Plea is made amidst economic impacts from COVID-19
The local elected officials say unless rent and mortgage payments are waived for people “substantially impacted by COVID-19,” many residents will face severe insurmountable debt while deferring rent or mortgage payments
Ellis Marsalis was patriarch of New Orleans musical family
Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday from pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy.
City contacts 3,000 elderly and disadvantaged residents
“During this time of isolation, it’s more important than ever to stay connected and keep our community strong,” said Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis.
Seattle modeling shows need to double down on policies, authorities say
Social distancing appears to be helping slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Seattle area, but Gov. Inslee says measures will need to be extended.
Keanon Lowe awarded nation’s highest civilian award
Keanon Lowe, the former Parkrose High School coach and security guard who disarmed a distraught student at the school last May to avert a school shooting has been awarded the Citizen Award honor from he Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
Move taken to reduce strain during health crisis
In the face of the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, Multnomah County’s Department of Community Justice has temporarily suspended monthly supervision fees for adults on parole and probation.
Lack of protective equipment a major concern
Twelve staffers at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland have tested positive for COVID-19
Speaking out against ethnic labeling during crisis
The rhetoric which labels the COVID-19 pandemic as a “Chinese virus” echoes those historical lessons of the past which place blame on a particular ethnic group rather than on the true cause.
Beloved promoter of justice dies at age 98
Dr. Lowery had assumed and executed a broad and diverse series of roles over the span of his nine decades: Leader, pastor, servant, father, husband, freedom fighter and advocate.
Says state is far from having its needs met
Brown praised the federal declaration, but said it was “far from everything Oregon needs from the federal government to actively and effectively combat this crisis.
Prosper Portland to manage $1 million relief fund
The first phase of a Small Business Relief Fund to help minority and women-owned firms and other disadvantaged businesses struggling to survive economically because of the coronavirus public health crisis will be launched Monday by Prosper Portland.
Oregon Attorney General issues warning
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Thursday issued a warning about scammers who might target COVID-19 relief checks.
Volunteers say basic needs are still number 1 priority
Many people seem to be aware of the virus, but their main concerns are still getting enough food and staying safe day to day.
Festival and parade sidelined by public health crisis
“It is with heavy hearts that the Good in the Hood Board has decided to cancel this year's festival scheduled on June 26-28."
Mental health director has some tips
Multnomah County is reaching out to the local community with helpful information on coping with anxiety in the face of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Our resiliency is model to embrace
Existential threats are nothing new to the black community.
Coronavirus claims life of African rhythms and funk master
Manu Dibango, who fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music, died Tuesday with the Coronavirus. He was 86.
Police hope to gain voluntary compliance during crisis
As residents are ordered to stay home and minimize travel in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, TriMet Monday asked people to take transit only if necessary, while Portland police said they hope to gain voluntary compliance with Gov. Kate Brown’s latest order for residents to stay at home.
New restrictions include hair and nail salons; playgrounds
Gov. Kate Brown ordered Oregonians to stay home Monday and banned all non-essential gatherings and travel to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus after crowds of people descended on the state’s beach towns and hiking trails over the weekend despite pleas to stay home.
Life saving items are urgently needed for coronavirus response
Thousands of respirator masks that were stolen from the nonprofit Rebuilding Center in north Portland are now on their way to hospital supplies after a multi-agency theft investigation.