No Safe Harbor

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

City Hall
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

Michael Dembrow Will Seek Dingfelder's Seat


Rep. Michael Dembrow (D-Northeast Portland) announced this morning he will seek the Senate seat Sen. Jackie Dingfelder (D-Northeast and Southeast Portland) vacated to go to work for Mayor Charlie Hales.“Jackie has served residents of NE and SE Portland extremely well for the last 12 years.  She has led the effort to keep  Oregon’s environment safe for our children and grandchildren,” ...   More
Monday, October 21, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Waiting For A Tax Refund? Don't Get Screwed

Scales of Justice

As the April 18 tax filing deadline rapidly approaches, many Oregonians are looking forward to refunds. But some of them, chances are, will fall into a trap more costly than taking out a payday loan.  The Portland advocacy group, Economic Fairness Oregon, has looked into what are called Refund Anticipation Checks. Such checks are effectively a way for cash-strapped taxpayers to borrow the cost ...   More
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sen. Jackie Dingfelder Says No Thanks to A Metro Run in 2010

Scratch state Sen. Jackie Dingfelder (D-Portland) from the list of candidates next year for Metro Council president. Dingfelder, who said in May during the legislative session that people had approached her about running, says she has now decided against it because she likes being in the majority party in the Legislature where she is chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources ...   More
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 HANK STERN

State Lawmakers and Portland Mayor Agree to Collaborate on Plastic-Bag Ban (Updated)

Mayor Sam Adams has backtracked on his pledge to bring an anti-plastic-bag ordinance to City Council, conceding to state lawmakers' wishes that he instead support a non-binding resolution calling first for an Oregon-wide ban. In a memo signed July 22 [PDF], the mayor says he will bring an ordinance banning the petroleum-based bags in Portland only if the proposed state ban fails in the 2011 ...   More
Friday, July 23, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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