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.

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News Oct 27 4:15 PM

City Council Hears Public Feedback on Proposal to Criminalize Unsheltered Homelessness

City commissioners will hold a final vote on the proposal on Thursday, November 3.

Cops Oct 25 11:09 AM

City Council Set to Approve $47,500 to Settle Police Abuse Case

Cushing is one of at least nine Portlanders whose civil cases against the city for officers' conduct at 2020 demonstrations has resulted in a settlement payout from the city.

Housing Oct 21 1:52 PM

Wheeler, Ryan Unveil Unfunded Proposal to Criminalize Homelessness

The proposal lacks significant funding, clear support from other government agencies, and interested contractors to carry it out.

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News Oct 20 5:05 PM

Workers at Slabtown New Seasons Vote to Unionize

The vote doubles the size of the growing New Seasons Labor Union.

Oct 18 12:35 PM

Portland Police Once Again Withhold Name of Officer Who Shot Member of the Public

Friday's shooting by a cop is the third time this year that Portland police have refused to make public the officer's name.

labor Oct 14 8:42 AM

Workers at Two Northeast Portland New Seasons Stores File to Join Burgeoning Independent Union

Concordia and Grant Parks New Seasons workers represent the sixth and seventh New Seasons stores that have announced plans to form a union this year.

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Oct 11 2:03 PM

AFSCME Accuses County Commissioner Meieran of Retaliating Against Union

The union claims Meieran cut off support after AFSCME endorsed her opponent in the November election.