Police union slams mayor’s criticism of lieutenant
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland police commanding officers union has filed a grievance against the city, citing a provision that says any reprimand of a police supervisor should be done in ...
The Latest: Portland officer restricted following texts
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on text messages between the commander of the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau’s rapid response team and the leader of the far-right group Patriot Prayer (all times local):
Portland, Oregon, police say commander will not work with a ...
Citing distrust, Portland pulls out of FBI anti-terror panel
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council has voted to withdraw the city from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s anti-terrorism task force, citing a deep distrust in the program’s ability to root out terrorism while upholding the civil rights of residents.
The Oregonian/OregonLive ...
Portland police renew effort to put cameras on officers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police have renewed an effort to equip officers with body-worn cameras.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the police bureau ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mayor Ted Wheeler’s chief of staff has resigned.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Michael Cox sent a two-sentence email to Wheeler Friday morning, saying his ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Public records show Portland officials are in the early stages of exploring whether the city may create a jail alternative for people arrested for non-violent acts related to mental health or addiction.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland General Electric has pledged to build 36 electric vehicle charging stations next year.
Portland neighborhood addresses crime, homelessness
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The future of the Pearl District - one of Portland’s most popular neighborhoods - is up for discussion.
A planned Monday meeting will be the first of a series of town halls of sorts with both city leaders and residents in attendance.
KOIN reports the Pearl ...
Costs for Portland City Hall security jump dramatically
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A review of city financial documents by The Oregonian/OregonLive has found that the cost to Portland taxpayers for security guards at City Hall has jumped more than fivefold in less than two years.
Portland City Council rejects new protest restrictions
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council on Wednesday rejected an ordinance that would have given Mayor Ted Wheeler new powers to regulate protests.
The mayor’s proposal failed 2-3 when Commissioner Nick Fish cast the deciding vote against it, the Oregonian/OregonLive
Portland City Council considers new protest limits
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council heard testimony on an ordinance that would give Mayor Ted Wheeler immense new powers to regulate protests, an idea that residents told city officials is wrong.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he will crack down on “street brawls” in Portland after a weekend protest turned into a fight between right-wing Patriot Prayer members and left-wing counter-demonstrators.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The union representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees has asked Oregon and federal officials to conduct a criminal investigation of the Portland mayor over his response to immigration protests.
Portland woman injured in August protest plans lawsuit
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland woman is planning to sue the city after she was injured when police used “flash-bang” grenades and other crowd-control devices against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators last month.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters clashed with guards at Portland’s City Hall after briefly shutting down a City Council meeting.
Scores of activists showed up Wednesday morning to express anger at how police treated those who demonstrated against a far-right group that held a rally at the ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The union representing employees of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement urged the mayor of Portland, Oregon, to end his ban on city police helping ICE workers who have faced hostility from pro-immigrant activists.
Sean Riddell, the union’s attorney, asked Mayor ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A push to open a homeless shelter in downtown Portland, Oregon, has run into budget issues over the cost of cleaning up the site where it’s planned.
Soil at the location beneath the Broadway Bridge is contaminated from nearby railroad tracks and must be covered with a ...
- The Washington TimesTed Wheeler, Portland mayor, stands by decision to allow Antifa to block trafficOctober 14, 2018
- The Washington TimesICE officers demand Portland mayor relinquish control of police after Occupy ICE protestsOctober 3, 2018
- The Washington TimesTed Wheeler, Portland mayor, refutes stand-down policy during anti-ICE protestsAugust 1, 2018
- The Washington TimesICE officers demand Portland mayor apologize for 'Occupy ICE' chaosJuly 30, 2018
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland’s mayor has warned protesters camping at the office of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to disband before they are removed by police.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland’s police oversight agency has launched a probe into how officers interact with homeless people following an analysis by a newspaper.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland taxpayers will pay $26,000 for a resident’s attorney fees after he won a lawsuit against Mayor Ted Wheeler over a public records request.
Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:
The Oregonian/OregonLive, May 30, on saying ‘no’ to Wells Fargo:
On Thursday, Portland City Commissioners are poised to consider a new five-year deal for banking services with an old partner — Wells Fargo.
Mayor Ted ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council plans to give developers the option of building taller buildings in the city’s New Chinatown-Japantown historic district.
The plan includes new height and design guidelines intended to preserve the character of the historic district, which is ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mike Abbate, the director of Portland Parks & Recreation, has announced his resignation.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Abbate told city officials on Monday that he is resigning “to pursue other opportunities.” The ...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Marathon board of directors has canceled this October’s race and plans to dissolve the 47-year-old organization following a state investigation into the group’s operations.
