Article Archive

Hall Monitor: Echoes of Charlie

As Ted Wheeler Steeps Himself in the Homelessness Crisis, He’s Sounding More Like His Predecessor

Hall Monitor: The 10-Month Checkup

Three Takeaways as Mayor Ted Wheeler Extends Portland’s Housing Emergency

Hall Monitor: Dibs!

Chloe Eudaly Wants to Give Tenants and City Officials the First Shot At Buying Rental Properties

Hall Monitor: Wheeler’s Rosy Red Herrings

The Mayor’s Boosting a Highway Expansion, But Does He Have His Facts Straight?

Hall Monitor: Slap Yourselves, Portland

Proposed Police Oversight Changes Are Hugely Important. So Wake Up!

Hall Monitor: The Secret, Zombie 48-Hour Rule Lives!

Why Didn’t Ted Wheeler Think to Mention that a Despised Practice Had Returned?

Hall Monitor: Renter Relo Can Stay!

The City’s Controversial Tenant Protections Are Legal. What’s Next?

Hall Monitor: Jumping Ship

Even More Agencies Are Bailing from Portland’s Problematic, Expensive Police Records System

Hall Monitor: From Exceptionalism to Septic System

Will the City Pick a Pricey Water Treatment Plant, or a Really Pricey One? Both, Probably.

Hall Monitor: Teddy Wheels and the Mayoral Dagger

The Mayor Just Issued a Damning Judgment, Even if His Office Won’t Admit It.

Hall Monitor: Hold the Phone!

Portland’s 911 Stats Have Been Lowballed Since 2004. We Should Have Been Told.

Hall Monitor: Hall Pass Revoked

Why Too Much Poop in Portland’s Water’s Going to Cost Us Millions

Hall Monitor: Waiting Games

Would A Raise Have Solved Portland’s 911 Woes? Depends Who You Ask.

Hall Monitor: The Best Budget Fights, A Preview

Ted Wheeler’s First Budget Is Largely Noncontroversial. Here Are Some Exceptions.

Hall Monitor: Paying It Forward

Ted Wheeler Wants to Borrow Millions to Repair Roads and Parks. That’s Good.

Hall Monitor: Into the Glue Pot

This Looks Like the Year Portland’s Horse Cops Finally Get the Ax

Hall Monitor: The Rush Is On

The Mayor’s Vow to Negotiate a New Exclusion Policy Turned Out to Be Awfully Fragile

Hall Monitor: City Hall’s Uneasy Denizens

Turns Out Plenty of City Staffers Are Freaked Out by Unceasing Protests

Hall Monitor: Staying Power

An Imperiled R2DToo Might Have One More Trick Up Its Sleeve

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Portland Is the Only City that Penalizes Egregious CEO Pay. Donald Trump’s People Might End That

Hall Monitor: A Fight We’ve Been Waiting For

Portland’s Finally Ready to Fight for Renter Protections in Court. Good.

Hall Monitor: Cleaning the Baton

City Hall’s Chaotic. Can Portland’s Newest Leaders Change That?

Hall Monitor: Amanda Fritz’s Next Big Thing

Fritz Has a New Assignment, and Designs on a Multi-Million-Dollar Project

Hall Monitor: Wheeler’s Testy Early Term

How Will the New Mayor Handle His Biggest Test Yet?

Hall Monitor—A Dull Blade?

The City’s About to Require Affordable Units. It Might Not Pay Off for Years.

Hall Monitor—In Under the Wire

Facing Serious Time Constraints, This City Council Faces Its Most Hectic Week Ever

A Declaration of Independence

Portland’s Auditor Says She’s Unduly Strained. She Wants You to Change That.

Hall Monitor—Eudaly Visits the Precinct

Portland’s Newest Commissioner is Making Some Bold Plays. Can She Keep It Up?

Hall Monitor—A Baby Step in Trump’s Shadow

Fossil Fuels Restrictions That Portland’s Considering Are More Urgent Than Ever Before

Hall Monitor—The Death of Terminal 1

Portland’s Bold, Flawed Mass Shelter Proposal Just Gave Way to the Status Quo

Hall Monitor: The Mayor’s Private Rap Session

City Employees Have Questions About the Police Union Contract, Too

Hall Monitor: The Mayor’s Last Big Loss?

Charlie Hales’ Police Contract “Victory” Looks Like Anything But Right Now

Hall Monitor: A Rudderless Harbor?

A Terminal 1 Homeless Shelter is Proceeding, But Who Will Run It?

Hall Monitor: A Police Reform Lube Job

Everyone Seems to Dislike a New Police Union Contract. It’ll Pass Anyway.

Hall Monitor—The True Price of Hales’ Police Deal

City Council Supports Spending $6.8 Million for Cops, but It’ll Cost You More.

Hall Monitor: The Mayor’s Last Big Win?

After Months of Harping, Charlie Hales Says He’s Finally Killed the 48-Hour Rule

Hall Monitor: R2DToo, Rushed

The Essential Homeless Rest Area Is Blocked from Moving. Is There a Quick Fix?

Hall Monitor: New Sheriff, Old Outlook

Does Mike Reese’s Stance on Camping Seem Familiar? It Should.

Hall Monitor: Putting Out Fires At Terminal 1

Recent Conflicts Over the Contentious Property Are Smaller Than They Appear

Hall Monitor: Unlikely Allies at Terminal 1

A Proposed Homeless Shelter in Northwest Portland Is Making for Strange Bedfellows

Hall Monitor: Homer Williams’ Wish List

Once Again, a Prominent Developer Is Swaying the Homelessness Discussion

Hall Monitor—The Biggest Whack-A-Mole

Hundreds of Homeless Are About to Be Swept. Where to Is Anyone’s Guess

Hall Monitor: Getting Lifted

Portland Might Be Ready to Cut Back Its Heavy Cannabis Regulations

Hall Monitor: The New Housing Frontier

Portland's About to Consider Some Big Changes to Its Housing Strategy. We'll Need More.

Hall Monitor: PPB—The New Batch

We've Got New Police Leadership! Will It Matter?

Hall Monitor: In the Hole

The City's About to Spend Money It Doesn't Have to Fight Homelessness

Hall Monitor: ALERT!

Surprise! Commercial Property Types Want to Duck a Tax for Housing

Hall Monitor: A Summertime Chaos Grab Bag

Summer Sucks in City Hall. Not This Year!

Hall Monitor: Putting Out the Final Fire

The Last Lingering Disagreement of Mayor Charlie Hales' Controversial Budget Is Done

Hall Monitor: Are O'Dea's Days Numbered?

The Police Chief Shot a Guy. That's Not Even the Worst Part.
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