Fentanyl use in Portland and other cities is a national crisis, but in Oregon the passage of Measure 110 harkened something entirely different. Now the political repercussions about that measure continue to reverberate. On the latest episode of OPB Politics Now, reporters Dirk VanderHart, Lauren Dake and Jonathan Levinson discuss fentanyl, Measure 110's critics and much more.
Nearly 30,000 Oregonians could stop receiving paychecks if Congress doesn't pass a funding deal by Saturday. Most people in the state won't immediately feel a pinch, but if a shutdown drags on, the impacts are likely to mount.
The group sent the complaint to the Oregon Department of Justice and Oregon State Police Sept. 19 with the hopes of pushing back against Mayor Heather Rookstool, who they accuse of violating the city charter.
Years of historic revenue shortfalls have left the Portland Bureau of Transportation with a gaping $32 million hole in its operating budget and leaders say beloved community events, critical safety projects, and dozens of jobs are on the chopping block.