PREPARING FOR DISASTER: Portland’s City Council is taking up an ordinance that would limit the mayor’s power to restrict the sale and carrying of guns during a disaster.
7,900: The number of Washington County’s approximately 10,000 licensed concealed-weapons permit holders who requested the county not release their names to public-records requests.
REVENGE OF THE HOMELESS: Advocates are pursuing a class-action lawsuit against the city’s anti-camping ordinance.
8.1 percent: Oregon’s latest unemployment rate, the state’s highest in five years.
MAKE LEMONADE: City Commissioner Randy Leonard is threatening to sue Ford Motor Co. over problems with biodiesel in the city’s fleet of pickups.