Pressure from family and friends spurs police to make an arrest in the death of Cougar Burleigh.
In the wee hours of Sunday, Oct. 12, Cougar Burleigh was
found seriously injured and only partly clothed at the west end of the
Burnside Bridge. As Burleigh lay dying at Oregon Health & Scie
Portland Public Schools must decide what to do with a principal arrested for—but not charged with—domestic violence.
In the Portland Public Schools firmament, few stars shined as brightly as Marti Diaz.
The former teacher
rose to the position of principal at Southeast Portland’s Kelly
Elementary School in
Few companies in Portland—or elsewhere for that matter—generate as much consumer hate as Comcast, the monopolistic cable, Internet and landline provider that charges more for less service than customers get in many other cou...More
Ambitious timeline puts major decisions after school board elections
The volunteer group guiding Portland Public Schools through what's bound to be a contentious redrawing of school boundaries have heard the official word on when their work is supposed to be finished.The timeline is ambitious. It calls for the Portland School Board to vote on n...
Rep. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) responds to growing 'opt out' movement
Rep. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) wants parents to be able to opt their children out of standardized tests for any reason, broadening a state law that currently allows opting out for reasons of religion or disability only.House Bill 2714&nbs...
Multnomah County Commissioners are considering new rules to regulate electronic cigarettes, including licensing retailers who sell e-cigarettes as well as traditional tobacco products.Right now, Multnomah County does not register tobacco or e-cigarette retailers, hampering efforts to monitor sales to minors, for example. Meanwhile, More
Why are the Jefferson Dancers—from Portland’s majority-black high school—mostly white?
The Jan. 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at
Northeast Portland’s Highland Christian Center had all the trappings of a
typical commemoration for the civil rights leader.