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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Emily E.:

Springwater camp saga pokes old wounds: 'Nobody's doing anything because it's Lents'

Lents' example — with neighbors struggling to reconcile empathy with fallout from unregulated camping — could play out across Portland. → Read More

4 questions for new Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese

The former Portland police chief is taking over after a time of turmoil. He took questions on his first day in the new job. → Read More

Former Portland Police Chief Mike Reese takes over as Multnomah County sheriff

Mike Reese, who retired from the Portland Police Bureau in 2015, will be sworn in Wednesday as Multnomah County sheriff. → Read More

'It is a hostile workplace': As Sheriff Dan Staton retires, notes from inquiry emerge

Staton retired after months of turmoil over his leadership. → Read More

Shigella outbreak in 2015 spread to Portland's homeless

The Multnomah County Health Department worked to stop the illness from spreading and published an article about it in a national health journal. → Read More

Lawsuit dropped against Portland mayor over homeless camping

The plaintiffs opposed Charlie Hales' policy allowing overnight camping and sleeping on sidewalks. → Read More

Charlie Hales ends 'safe sleep policy' allowing homeless camping

The guidelines released in February "caused confusion," the mayor's office said. → Read More

Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith's wages garnished over $37,000 tax debt

Commissioner Loretta Smith represents District 2, covering North and Northeast Portland. → Read More

As Sheriff Dan Staton's last day nears, Multnomah County preps for his replacement

Staton's last day is Aug. 16. The filing deadline to run for office is Aug. 30. → Read More

Lawsuit to end homeless camping dismissed, but attorneys plan to refile

The suit brought by the Portland Business Alliance and other groups took aim at Mayor Charlie Hales' "safe sleep policy." → Read More

With more people living outdoors, Portland's mobile library, Street Books, grows

Street Books is starting its sixth season of sharing books with homeless patrons. → Read More

Portland police encourage buying pot from 'legit businesses'

The cops tweeted about legal weed, and the people largely approved. → Read More

Portland hits 100 degrees: Weekend heatwave broke records like a broken record

The weekend temps were record-setting toasty. → Read More

City of Mosier asks Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to stop train traffic from resuming

City leaders asked for an investigation and removal of oil in the derailed cars that remain near the tracks in town. → Read More

Deadly crash closes I-5 southbound at Jantzen Beach

Portland police are still investigating; all southbound lanes remain closed. → Read More

Multiple-car crash reported on I-5 at Jantzen Beach

Police ask drivers to avoid the interstate in both directions. → Read More

NPR photojournalist and interpreter killed in Afghanistan

Photojournalist David Gilkey had relocated to Portland in recent years. → Read More

Unrelenting pressure finally catches up with Sheriff Dan Staton

"My intent is not to leave," the Multnomah County sheriff kept saying. Until Friday, when he abruptly announced his plan to retire this summer. → Read More

Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton announces retirement

Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton will retire this summer, he announced in an email to staff sent at 10:40 a.m. Friday. → Read More

Multnomah County commissioners approve $1.87 billion budget for 2016-17

Commissioners earmarked money for jail alternatives and committed more than $10 million to the housing crisis. → Read More