Wilsonville, OR

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How many police officers does Portland really need to be effective?

Arguments for increasing or decreasing funding need to include consideration of the city's exponential growth. The debate over the Portland Police Bureau and its staffing levels is heating up as the police union, city council, advocates, and citizens grapple with the bureau's performance handling issues related to livability and public safety.

Here's how the Portland City Council could use the fall budget windfall to help average citizens get a break

There are lots of long-term needs, but the City could also try some new things that would help make a difference. The City of Portland is about to enter into its Fall Budget Monitoring process, commonly known as the "Fall BMP". Due to revenue that is higher than forecast in this year's city budget, the City Council is looking to spend millions of dollars on projects that they feel are important.

What are those little white boxes popping up on porches all over Portland?

New service aims to help recycle items that can't go in the blue bins. Have you seen strange little white boxes on porches in your neighborhood?. My dog was eating grass when I noticed a white box on someone's porch, emblazoned with the name "Ridwell". As we continued walking, I noticed that there were several of these Ridwell boxes on porches all over my neighborhood so I decided to do some research. I figured they were a delivery service like Alpenrose, but it turns out that Ridwell is something totally new: a recycling pick-up service.

I Am A Meth Addict Living Among You

Hi, my name is Cye and I am currently a daily user of the drug methamphetamine. I personally am very vocal about my addiction which I feel is clear by this article alone. This was not always the case. The reason being obvious I would think. It is not something one puts on a job resume or dating profile. I used to carry a lot of shame and guilt over it but I was also confused. It was my understanding that if you were addicted to something like meth that your life would be non-existent.