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The Weekly Catch


Judge Upholds Portland Tenant Protections

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


City Council Just Closed a Loophole in Portland's New Renter Protection Law—But Questions Remain

Dirk VanderHart in The Portland Mercury

Muslim Cultural Festival

First Portland Muslim Festival tries to dispel myths

Lyndsey Hewitt in the Portland Tribune


Portland Muslim Cultural Festival Celebrates Inaugural Year

Bradley W. Parks in OPB

Water Bureau

Average Cost of Portland Tap Water Could Increase $10 A Month

Amelia Templeton in OPB


Water Treatment Controversy Heats Up Tuesday

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


City Council to Vote on Crypto Treatment by August

Andrew Dymburt in KOIN 6 News


Portland Looking at Ways to Rid its Water of Parasite – At a Cost



Portland on track to pay $8 million for hydroelectric plant operations with risk of losses

Jessica Floum in The Oregonian

Poet’s Beach

Portland Cleans Dirty River, Invites Residents to Take a Dip

Gillian Flaccus in ABC News


Poet's Beach in Downtown Portland Adds Lifeguards, Buoys to Encourage Swimmers

Jamie Hale in The Oregonian


Poet's Beach Opens with More Safety Features: Lifeguards, EMT, and Life Jackets



Poet’s Beach, Big Float Merge Water Fun on Willamette

Kohr Harlan in KOIN 6 News

Water Quality

Advisory: Sewage Release Occurs to Woods Creek at SW 69th Avenue

BES News Release


Updated Advisory: Sewage Release Occurs in SW Portland's Maplewood Neighborhood to Woods and Fanno Creeks

BES News Release


90,000 Gallons of Sewage Spills Into Southwest Portland Creek

Nate Hanson in KGW News


27,000 Gallons of Sewage Spill Into SW Portland Creek

Samantha Matsumoto in The Oregonian


Private Pipe Identified as Source of 27,000-Gallon Sewage Discharge Into Woods Creek

Fox 12 News


RV Camping Has Exploded on Portland Streets

Dirk VanderHart in The Portland Mercury


Homeless in Portland: Choosing Villages Over Shelter

Thacher Schmid in KGW News


Right 2 Dream Too, Homeless 'Rest Stop,' Opens to Public at New Spot

Molly Harbarger in The Oregonian


Neighbors Ask City Council To Do More About Homelessness in Hawthorne

Kandra Kent in KPTV


Laurelhurst Neighborhood Asks City to Ban Homeless Camping Near Parks, Schools

Molly Harbarger in The Oregonian


Portland is Working to Make Roads More Bus Friendly

KOIN 6 News


Mayor Ted Wheeler: 'We Do Need to Transfer 82nd Avenue' to The City

Lyndsey Hewitt in the Portland Tribune


Groups Call on City Council to Address Portland’s Parking Crisis

Kim Moore in Oregon Business


Portland learns how to be a smarter city

Lyndsey Hewitt in the Portland Tribune

In Other News

Brownfields are back: Portland explores new development incentives

Clare Duffy in Portland Business Journal


Multnomah County DA: Police Can't Compel Officer in Fatal Shooting to Speak Until Criminal Inquiry Done

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian


Despite City Hall Efforts, the 48-Hour Rule is Back—And Stronger Than Ever

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week


Jantzen Beach Center Sold; Carousel Location Remains a Mystery

Anna Marum in The Oregonian


Portland Grant Aims to Help Community Groups Track Hate Crimes

Ericka Cruz Guevarra in OPB


Portland Parks, Comcast Present 'Summer Free For All' Kickoff

The Skanner