All articles tagged "News"
News May 18 2:43 PM

Portland's $7.1 Billion Budget Will Boost Police and Reduce Utility Rate Increases

Despite growing list of deferred infrastructure maintenance projects, Mayor Wheeler cuts taxes and fees.

Transportation May 18 7:38 AM

Traffic Cops are Back—But Advocates Still Want More Speed Cameras

Portland Police are bringing back the traffic enforcement team, but advocates point to traffic light cameras as the best way to slow drivers and reduce racial bias in policing.

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News May 17 11:23 AM

Election Results: Julia Brim-Edwards Wins County Commissioner Race

Amid low turnout, voters rejected an eviction defense measure, but renewed a children's levy. A school board candidate who dropped out of the race secured more than 40% of the vote.

News May 17 7:25 AM

Fire Destroys Downtown Portland Apartment Building

Firefighters say residents initially ignored alarms before massive blaze left them displaced.

News May 15 12:49 PM

Democratic Lawmakers Are Advancing a Domestic Terrorism Bill That Some Say Is Ripe for Abuse

HB 2772 was crafted to punish extremist attacks, but activists worry it will be used to target climate and racial justice protesters.

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News May 12 2:45 PM

The Right to Rest in Oregon

What happened with the controversial proposal that would allow homeless Oregonians equal access to public space?

News May 11 3:27 PM

Portland Parent Says Public School Bus Driver Encouraged Prayer, Religious Singing

Oregon’s education agency warns district could lose funding if religious activity took place on Faubion School route.

News May 11 3:14 PM

Prism Health Center Closes Temporarily After Threat to Clinic

Staff said the clinic closed out of catution after a patient in mental distress made verbal threats.

News May 11 8:04 AM

Peterson Says He’s Officially Out of the Portland School Board Race—Again

After radio silence, the candidate reiterated his withdrawal from the Portland Public Schools race for Zone 3.

News May 9 7:55 AM

Build It and They Will Pay: ODOT’s Plans for Tolling Generate Broad Backlash

Skepticism from Governor Tina Kotek and state legislators about the Oregon Department of Transportation's tolling plans may have lasting impacts.

News May 8 3:51 PM

Portland School Board Candidate Waffles on Withdrawal Statement, Confusing Voters a Week Before Election

Derrick Peterson's campaign manager resigned last week, amid reports of candidate's ties to Christian Nationalist groups.

News May 5 7:06 PM

Vote Quick 'n' Easy with the Mercury's May 2023 Endorsements CHEAT SHEET!

No time? No problem! All the Mercury's endorsements for the May 16 election are right here.

News May 5 4:41 PM

The Mercury's 2023 May Election Endorsements

It's a small—but mighty—election. So grab your ballot and vote along with the Mercury!