The city is subsidizing a church-affiliated bar that plans to give away all its profits.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A bureaucrat, a preacher and The New York Times walk into a bar.
The punch line? The Times’
glowing story Jan. 20 revealing that the Portland Development
Portland needs to make big spending cuts. New mayor Charlie Hales is swinging the ax.
Portland City Hall is awfully quiet for a palace amid a revolution.
Since the start of
the year, the place has felt like a barely solvent art gallery sold to
absentee bankers. Outside the mayor’
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales promised upon taking office to cut non-essential expenses out of the city budget.
This afternoon, he announced the first one he's cutting: a public-private partnership to give summer jobs to teenagers.
Hales' office said today it will not bring to City Council two items it removed from the agenda earlier this month: A grant and a contrac...
Amanda Fritz bankrolled her own re-election. Now she wants to resurrect public campaign financing.
City Commissioner Amanda Fritz spent her
nest egg last year—more than $375,000 of her own money—to buy four more
years in Portland City Hall.
“Most people could
not and would not do what
For five months, it's been clear that the only operational American-made streetcar has a list of glitches.Now Portland knows the bill.
In a contract amendment that goes before City Council on Wednesday, Portland Streetcar is asking the City of Portland for $145,000 to fix a malfunctioning propulsion system on the only streetcar that manufacturer United Streetcar has ...
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden sent a letter yesterday to President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. The letter asks for the secret legal opinions that say when the president can kill Americans with drones.
That letter is getting More
Last month, WWspent a weekend at the Collectors West Gun and Knife Show, and reported that sales of AR-15-style semiautomatic rifles skyrocketed in the wake of mass shootings in Oregon and Connecticut.
“This is the busi...
NewsThe Portland Building is notorious worldwide for the garish pastel facade towering over the Portlandia statue. Now the city worries it won't have the savings to keep the building and others owned by the city running as they should be.A city fin...