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Take and Give and Take

What’s really at stake in the contract fight between the Portland schools and teachers.


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Portland Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, has troubles enough as it is. It’s under fire from its auditor for abysmal graduation rates, facing a formal complaint from pare   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 RAMONA DENIES

Losing Ground

Portland Public Schools rarely parts with property, but one group benefited from two deals.


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One well-connected nonprofit has landed two Portland schools properties at prices hundreds of thousands of dollars below appraised values. The deals that benefited the Native American Youth an   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Double Dipper

The county diversity director ran a personal business on public time—with taxpayer-paid staff.


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The director of Multnomah County’s Office of Diversity and Equity ran an outside consulting business while on county time, used taxpayer-paid staff and resources to aid the company, and collecte   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bridge Collapse

The latest news for the Columbia River Crossing is all bad.


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November is the cruelest month for the Columbia River Crossing project.  After warding off a series of potentially fatal blows, the proposed $2.8 billion Oregon-only project took two headsh   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD, NIGEL JAQUISS

Haunted House

A property in foreclosure attracts a trio of convicted felons—who just won’t leave.


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Justin Dollard really started to worry about the house next door when the convicted murderer moved in.  Dollard, a 48-year-old project manager, knows most of his neighbors on North Vancouve   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 AARON MESH

One Cop’s Exes and Uh-Ohs

An officer already under investigation faces domestic-violence allegations.


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A Portland cop under an internal affairs investigation for allegedly tampering with jurors also faces two formal misconduct complaints—filed by two ex-wives. On Nov. 6, the city’s Citizen    More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

A Note from the Publisher

To our readers:


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Since 1983, when Mark Zusman and I formed City of Roses Newspaper Company, I have written a column each year on the occasion of Willamette Week’s anniversary. The idea is to keep you, our most imp   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 RICHARD H. MEEKER

Fast Times at PPS High

A coalition of parents alleges that cuts in high-school classroom hours violate Oregon law.


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When it comes to the number of hours students spend in the classroom, Oregon is already near the bottom of the barrel. It’s especially bad in the Portland Public Schools, where fewer than 20 p   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Paying Double

Technical problems at PDX? Not our problem, says the Port of Portland—and everyone else.


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The readers of Travel + Leisure love Portland International Airport. They said so in a survey published Oct. 15 that named PDX the nation’s best. “Portland, OR, has a reputation for hipsters,�   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

A Visit From the TriMet Squad

A blogger is arrested after repeatedly texting questions to a transit agency spokeswoman.


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Lane Jensen recognized the cops who came for him.  The 26-year-old blogger had tangled before with officers of local police departments who work for TriMet, the transit agency Jensen regula   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 AARON MESH
 

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