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85,000 People Went to Brewfest. Only One Got A DUII.


The Oregon Brewers Festival attracted a record 85,000 people over its five-day run at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park last weekend.And as festival organizers trumpeted the record attendance and opening on a Wednesday for the first-time ever, Portland police report that very few people were cited for alcohol-related shenanigans.Police arrested just one person for driving under the influence of intox...   More
Friday, August 2, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Lovejoy Surgicenter Protesters Post Video of WW Reporter on their Website


Beaverton Grace Bible Church has posted video footage on its website of WW intern Sara Sneath filming their protests outside a Northwest Portland abortion clinic.The group, as first reported by Sneath in WW, is under an informal investigation by th...   More
Thursday, August 1, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Cops Say NBA Player Stomped on Homeless Man in Old Town

Houston Rockets forward Terrance Jones arrested for harassment


Portland Police say they arrested Houston Rockets forward and former Jefferson High School star Terrance A. Jones early this morning for stomping on a homeless man's leg.Police say a sergeant patrolling the area saw a large group of people leave the Tube nightclub, spilling out onto the street. One officer ordered the group back onto the sidewalk, a release from the Portland Police Bureau says.But...   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Puttin’ on the Schnitz

Oregon’s biggest arts patron steps out with an art lover of a different sort.

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The Schnitzers are the Rockefellers of the Beaver State, long noted for their power, wealth and generous patronage of the arts. Just how much money the late Harold Schnitzer and his widow, Arlene,   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Novick Gets Charged for Football TV Package, Warns Residents of Scam

Attorney General's Office Investigating


Never accuse Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick of punting on problems when he finds them.The freshman city commissioner put out a press release this morning saying he took a look at his DIRECTV bill and noticed he was being charged $37.49 a month for an "NFL Sunday Ticket" package he did not ask for.“They’re trying to steal money from innocent people," he says in the release.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Police Union Files Labor Complaint Over Public Contract Talks

PPA Says City is Bargaining in Bad Faith Because it Wants Open Meetings


The Portland Police Association has filed an unfair labor complaint against the city of Portland, saying that Mayor Charlie Hales' stance that some contract negotiations be made public is against labor rules.The complaint (PDF), hand-delivered to the city attorney this afternoon, says the city—which is holding out for at l...   More
Friday, July 26, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Inmates Clear out City Hall Homeless Camp


Multnomah County jail inmates removed property from a homeless camp outside City Hall this morning, as Mayor Charlie Hales delivered on his promise to clear the Southwest 4th Avenue sidewalk.
The jail may soon have new residents. City Hall officials tell WW that campers who want to be arrested in protest will be later this morning.By 7 am, most of the 45 campers in front o...   More
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The Oregonian Flubs Anniversary Announcement of its Own Former Columnist


Daily newspapers have a lot to pull together every day, but it's well known that screw-ups in the comics, crossword, obituaries and anniversary announcements are bound to bring the most angry calls.And Sunday's edition of The Oregonian—with a botched anniversaries announcement section— is particularly tough since it involves longtime columnist and editor Robert Landauer. Landauer was a finalis...   More
Monday, July 22, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Police Union, City Headed to Trial Over U.S. Department of Justice Settlement


The U.S. Department of Justice, the city of Portland and the Portland Police Association will go to trial to argue the merits of last fall's scathing report by the DOJ that said police engage in a pattern of excessive force against the mentally ill.U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said today during a scheduled summary conference that he'll likely set a trial date for the DOJ case for summer...   More
Thursday, July 18, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The CRC in the NYT: Rail Bridge May be Good for Light Rail


Always up on the latest trends and news in Portland, the New York Times has once again waded into our waters.Or, depending on how you look at it, our SNAFU—the Columbia River Crossing.The paper recounts the $3.4 billion ...   More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD
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