Port of Portland Sued for Gender Discrimination

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A female dredge operator for the Port of Portland who says she’s been the victim of gender discrimination in the past is alleging the port’s illegal practices are continuing. Katherine Kirkland, the port’s only female dredge operator, says she was fired because she is a woman, and that the port retaliated against her after she complained about her treatment. She filed a lawsuit last ...   More
 
Thursday, June 19, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Portland Street Fee Would Create Big Bills for Other Local Governments

UPDATE: Mayor Charlie Hales says city won't collect fee until July 2015

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Local government agencies are discovering the City of Portland plans to charge them what could be hundreds of thousands of dollars a year under Mayor Charlie Hales' proposed "street fee" plan.Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick have for months been showing citizens the structure of the fee, which would charge households up to $12 a month and businesses much more. They've been less vocal about ...   More
 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 AARON MESH

Port of Portland Rallying Support For CRC Hearing

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Port of Portland lobbyist Annette Price convened a meeting of leading business lobbyists yesterday to plan strategy ahead of a Jan. 14 legislative hearing on the proposed Oregon-only Columbia River Crossing project. The Legislature's approval for the project has expired, and Gov. John Kitzhaber is hoping lawmakers will revive the CRC in the upcoming February legislative session.Price's email lays out ...   More
 
Thursday, January 9, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland International Airport Wants Court to Delay Debut of Clearcutting Ads

UPDATE: Judge says no delay; airport will display ad

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UPDATE, 4 pm: Port of Portland spokesman Steve Johnson tells WW the airport will display an anti-clearcutting ad as soon as environmental group Oregon Wild sends the poster.But Johnson says the Port plans to appeal the Multnomah County Circuit Court decision."We believe that if the Port were to accept and post political and religious advertising in the PDX terminal, the public might conclude that ...   More
 
Friday, December 20, 2013 AARON MESH

Paying Double

Technical problems at PDX? Not our problem, says the Port of Portland—and everyone else.


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The readers of Travel + Leisure love Portland International Airport. They said so in a survey published Oct. 15 that named PDX the nation’s best. “Portland, OR, has a reputation for hipsters,�   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Did The Port and Housing Agency Get Scammed?


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Two ex-employees of the Port of Portland and Home Forward, the area’s housing agency, are under criminal investigation for allegedly misappropriating tens of thousands of dollars from their em   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Fantasy Island

Forget protecting birds and fauna: the Port of Portland’s plans for developing West Hayden Island don’t add up.


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Victor Viets and Mayor Charlie Hales have a lot in common. Both used to work for large engineering firms in Portland and both are boating enthusiasts who have lived in Columbia River condos near w   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hotseat: Leal Sundet

The union behind the slowdown at the port breaks its silence.


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Leal Sundet says it’s bad enough that the International Longshoreman and Warehouse Union is getting a raw deal at the Port of Portland. He thinks also it’s getting a bum rap. For more than a   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 AARON MESH

Virgin America Becomes Newest Airline to Stop at PDX

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Virgin America, the California-based airline that launched in 2007, announced today it would start offering service to Portland from San Francisco and Los Angeles in June. The company's website is already advertising tickets for $99 for people who book their flights by Friday.As part of the announcement, the company created a video advertising Portland to potential passengers, playing up the city's ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

PR Industrial Complex: The Port of Portland

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 Our ongoing investigation of government spending on public relations continues with a new local public agency added to the list: the Port of Portland.The Port is the eighth public agency we've surveyed to find out how many PR personnel they employ and how much money goes toward their salaries. Our list includes only those public employees directly involved in passing information to the press ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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