Killing the mounted patrol has a hidden benefit for the city: saving the PDC millions.
Monty the police horse strains against the fence of his
paddock, sticking his neck out to munch on a bush that is just out of
his reach. A runner jogging along Northwest Naito Parkway stops to tak
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It’s been seven years since I lived in Chicago, where I
attended college, drinking too much Midwestern beer and cramming as much
of the city’s famous stuffed pizza into my maw as my student bu
Update 4:40 pm: Mary-Beth Baptista says that she isn't leaving because of her frustration over the demotion—rather than the board's recommended firing—of Police Capt. Todd Wyatt."I just felt like this is a good time," she tells WW. "I've been here five years and accomplished what I wanted to do. feel good about the direction the office is going.She says she's still frustrated over the January ...
UPDATE: May 7, 7:33 pmDespite taking mostly criticism from Old Town residents, restaurants and businesses Tuesday night at a community meeting at the Bud Clark Commons, Mayor Charlie Hales remains committed to continuing weekend street closures in the six-block Entertainment District for another six months.Hales said that managing the Entertainment District will ultimately have to be...
The online rally for the Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol continues, this time with an online petition to the City Council.The nine-horse unit isn't part of Mayor Charlie Hales' budget proposal; it's been More
Portland Police Officer Josh Silverman was formally introduced this week by the police bureau as a new member of the Behavioral Health Unit, where officers are paired with social workers to proactively deal with the mentally ill.Silverman was featured in a December 2012 WW cover story detailing how ...
As it has been in previous budget cycles, the Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol is on the chopping block.And though mounted patrol-supporter and developer Bob Ball has stepped up with an extra $150,000 in funding, and More
Due to a breakdown at WW's printer, print editions of our paper won't be on stands until early this afternoon.WW Publisher Richard Meeker says that the press at WW's printer, Quad Graphics, broke down and wasn't able to be fixed overnight.Papers are expected to be out by early afternoon. Sorry for the delay.
Update: The city of Portland called in a crane to remove the damaged streetcar from the street, Portland Bureau of Transportation spokesman Dan Anderson says.Initial reports show that the truck driver was at fault, turning into the side of the streetcar, he adds.Obviously, the crash will remove one streetcar from the line until repairs are made, although PBOT hasn't had a chance to calculate how m...