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Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea Will Debate Body Cameras with Activists Tonight


Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea tonight will debate a plan for police body cameras with one of the idea's harshest critics.

O'Dea will appear at a Southeast 122nd Avenue pizza parlor for an East Portland Forum—an event hosted by Jo Ann Hardesty, a longtime police accountability activist.

Hardesty opposes a plan by Mayor Charlie Hales to outfit ...   More
Thursday, May 7, 2015 by AARON MESH

Multnomah County Republican Party Chairman Becomes an Uber Driver


Last week, Uber vice president David Plouffe declared at a TechFestNW panel that the ride-sharing company had already recruited 500 drivers in Portland.
Among them: Eric Fruits, an economist and ch...   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by AARON MESH

Hijacked Hyatt

The fiercest opponent of a Convention Center hotel now wants to take control of it.

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Hotel financier Gordon Sondland has been fighting for a decade to stop construction of a headquarters hotel at the Oregon Convention Center that will compete with his business. As CEO of Pro   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 AARON MESH

Show Preview: Stephin Merritt, Darren Hanlon

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[ABECEDARIAN LOVE SONGS] While some avant-garde karaoke nights (cue Baby Ketten) would make a killing with Magnetic Fields songs, the recent audiences for the band and its glum, glam tunesmith Ste   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 AARON MESH

Oregonian Chairman N. Christian Anderson III is Leaving for The Eugene Register-Guard


The Oregonian announced this morning that its chairman, N. Christian Anderson III, is leaving the newspaper to become editor and publisher of The Eugene Register-Guard.

Anderson became The Oregonian's publisher in late...   More
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 by AARON MESH

David Plouffe Tells Mayor Charlie Hales: Uber Will Help East Portland


Five months after cutting a deal that brought ride-hailing app Uber to Portland, company vice president David Plouffe and Mayor Charlie Hales faced off at a TechFestNW forum last night.

Their conversation traveled to a surprising destination: East Portland.   More
Friday, May 1, 2015 by AARON MESH


The city of Portland wants to put body cameras on its cops. Good luck getting to see the video.

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Mayor Charlie Hales wants Portland police to have body cameras. He’s also fine if it’s really difficult for you to see the video the cops record. The city of Portland has been the drivin   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 AARON MESH

The Oregon Legislature Gives Metro Cover Against a Public Vote on Convention Center Hyatt

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The Oregon Legislature has handed Metro extra protection against a public vote on the 600-room Hyatt hotel proposed for the Oregon Convention Center.

The state House today passed a bill assuring the project and its $78 million in taxpayer subsidies are exempt from a vote.

As    More
Monday, April 27, 2015 by AARON MESH

Uber is Making Its Drivers Register with the City of Portland by Noon Tomorrow

UPDATE: Company will begin running cars at 2 pm Friday.


UPDATE, 3:55 pm: Uber spokeswoman Kate Downen tells WW the company has finished its city paperwork and will begin running cars at 2 pm Friday.
ORIGINAL POST, 2:58 pm: When Portland City Council legalized Uber on Tuesday, it added a significant new piece of regulation to keep an eye on its drivers.

City Commissioner Dan Saltzman    More
Thursday, April 23, 2015 by AARON MESH

Oregon State Police Want $5 Million for Pot Enforcement


Legal weed, schmegal weed: Oregon cops still want more money to go after marijuana crimes.

The Oregon State Police have recently asked state lawmakers for a $3.9 million budget increase for 2015-17 to pay for 11 full-...   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by AARON MESH
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