Alex Zielinski

Alex Zielinski

Alex Zielinski is the News Editor for the Portland Mercury. She's here to tell stories about economic inequities, cops, civil rights, and weird city politics that you should probably be paying attention to.

Recent Articles

The Majority of Portland-Area New Seasons Stores Have Moved to Unionize

Ten out of 19 New Seasons grocery stores have joined the local labor movement.

Police Identify Man Killed by Portland Officers Saturday Morning

It's still unclear why police decided to shoot Immanueal Jaquez Clark-Johnson, 30.

Housing Nov 21 2:27 PM

Exit Interview With Outgoing JOHS Director Shannon Singleton

Singleton addresses the inner workings of the region's largest homelessness agency and the public's misgivings about its output.

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Housing Nov 17 11:21 AM

City Council Will Threaten to Withhold Homeless Service Funding Unless County Pays for Rental Assistance

Those who've been closely following the city's relationship with the county in recent years consider this a political play.

News Nov 15 3:42 PM

UPDATE: Portlander Shot By Security Guard With Alleged White Nationalist Ties Calls on DA to Convict

Kolby Ross is accusing the county prosecutor's office of mishandling a case that let a shooter walk free.

labor Nov 15 9:09 AM

Staff at North Interstate New Seasons Join Union Drive

Arbor Lodge New Seasons workers want living wages, a fair attendance policy, adaquate staffing levels, and more.

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News Nov 11 2:01 PM

Mayor Proposes First Round of Funding to Run Sanctioned Homeless Encampments

The complete proposal will need significantly more funding—and the buy-in of skeptical neighborhood groups—to be realized.

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Housing Nov 3 10:31 AM

Is City Council’s Proposal to Ban Unsheltered Homelessness Legal?

A review of recent cases by attorneys familiar with laws regarding homelessness finds that it might not be.

News Nov 2 11:35 AM

Homeless Portlanders Urge City Officials to Reconsider Mass Encampment Plan

Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Ryan were asked to involve the perspective of homeless Portlanders before passing a plan to criminalize homelessness in Portland.