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Mayor: Portland Budget Can't Keep Up Big Spending On Homelessness

Pamplin Media Group | Sept. 14, 2017 9:32 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says the city cannot continue to spend a record amount of general fund dollars helping the homeless.

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Portland Mayor, Commissioner Push For Immediate Interviews In Officer Shootings

OPB | Aug. 9, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Portland

In a split with the Multnomah County district attorney, two Portland city council members say the city can compel police officers involved in shootings to talk with investigators immediately afterward. 

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Portland Mayor Wants To Take Police Deadly Force Issue Before Court

OPB | July 21, 2017 10:22 a.m.

The mayor is expected to file an ordinance Friday that would compel officers to be interviewed within 48-hours of a deadly force incident.


Portland Mayor Questions Some Police Protest Tactics

Portland Tribune | June 14, 2017 2:23 p.m.

Wheeler praised Portland police for their response to competing downtown demonstrations but wants more information on why some decisions were made.

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Oregon ACLU: Limiting Speech Wrong Response To Portland Attacks

OPB | May 30, 2017 9:38 a.m. | Portland

Mat dos Santos, the legal director for the ACLU of Oregon, says Mayor Ted Wheeler’s call to block two upcoming rallies is well-intentioned but incorrect.

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At Post-Attack Vigils, Oregonians Urge Each Other To Stand Up To Hate

OPB | May 27, 2017 10 p.m. | Portland

Participants urged each other not to let the killings – and the hate that apparently motivated them – drive Oregonians apart.

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People Of Color In Portland Government Face A Frustrating And Even Scary Time

OPB | May 16, 2017 6:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland's elected council members are all white. But many of their employees are not. The frequent, chaotic protests at City Hall have frustrated and even scared some of the people of color who work for the city.

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New Portland Mayor Invests In Homeless Services And Infrastructure — But Not Housing

OPB | May 1, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland

The city has forecast a $18.4 million surplus for the next budget year. Mayor Ted Wheeler has proposed splitting it between two of his priorities: transportation infrastructure and services for the homeless.

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Police Arrest 6 Following Clashes Outside Portland City Council Meeting

OPB | March 30, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

A group with signs calling for "Justice for Quanice Hayes" blocked off the entrance to the Portland Building.

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Portland Mayor: Homeless Camp Will Stay For Now

OPB | March 22, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says the city wants to bring in a team of mediators to help determine the fate of the Hazelnut Grove homeless encampment in North Portland.

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'OPB Politics Now': New Year, New Portland City Government

OPB | Jan. 6, 2017 9:22 a.m.

Will Ted Wheeler buck the trend of one-term mayors in Portland? For our first episode of 2017, we look at the challenges of running the city at a time when incivility is rampant at council meetings.

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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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Fringe Mayoral Candidates Focus On Portland's Path Forward

OPB | May 5, 2016 9:32 p.m. | Portland

Ted Wheeler and Jules Bailey have captured most of the attention in the race to lead Portland. But 13 other candidates are adding important substance and perspectives to the campaign.

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Portland Mayor's Race: Ted Wheeler On The Issues

OPB | May 5, 2016 4:47 p.m.

Ted Wheeler is the Oregon state treasurer and one of 15 candidates for Portland mayor.

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5 Things To Know About Mayor Charlie Hales' Final State Of The City

OPB | March 24, 2016 2:48 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales gives his final state of the city address Friday. Here are five things to expect him to cover.

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Portland Mayoral Candidate Ted Wheeler Wants To Stop Gentrification

OPB | March 3, 2016 3 p.m. | Portland

Portland mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler discussed his plans to fix Portland's gentrification of minority communities on Think Out Loud.

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A Mayoral Candidate's Walking Tour Of Portland

OPB | Feb. 26, 2016 10:11 a.m. | Portland

Mayoral candidates Jules Bailey and Ted Wheeler get granular on the planning and design issues facing our city, hosted by State of Wonder columnist Randy Gragg.

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Hales Is Out. Where Does That Leave The Portland Mayoral Race?

OPB | Oct. 27, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales won't seek a second term. That leaves State Treasurer Ted Wheeler as the early favorite in the 2016 mayoral race.

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Wheeler Supports More Funds For Affordable Housing

Portland Tribune | Oct. 19, 2015 7:41 a.m.

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler supported increasing the amount of urban renewal funds for affordable housing from 30 to 50 percent.

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Ted Wheeler Picks Up Endorsements From Former Mayors

OPB | Oct. 14, 2015 10:12 a.m.

Portland's previous three mayors, Vera Katz, Tom Potter, and Sam Adams announced today they are endorsing Ted Wheeler in the upcoming mayoral election.