Tag Archives: City of Portland

Bridge Safety | Fingerprint Evidence – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson catches us up on the latest seismic upgrades planned for the Burnside bridge. It’s one of the few designated lifeline corridors, running through downtown and the entire city in both directions. We talk about how reliable the forensic science of fingerprinting is with Carrie Leonetti, a University of Oregon law […]
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State upholds Portland growth plan update

Opponents have 21 days from March 15 vote by the Land Conservation and Development Commission to appeal the decision to the Oregon Court of Appeals. The City Council’s update of the Comprehensive Plan that governs future growth has been approved by the State of Oregon. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State upholds Portland growth plan […]
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Canadian Crude Oil Is Going By Rail To Portland Before Shipping Off To Asia

Canadian oil has found a new route to Asia: It’s moving by rail through Washington to a shipping terminal in Portland. Canadian oil has found a new route to Asia: It’s moving by rail through Washington to a shipping terminal in Portland. In the long run, Canada wants to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline to move […]
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How Portland Tried, And Failed, To Provide A Bed For All Its Homeless Children

Multnomah County and the city of Portland tried to guarantee a shelter bed for homeless families with children. But the number of families kept rising. For four months, Katie slept in a bunk bed in Portland’s largest shelter for homeless families. She lay on the bottom half of the cot while one of her young […]
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Homes are more affordable than ever in many cities — but not Portland

Thanks to low mortgage rates, homes in most metros are actually more affordable today than they were in 1990. Portland is a rare exception. The Portland area’s rapid run-up in home prices has made it one of only three cities where homes were less affordable in 2016 than in 1990, according to a new report […]
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Economic gains lead to growing pains for Portland

Traffic, homelessness and affordability are the top of mind challenges as the region’s prosperity inches upwards. Portland may have just turned 167 years old, but the Rose City is still growing up. While population has steadily increased since 2004 and employment is seeing strong gains, issues related to affordability will threaten economic opportunity if left […]
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Family Homeless Shelter – OPB’s Think Out Loud

For more than a year, volunteers, staff and social workers have questioned the health and safety of Portland’s largest shelter for families with children. Earlier this month, the roof fell in. OPB’s Amelia Templeton fills us in. Source: News Roundtable | Family Homeless Shelter | Black . Radio | OPB

Officer-Involved Shootings – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Constantin Severe joins us to share the findings and recommendations in the latest Independent Police Review commissioned report looking into the Portland Police Bureau’s use of force from March 2014 – June 2015. Source: News Roundtable | Organ Transplants | Officer-Involved Shootings . Radio | OPB

Affordable housing project coming to Portland’s RiverPlace district

The 203-unit project is the second Portland development from BRIDGE Housing. More than 203 affordable apartments are on their way to Portland’s RiverPlace district after ground officially broke on the project this morning. BRIDGE Housing, the San Francisco nonprofit affordable housing developer behind The Abigail in Northwest Portland, held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the first […]
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Where students in Portland aren’t getting their shots

Alternative and charter schools have the biggest pockets of unvaccinated kids, while low-income schools have some of the highest rates of full immunization. There are 25 schools in Portland where more than one in 10 students aren’t getting all their required immunizations. Health officials say rates like that could leave those populations, and the rest […]
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