The state diverts higher fees from Oregon’s roads to the information superhighway.
About 2 million times a year, Oregon companies small and
big, from family-owned trucking firms to major insurers, pay for
information from the state’s files of driver’s licenses. The companies
The hidden environmental cost of the Pacific Northwest’s lone nuclear power plant.
For a week now, the people running the Pacific Northwest’s
only nuclear power plant have been on the defensive—and for good
A devastating report
about the Columbia Generating Stati
NW Natural wants to demolish a contaminated landmark. Will anyone step in to stop it?
For years, Kathy Evans admired the dilapidated gothic
building she saw whenever she drove on U.S. 30 just south of the St.
Johns Bridge. Her four daughters always pointed out the structure and
Women in the Portland Police Bureau use excessive force far less than men.
The Portland Police Bureau has a problem with excessive use of force, but the women who serve as officers aren’t to blame.
the board, female officers account for a far smaller share of th
Residents of Right 2 Dream Too question Mayor Charlie Hales’ offer to move them inside.
It’s a quarter to 9 on the coldest night so far this year,
and a 64-year-old man named Misha waits for a turn to sleep in a tent
Right 2 Dream Too—the
iconic homeless camp
A police report on Portland suicides flubs the math, and the media—including WW—miss the error.
On Sept. 30, Police Chief Mike Reese stood before TV
cameras and journalists to release troubling new findings about how
often people commit suicide in Portland.
It didn’t take
OHSU is using its clout to have taxpayers match a donation from Nike’s Phil Knight.
Two months ago, Nike Chairman Phil Knight dangled a
tantalizing offer before Oregon Health & Science University: the
promise of $1 billion—cash—to finance expansion of the cancer institute
Neighbors fear a university’s ambitions will overwhelm a low-income school.
No shortage of excitement—or hyperbole—has greeted
preparations for the first new school to be built with the nearly $500
million voters gave Portland Public Schools last year.
Enviros take the water district battle to the green streets.
Southeast Clay Street doesn’t look like a political battleground.
On a rainy afternoon,
workers in hardhats are digging a hole deep into the sidewalk at the
corner of Southeast 9th Avenue, a b
History and hard feelings in Portland teacher union talks.
Teachers are putting up decorations and kids are learning
holiday songs, but there’s not a lot of cheer at Portland Public Schools
between teachers and the district