Just in time for Halloween, former Democratic Party foil Ralph Nader has popped out for another ghoulish surprise: he's suing the Party! And part of his evidence deals with what he says happened in Oregon.
Whew! Portland remains standing after TOPOFF 4. What was billed as the nation’s largest counterterrorism drill occupied about 5,000 federal, state and local officials at a cost of $25 million in ...
Everything seemed to be just about back to normal at TOPOFF this morning.
Far away from the bomb-sniffing dogs and police in riot gear that struck fear into Portland's heart yesterday afternoon at Lloyd Center, FEMA public affairs offici...
I'm on my way to the Doubletree Hotel at Lloyd Center for this afternoon's stop on the TOPOFF tour: a "state of play" briefing with "key exercise leadership." The wind is blowing like crazy, spreading autumn leaves across the streets. If the Lloyd Center area could ever be beautiful, this is the day...
I'm standing in a small trailer, listening to an officer from Multnomah County Animal Control explain to me how and why the mistakes of FEMA after Hurricane Katrina will never be repeated here in Portland.
Behind him, there is a wall of small cages with stuffed animals in them.
Everything started so well at Portland International Raceway this afternoon.
The rain stopped about 20 minutes before FEMA Administrator David Paulison, Portland Mayor Tom Potter, and Governor Ted Kulongoski were scheduled to speak about Day One of TOPOFF 4.
A rainbow even appeared briefly behind the covered stand where they would be speaking.
All the reports were good: Paulis...
I was out at Portland International Raceway this morning, in the rain, talking to Darryl Madden, a FEMA public-affairs official. Behind us, a few hundred yards away and completely off-limits to anyone not involved in TOPOFF 4, the enormous counterterrorism exercise going on in Portland ...
At midnight tonight, all hell breaks loose.
A “dirty bomb” smuggled into the country by terrorists will hit the Steel Bridge, an iconic symbol of the Willamette River and downtown Portland since its completion in 1912.
The attack, coordinated with two other a...More