan, the expatriate Portland writer who has chronicled rats, Thoreau and whale hunts, debuted    More
Friday, February 14, 2014 by AARON MESH

Will You Be Able to Hear XRAY.FM on the Radio Dial? Find Out with This Map

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If you listen closely, you can hear XRAY.FM coming.

As WW reported in this week's Murmurs, the radio nonprofit has begun broadcasting onlin...   More
Thursday, February 13, 2014 by AARON MESH

PPS to Non-Union Employees: Get Ready to Cross Picket Lines


Portland Public Schools today sent a letter to its non-union employees warning them that they are expected to show up to work Feb. 20, even if teachers go on strike.

"You do not have a right to strike," writes the school district's chief human resources office. "This does mean that you may need to cross a picket line of teachers."

Classified staff wh...   More
Thursday, February 13, 2014 by AARON MESH

Tunnel Vision

Steve Novick says Portland can’t afford sidewalks, but he wants $650,000 for new light rail.

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City Commissioner Steve Novick has spent the past two months saying Portland can’t find the money for basic transportation services such as streets and sidewalks.   But Novick’s city    More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 AARON MESH

1,600 City Employees Reject New Labor Contract


Members of the District Council of Trade Unions last night rejected a new contract with the City of Portland—repudiating a bargain reached by city officials and their own leadership after a year of negotiations.

"I have not quite wrapped my head around what happened here," says Rob Wheaton, the DCTU's chief negotiator.

The DCTU represents more than 1,600 cit...   More
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by AARON MESH

The Belmont Goats Will Become the Lents Goats

Portland Development Commission also approves photo installation and outdoor furniture for its empty lots.


Lents may not have the business district it's been expecting for 15 years. But Lents has gotten your goats.
The Belmont Goats, a herd of 14 goats forced to leave its urban pasture at Southeast 10th Avenue and Belmont Street by a new apartment complex, has been OK'd by...   More
Monday, February 10, 2014 by AARON MESH

Here's What Happened Inside the Vote to Authorize a Teachers' Strike

"It was a sea of blue, thousands of people in blue."


Members of the Portland Association of Teachers voted Wednesday night to authorize a Feb. 20 walkout of Portland Public Schools classrooms—pushing the district perilously close to its first-ever teachers' strike.

Their decision leaves ju...   More
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by AARON MESH

Mayor Charlie Hales Calls from South Africa "To Discuss the Weather"

It's snowing.


Mayor Charlie Hales is calling city employees from a climate change summit in Johannesburg, South Africa to talk about the fact that it is snowing in Portland.

"Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has called essential city staff to gather at 1 p.m. today to discuss the weather and possible reactions," Hales' spokesman Dana Haynes writes in a statement. "The media and c...   More
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by AARON MESH

Lents Leader: Police Homelessness Plan Ignores East Portland

Jesse Cornett blasts Chief Mike Reese for displacing homeless camps east of 82nd Avenue


Portland Police Chief Mike Reese roused the sleeping debate over homelessness for another year Tuesday by announcing a new initiative, "Prosper Portland," to clear downtown sidewalk...   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by AARON MESH

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