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Effort to Recall Hales and Novick Comes Up Short on Signatures


Portland's not that mad about the street fee.

Organizers of an effort to recall Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick announced this morning they haven't gathered enough signatures to make the November ballot.

"Gathering 50,000 signatures just to get the question before the voters proved to be a higher bar than we expected," chief petition...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by AARON MESH

Portland Development Commission Trying to Sell Six Vacant Acres in Lents

But what about the New Copper Penny?


The Portland Development Commission has spent more than $96 million in the past 16 years trying to resurrect the East Portland neighborhood of Lents. As WW reported in January, the PDC wound up sitting on 12 acres, most of them vacant because the ci...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by AARON MESH

Pot Of Gold

Portland joins a growing list of cities ready to tax legal weed.

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If Oregonians vote in November to make recreational marijuana legal, Portland City Hall will be waiting to take its cut. A marijuana advisory committee formed by Mayor Charlie Hales in June will   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 AARON MESH

Driving Her Loco

Cynthia Kendoll runs a group that some say is fueled by racism. She’s also about to score a major political victory in Oregon.

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Cynthia Kendoll has issues with her neighbors. The people next door to her Salem home trim their bushes with machetes. They have turned their garage into a dormitory and unlicensed day care wi   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 AARON MESH

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian Files Civil Rights Complaint Against Daimler Trucks North America

UPDATE: Mayor Charlie Hales says he's "very concerned" by claims.


State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has filed a civil rights complaint on behalf of minority employees of Daimler Trucks North America, alleging the company ignored decades of racial intimidation at the Portland manufacturing plant.

Avakian’s actions elevate complaints,    More
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by AARON MESH

VIDEO: Rep. Jeff Reardon Says Unmanned Speed Cameras Will Prevent Walking Deaths in East Portland


Rep. Jeff Reardon (D-Happy Valley) tells WW he's proposing to change state law to allowed unmanned radar cameras to catch speeders because he wants to reduce pedestrian deaths in East...   More
Friday, September 26, 2014 by AARON MESH

Portland Wants to Change State Law So the City Can Catch Speeders with Unmanned Radar and Cameras


City transportation officials may have found a new means to raise millions of dollars: installing unmanned radar and cameras to catch speeders in school zones and on roads with lots of car crashes.

The problem is, the cameras are illegal in Oregon.

WW first reported in Wednesday's    More
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by AARON MESH

Weed Legalization Measure Too Close to Call, KATU Poll Shows

Kitzhaber, Merkley still hold comfortable leads.


With less than a month until ballots are mailed, an exclusive poll conducted by KATU-TV shows the fight over legal marijuana is tightening, and the outcome is now too close to call.The SurveyUSA poll, conducted Sept. 22 through 24, shows 44 percent of likely voters support Measure 91, which would legalize recreational marijuana. Another 40 percent are opposed. That...   More
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by AARON MESH

Rick Steves Offers Portland Wine, Cheese and Legal Weed


Public broadcasting travel host Rick Steves is launching a 10-city Oregon tour to promote marijuana legalization with an Oct. 7 wine-and-cheese reception at Portland's First Congregational Church.

Yes on 91, the campaign backing marijuana legalization Ballot Measure 91,    More
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by AARON MESH

KATU Report: Police Voicemail Says University of Oregon Wanted to "Do Stupid Things" Following Rape Allegations


A University of Oregon police sergeant said higher ups at the university were "being hysterical" and "wanting to do stupid things" in the wake of rape allegations against three UO basketball players last March, according to records obtained by KATU-TV.KATU says that the claim by the officer was made March 17 in a voice mail to Eugene police who were investigating the rape alle...   More
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by AARON MESH

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