The proposed budget the Portland Police Bureau handed to Mayor Charlie Hales Monday shows that to meet the mayor's demand for 10 percent cuts across the board, the department says it will ax the e...
Those are the odds a woman on this planet will face abuse in her lifetime. V-Day is your chance to do something about it.
One in three.
One-third of all women worldwide—let’s call it an even 1 billion—will be victims of violence because they are women.
You could get
depressed or apathetic when you see that ov
The Columbia River Crossing bridge will be 116 feet high. And despite signs that may not be OK with local Coast Guard officials, the White House may be ready to overrule them.The embattled project submitted a bridge permit, at the urging of federal authorities, to the Coast Guard—which is tasked with...
Reed College has pulled the plug on classes called "Put That In Your Pipe and Smoke It" and “Adroit Anticipation of Awesome Altered Adventures 201."The two classes are part of a program called Paideia—free, non-credit "enrichment" courses on any topic taught by Reed students, staff and alumni held the week before spring semester.However, as More
A former Portland Public Schools teacher has filed a whistleblower and discrimination lawsuit against the district, saying she was forced out of her job for calling attention to disturbing conditions for disabled students.Filed in Oregon District Court on Monday, former occupational therapist Christine Van Osdol says she and others were overworked and unable to provide legally-mandated care to dis...
Arts & Books
I haven't been to Florida, but I've seen documentaries. And thanks to the International Cat Show, I may never need to go. The strange people watching Sunday outpaced the rare cat viewing.Cats may be so very hipster right now, but it was the very few and the not-so-proud who actually went all the way to the Holiday Inn by the airport this weekend a...
A new bill in the Oregon Legislature would require a prescription for a pack of smokes.Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland), filed a bill that would put nicotine in the same category as ketamine, and would make having the addictive substance without a doctor’s note a crime.More
The city’s new cops czar talks about making the police safer for his grandkids.
Q & A
A lot of people in City Hall have interacted with police,
but Baruti Artharee may be the only one who can say he’s had the
business end of a cop’s gun pressed against his head.
That was a lo