City officials are pitching a new street fee by claiming Portland’s roads are getting more dangerous. Numbers show otherwise.
To hear Mayor Charlie Hales and other city officials tell it, the streets of Portland are getting deadlier every day.
Driving is more
dangerous. Pedestrians face bigger risks. Bicyclists have to s
An office building project for city sewer engineers triples in cost to $11.4 million—at the worst possible time.
In December 2011, a coalition of angry water and sewer
ratepayers sued the city of Portland. Their basic allegation: The city
had squandered $127 million in ratepayers’ money on questionable
A 2008 sex-abuse case lingers in federal court as a “manipulative” defendant works the system.
When someone is charged with a crime, he has a constitutional right to a lawyer. He also has the right to a speedy trial.
Once in a while, a
defendant comes along who tries to stretch the limits o
A new law expanding the use of an anti-overdose drug is cutting the number of heroin deaths.
Two months ago, a heroin user overdosed on the Southwest
Salmon Street overpass across Interstate 405, about a block from the
headquarters of Outside In.
Someone alerted the
staff at the nonpr
It’s Oregon’s turn (again) to debate the labeling of GMO foods.
There’s much to talk about in Ashland—a southern Oregon
winter so dry that, for the first time in 50 years, the local ski
mountain failed to open, or the fare at this year’s Oregon Shakespea
Banfield Pet Hospital pocketed a subsidy and got favorable treatment from local governments—then bolted to Vancouver.
Most people know Banfield Pet Hospital from its convenient locations in hundreds of PetSmart stores across the United States.
The Banfield chain
started in Portland, and nine years ago the company
A Portland choir group’s financial records are missing, and its ex-boss isn’t talking.
Oregon Repertory Singers has launched an investigation of
its former executive director after learning that virtually all of the
arts organization’s financial records have disappeared.
Upgrading Portland’s levees could cost $100 million—money no one seems to have.
Water is Portland’s secret problem.
Not the Bull Run
Reservoir water that runs out of your tap nor the contentious May ballot
measure that will determine who controls it.
No, the next
Homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too strikes out again in its effort to find a new location.
Six weeks ago, the Portland City Council seemed ready to buy its way out of its most prominent homelessness problem.
The city agreed Feb.
17 to give $846,000 to the leaders of homeless camp
The auctioneer’s gavel will fall on the last of Andrew Wiederhorn’s troubled Portland empire.
The most expensive home ever sold at a Multnomah County sheriff’s foreclosure auction will go on the block April 2.
It’s a 20,000-square-foot, $6.8 million mansion atop the Southwest Hills, the