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The Portland Index: Dead Pets Walking

Multnomah County’s animal shelter has cut its kill rate, but activists say it could do more.

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Not all lost, stray or unwanted pets end up at Multnomah County Animal Services, but when they do, its shelter is often the end of the line. “Private shelters can choose,” says Mike Oswa   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 TROY BRYNELSON

Counting Cops

Police staffing levels will come under scrutiny as Charlie Hales pushes reforms.

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Mayor-elect Charlie Hales will be returning to City Hall in January with big plans to reform the Portland Police Bureau.    More
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 TROY BRYNELSON

The Portland Index: In Bondage

How much debt has Portland passed on to residents via bonds?

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Like most major cities, Portland puts the cost of many of its public essentials—sewers, parks and public safety—on the credit card. The bonds Portland has sold also paid for  urban rene   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 TROY BRYNELSON

One Question: Would You Vote to Permit Construction of the CRC in its Current Form?

The City of Portland has been a minor player in the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing—with its wide freeway bridges and light rail to Vancouver, Wash. But the mega-project will pro   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 TROY BRYNELSON

UPDATED: Republicans Challenge Monnes Anderson's Claims in Voters Pamphlet

Senator says her nursing license is now up to date, after claiming she didn't know it had expired

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Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson (D-Gresham) has come under fire this week for providing inaccurate information in the state voters pamphlet for primary and general elections this year: Republicans charge she shouldn't be listing her occupation as a registered nurse when her license to practice expired in 2009. “If Laurie Monnes Anderson intentionally misrepresented her status as a lic...   More
Monday, October 8, 2012 by TROY BRYNELSON

City Proposes More Pedestrian-Only Streets in Old Town

Safety concerns spark expansion of entertainment area


City officials have proposed a new step toward reinventing Portland’s Old Town and Chinatown as a new entertainment district: Expanding pedestrian-only blocks on weekend nights.
An Office of Neighborhood Involvement proposal (first ...   More
Thursday, September 27, 2012 by TROY BRYNELSON

Oregon House Republicans Blast Bus Project, "Portland Values"


Last Sunday, Bus Project volunteers barreled smack into the anti-Portland fever burning ever hotter in Clackamas County.Every election cycle, Portland voter registration group loads up its vehicle with volunteers and goes out to knock in doors in different parts of the state, usually although not always on behalf of Democratic candidates or causes.
But the recent Bus trip to the Clackama...   More
Saturday, September 15, 2012 by TROY BRYNELSON
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