Lawmakers look at the unprecedented step of voting on local land-use decisions.
Metro runs the Oregon Zoo, the Oregon Convention Center and directs solid waste disposal in the tri-county area.
But in February,
fed-up lawmakers will threaten the regional government’s p
A Multnomah County Court judge will hear arguments next week over whether opponents of the proposed $200 million Hyatt Hotel adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center can refer Multnomah County's vote to move forward with the project to this ye...
Port of Portland public affairs director Tom Imeson is moving to a similar position at NW Natural, Port Executive Director Bill Wyatt announced today.
Imeson is one of the best-connected figures in Oregon. A former longtime aide to the late U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-Ore.), he later served as chief of staff to Gov. Neil Goldschmidt and also as lead the transition te...
After a long silence, Oregon’s top enviro groups slam the Columbia River Crossing.
For years, two of the state’s leading environmental groups have seemed lost in a green cloud over the Columbia River Crossing.
The $2.8 billion
bridge, light-rail and freeway expansion project h
On the eve of a February legislative session which may see Gov. John Kitzhaber try once again to resurrect the $2.8 billion, Oregon-only Columbia River Crossing project, the environmental group 1000 Friends of Oregon has released a scathing 22-page review of the project, titled CRC Facts.The report, w...
Port of Portland lobbyist Annette Price convened a meeting of leading business lobbyists yesterday to plan strategy ahead of a Jan. 14 legislative hearing on the proposed Oregon-only Columbia River Crossing project.
The Legislature's approval for the project has expired, and Gov. John Kitzhaber is hoping lawmakers will revive the CRC in the upcoming February legislative se...
In today's Murmurs column, we provided a snapshot of the fundraising of Multnomah County Chair candidates Jim Francesconi and Deborah Kafoury. At press-time on Tuesday afternoon, Kafoury led Francesconi by more than a two-to-one margin.
But after our print deadline, Francesconi filed ...
Oregon’s First Lady is cited for using a state police pass to park her personal car.
On Dec. 16, Mary Kisel, a city parking officer for the
Portland Bureau of Transportation, was patrolling her beat, keeping an
eye on the pre-holiday crush that jams downtown streets and fills up
curbside parking spaces. More