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Upcoming traffic changes in Hillsdale cause controversy among business owners and neighbors

In 2018, Portland City Council approved a set of PBOT projects called “Rose Lanes” to get buses and streetcars out of traffic and into their...

‘It’s really scary’: Homeless camps cause unrest in a Southeast Portland neighborhood

Neighbors say drug use and violence has become a common occurrence in their neighborhood after homeless camps moved in weeks ago. PORTLAND, Ore. —...

Crime, homelessness hit downtown Portland's commercial real estate market

Building vacancies in Portland's urban core have increased by 80% since 2019. PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland's crime and homeless crisis are affecting the city's real...

Inflation impacts Oregon’s restaurant industry, raising prices for customers

According to Oregon’s Restaurant and Lodging Association, the state’s wholesale food costs have gone up 18% each year since 2020. AURORA, Ore. — Nestled...

Southwest Portland Safe Rest Village could be in jeopardy; feds say homeless camp violates deed restrictions

The federal government allowed the city of Portland to use the property under the agreement it would only be used for “emergency management services." ...

‘It’s inhumane’: Astoria bans daytime camping on public property

An ordinance passed during last week’s city council meeting only allows camping on public property between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. ...

‘It’s super scary’: Oregon advocates say Roe reversal will fall heavily on low-income, minority women

This decision ends nearly 50 years of guaranteed access to abortion across the U.S. and is expected to precede abortion bans in roughly half the...

Multnomah County commissioners approve record investment in homeless services from $3.32 billion budget

The community is expected to start seeing the impacts of this new budget as soon as next month, the start of the 2023 fiscal year....

‘It’s just perfect for me’: Tiny homes in Clark County helping people get off the streets

Fruit Valley Terrace provides transitional housing to about 40 people who were formerly experiencing homelessness. VANCOUVER, Wash. — The rumbling of passing cargo trains...

‘I’m packing’: Clark County residents buying guns, worried deputies won’t show up in an emergency amid staffing shortage

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has the lowest law enforcement to citizen ratio in the country. PORTLAND, Ore. — A severe staffing shortage at...

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