ODOT director admits carbon reduction numbers were wrong.
Gov. Kate Brown’s first major initiative since taking office in February, a sweeping $344 million transportation package, blew up today after a state agency acknowledged it had miscalculated the numbers on w...
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Mayor Charlie Hales today announced the names of two new nominees for the five-member Portland Development Commission.
Hales is nominating Gustavo Cruz, a business lawyer with the Ater Wynne firm and Willi Meyers, executive secretary of the Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council. The PDC, the city's economic development and urban renewal agency, is Hal...
The thorny situation between the Oregon Lottery and Dan Fischer, one of the largest lottery retailers, grew even more complex on June 19, when one of Fischer's companies sued the lottery to stop the agency from cutting off its access to the state's gambling machines.
The lawsuit is part of a long-running battle over the concentration of lottery retailers on Hayden IslandMore
Backers of low-carbon fuel law fighting "backroom deal" for a higher gas tax.
Gov. Kate Brown is facing the first major political challenge in her brief tenure in office, and it's a problem of her own making.After replacing former Gov. John Kitzhaber on Feb. 18, Brown signed a bill that extends the low-carbon fuel standard. That measure will require companies bringing fuels into Oregon either to blend in lower carbon components such as ethanol or purchase c...
A lengthy legal battle against GEICO underscores Oregon’s weak laws to protect consumers.
Cornel Tuter knows the charming green GEICO gecko all too well.
The creature is
ubiquitous, one of the most easily recognizable characters on the
planet. It should be: GEICO Insurance spends a
Multnomah County Court Judge Henry Kantor today threw out a lawsuit today that Oracle America Corp., filed in February against five political consultants—Kevin Looper, Patricia McCaig, Scott Nelson, Tim Raphael an...More
Non-profit played a key role in opposing the Columbia River Crossing Project.
The Coalition for a Livable Future, a Portland nonprofit, is closing its doors, the group announced today. "After 21 years working across disciplines to create a more equitable and sustainable region, the Coalition for a Livable Future will be closing our doors at the end of June," the group said in a statement. "While it wasn’t an easy call to make, the real story is the CLF success...
Now that prosecutors have announced they won't press charges against whistle-blower Michael Rodgers, Rep. Knute Buehler (R-Bend) is seeking Gov. Kate Brown's support to beef up protections for future whistle-blowers.
Earlier this year, Rodgers refused a request to delete 6,000 of former Gov. John Kitzhaber's emails from state servers. He then leaked those emails to WW</...More
Oregon politics is in the national news again—for the wrong reasons.
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough today chewed on the case of Michael Rodgers, the whistleblower who refused a request to delete 6,000 of former Gov. John Kitzhaber's emails...