Clackamas County tycoon Terry Emmert is bringing pro football players to Portland. Why?
The kingdom of Terry Emmert is easy to miss from Oregon Route 212.
A state highway that
wears its sprawl as proudly as a new Carhartt jacket, 212 stretches east
from Interstate 205 to Boring, sl ... More
A retired fire bureau official is still doing his former job—but he’s getting paid twice.
When Mark Schmidt retired from Portland Fire & Rescue
in June 2012, shortly after picking up his 35-year pin, he didn’t
actually go anywhere.
In fact, although
Schmidt began collecting a ... More
City Hall is looking at 21 new sites for a homeless camp. But only a few options are serious.
Finding a dream home for a homeless camp is an unusual assignment for commercial real-estate broker Cushman & Wakefield.
But as the company
helps Portland City Hall pick possible locations to ... More
An Oregonian editorial columnist bashed the CRC too many times. Now he’s an ex-columnist.
While a bill to revive the Columbia River Crossing clings
to life in the Legislature, Brendan Monaghan’s brief career as an
editorial columnist for The Oregonian is over—and it’s hard to esc ... More
Multnomah County Circuit Judge Eric Bloch on March 3 moved the proposed $200 million Hyatt Hotel adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center one large step closer to reality. Bloch blocked downtown hotel ... More
Who paid for the interstate signs pointing to the Moda Center instead of the Rose Garden?
I noticed all the interstate signs have been changed to
direct people to Moda Center instead of the Rose Garden. Who paid for
those new signs? Paul Allen or you and me?
—A Different Paul
’Ti ... More
Marriage equality is on its way to Oregon despite advocates’ tactical errors.
When Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced
last week that her office would not defend the state’s constitutional
ban on gay marriage, it signaled the decade-long battle for marriage ... More
Portland Public Schools delayed a key reading program to focus on contract talks.
Amid the angst over whether the Portland Association of
Teachers would go on strike Feb. 20, Portland Public Schools’ central
administration put a hold on one of its key priorities—getting
s ... More
After a breakout season, the Portland Timbers must show they’re for real.
As the Portland Timbers continue their preseason
tournament tonight against Portmore United, a Jamaican club, nobody
would blame fans for being nervous. The 2013 season was close to
perfect. “ ... More
Lawmakers move to fix a gaping hole in class action lawsuit awards.
Earlier this month, Oregon consumers won a stunning victory over BP West Coast Products.
A Multnomah County
circuit jury found customers of BP-franchised service stations are owed
as much ... More
New scanners in downtown clubs raise privacy questions—and may be illegal.
Multnomah County and Portland police this
week suspended a new program that supplied data-gathering ID scanners
to Old Town bars after WW raised questions about whether it was legal.
state ... More
Welcome to WW’s 2014 Volunteer Guide.
The idea here goes something like this: You were generous financially with our 2013 Give!Guide.
Now, as the new year begins, you may want to invest ... More