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Portland Firefighters Provide Mutual Aid

Crews deployed to region and state

Portland Fire & Rescue has responded to over 500 fire calls locally and are assisting fire crews in other cities and communities nearby and around the state.

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Complaints on Police Tactics Reviewed

Citizen panel gathers feedback on crowd control practices

Portland’s Citizen Review Committee is now reviewing if police are using appropriate tactics for crowd control during protests and want to hear from the public who have experienced or witnessed crowd control tactics by Portland police.

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Mayor Calls for More Housing Relief

Unpaid rents grow during COVID-19

Unpaid rents are growing in Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic and Tuesday Mayor Ted Wheeler announced he will bring forward new local housing relief measures to help stabilize households facing eviction and foreclosure.

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Reimaging a Better School Year

Principal says COVID-19, racial equity push an opportunity

Principal says adjustments being made for teaching under COVID-19 restrictions are an opportunity to provide a better education to all students now and in the future.

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'Black Panther’ Boseman Dead at 43

Expressions of shock, despair reverberate

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said.

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Remembering Cliff Robinson

Popular former Blazer dies at 53

Robinson, affectionately known as “Uncle Cliffy” was one of the NBA’s best sixth men during his 18-year NBA career.

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Violence Turns Deadly with Dueling Protests

Chief decries downtown shooting

A supporter of a right wing group was killed in a confrontation downtown Saturday, the first deadly consequence amid three months of protests over racial injustice in Portland and across the nation.

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Teacher Support for Online Learning

Xfinity Internet offer for K-12 teachers

Two free months of service offer to help school staff keep connected with kids

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Learning Financial Basics Online

iQ Credit Union offers online learning platform for children and adults

Robust courses filled with interactive resources and tools, from games and videos, to quizzes and downloadable checklists.

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ALCU Sues Trump over Portland Protests

Claims peaceful gathering met by violent federal agents

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Wednesday alleging agents sent by President Donald Trump to protect a federal courthouse targeted by Black Lives Matter protesters used excessive force and illegal detentions to rob protesters of their freedom of speech and assembly.

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White Teen Shoots Black Lives Matter Protestors

17-year-old in Wisconsin opened fire in middle of street

A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested Wednesday after two people were shot to death during a third straight night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake.

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COVID-19 Relief Directed to Black Community

New cash grants available to offset financial harm

Applications are now being taken for cash grants to help Black people, Black business owners and Black-led nonprofits throughout Oregon weather the financial harm caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dad says Son Paralyzed by Police Shooting

Wisconsin case ignites new protests on racial injustice

A Black man shot multiple times, apparently in the back, by police in Wisconsin is paralyzed from the waist down, according to the father of victim Jacob Blake.

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Library Workers Rally to Save Jobs

Picket sends message on pending layoffs

Up to 128 library jobs will be eliminated and critical library services will be cut starting Sept. 30, according to the workers group, save library staff.org.

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Our Beloved Betty Jackson

Portland woman remembered

She was known for her beautiful smile, grace, kindness and wisdom.

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Harris Seizes Historic Moment

VP nominee is first black woman on major party ticket

Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president on Wednesday, cementing her place in history as the first Black woman on a major party ticket

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COVID $500 Relief Checks Run Out

Payments were geared to residents facing hardships

A one-time payment of $500 runs out.

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DA says Destructive Behavior Must Stop

Condemns attack on county services building

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt is condemning the violence that broke out at the Multnomah County building in southeast Portland Tuesday night where fires were set and windows were broken out in a demonstration that ended with clashes with police.

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Minority Contractors Celebrate Equity

Convention Center work exceeded goals for diversity

Minority contractors say an equity lens that Metro used to hire a diverse workforce in the recently completed Oregon Convention Center was successful.

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TriMet Eyes Changes in Policing

Agency calls on public to guide response

TriMet says recent events of racial injustice, including the killing of George Floyd and too many others at the hands of law enforcement, has led the regional transit agency to take action to bring lasting change in policing.

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