On its website Friday, the board said it ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man has sued the city and Mayor Ted Wheeler, claiming the mayor’s office has improperly kept secret records about a homeless shelter project.
Tyler Bechtel, who works as an Oregon State Police detective, filed a public records request for city and county ...
Oregon students join walkout for stricter gun laws
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Students across Oregon left class Wednesday to join a call by young activists for stricter gun laws.
Students throughout the United States were asked to leave class for 17 minutes — one minute for each of the dead in last month’s massacre at a Florida high ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Six activists filed lawsuits Thursday against the city of Portland, asserting they were roughed up by police at various protests.
Street activism and public marches are common in the progressive city, and the lawsuits alleging battery note the long history of clashes ...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon legislators have sent a proposal to Governor Kate Brown that would allow the state’s largest city to coordinate with the Department of Transportation to remove homeless encampments.
After the House approved the bill last week, the Senate approved it unanimously ...
Portland Water Bureau proposes settlement with ratepayers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland has reached a proposed $10 million settlement with water and sewer ratepayers who questioned spending ratepayer money on non-water-related programs.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the Portland Water ...
ACLU sues Portland police, mayor over June protest tactics
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Portland, its mayor and police bureau, claiming they violated free speech rights by using overly aggressive tactics to break up protests in June.
IndyCar returns to Oregon in change to 2018 schedule
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Portland International Raceway is back on the IndyCar Series schedule in 2018.
The Sept. 2 race on the 1.967-mile permanent road course will be IndyCar’s first trip to the Oregon track since races were held from 1984-2007 under CART and Champ Car sanction.
“As a ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has hired an Outlaw — Danielle Outlaw — to bring stability to a police department that has had a revolving door of leadership.
Outlaw is the first black woman to become chief of police in Oregon’s largest city. But at her introductory news ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman with 19 years of experience at the Oakland, California, police department was chosen Monday to serve as Portland, Oregon’s next police chief.
Danielle Outlaw, who has served as deputy chief in Oakland since 2013, was appointed by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland homeowners are expected to pay about $10 more per month for water throughout the next 16 years to cover the cost of a new filtration treatment plant approved unanimously by the City Council.
Portland had been exempt from a federal law requiring municipalities ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says if the city wants clean air, it must create a local air pollution authority and stop waiting for the state to fix the problem.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://bit.ly/2gSdSy7 ) Wheeler Friday ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly stabbing attack on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train (all times local):
The federal government has declined to revoke a permit for Sunday’s pro-Donald Trump free speech rally in downtown Portland.
Mayor Ted Wheeler ...
The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a “Trump Free Speech Rally” and other similar events, saying they are inappropriate and could be dangerous after two men were stabbed to death on a train as they tried to help a pair of young women targeted by ...
Mayor Lauds Train Attack Victims as ‘Heroes’
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Transit Division police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man who reportedly threatened people near a light-rail station in Portland, Oregon, authorities said Thursday.
Investigators recovered a knife from the scene of the shooting, which occurred Wednesday ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday condemned the actions of protesters after more than two dozen people were arrested a day earlier during a May Day march that turned violent.
The violence and vandalism in Portland and several other Pacific Northwest cities ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on May Day events across the United States (all times local):
The mayor of Portland, Oregon, is condemning protesters who caused damage to downtown businesses and started fires in the streets during a May Day march.
Mayor Ted Wheeler ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared the city “open for business” to companies developing autonomous vehicles.
Wheeler and Transportation Commissioner Dan Saltzman directed the Transportation Bureau to draft policies for autonomous vehicles that would give developers a ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland’s police chief has been returned to full duty by the city’s mayor.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/xywsKq ) Mayor Ted Wheeler returned Mike Marshman to duty Wednesday.
The mayor says Marshman didn’t ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland and Multnomah County have pledged to completely transition to renewable energy sources by 2050.
Monday’s announcement from Mayor Ted Wheeler and County Chair Deborah Kafoury places the Portland-metro region alongside 25 other cities that have committed to ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A prominent Portland outdoors camp for homeless people is moving to a less-conspicuous location after spending more than five years on prime downtown real estate.
The tent community known as Right 2 Dream Too has been located near the entrance to Chinatown since ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City officials say tightened security measures made the latest Portland City Council meeting run more smoothly.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://bit.ly/2nP8bTn ) that few people were allowed to enter the Portland Building ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Commissioner Nick Fish has directed members of his staff to no longer attend City Council meetings because they are unsafe.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://bit.ly/2nkJygR ) Fish made the decision after protesters ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In Oregon’s ultra-liberal city of Portland, where protest is a way of life, the new mayor is taking on the sacrosanct.
Mayor Ted Wheeler and the City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance Wednesday that would allow city leaders to eject disruptive ...