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

A Tenant Enrolled in a City Affordable Housing Program Just Received a 50 Percent Rent Increase. How is That Possible?

In a city that touts its numerous renter protections, vulnerable renters are still able to fall through the cracks.

Workers at Woodstock New Seasons File to Unionize

The Southeast store is the fifth where workers have filed to unionize in recent months.

Portland Street Response is Still Banned From Responding to Suicide Calls or Entering Buildings

Drawn out negotiations with the police union and staffing woes have kept PSR staff from responding to some of the most basic crises.

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News Sep 7 8:00 AM

Why Are Portland's Leaders Opposing Proposed Charter Reforms?

Hint: It might be because the reforms dilute their power.

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News Aug 17 9:16 AM

Police Shoot at Armed Man During Attempted Arrest in Lents Neighborhood

Tuesday's shooting marks the sixth by PPB in 2022.

News Aug 12 10:00 AM

Q & A: An Expert on Right-Wing Extremism on the Outcome of Patriot Prayer Criminal Cases

"When punishment doesn’t happen it sends a green light to these groups that it's permissible."

News Aug 4 5:41 PM

Man Arrested for 2019 Murder of Sean Kealiher

The arrest comes after a long, at times contentious investigation into Kealiher's murder.