Museum adapts with new health and safety protocols
After nearly four months closed, the Oregon Historical Society plans to re-open its downtown museum to the public on Saturday under new health and safety protocols to protect the health of staff and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Program geared to struggling businesses
An online application process gives Portland business owners access to a utility relief program to help those struggling to pay their sewer, stormwater and water bill during the health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Bereaved father organizes March on Washington
A local father who lost his son to a police shooting is leading a group of families like his to Washington, D.C. for the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Voices raised against violence, vandalism
Advocates for Portland’s African American community joined black leaders in law enforcement to speak out against the violence, vandalism and arson fires that have marred many of the protests over unjust police shootings and racial bias in the criminal justice system
Pepsi salutes worker who has passion for giving back
Bill Jackson, a lifetime member of Portland’s African American community, is being honored for 50 years of service with PepsiCo.
Professional is first to lead group in 27 years
The Oregon Black Pioneers has hired a professional historian to help guide the organization for the first time in its history.
Officers wear masks after earlier refusal
Gov. Kate Brown sat down with Oregon State troopers on Friday just two days after they were recorded on survelliance video going into a Corvallis coffee shop without face coverings despite her statewide order to wear masks to prevent spreading the coronavirus
New policy clears debts; restores access
Multnomah County Library will permanently stop charging late fines on all library materials, clear all existing fines and restore access to accounts blocked because of fines.
Portland NAACP applauds action; but says more must be done
The Portland branch of the NAACP applauds policy accountability bills passed in the Legislature’s historic special session last week
Tuesday night disturbance lasts for hours
Riot-clad police officers confronted a couple of hundred of Black Lives Matter protestors in north and northeast Portland Tuesday night after they descended on a police union office on Lombard Street.
July brings fourth increase since 2016
Minimum wage workers in Oregon will get a raise starting Wednesday, July 1.
Maximum benefits to last through July
The Oregon Department of Human Services will provide an additional $30 million to eligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in July because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Orlando to host eight “seeding games”
The restart will begin with each participating team playing eight “seeding games” in Orlando.
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People urged to keep July 4 celebrations small and local
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown takes action saying the disease has spread at an alarming rate in both urban and rural counties
Netflix series to explore player’s path to activism
“Colin in Black & White” will examine Kaepernick’s high school years to illuminate the experiences that shaped his advocacy for justice for black lives,
Newest board member promotes equal access
Long time education advocate and Portland native Serene Stoudamire Wesley named to the Prosper Portland Board of Commissioners.
Building will no longer be named for racist settler
After years of pressure from student activists, the university’s board of trustees decided Tuesday to rename Deady Hall.