Latest Ted Wheeler News

Mayor says he'll donate past Sondland campaign contributions

Nov. 5, 2019 9:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he plans to donate $16,000 in campaign contributions he received from Portland hotelier and European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland in 2012 and 2016. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Wheeler announced Tuesday that he plans to send the money to eight...

Zenith Energy threatens to sue Portland over new pipes

Oct. 24, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Zenith Energy threatened Thursday to sue the city of Portland unless it reverses a recent decision to block the firm from adding underground pipes at its oil terminal along the Willamette River. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Zenith gave the city a week to change its stance or face...

Portland denies added pipes at Willamette River oil terminal

Oct. 22, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland has rejected a request from Zenith Energy to add underground pipes at its Northwest Portland oil terminal along the Willamette River. Zenith had told city officials it would promise not to pass any fossil fuels though the three pipes, only biofuels and a low-toxin...

Wheeler announces bid for second term as Portland mayor

Oct. 15, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ted Wheeler has announced he will run for re-election as the mayor of Portland, Oregon, trying to become the first person elected to a second term running the state's largest city in 16 years. KOIN reports the 57-year-old Wheeler kicked off his re-election campaign Monday evening....

Police in 'substantial compliance' with DOJ settlement

Oct. 8, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A team of academics hired by Portland to oversee the city's settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on police reforms has found the Police Bureau in "substantial compliance" with every paragraph of the agreement. According to Dennis Rosenbaum and his team, their...

Portland students join global climate protests

Sep. 20, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of students demanding action on the global climate crisis walked out of class in Portland, Oregon, part of global protests that stretched from Australia to South America. KOIN reports that students rallied Friday outside City Hall, making demands of Mayor Ted Wheeler. In a...