Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note. Supported by ByKate Conger Jan. 15, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — The e-scooter boom began in Santa Monica, Calif., about 16 months ago. Electric scooters, owned by start-ups looking to mimic the success of ride-hailing companies like Uber, appeared around town. The idea was simple: Use a smartphone app to rent a scooter and then leave it at the end of the ride for the next person. Soon, people in cities from San Francisco to Paris were complaining that the scooters were all over sidewalks — usually without the approval of local officials. In Portland, Ore., city officials worried that they would soon get their own flock of uninvited scooters. So they established a four-month pilot program in July with a limit on scooters and a … [Read more...] about In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.
Updated 3:43 pm PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 In this March 23, 2017 is the headquarters of Portland Public Schools in Portland, Ore. An audit by the Oregon Secretary of State's office has found an achievement gap of more than 50 percent between white students and black students in state's largest school district, Portland Public Schools, according to a report released Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP) less In this March 23, 2017 is the headquarters of Portland Public Schools in Portland, Ore. An audit by the Oregon Secretary of State's office has found an achievement gap of more than 50 percent between white ... more Photo: Beth Nakamura, AP Photo: Beth Nakamura, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this March 23, 2017 is the … [Read more...] about Audit finds racial disparity in outcomes at Portland schools
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Doubletree in Portland Fires 2 Employees After Kicking Out Black Man Who Made Call From Lobby Supported by ByMihir Zaveri Dec. 28, 2018 When a black man staying in a Doubletree hotel in Portland, Ore., called his mother from the lobby, he was told by a white security guard that he was trespassing and was escorted out of the building by the police. The Dec. 22 encounter was captured on cellphone video by the man, Jermaine Massey, who posted it that night on Instagram, where it was shared widely. In other videos, Mr. Massey, 34, acknowledges that he has become part of the continuing documentation, through cellphone videos and social media, of black people being confronted by white authority figures or bystanders while going about their everyday lives. “I’m afraid to just do normal things now,” … [Read more...] about Doubletree in Portland Fires 2 Employees After Kicking Out Black Man Who Made Call From Lobby
Michelle Mark, provided by Published 9:26 pm CST, Saturday, December 29, 2018 Instagram/Jermaine Massey An Oregon hotel announced Saturday it fired two employees who called the police on a black guest, after spotting him in the lobby and demanding to know his room number. Jermaine Massey said that even though he showed the guard his hotel key, the guard told him to leave and a manager called the police and accused Massey of loitering. The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel tweeted on Saturday it had "zero tolerance for racism," and apologized to Massey. A hotel in Portland, Oregon, announced Saturday it fired two employees over mistreating a black guest, whom they asked to leave last week before calling the police. Jermaine Massey, 34, said he was talking to his mother on his phone in lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel last Saturday when a security guard approached him to ask if he was a guest, and what his room number was. Massey said that even though he showed the guard … [Read more...] about A Portland hotel fired 2 employees after they called the police on a black guest
Ricky Rubio scored 24 points and dished out eight assists as the visiting Utah Jazz blew away the Portland Trail Blazers 120-90 Friday night. Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder came off the bench for 18 and 16 points, respectively, and Rudy Gobert contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz, who had lost four in a row on the road. Damian Lillard scored 19 points to lead the Trail Blazers, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end. It was Portland's second biggest margin of defeat this season, next to a 143-100 drubbing at Milwaukee on Nov. 21. Crowder scored 13 points and Joe Ingles added 11 to stake Utah to a 55-49 advantage at the half. The Jazz started the game 9 for 12 from 3-point range but missed their final six attempts from beyond the arc in the half. Lillard had 14 points for Portland in the half. Utah used a 10-0 run to jump ahead 79-58 with four minutes left in the third quarter. The Blazers responded with a 10-2 spurt to draw within 81-68 late in the quarter. … [Read more...] about NBA: Jazz visit Portland, blow out Blazers