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5 Stories to Watch this Week, January 17–23

Friction between the Timbers front office and the fan base, school closures aplenty, and yet more unrest for the Portland Police Bureau

01/18/2022 By Julia Silverman

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5 Stories That Defined Oregon in 2021

Rising temps, a juicy governor’s race, a persistent pandemic, and more

12/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

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5 Oregon Stories to Watch this Week, November 15–21

A big budget vote at the Portland City Council, more backstage drama for the Trail Blazers, and a deadline looms for Oregon renters

11/15/2021 With Julia Silverman

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5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, October 19-26

Budget deals at Portland City Hall, a big new movie with an Oregon backstory, and a police investigation pulls back the curtain....maybe.

10/18/2021 By Julia Silverman

News

Portland Street Response Gets an A on Its Report Card

Researchers from Portland State's Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative recommend a citywide expansion of the program.

10/05/2021 By Karly Quadros

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5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 4-11

Turmoil at the Thorns, debate over Portland Street Response, and a new strategy to curb drive-by shootings

10/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

Police

This Group Has a Plan to Change Policing at Protests

But will the Portland City Council listen?

09/22/2021 By Karly Quadros

Politics

Can People for Portland Really Save the City?

Dan Lavey and Kevin Looper put city politics on full blast.

09/10/2021 By Julia Silverman

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5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week: September 6–13

Top news stories in Portland and across Oregon include delta reaching its peak, changes at City Hall, and more.

09/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

Big Ideas

7 Locals Dream Big

Today's elevator pitches, tomorrow's world-beating initiatives. You're welcome, Portland.

07/02/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Big Ideas

7 Ideas to Steal from the World

As the past year has made painfully evident, Portland doesn't have all the answers.

06/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Big Ideas

12 Radical Oregon Plans to Watch

From inclusive playgrounds to Oregon mushroom leather

06/27/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Analysis

Traffic Stops Are About to Change in Portland

It's just the latest shift in a seismic year of back-and-forths with the Portland Police Bureau.

06/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Essay

Remembering Kevin Peterson Jr.

On October 29, 2020, Kevin Peterson Jr.—‘Splash’ as he was known to his classmates and friends—was shot to death by police in Vancouver, Washington.

03/13/2021 By Ted Katauskas

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Does Defunding PPB Look Like?

Portland Street Response is a good place to start. We break it down in this week's Footnotes.

02/12/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Politics

On Election Night, Portland Kept It Peaceful

But the Oregon National Guard remains on standby for the next few days, as national uncertainty swirls around the presidential race

11/04/2020 By Andrew Jankowski

History

The Possums, the Police, and the Burger Barn

Looking back at the infamous 1981 incident.

09/26/2020 By Marty Patail

First Responders

Portland Street Response Just Got a Huge Budget Boost

Here’s what that means.

09/09/2020 By Fiona McCann

Viewpoint

Ted Wheeler’s Strange Odyssey into the Portland Protests

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler came to hear the people—and stayed for a taste of tear gas.

07/23/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Essay

Federal Officers and Portland Police Are Working from the Same Playbook

I’ve documented the Portland protests for 50-plus nights. The feds’ tactics are nothing new.

07/23/2020 By Tuck Woodstock