We have a winner: HGTV’s Portland ‘oasis’ goes to Seattle health-care worker

A 31-year-old physician assistant who lives in Seattle, Washington, has won a Portland home valued at more than $650,000 in HGTV's 2020 Urban Oasis sweepstakes. Elise...

Still in its infancy, USM program ‘makes a world of difference’ to 1st-generation students

When Emmanuel Mutshaila and his family made it to Portland in 2017, they had nowhere to go. They spent nearly five hours at the Greyhound...

Spurred by hate crimes, Portland School Board chair comes out as lesbian

Emily Figdor is now the first openly gay or lesbian chair of the Portland School Board, and only the second to ever serve on...

Proponents say effort isn’t over for Munjoy Hill Historic District

Following the Portland City Council’s narrow rejection of a proposed Munjoy Hill Historic District last week, proponents of the plan said they plan to...

Report corroborates Portland students’ claims of racism, sexual harassment by staff

Two school employees have resigned after a Portland Public Schools investigation into allegations by 60 former and current students of racism, sexual harassment, and...

Portland prepares to seek bids for 200-bed homeless shelter

Portland officials are finalizing a request for proposals for a long-planned homeless shelter on Riverside Street, to be leased from a private entity.  Approved by...

Potential candidates stack up for Portland Charter Commission election

More than a dozen Portland residents have already taken out nomination papers for the upcoming Charter Commission election. Headlining the list are several former city...

GOP at a crossroads in Maine, U.S.

After the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol and the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump this week, the Republican Party is coming...

Is there a psychic in your future?

When Jess Howell, owner of the Lady in the Moon mystical boutique, was younger her mother used to talk a lot about zodiac signs. A self-described “pragmatic”...

Portland selects Minnesota firm to conduct probe of Police Department

Portland has hired a Minneapolis-based consulting firm to conduct a third-party investigation into the way the Police Department handled Black Lives Matter protests last...