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A Conversation With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | May 21, 2015

We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about Uber, the Pembina propane terminal, how he wants to spend the city's $49 million budget surplus, and more.

Problems With Uber's Wheelchair Accessibility

OPB | May 20, 2015

OPB's Amelia Templeton and Joe VanderVeer,  former chairman of Portland’s Commission on Disabilities, tried to get a ride in an Uber vehicle that could take VanderVeer's wheelchair. It took 15 attempts and nine hours.

Portland Considering New Regulations For Uber, Taxis

OPB | April 21, 2015

Portland city commissioners will vote Tuesday on a pilot program that could lead to permanent change to the rules for cabs and other for-hire vehicles.

Uber Launches In Portland

OPB | Dec. 08, 2014

MONDAY: Uber began service in Portland on Friday despite objections from city officials who say the ride service company is operating illegally. 

Is Your Credit Card Information Safe With The City Of Portland?

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014

THURSDAY: A new audit shows that Portland is not doing all it can to keep the credit card information of its residents secure.

Uber Launches In Portland Suburbs

OPB | Nov. 13, 2014

THURSDAY: Ride-sharing is coming to four cities in the Portland metro area, even though it's still prohibited within the city of Portland.

Portland Airbnb Hosts Are Slow To Comply With Regulations

OPB | Nov. 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The city of Portland passed new rules regulating short-term rentals in August, but few people have applied for the necessary permits to make their rentals legal. 

The Changing Landscape of Beekeeping In Portland

OPB | Oct. 01, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Multnomah County is reevaluating the way it enforces backyard beekeepers.

Steve Novick Wants A Socially Responsible Investing Policy For City Money

OPB | Aug. 21, 2014

THURSDAY: Portland Commissioner Steve Novick argues companies should be on a "do not buy" list for city investment funds if their policies are bad for workers, consumers, or the environment.

Labor Unions Want City Of Portland's Outsourced Jobs

OPB | Sept. 09, 2013

Members of a local labor union say they should be getting the jobs that the City of Portland has been outsourcing to inmate work crews.