Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia is a news reporter with the Portland Mercury. She covers transportation, the environment, breaking news, and more.

Recent Articles

Health Officials Urge Awareness as Monkeypox Outbreak is Declared in Oregon

While most cases are currently amongst gay and bisexual men, “anyone who has skin is susceptible to this virus.”

Multnomah County Voters Will Weigh in On Voting Rights, Jail Inspections, and Ranked Choice Voting This November

Multnomah County Commissioners approved all seven of the proposed county charter amendments Thursday

News Aug 7 12:03 PM

UPDATE: Two Cooling Centers to Open Sunday in Portland

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Multnomah County Sunday through Monday.

News Aug 2 12:30 PM

Know Your Neighbors

The city is turning to neighborhood emergency teams to fill in the gaps in the region's heat wave response.

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News Jul 29 12:27 PM

UPDATED: Five Cooling Shelters to Open During Heatwave

Four overight cooling shelters will remain open through at least Sunday morning.

News Jul 29 9:32 AM

North Portland Roofing Facility Agrees to Emissions Mitigation Plan After Historic DEQ Fine

The Malarkey Roofing facility released at least 10 tons of formaldehyde per year into the Kenton neighborhood for nearly a decade.

News Jul 27 8:30 AM

Multnomah County COVID Contact Tracing Could Not Keep Up With Pandemic Surges, Audit Finds

The county can learn from the tracing team’s challenges to better prepare for future emergencies, report says.

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News Jul 20 5:34 PM

Portland City Council Approves $107 Million in Green Energy Grants—Here’s Where the Money is Going

The grants are the single largest climate investment in the city’s history.

City Hall Jul 18 4:30 PM

Business Alliance and Others Challenge Ballot Measure That Aims to Redistribute Power in Portland

While once a unifying topic, support for changing Portland’s governance structure has splintered

News Jul 14 3:30 PM

Portland Politicians and Transportation Leaders Approve Early I-5 Bridge Design

The project now moves into a federally required environmental review process.

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News Jul 13 6:05 PM

City Council Considers $107 Million in Clean Energy Grants

The Portland Clean Energy Fund increased grant giving and added additional risk mitigation measures following scrutiny