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A group of activists demanding the resignation of Mayor Ted Wheeler and changes to the city's response to homelessness and protests shut down a Portland City Council meeting at City Hall Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

Portland lost $1.4M, but city leaders aren’t saying how

A nonprofit did what it had done dozens of times before: submitted what’s known as a “draw request” to the city housing bureau, asking to withdraw some of the money awarded to them — this time for $1,468,775.59. The city did what it does many times every day: paid it. Only this time, the money went somewhere else.


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Head of Portland’s embattled civic life bureau to depart

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, who oversees the bureau, announced the departure in a joint statement with Office of Community & Civic Life departing leader Suk Rhee. The announcement followed widespread allegations of severe workplace dysfunction and abusive management within the department.

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