Parking code enforcement officer Gary Shervey checks the number on a disability placard on Southwest Taylor Street. Shervey can determine if the placard is valid and in the right vehicle, but not whether its owner is truly disabled. Undated photo. (Jaime Valdez/Portland Tribune)

Novick seeks change to disabled parking

Vehicles with disabled placards are allowed to park free for as long as they want in downtown Portland. “I was just astonished,” Commissione…

City water rate fight turns green

A proposed ballot measure would take away control of the Portland Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services from the City Council.

Swimming pool meets movie theater

“Dive-in movie” showings will continue in Portland through the weekend. “So bring an inner-tube or air mattress,” according to the parks dep…

Body recovered from Crooked River

A Deschutes County sheriff’s spokesman says a body was found floating in the Crooked River north of Terrebonne in central Oregon Tuesday.