Facing a backlog of incoming patients, a federal judge ordered the state psychiatric hospital to set new deadlines for patient treatment lengths, based more on the severity of criminal charges against them than on their treatment progress.
A measure that would require a permit and safety training to buy a gun in Oregon will appear on the November ballot. If approved by voters in the fall, the measure would also ban high-capacity magazines, which hold more bullets than a regular firearm.
OPB visited 10 sites in March and April swept since Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's Feb. 4 order. Despite the mayor's vow that people moved could not return to their old campsites, many seem to have done exactly that. Others have moved to different but equally dangerous roadways. And, some, like Gordon Muma Jr. and his friend Lenny Ronk, have shifted mere feet.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said this is the start of a more focused effort to use his executive powers to address the city’s homelessness crisis. His plan quickly generated outrage among homeless and transportation advocates
Portland and U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement on a proposed new section to the 2014 settlement agreement guiding the police bureau’s use of force, and lays out steps that pave the way forward on a number of thorny issues the city, police union and federal prosecutors have been trying to resolve since the city fell out of compliance in April 2021.
Portland's downtown bridges aren't expected to survive a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake. So Multnomah County wants to tear down and rebuild the Burnside Bridge so it's earthquake-proof. But inflation has pushed the price tag up to $1 billion.