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Driver’s Record

A TriMet driver’s criminal past becomes an issue in a union election—and embarrasses the transit agency.

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TriMet and the transit agency’s biggest union share many problems. They blame each other for the financial troubles ailing the agency. TriMet points to  an overly generous contract with exp   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK

An Immigrant’s Fare Fight

Taxi drivers have been hit by the arrival of Uber and Lyft—including many who are Ethiopian immigrants.

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Robel Berhan steers his blue and orange Union Cab with its empty backseat to Hotel Lucia on Southwest Broadway. Nothing. He heads to the Marriott. A line of other cabs blocks his way. He knows a   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Pole Position

Candidate Charlie Hales promised to do something about cellphone towers. As mayor, it’s been a different story.

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When Darrell Yuen and Beth Collins moved to Portland from New York City in 2010, they thought they had found a dream home. Their 1929 Cape Cod-style house sits about a block from Mt. Tabor Park,   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Kiddie Trouble

A Pearl District Child Care Center Comes Under Scrutiny For Lack of Staffing

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To Megan Bergstrom, it was chaos. She had a howling 4-month-old girl strapped to her in an Eddie Bauer carrier while the eight other children she was responsible for watching—all under the a   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Wolf Tracks

An environmental group goes to court to see the forest service’s plans to protect Oregon wolves.

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Nick Cady is thrilled to see the return of gray wolves to Oregon’s Cascade Range. He celebrated when the wolf dubbed OR-7 was spotted south of Crater Lake in 2011, more than 60 years after hun   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 AARON MESH

A House Named Suh

The planned teardown of a football star’s family home in Irvington raises doubts about neighborhood preservation.

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From the looks of it, the house at 2602 NE 13th Ave. is nothing special.  It’s a two-story home, white with red trim and a brick arch over the front porch. The grass is scruffy, the shr   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK

Making The Law Pay

The Attorney General’s favorite Portland law firm is cleaning up financially. It’s also run afoul of a federal judge.

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Nearly 3,000 Oregonians with disabilities have waited more than three years for their day in federal court on a potentially groundbreaking civil rights case. In a sweeping class action lawsu   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS


The mayor’s office calls the Eastside Esplanade unsafe. Will Hales’ homeless policies make a difference?

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James Noel has seen a lot of changes in his neighborhood, which consists of a narrow sidewalk against a chain-link fence that runs along Southeast Main Street, with the northbound ramp to Inters   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK

Hotseat: Earl Blumenauer and Peter Defazio

Two Oregon congressmen—divided over free trade—disagree about what a Trans-Pacific deal would mean.

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President Barack Obama jetted to Portland last week to use the city and the world headquarters of Nike as backdrops in his push for a sweeping new free-trade agreement with 11 Pacific Rim coun   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Thunder Dome

There are already runaway costs for a state Capitol remodel that few people know about.

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Peter Courtney usually gets what he wants. As president of the Oregon Senate for 12 years, Courtney, 71, has amassed more influence than almost any other legislator in state history. The Democ   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS
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