By WALLACE TURNER, Special to the New York Times Published: May 27, 1981 PORTLAND, Ore., May 24— A police scandal spawned in the torrent of cash from the illegal narcotics trade is running its course behind this city’s lovely facade of blooming late-spring flowers and rainwashed, sun-dried streets. Five narcotics squad officers have been forced […]
A History of Mental Health Care in Manitoba, a Local Manifestation of an International Social Movement, by Cornelia Brusse Johnson – 1980 (PDF – 132 pages)
One Dollar Magazine, 1976 by Mark Christensen What To Do About Those Burnside Bums – if they won’t go away? (PDF) Good snapshot of the clinical and economic drivers of homelessness and chronic illness – alcoholism and mental illness – pervasive in Portland’s inner city in the 1960s – 1970s. Mark Christensen shook Portland off […]
From the Bend Bulletin, April 27 1974
From the Oregonian, Sunday, March 4, 1973 – not available online ‘We’ve got to go where the people are…’ Charlie O. has a problem. In fact, Charlie has quite a few problems. He’s heard rumors that the construction company he works for is going to lay off a dozen men. He thinks he may be […]
From the Oregonian, May 17, 1972 – not available online Brian O’Connell executive director of the National Association for Mental Health, chided Oregon Tuesday for its slow pace in developing community mental health centers. So far only one, in Eugene, is funded, said O’Connell in an interview in Portland and later before a dinner meeting […]
From the Oregonian, August 8, 1971 Full page PDF This is the first media mention of Burnside Projects, which later became Transition Projects. The agency has it’s own history online.
From the Toledo Blade, April 26 1971
From the Oregonian March 3, 1971 – not linkable. Some patients in an Oregon State Hospital ward celebrated last Christmas and New Year’s with some alcoholic cheer, The Oregonian learned Monday.
Steven M. Sims was the last Portland Police officer convicted of a use of force crime AND terminated from the Portland Police Bureau. Sims was convicted of manslaughter and perjury. He still lives in the Portland area. Above, from the Oregonian, September 17, 1969 (click for PDF of article) Above, from the Oregonian, September 19, […]