Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler holds a press conference on homelessness in Portland.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler holds a press conference on homelessness in Portland.

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No issue has plagued Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler like homelessness.

Now, a new analysis of police arrests has both activists and the city’s police union lobbing fresh criticism at the mayor.

In this week’s “OPB Politics Now” podcast, OPB reporters Dirk VanderHart and Amelia Templeton join the Oregonian/OregonLive’s Gordon Friedman to explain the outcry, and try to figure out what it means for Wheeler’s political future.