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Housing Fri 2:04 PM

Multnomah County Announces Plan to House at Least 300 Homeless Residents in Vacant Apartments

The county has not identified any landlord partners or available rentals at this time.

Cops Thu 2:48 PM

Portland Police Bureau Reinstates Officer Who Leaked False Information About Former Commissioner Hardesty

State labor officials find that city officials didn’t prove Brian Hunzeker retaliated against Hardesty.

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labor Thu 9:27 AM

Hundreds of Critical Portland Operations Workers on Strike After Mediation Fails

Wastewater and street maintenance workers are asking the city to keep wages competitive with the private sector.

News Wed 1:00 PM

Tobacco Retailers Sue Multnomah County Over Ban on Flavored Products

While the future of Multnomah County’s ban is unclear, the lawsuit could be moot if the Oregon legislature passes a statewide flavored tobacco ban.

News Wed 10:00 AM

In Oregon’s Prisons, Terminally Ill People Are Left with Little Recourse

Proposed legislation would ease the extraordinarily difficult road that incarcerated Oregonians face in securing compassionate release.

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labor Jan 31 10:10 AM

City of Portland Office Workers Move to Form an Independent Union

“When push comes to shove at budget time, we always take the hit first,” union organizers say.

News Jan 30 1:00 PM

Despite New Leadership, Portland Officials Decline to Reconsider Zenith Energy Deal

Climate activists will now turn their attention to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

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News Jan 27 8:15 AM

City Unveils Plan to “Reset” Central Eastside By Picking Up Trash, Increasing Police Presence, and Removing Homeless Portlanders

Wheeler acknowledged that the sweeps aren't a solution to homelessness in Portland.

News Jan 26 10:11 AM

More Than 600 City Workers are Poised to Strike Over Cost of Living Concerns

Organizers say the strike could have immediate impacts on wastewater treatment and freezing weather road maintenance.

News Jan 25 2:14 PM

Following Public Scrutiny, Mayor Wheeler Pivots to Competitive Process for Gunshot Detection Pilot Program

Pilot program will begin in March, pending City Council approval and public input.

City Hall Jan 25 11:32 AM

Portland Moves a Step Closer to Overhauling Government with a New Voting District Commission

City officials say they are concerned, but on schedule to transition to a new form of government by 2025.

News Jan 24 4:12 PM

Portland Thorns Fire Trainer, Assistant Coach Following Yet Another Investigation

Investigators recommended the staff members be placed on leave, but the team opted to fire them.

News Jan 19 11:15 AM

Success of Measure 110 Remains in Question, According to State Audit

Oregon must collect better data to evaluate impact of drug decriminalization program.

City Hall Jan 14 6:17 PM

Mayor’s Office Warned of Adviser Sam Adams’ Concerning Behavior in 2021

Majority of the allegations that Adams violated the city’s professional conduct rules were recorded a full year before he was allegedly terminated

News Jan 13 3:01 PM

More Women Accuse YouTuber Andrew Callaghan of Sexual Misconduct and Assault

We spoke to one of the women who accused him TikTok and two others who have yet to come forward publicly.

News Jan 13 1:56 PM

Debate Over Police Presence in Portland Schools Heats Up as Leaders Discuss Gun Violence

School leaders say they are looking for a holistic safety approach as pressure grows to make a decision about School Resource Officers.

News Jan 10 2:57 PM

Living Room Theaters Employees Picket in Downtown Portland

Staff say they were told not to discuss a coworker's termination at work or outside of work.

News Jan 9 1:45 PM

Portland Thorns Announce New Head Coach Amid Leadership Upheaval

Former assistant coach Mike Norris felt like a "no-brainer" choice after the team's tumultuous season.

Transportation Jan 6 1:48 PM

Advocates Fear Increased Pedestrian Deaths in Planned Rose Quarter Project

ODOT’s own analysis of the project shows an increased risk in pedestrians being hit by cars.

News Jan 4 11:42 AM

Exit Interview: Portland NAACP’s Outgoing Leadership on Repairing the Organization's Legacy

"The practice of justice is hard and sometimes painful, but it’s always worth it."

News Dec 28 12:55 PM

Q&A: Commissioner Rubio on Her First Two Years in Office and Her Role on a New City Council

In January, Rubio will be the most progressive member on Portland City Council. What does that mean to her?

News Dec 22 4:13 PM

UPDATE: Five Warming Shelters Open in Portland Area During Winter Storm

Officials add a fifth shelter Thursday after high demand.

Transportation Dec 22 1:55 PM

Q&A: Metro President Lynn Peterson on New Book, Roadways for People

Peterson calls for greater community engagement in transportation planning.

News Dec 15 9:00 AM

Portland Street Response Sees 700 Percent Increase In Workload After Citywide Expansion

The latest report on the first response team exposes weak spots in the rapidly expanding program.

News Dec 14 1:16 PM

How a California Nonprofit Has Shaped City Council's Homeless Encampment Plan

Email records shows how input from an out-of-state organization took precedent over local expertise.

News Dec 9 2:17 PM

PPB Changes Policy On When It Releases Officers' Names After Shootings

The change comes months after the bureau stopped following the original policy.

News Dec 8 11:00 AM

Black Portlanders File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against City and Legacy Emanuel Hospital Over 1970s Displacement

The plaintiffs allege the city and hospital conspired against their families due to the color of their skin.

Health Dec 6 3:20 PM

An Update on Viruses Currently Plaguing Portland

The latest on COVID, RSV, mpox, and the flu

News Dec 6 1:47 PM

Workers at Homeless Nonprofit New Avenues for Youth Announce Union Drive

Organizers cite low pay, limited time off, and lack of board representation as their main concerns.