New Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler faces many of the same challenges as mayors across the country: Rising housing prices, distrust of the police, aging city streets — and an erosion of basic civility at City Hall.
In an open letter, the ACLU of Oregon tells Mayor Charlie Hales, “We fully rebuke both your calls for the protests to end and your statement that protest cannot affect change in our democracy.”
When he started renegotiating the Portland police union’s contract six months ago, Mayor Charlie Hales wasn’t thinking about body cameras.
After a contentious and at times unruly hearing, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said he will delay a City Council vote ratifying a new four-year labor agreement with the Portland Police Union.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has been on vacation for the past two weeks and won’t return to his office full time until Sept. 12.
News | Communities | localOPB | Sept. 1, 2016 1:56 p.m. | Portland
City officials started the process of dismantling the homeless camps along the Springwater Corridor bike path in Portland on Thursday.
The Portland City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday to set aside a 14.5-acre industrial site in Northwest Portland for a massive proposed homeless shelter.
Portland city officials could eliminate public hearings when officers appeal charges of misconduct.
News | Communities | localOPB | Aug. 2, 2016 12:33 p.m. | Portland
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says his controversial policy allowing homeless people to pitch tents on public property is ending immediately.
Recreation | News | Sports | localPamplin Media Group | July 28, 2016 8:06 a.m. | Portland
Mayor Charlie Hales is denying accusations from homeless activists that he originally ordered campers off the Springwater Corridor Trail on Aug. 1 to accommodate the 35th annual Hood to Coast Run.
News | Communities | Politics | localOPB | July 27, 2016 5:06 p.m. | Portland
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales announced the planned sweep of homeless camps on the Springwater Corridor Trail will be postponed until Sept. 1, according to a release from the mayor's office.
News | Communities | localOPB | July 21, 2016 6:30 a.m. | Portland
Portland's Springwater Corridor bike and pedestrian path is crowded with homeless campgrounds. For reporter Amelia Templeton, it's all part of the neighborhood.
Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has shared his entire personnel file. He says he hopes the move will help restore public trust in the police bureau.
Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea is retiring. This comes amidst a criminal investigation into O'Dea shooting his friend.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales discussed what he'd like to accomplish in his last seven months in office — including transitioning Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler and staffing the police bureau.
Portland is bringing in record revenues, but revenue is only half of the equation. The need for services is also growing, and the council is considering raising taxes on everything from marijuana sales to new construction.