OTC Advances I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project

The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) recently advanced the highway cover option for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project known as the Hybrid 3 option, with conditions. The decision by the OTC advances the project that was part of House Bill 2017, passed in 2017, a major transportation funding bill. The legislation directed ODOT to build the Rose Quarter Project and provided approximately $500 million to $700 million of funding for the project.
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Opinion: Frustration, few options for neighbors helping someone in crisis

Hebbron is a member of Common Ground, a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation, and serves as one of its leaders. She lives in Portland. I was picking up dinner from our favorite neighborhood restaurant on my way home from work when I encountered the man. It was 6:30 and I really wanted to go home and have a quiet evening with my family after a long day at work. But instead, I was confronted by the man in front of the restaurant having a very scary, very public severe mental break.
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Streetcar service resumes after fallen tree disruption

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Streetcar service has resumed after a fallen tree disrupted train schedules Saturday morning in Southwest Portland, TriMet officials said. Buses shuttled delayed riders between SW 11th Avenue and Clay Street to SW Moody Street and Meade Street.

PPB: Suspicious device found in SE Portland bank determined not dangerous

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – A suspicious device found inside a Southeast Portland bank Friday afternoon was determined not be dangerous. At 2:20 p.m., officers responded to a bank in the 3000 of Southeast Belmont. Officers said the building was evacuated, and the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit was called out to the scene.

Commuter Crisis: Students and Staff struggle to find available parking spots on campus

All students who choose to drive their cars to campus are able to purchase parking permits through the Lewis & Clark website. But since the beginning of the fall semester, students have been struggling to find parking, even after they have purchased a permit. Many have spent a considerable amount of time driving through LC’s campus, scanning every parking lot for available spots.

Bob Stacey announces Oct. 15 resignation from the Metro Council

Bylined articles are written by Metro staff and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Metro or the Metro Council. Learn more. Metro Councilor Bob Stacey announced Thursday that he will resign his seat Oct. 15. Shortly after being elected to the Metro Council in 2012, Stacey was diagnosed with...

Maintenance closes Broadway Bridge during daytime hours this weekend

Work on the lift span operating system will close the Broadway Bridge to all traffic, including bicyclists and pedestrians during daytime hours Saturday-Monday, Sept. 18-20. Multnomah County crews will be upgrading the bridge’s old computer system and will need to open and close the bridge for extended periods 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday through Monday. The bridge will reopen to traffic each day by 6 p.m.

Bob Stacey leaving Metro Council for health reasons

Regional government has until Jan. 13 to replace the District 6 councilor who has battled meningioma.Metro Councilor Bob Stacey, 71, will resign his seat Oct. 15 for health reasons. The elected regional council will choose his replacement. According to the Sept. 15 announcement, shortly after being elected to the Metro Council in 2012, Stacey was diagnosed with meningioma, which causes tumors to grow in and around the skull. The disease was managed with limited impacts in his nine years on the council. "Managing these tumors without surgery requires strong medications to reduce swelling," Stacey said in the announcement. "These affect...

Metro Councilor Bob Stacey will step down to manage long-term illness

A Metro councilor with a long history in Portland’s land use and transportation sectors will step down next month as he focuses on treatment for a brain tumor. Bob Stacey, 71, will resign his position with the regional government on Oct. 15, according to a news release from Metro on Thursday. Stacey represents District 6, which covers portions of Northeast, Southeast and Southwest Portland.
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Longtime Metro Councilor Bob Stacey Announces Resignation

Metro Councilor Bob Stacey will be resigning from his council seat mid-term, due to his growing health issues, Metro announced Thursday. The Moth Mainstage Returns to Portland on December 14. Literary Arts presents The Moth: Portland Mainstage. True Stories, told live. Held at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Stacey was elected...