City Hall Protesters Demand More Housing Money. Fritz Laments There Isn't Any.


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Speaking to a crowd of about 50 protesters outside City Hall demanding safe and affordable housing, city Commissioner Amanda Fritz said this afternoon there simply wasn't enough money in the budget to do everything the demonstrators want. "The sad fact is, there isn't any money," Fritz said in response to protesters' call to restore money for the city's neighborhood inspections program and for ...   More
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010 Peter Griffin

Pickett's Charge: Read This Cop's New Column in Street Roots


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The latest issue of Street Roots debuts a new monthly column by Officer Robert Pickett, a beat cop from the Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct. I confess I was doubtful when Street Roots director Israel Bayer told me a few weeks back about the new column in the paper. But Pickett does an admirable job of putting a human face on his job—and of highlighting the troubled intersection ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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