Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia

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

Transportation Oct 7 10:12 AM

Fatal Crash Spurs Renewed Calls for Transportation Safety Changes on SE Powell

SE Powell Blvd. is one of over a dozen state-owned highways in the Portland metro area.

News Oct 6 10:30 AM

Transgender and Nonbinary Portlanders are Often Misgendered by Death Certificates, Officials Find

Epidemiologists from the Portland metro region are calling for a change to national standards.

News Oct 3 4:02 PM

Portland Approves Zenith Proposal for Renewable Fuels Operations

The proposal could lead to the end of Zenith’s ongoing legal battle with the city.

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Environment Oct 3 11:54 AM

Zenith Seeks Compromise with Portland Amid Legal Challenge

The company will commit to renewable fuels operations if the city grants operational permits for the facility.

News Sep 21 4:14 PM

Candidate Rene Gonzalez Faces Historic Fine for Violating Election Law

Discounted rent could cost the city council hopeful $77,140 in total.

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News Sep 21 1:54 PM

Climate Advocates Object to Governor's Nominee for Powerful Transportation Comission

Advocates want greater diversity on the commission and a public nomination process.

News Sep 15 1:48 PM

Commissioner Rubio Proposes an Overhaul to the Portland Clean Energy Fund

The proposal would allow for-profit and government agencies to be funded with PCEF grants.

News Sep 14 3:07 PM

Skaters Dust Off Plans for Steel Bridge Skatepark

The park was the “Crown Jewel” of Portland’s 2008 skatepark masterplan.

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News Sep 9 2:11 PM

Southeast Portland’s Arleta Triangle Gets a Public Safety Makeover

City leaders are planning to replicate the treatment in other areas of Portland.

News Aug 29 1:55 PM

TriMet Unveils a New Frequent Bus Line Following Historic Service Cuts

The agency will prioritize maintaining full frequent service on the route.

News Aug 24 2:09 PM

Portland City Council Approves Emergency Plan to Respond to Climate Change

While the plan sets the city’s intention to respond to the climate crisis, critics argue that the plan is merely aspirational.

News Aug 18 11:31 AM

UPDATE: One Cooling Center to Reopen in Portland Amid High Heat

One cooling center will reopen Thursday in Old Town