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Portland Parking Manager Ellis McCoy Amends His Resignation

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City of Portland parking manager Ellis McCoy, who has been on paid administrative leave since a raid of his office by federal investigators earlier this month, submitted his resignation today. Investigators reportedly suspect McCoy of taking kickbacks from a parking contra...   More
 
Friday, September 2, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Kim MacColl, Who Explained How Portland Became Portland, Has Died

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E. Kimbark MacColl, an educator and school administrator who chronicled the history of Portland and its power establishment, died last night after a long illness, WW has learned. He was 86. Kim, as he was known, taught at Occidental and Reed colleges, Portland State University and Catlin Gabel School. He was a member of City Club and other prominent civic groups, and served on a number of committ...   More
 
Thursday, September 1, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Equally Confused

Mayor Adams has let his plans for an office of equity become a shambles. Commissioner Fritz may pay the price.


News Stories
It should’ve been a gimme: a city of Portland office devoted to making sure “everyone has access to opportunities necessary to satisfy essential needs, advance their well-being, and achieve thei   More
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 COREY PEIN

Bankrupt Bend Bulletin Blasts Big Bank

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Today the Wall Street Journal and media blogs picked up yesterday's    More
 
Thursday, August 25, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Sticker Shocker

This Google window decal will talk to your phone. Next, Google wants your phone to tell all about you.


News Stories
They came in the mail, thousands upon thousands. And Portland businesses have obediently applied them to their windows: white stickers   More
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 COREY PEIN

Bike Share: What Can Portlanders Expect? (Updated With Clarification And Photo)

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Yesterday the Portland City Council voted 4-1 to approve a public bike share program like those gaining popularity in cities like Paris, London, Denver and Washington, D.C.
The approved proposal would seek to leverage $2 million in federal money to obtain another $2 million in...   More
 
Thursday, August 18, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Hotseat: Eileen Brady

She’s running for mayor based on her business experience.


City Hall
Four years ago, Eileen Brady considered at launching her political career by challenging a two-term U.S. senator, Gordon Smith. At the time, some—including this newspaper—suggested she run for m   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 COREY PEIN

Cheat Local!

Portland helped make Groupon a giant. Here’s how local businesses get crushed.


Cover Story
Ethan Powell and Tobias Hogan, two typical restaurant workers with more than a decade’s experience between them, wanted more. Two years ago they stepped out and took a gamble that has lured—and   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 COREY PEIN

Tough Guys Tumble


Brew Views
Speaking as someone who lived, worked and went broke in Bangkok during his early 20s, the biggest problem with The Hangover Part II is not that it ignores the unique and fundamentally conservative Th   More
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 COREY PEIN

Where Can You Scam Free Parking In Portland?

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This map was made with data from the Portland Office of Management and Finance on requests for car-towing and impounds in the month of July.There were 659 cars towed in the city limits last month, for what it's worth.It's interesting to browse the map for a minute or two. Although some of the trends it reveals are not surprising—most tows happen downtown and in the inner East side—the map also...   More
 
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 by COREY PEIN
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