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Ranger Danger

Park rangers seek higher wages and better training as the city questions their worth.


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It’s not the first time Dustin Meyer and Angela Wilson have caught the man drinking with his pals in the South Park Blocks. The two Army green- and khaki-clad Portland park rangers stand betwe   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 SAMI EDGE

Blocked Path

West Hills neighbors push back against plans to expand the Japanese Garden.


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A well-trodden path nestled near the edge of Portland’s Japanese Garden winds into Forest Park, the city’s 5,167-acre urban green space. A sign reads, “Path to Wildwood Trail,” marking o   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 REBECCA TURLEY

Obstacle Course

Portland has 25,000 places where the city doesn't comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act


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In 2011, the city of Portland and the Portland Timbers completed a $31 million renovation of the stadium now called Providence Park. The city-owned stadium added a concourse, concession stands,    More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Ray Horton

A native Portlander talks about his (so far) lonely effort to recall the mayor and a city commissioner.


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Ray Horton is fed up. Like a lot of Portlanders, he resents the idea that households might have to pay a $144-per-year fee to pave streets. And he’s irritated by what he views as the high-ha   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Steve Novick

The City Commissioner talks about his (so far) unsuccessful fight to raise $50 million a year for streets.


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Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick’s road forward is uphill. The freshman councilor has begun a goodwill tour to heal the rancor from his attempt this spring to cram a citywide “street    More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 WW Staff

Watching the Wheels

Portland’s road-paving backlog has grown in the past decade while city officials have delayed filling the hole.


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This week, Portland officials are navigating a switchback trickier than the Terwilliger curves.  They’re telling residents the city needs more money to fix its roads, even as they passed    More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 AARON MESH

Fee For All

The wrong turns that Steve Novick took to raise more money for Portland’s roads.


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City Commissioner Steve Novick has led the parade for new road funding into a blind alley. He’s the architect of a plan to raise at least $40 million a year for transportation projects by crea   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 AARON MESH

Flushing the Ads

In the primary election fight over Portland water, which side is using the airwaves to dupe voters? As it turns out, both.


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For a while there, it looked as if the backers of a measure to take control of Portland’s water and sewer systems from City Hall were going to flood the airwaves with campaign ads. But so far    More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 AARON MESH

Shibley’s Side Of The Story

Hales’ chief of staff responds to a claim she targeted an HIV-positive employee.


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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales’ chief of staff, Gail Shibley, is fighting back against allegations she pressured a staffer into revealing he was HIV-positive and called him a “skank” after he    More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 AARON MESH

No Safe Harbor

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


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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
 

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