Portland Oregon

DOJ Inspector General to Review Federal Law Enforcement Response to Protests

The move comes as officers the Trump administration deployed to Portland, Oregon draw scrutiny.

Local Pushback Over Federal Officers in Portland Grows As Trump Threatens Feds Could Deploy to Other Cities

Federal agents reportedly are expected to be sent to Chicago this week, despite objections from local leaders.

Oregon AG Files Lawsuit Challenging Federal Detention of Portland Protesters

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After Deadly Crash, Lawsuit Spotlights Problem of Parking Near Intersections

When cars are parked close to intersections, they can block drivers from seeing other traffic and pedestrians. A lawsuit seeks a court order to force Portland, Oregon to address the issue.

Buses Will Become the Priority on This City’s Streets

A measure passed in Portland, Oregon will create bus-specific lanes, an effort supporters say will help the city meet its climate change action goals.

Lawmaker Proposes Harsher Punishments for Rioters in Masks

An Oregon legislator seeks to increase the judicial penalties for rioters who conceal their faces, saying masks make it more difficult for police to adequately respond to out-of-control protests.

Here Come the Electrics. Could E-Bikes Be the Electric Revolution Cities Need?

Electric bikes are poised to take off, even outpacing electric car adoption. But, as with all efforts to promote alternatives to driving, city leaders would need to make infrastructure changes.

What to Do with All This Broken Stuff? Cities Aim to Help People Fix It

Across the country, municipalities are helping residents repair mendable belongings, keep material out of landfills and save money.

Low-Income Communities in This City are More at Risk for Disasters

As Portland, Oregon considers ways to mitigate environmental risks for poorer neighborhoods, a simple answer is arising: trees.

How a Highway Widening In This City Could Lead to Congestion Pricing

Residents of the Oregon city known for its resistance to the car are rallying against a proposal to widen the interstate. Instead, some say the solution should be tolls.

A New Call to Scrap Portland’s Unusual Form of Government

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Portlanders Don’t Hesitate to Call 911 About ‘Unwanted’ Persons

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How the Humble Home Water Heater Could Play a Big Role in Energy Storage

A pilot study in the Pacific Northwest shows the promise of “the unexpected battery in your basement.”

How States are Trying to Reduce Suicide Deaths

Nationwide, more than 47,000 Americans died by suicide last year, an increase of almost 5 percent over 2016.

This 106-Year-Old Risk Makes the Case for a Subway in Portland

What will come first? A new river crossing Oregon's largest city needs or a massive earthquake?

Portland Claims 'America's Most Hipster City' Crown

But it's only the second-most hipster city in the world.

Portland Mayor Hits Back at Carson’s Comments on Homelessness in West Coast Cities

Ted Wheeler says that if the HUD secretary thinks government should take a passive role, he “should step aside and allow someone up to the task to lead.”

Seeking Efficiencies Through Major Upgrades to Portland’s Water Works

While ratepayers wince, a preference for long-term investment may also deliver long-term quality and some tech advantages.

WATCH: This Is What a Megaquake Will Do to an Important Lifeline in Portland

Also in our Weekend State and Local Digest: Maine’s unvaccinated kindergartners; Sacramento seeks out Filipino teachers; and Alabama reverses its ban on margarita pitchers.

Portland’s Ted Wheeler: ‘The Role of Mayor Has Never Been So Important As It Is Right Now’

The new city hall leader exemplifies the passion and dynamism that is stirring in cities and mayors across the nation.