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Crowdsourcing CPR

A new app will cost Portland’s Fire Bureau $108,000. It won’t save money, but will it save lives?


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Mayor Charlie Hales is asking the City Council to spend $108,000 on a smartphone app to notify Portlanders trained in CPR when someone nearby is having a heart attack.  The proposal is part   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 CAMBRIA ROTH

Jail Break

Health insurance companies covering jail inmates shift millions in costs to taxpayers. Now they have to stop.


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Lawmakers fell short on some high-profile bills in the even-year session that ended last week, including the Columbia River Crossing, gun control and marijuana legalization. But the Legislature    More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Getting Totally Hosed

A retired fire bureau official is still doing his former job—but he’s getting paid twice.


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When Mark Schmidt retired from Portland Fire & Rescue in June 2012, shortly after picking up his 35-year pin, he didn’t actually go anywhere. In fact, although Schmidt began collecting a   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Camping Trip

City Hall is looking at 21 new sites for a homeless camp. But only a few options are serious.


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Finding a dream home for a homeless camp is an unusual assignment for commercial real-estate broker Cushman & Wakefield. But as the company helps Portland City Hall pick possible locations to    More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 AARON MESH

Burning The Bridge

An Oregonian editorial columnist bashed the CRC too many times. Now he’s an ex-columnist.


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While a bill to revive the Columbia River Crossing clings to life in the Legislature, Brendan Monaghan’s brief career as an editorial columnist for The Oregonian is over—and it’s hard to esc   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS , AARON MESH

Great Expectations

After a breakout season, the Portland Timbers must show they’re for real.


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As the Portland Timbers continue their preseason tournament tonight against Portmore United, a Jamaican club, nobody would blame fans for being nervous. The 2013 season was close to perfect. “   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Winning By Default

Marriage equality is on its way to Oregon despite advocates’ tactical errors.


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When Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced last week that her office would not defend the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, it signaled the decade-long battle for marriage    More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Collecting What’s Owed

Lawmakers move to fix a gaping hole in class action lawsuit awards.


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Earlier this month, Oregon consumers won a stunning victory over BP West Coast Products.   A Multnomah County circuit jury found customers of BP-franchised service stations are owed as much   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Strike Out

Friction between labor and management could have long-term consequences for Portland.


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Two of Portland’s biggest organized labor groups spent the last week girding for the latest skirmishes in a larger campaign. “I would never compare myself to a brave American soldier fighting    More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 AARON MESH

Predatory Lawmaking

A voracious debt collector wants to acquire Oregon property tax liens.


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In 2007, Oregon lawmakers made national headlines when they kicked payday lenders out of the state. Now one of the biggest debt-collection companies in the U.S. wants to bring a type of lending    More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS
 

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