Who Are Portland Tv’s Most Memorable Personalities?

Over the years, Portland TV has given us many memorable personalities, from “Rusty Nails” — the performer who “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening says inspired that show’s Krusty the Clown — to a short stay at KATU (2) by former Fox News Channel star Bill O’Reilly. Like O’Reilly, some broadcasters spent time at Portland stations before moving on to bigger and better — well, at least bigger — things. O’Reilly,…

Without Federal Leadership on Climate Protection, Portland Must Step up (Guest Opinion)

Clean energy already exists in Portland, such as how waste turns to energy at the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant. Yet Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler argues that more must be done.( By Ted Wheeler With a clear vision for the future, we can avoid being left to the whims of fate. A solid strategy is especially important when it comes to confronting a slow-moving threat to our city and to…

Portland, Oregon, Mayor Condemns Violent May Day Protest

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday condemned the actions of protesters after more than two dozen people were arrested a day earlier during a May Day march that turned violent. The violence and vandalism in Portland and several other Pacific Northwest cities stood out amid largely peaceful marches elsewhere in the U.S. to honor immigrants and support workers’ rights. With piles of charred debris on street corners, Portland Mayor…

The Latest: Portland also weathering wet, bleak season

FILE – In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, pedestrians huddle under umbrellas as they walk past the Pike Place Market and in view of Elliot Bay, behind, in Seattle. The National Weather Service says the city has measured 44.67 inches of rain in the city between October 2016 and so far in April. That makes it the wettest such period since records began in 1895. Meteorologist Mike McFarland in…

Portland’s Longtime Homeless Camp Is Moving, but Underlying Problems Persist

Portland officials have announced plans to relocate a longtime homeless encampment known as Right 2 Dream Too. (Ellen M. Banner / Seattle Times) Depending on the point of view, Portland’s most visible homeless encampment has become either a terrible eyesore, or an innovative way to house the unsheltered, with nonprofit status, a board of directors and even a makeshift computer lab. But now, after 5½ years of controversy that have…

Utah Man Convicted of Lesser Count of Homicide in 2010 Slaying

A jury on Friday convicted a man of a lesser count of homicide in the 2010 slaying of a woman in a St. George apartment. Brandon Perry Smith, 35, was found guilty of first-degree felony murder for the cutting the throat of 20-year-old Jerrica Christensen with a pocket knife. Smith faces 15 years to life in prison when he is sentenced April 5 by 5th District Judge G. Michael Westfall….