Portland has 25,000 places where the city doesn't comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act
In 2011, the city of Portland and the Portland Timbers
completed a $31 million renovation of the stadium now called Providence
Park. The city-owned stadium added a concourse, concession stands,
Gov. John Kitzhaber has promoted key aide Kendall Clawson to his deputy chief of staff for community engagement.
"Kendall's been with the governor's office since the beginning of his administration," says Kitzhaber spokeswoman Rachael Wray. "The governor has every confidence she'll build on her role to help ensure the office is well connected with communities around the state."
Over the past six days, the nation has begun to notice an awful series of events in Ferguson, Mo.: The police killing of an unarmed 18-year-old, followed by mass protests in African-American neighborhoods, followed by what looks suspiciously like ...More
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales issued a statement this afternoon on a police shooting and resulting protests in Ferguson, Mo., saying the racial violence shows why it was important for the city to hire an outside consultant to host a diversity seminar for white men only.
"The training, called White Men as Full Diversity Partners, was controversial to some but understo...
For months, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick have been adamant that they will create a "street fee" to collect $53 million a year for transportation projects. They now seem more inclined to negotiate.
In recent meetings with business leaders, WW has learned, city officials have extended an olive branch: City Hall may find part of...More
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick are considering scrapping the unpopular "street fee" that would charge businesses thousands of dollars a month and replacing it with a monthly business fee of no more than $135 a month.
Except for the employee pensions, reduced bus service and political backlash.
Look on our light-rail system, ye Austinites, and despair.
The city council of Austin, Texas, is trying to persuade city voters to fund a $600 million light-rail line. So the local newspaper, The Austin American-Statesman, came to Oregon to conduct an in-depth examination...
What's going to happen in Oregon? Look to Vermont, and Ben & Jerry's.
Backers of a November ballot measure seeking to label genetically modified organisms are continuing to rake in contributions, in what could become the most expensive measure fight in Oregon history. Oregon GMO Right to Know, the campaign pushing the measure, has already collected more tha...