Ted Wheeler

Mayor Ted Wheeler makes an announcement of a new initiative to combat surging gun violence in Oregon's largest city on Thursday, July 21, 2022, in Portland, Ore. The initiative directs $2.4 million to community groups and prevention efforts. (AP Photo/Claire Rush)

Portland, Ore. Mayor Ted Wheeler unveils plan to combat

Rising gun-related homicides in Portland, Oregon have spurred a response from mayor Ted Wheeler (D). Wheeler announced a new initiative to combat rising homicides in the city. During a Thursday press conference, he unveiled the safer summer PDX 2022 which will allocate $2.4 million to helping the local government along with several non-profit organizations in establishing community-focused intervention programs and improve response times to shootings.