Two East Portland secessionists explain why they want voters to sever their neighborhoods’ ties to the city.
Collene Swenson and Pat Edwards want out of the city of Portland.
What they really want is the city to get out of where they
live, East Portland, and leave the residents of this often overlooked
Residents of East Portland have complained about living in a different city—poorer, less healthy and with fewer services—since their neighborhoods east of Interstate 205 were annexed starting in 1983.Now some of them are seeking a public vote to make it official, by pulling East Portland out of Portland.Three East Portland residents filed a ballot initiative petition Feb. 27 to de-annex neighborhoods ...
Last month’s vote on immigration shows a deep political divide in Portland.
We’ve long known voters in East Portland
tend to be more conservative than their inner-city neighbors. But the
Nov. 4 election highlighted the city’s political divide between voters
The city poured $96 million into reviving Lents. Where’s the rebirth of this East Portland neighborhood?
In the past few months, Mayor Charlie Hales has talked
about changing the way the city of Portland tries to bring struggling,
rundown neighborhoods back to life.
He calls it “place-making.”
East Portland’s new champion pushes back against City Hall.
Shemia Fagan insists she is not the new mayor of East Portland.
That unofficial title, Fagan says, still belongs to East Portland ex-legislator Jefferson Smith.
But Fagan, 31, is
The final election results by precinct are out, so we've compiled them into a handy map. This is a pretty rough version—we'll have an interactive one with all the candidates and other fancy features in the next day or two—but this one shows which of the top three candidates won which precincts.Things to note: Charlie Hales won all of west Portland as well as the battle for the Kremlin—the ...
Jefferson Smith built a political machine. Now he’s trying to drive it to City Hall.
On a recent Saturday morning, a
sleepy-eyed retired auto-parts worker named Gavin Griffin opened the
door of his Sabin-neighborhood home to find a blond giant on his
A Portland Police Bureau report prepared this week for the Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council illustrates the migration of gun and gang crime over the past decade and a half. The maps below, for some reason marked "do not disseminate," are reproduced from the report, which was posted online.Gang violence is in the news again after a wave of recent shootings, including the arrest ...
Portland police this morning announced the arrest of a suspect in a Jan. 8 shooting on a street so notorious that some residents call it the shooting gallery. The street is Southeast 162nd Ave, on the border with Gresham, and its problems were described at length by WW here. (This picture, which ran with that story, shows a typical scene outside the Rosewood Café, a shoestring effort to create some ...