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City to revisit its late-night venue policies

Stock up on Red Bull: It might soon become more possible to stay out past 1 o'clock in the morning in Portland (without being crammed into someone's house party).
After Party
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 16, 2012

A woman takes charge and learns the art of the best defense

When the first attacker grabbed my wrist; I hammer-fisted his forearm and issued a sweep-kick to his groin.
Going on offense
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 29, 2011

Jail ATM charges $10 per transaction

Arrested in Cumberland County without a big wad of cash on you? If you're going to bail yourself out, prepare to pay through the nose.
'Captive audience'
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  November 12, 2010
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Crime stats

Over the past two weeks, Portlanders have felt less safe in the Forest City. Especially in the downtown area between the East and West Ends, there have been reports of assaults and robberies, some of them armed — and that's not counting the incidents tha
Beatings, robberies sweep downtown Portland
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 03, 2009

Naming names

Any effort at survival by the Portland Press Herald should take advantage of the ample brainpower and ability already on staff
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 10, 2009

Healthy living

I love beer. I hate taxes.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  May 14, 2008


Bars move to prevent sexual assaults

Several national studies show that about 90 percent of sexual assaults involve alcohol, whether imbibed by the victim or the perpetrator, or both.
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  March 07, 2007

Getting there...

I don’t know how other issue-oriented columnists feel about this, but I’ll let you in on a personal secret: it feels weird to me to have too much nice to say in this column.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  November 15, 2006
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Tough talk

The day after the Portland city council tripled an Old Port bar fee that helps pay for overtime area police, a group of angry bar owners decided to hire a lawyer to sue the city.
Upset by the tripling of an Old Port bar fee, owners plan a revolution
By SARA DONNELLY  |  May 25, 2006

Portland City Council(1)

While the District 2 and at-large races are uncontested, we offer here those candidates’ answers, as well as those of the candidates vying for the District 1 seat, incumbent Kevin Donoghue and challenger Charles Bragdon.
 Two uncontested; District 1 seat the only race
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 01, 1900