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ACLU Of Oregon Tells Portland Mayor 'Do Not Dismiss The Protests'

OPB | Nov. 15, 2016 12:35 p.m. | Portland

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.”

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Portland Mayor's New Police Contract Meets Resistance Over Body Cameras

OPB | Oct. 5, 2016 9:39 a.m. | Portland

When he started renegotiating the Portland police union’s contract six months ago, Mayor Charlie Hales wasn’t thinking about body cameras. 

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Portland Mayor Delays Vote On Police Labor Agreement

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 3:53 p.m. | Portland

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.

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Looking For Portland's Mayor? He's On A Boat In California

OPB | Sept. 2, 2016 1:45 p.m.

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.

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Portland Springwater Camp Sweep Begins With Minimal Police Presence

OPB | 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. 

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Portland Council Sets Aside Land For Massive Homeless Shelter

OPB | Aug. 10, 2016 2:43 p.m.

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.

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Portland Officials Propose Controversial Change To Police Accountability Process

OPB | Aug. 3, 2016 8:30 a.m. | Portland

Portland city officials could eliminate public hearings when officers appeal charges of misconduct.

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Portland Mayor's 'Safe Sleep' Homeless Camping Policy Ends

OPB | 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.

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Mayor Denies Ordering Homeless Camp Sweep For Annual Race

Pamplin 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.

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Hales Delays Springwater Corridor Sweep Until September

OPB | 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.

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Reporter's Notebook: Life In The Camps On The Springwater Trail

OPB | July 21, 2016 3:25 p.m.

OPB reporter Amelia Templeton lives near the homeless camps of the Springwater Trail, where people are building communities even as they prepare to be swept.

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Reporter's Notebook: The Homeless Camp On My Block

OPB | 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.

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Why Clear Homeless Camps Now? Portland Mayor Explains

OPB | July 15, 2016 4:51 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales answers questions about how he plans to move hundreds of homeless campers off the Springwater Corridor Trail.

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Lents Residents Protest Portland Mayor's Camping Policy

OPB | July 9, 2016 3:57 p.m.

A group of Southeast Portland residents gathered this weekend to protest the mayor’s policy allowing homeless people to camp overnight on some city properties. 

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Marshman Says Encounter With Stepson Is 'Moment I Regret'

OPB | July 5, 2016 2:03 p.m. | Portland

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.

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Portland Police Chief Steps Down Amid Investigation Into Shooting

OPB | June 27, 2016 9:01 a.m. | Portland

Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea is retiring. This comes amidst a criminal investigation into O'Dea shooting his friend.

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Hales On Police, Homelessness, Unfinished Business And More

OPB | May 31, 2016 1:26 p.m.

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.

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Why Portland's Mayor Is Talking Taxes, In Spite Of Record Revenue

OPB | May 25, 2016 1:35 p.m. | Portland

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.

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Poll: Portland Voters Not Too Hot On Mayor Hales' Performance

OPB | May 15, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Portland

Portland voters appear lukewarm about the city's current mayor.

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Portland's Revenue Is Up, But Economist Warns Gains Are Fickle

OPB | April 29, 2016 2:39 p.m. | Portland

Portland’s budget office is projecting another bump in revenue for the city thanks to a growing economy. The budget office predicts an extra $16 million will be available this year.