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Can Brian Libby Save the Gas and Coke Building?


Brian Libby is jumping into the Superfund muck—to save an abandoned gas plant.

The Portland architecture critic has a history of fighting for neglected landmarks, leading the campaign in 2009 to preserve Memor...   More
Monday, December 9, 2013 by AARON MESH

Blue Oregon Wants FCC to Pull KPOJ's License

Station now broadcasts Trail Blazers games


Time has not healed all wounds from the killing of Portland progressive talk radio.

Even though local hosts Carl Wolfson and Thom Hartmann are    More
Thursday, December 5, 2013 by AARON MESH

Novick, Hales Hunting for New Transportation Taxes and Fees


When Mayor Charlie Hales took office last winter, he said Portland City Hall wouldn't pursue new taxes for streets and sidewalks until "after we show we mean it with black tar."

The city has patched 76 miles of streets this year, closing in on the may...   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by AARON MESH

No Safe Harbor

An aide mayor Hales said would help lead the Portland Harbor cleanup has a conflict.

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Mayor Charlie Hales was hoping to make a big splash in the Superfund cleanup of the Portland Harbor. In October, Hales announced he had lured state Sen. Jackie Dingfelder (D-Portland) to become    More
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 AARON MESH

Ndamukong Suh Destroyed Soccer in Portland


OK, so that headline isn't totally fair.

But then the entire point of this Grantland essay, timed to Thursday's turkey-day football games, is that stories about Grant High School star-turned-Detroit Lions lineman ...   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by AARON MESH

Save the Swales!

Enviros take the water district battle to the green streets.

News Stories
Southeast Clay Street doesn’t look like a political battleground. On a rainy afternoon, workers in hardhats are digging a hole deep into the sidewalk at the corner of Southeast 9th Avenue, a b   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 AARON MESH

Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia Finalist for University of Nebraska Job


The Oregonian's top editor, Peter Bhatia, is a finalist to become dean of the University of Nebraska's journalism school.

Bhatia, 60, will visit the campus in Lincoln on Dec. 16 and 17. He's one of five finalists vying for the dean's se...   More
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by AARON MESH

Koi Fusion Abandons Free Trail Blazer Tacos


Are you still recovering from a difficult-to-embarrassing weekend in Oregon sports?
Come on, pal. Hold it together. We can get through this—as a community. A brotherhood...   More
Monday, November 25, 2013 by AARON MESH

Kafoury Announces Powerful List of Endorsers In County Chair Race


It's early days in the 2014 race for Multnomah County chair, but Deborah Kafoury landed a solid hit to her opponent Jim Francesconi today.
Kafoury announced endorsements from Gov. John Kitzhaber, former Gov. Barbara Roberts, and four of the five current members of the county commission: Loretta Smith; Judy Shiprack, interim chairwoman Marissa Madrigal ...   More
Thursday, November 21, 2013 by AARON MESH

Hales Fires City's Finance Chief, Jack Graham


Mayor Charlie Hales this afternoon fired the City of Portland's beleaguered finance chief, Jack D. Graham—saying ongoing quarrels over his handling of money are distracting the city.
"I want this city to do its work without distraction," Hales said this afternoon in a statement. "Controversies involving [the Office of Management and Finance] have become a distractio...   More
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by AARON MESH

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