Tag Archives: City of Portland

Homeless Arrests – OPB’s Think Out Loud

In a scathing press release, Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner reacted to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s comments about the disproportionate number of homeless people arrested last year. Turner said,“I am incensed that once again the mayor has thrown Portland Police Officers under the bus instead of saying what we all know to be true: […]
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In Our View: Toll Plan a Slap in Face

Portland’s clear message should signal obvious course for Washington leaders. The latest news about plans for tolls on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 in the Portland area is disappointing — but far from surprising. In that regard, we probably should thank the Portland City Council for putting an end to a disingenuous dance around the […]
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Director’s Desk: Police profiling based on housing status is against state law

City receives thousands of camp complaints weekly, we should send demands for compassion instead. Sometimes it feels like we’ve been given different maps to the same city. When your map has no residence that you rent or own, your city looks dystopian, one where your very existence is illegal, again and again. Do you need […]
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Campaign Donation Caps Look Likely to Make the Portland Ballot

A measure is coming to the November ballot that will radically change the way that Portland’s political campaigns work. A measure limiting campaign donations in Portland races is likely to make the ballot in November, and it has a good chance of passing if it does. The campaign for the donation-cap measure has gathered 55,197 signatures, […]
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Plan To Fund Clean Energy With Portland Business Tax Likely For Ballot

Backers of an initiative to fund clean energy projects in Portland with a new business tax say they have gathered enough signatures to put it on the ballot in November. The Portland Clean Energy Fund would pay for programs like home weatherization, energy efficiency upgrades and job training in the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields. […]
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Portland’s three strikes on public records: Guest opinion

While many Oregonians are cheering on the Beavers in the College World Series, there is another game the City of Portland is playing with people seeking public records. On May 30, the Oregonian Editorial Board wrote about this issue in “Two strikes on public records; will city go for a third?” It did. And it […]
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Central Point’s Atkinson part of driving force trying to bring MLB to Portland | Mail Tribune

Jason Atkinson has never been afraid of tackling a challenge, in fact it’s what he says drives him. For his most recent venture, Atkinson is facing as big of a challenge as they come but unflinchingly determined to win out in the end as a managing director for the Portland Diamond Project. The group was […]
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Union Case | Travel Ban | Felony Records – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public sector unions cannot require workers who are represented by the unions in negotiations but are not members to pay fees. The decision could have a big impact in right-to-work states like Oregon. Supreme Court Scholar Lisa Tucker gives us her analysis of the decision, and OPB’s senior political […]
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Portland air pollution authority not best way to clean the air: study

A new joint study from the city of Portland and Multnomah County throws cold water on the idea of creating a local air pollution district. Such an agency would take power away from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and no longer subject Portland, the city with Oregon’s dirtiest air, to the influence of conservative […]
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Portland building owners to be ‘large and loud’ on quake prep

As city develops details on seismic retrofit requirements, assistance, critics will stay engaged. Unhappy Portland property owners say they will step up their efforts in the wake of the City Council’s approval last week of a resolution requiring seismic retrofits for more than 1,600 buildings. Source: Portland building owners to be ‘large and loud’ on […]
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