Portland has persistent issues with open air drug use, particularly around high-pedestrian areas like Old Town, where the LEAD program will be launched. (Stock photo)
Launched in Seattle in 2011, the LEAD program gives drug offenders the chance to seek treatmentREAD MORE
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Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, University of Portland coach Terry Porter reacts during the team's NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in Fullerton, Calif. Porter is in his first season at coach of the Pilots after some 17 seasons as a player in the NBA, then another 12 as a coach in the league. (Ed Crisostomo/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says the Rip City legend is a great choice for PilotsREAD MORE
Project seeks stories from the neighborhood’s history for online repository, markers – and will pay some storytellersREAD MORE
The ACLU and Oregon Justice Resource Center are fighting on behalf of a defendant who was convicted by a 10-2 jury vote. Oregon is one of only two states allowing non-unanimous convictions of felony defendants.
Court case challenges 1934 state law that only requires 10-2 vote to convictREAD MORE
Families without bank accounts are more likely to use nontraditional financial services, including check cashing services that charge fees – but banks and credit unions are offering more tools to reach financially underserved customers. Photo by Doran (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via Flickr.
Credit unions seek to tailor their offerings for people who don’t have access to traditional banking servicesREAD MORE
Raahi Reddy testified at last week’s meeting of Portland Public School’s board of education. The board passed a resolution last week saying it would not assist immigration officials in finding information about students or families who may be undocumented. Photo courtesy of Portland Public Schools.
Portland Public Schools voted to make it harder for immigration officials to seek out undocumented students and familiesREAD MORE