Mayor Wheeler’s camping ban proposal could have ‘huge impact’ on Portland homeless services
As the city prepares to make decisions on a number of issues surrounding homelessness -- including changes to the camping ordinance and a renewal of the contract with the county for the Joint Office of Homeless Services -- those who serve the homeless community believe there will be a major impact on how they're able to provide services.
Portland business owner frustrated with crime
Michael Neal, a Portlander, shares the story of his friend Lonnie Bedwell, a Navy veteran, who just became the fourth blind person to climb Mount Everest. Police have identified a woman killed in a hit and run crash in southeast Portland. 3 rescued after fishing boat capsizes near Coos Bay.
Vehicle along I-205 pulled over for driving at 100 mph, Portland Police say
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Police took to social media Monday to remind people it’s not okay to speed on Portland area freeways. Officials urged drivers to be cautious while driving this Memorial Day. In a tweet from the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division, officials posted two photos of...
Woman killed in SE Portland hit-and-run identified
Michael Neal, a Portlander, shares the story of his friend Lonnie Bedwell, a Navy veteran, who just became the fourth blind person to climb Mount Everest. For many locally owned businesses, like Navis Pack & Ship of Portland, the last few years have been difficult in the city. 3 rescued...
Fentanyl overdoses surge in Portland
A string of fentanyl-related overdoses in recent weeks has drawn attention to the drug's growing presence in Portland. Why it matters: Illicitly manufactured fentanyl has fueled a significant increase in overdoses since 2019, according to Oregon Health Authority data. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid. It's 50 times more potent than...
Three off-the-beaten-track trails near Portland
The Columbia River Gorge is certainly gorgeous, and Mount Hood is fantastic, but as we're heading into summer, popular trails can get really crowded. Here are three beautiful hiking spots elsewhere to explore. 1. Forest Park's Maple Trail. Deep in Forest Park's quiet center, Maple Trail's mix of evergreen and...
Portland man helps blind Navy veteran summit Mt. Everest
PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - A few months ago, Michael Neal, a Portlander, shared the story of his friend Lonnie Bedwell, who is a blind Navy veteran and had his heart set on being the fourth blind person to climb Mount Everest. With the help of Neal, and many others, he...
Portland to consider tighter rules on homeless camping, including outright ban from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Portland City Council members will decide Wednesday if they will adopt a broad ban on outdoor camping on public property across the city. The policy, updated to meet the terms of a 2021 state law, appears to reverse the city’s prior stance against criminalizing homelessness. “Homeless camps represent nothing...
Homeless advocates to protest Wheeler's camping restrictions at City Hall
Homeless advocates plan to protest an ordinance sponsored by Mayor Ted Wheeler to restrict outdoor camping when the City Council meets on Wednesday, May 31. A May 28 email from Sisters of the Road Communications and Fundraising Director Justice Alexander Hager urges supporters to gather outside City Hall at 2:30 p.m., a half-hour before the council is scheduled to consider the ordinance. “We’ll walk in together to show our opposition...
Raptors: This 3-way trade with Charlotte and Portland works for all
Currently, the Toronto Raptors are in no man’s land. The Raptors are not good enough to go deep in the playoffs. But they’re also not terrible enough to be in the lottery. Changes on this roster need to be made, which is why Toronto should make a trade involving a top-three draft pick.
Beaverton, May 30 High School Baseball⚾ Game Notice
The North Medford High School baseball team will have a game with Jesuit High School on May 30, 2023, 19:00:00 CST.
'Mom and Pop' and Me
Owning a small-town grocery store in the 1950s and '60s didn't make my family wealthy but did give us a sense of community and purpose. Within a few years of my father returning from serving in World War II, he and my mother married, had three kids — and bought a modest "Mom and Pop" grocery store in the small town of St. Helens, Oregon. They both pitched in to make this fledgling venture succeed.
LPBW star Amy Roloff teases moving to Battle Ground near Zach and Tori
Could Little People, Big World star Amy Roloff be heading north to live closer to Zach and Tori?. Amy recently hinted that she and her husband, Chris Marek, want to move, and if things pan out, she could be living in close proximity to her son Zach and his family.
Crews halt damaged wind turbine that was spinning out of control on Deer Island
Emergency crews have halted a damaged wind turbine that was spinning out of control on Deer Island on Memorial Day. Winthrop’s Deer Island is home to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s wastewater treatment plant. There are two 100-foot-tall wind turbines rated at 600kW and located on the island’s southwest side.
Portland Trail Blazers: 'Quality passer' expected to be third pick in NBA draft
Brandon Miller is expected to be the third overall pick in this year's 2023 NBA Draft, NBA writer Mark Medina told GiveMeSport. The NBA Draft is set for June 22 and the first overall pick will be Victor Wembanyama while Scoot Henderson is projected to go second. Both have been expected to be the top-two picks for years now, but Brandon Miller - who had a lot of success with Alabama - is most likely to go third overall, which the Portland Trail Blazers currently hold.
Oregon National Guard, elected officials participate in Memorial Day events in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon National Guard took part in several Memorial Day events across Oregon on Monday, honoring the service members who died for their country. WATCH | 142nd Wing launches Memorial Day flyovers across Oregon. Oregon Governor Tina Kotek, U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty,...
Readers respond: The city that works too slowly
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