New Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Faces Rising Incivility And Anger At City Hall
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.
ACLU Of Oregon Tells Portland Mayor 'Do Not Dismiss The Protests'
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.”
Portland Mayor's New Police Contract Meets Resistance Over Body Cameras
When he started renegotiating the Portland police union’s contract six months ago, Mayor Charlie Hales wasn’t thinking about body cameras.
Reporter's Notebook: Life In The Camps On The Springwater Trail
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.
Why Portland's Mayor Is Talking Taxes, In Spite Of Record Revenue
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.
Poll: Portland Voters Not Too Hot On Mayor Hales' Performance
Portland voters appear lukewarm about the city's current mayor.
Hales Joins Big City Mayors Opposing North Carolina, Mississippi Laws
Mayors from around the country are forming a coalition in the wake of recent North Carolina and Mississippi laws they say are discriminatory.
Portland Leaders Will Block Travel To North Carolina
Portland leaders say city employees should not travel to North Carolina on the taxpayers’ dime in response to a law blocking communities there from protecting the LGBT community.
Portland Mayor To Target Crime, Homelessness In Final Months
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales delivered his final State of the City address Friday. His plans include pay increases for new hires at the police bureau, and a navigation center for the homeless.
5 Things To Know About Mayor Charlie Hales' Final State Of The City
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales gives his final state of the city address Friday. Here are five things to expect him to cover.