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Public Safety Support Hires

The Portland Police Bureau has hired a new group of nine Public Safety Support Specialists and five new Police Officers. The new hires will undergo orientation and training before being assigned to the city’s police precincts.

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Alder Food Carts Move

Group offered help on new location

Some of the food carts of the iconic Alder Street Food Cart Pod, downtown, have found a temporary home in the old downtown Post Office parking lot, thanks to an anonymous donation that covered towing costs and support from the city, with the hopes of securing a new permanent home along the North Park Blocks.

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City to Pay Flood Damages

The Portland City Council voted last week to help neighbors with legitimate claims related to a major water main break that occurred at Northeast 23rd and Skidmore Street last march March sending a wall of water into adjacent streets.

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Tornado Hit

Rare EF-0 twister leaves path of destruction

Power was restored and debris began to be cleared for northeast Portland residents Tuesday morning after an extremely rare tornado uprooted several trees, damaged vehicles and houses, and cut off power for over 2,000 people early Monday evening.

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Police call for public’s help after mayhem

The Portland Police Bureau asked for the public’s help Monday in investigating violent assaults from competing demonstrations that spilled into the streets of downtown Portland on Saturday, with fights breaking out in places as marchers clashed.

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Threat to Deport Millions Sows Fear

President Donald Trump’s latest threats to deport millions of people remind us that the need for service, justice, peace and love is as great today as it has ever been.

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Read for Fun and Prizes

Young people are exploring from a universe of stories and enjoying a galaxy of fun this summer as the Multnomah County Library system hosts its Summer Reading program.

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Habitat Homes in Cully Completed

Habitat for Humanity is celebrating a patch of new affordable homes in the Cully Neighborhood.

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Police Enlarge Hiring Window

Will now accept applicants without degrees

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw has changed the bureau’s hiring criteria to lower some standards, including college degrees, to enlarge the pool of applicants and make some progress on what the officials call a critical staffing shortage.

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Foster Mom Sentenced

She stole $1 million from agency serving black kids

Mary Holden Ayala, 59, of Portland, was sentenced Friday to 33 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for stealing over $1 million from a foster care agency serving the black community where kids under her care suffered from a lack of food and other neglect.

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Good in the Hood

Images from Saturday’s parade!

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Helping Make Ends Meet

SEI and Water Bureau assist low income

Representatives from Portland Water Bureau and Self Enhancement, Inc. are on a mission to let economically struggling families know about the financial assistance options the city utility offers, which have been increased this past year.

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Safe, Clean and Sober Leader Dies

Miracles Club director had life of advocacy

Michael Booker Sr., beloved for his community advocacy work, died Friday at the age of 64.

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Reparations Debate Taken Up in Congress

Lingering racial disparities drive discussion

Impassioned testimony on the idea of providing compensation for history of slavery and racial discrimination

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Making Lasting, Positive Changes

A team of AmeriCorps volunteers in the Sabin Neighborhood of inner northeast Portland pose for a photo where they have been working to make improvements to affordable housing properties and create green spaces for residents to enjoy that also promote energy and water conversation. The work is sponsored by the Sabin Community Development, a nonprofit formed to increase affordable housing and bring social equity to Portland neighborhoods.

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Church Hosts Jazz Concert

Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 N.E. 14th Ave., will host its second annual Jazz Community Benefit Concert for Sisters of the Road Café on Sunday, June 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Adams High Reunion at 50 Years

John Adams High School opened in 1969 in northeast Portland as an “experimental” school that was the brainchild of a team of Harvard PhD students. The school closed in 1981 due to low enrollment.

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Columbia Gorge Express

Bus service to popular Columbia Gorge locations begins its fourth summer season.

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Rockwood Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating when slavery was abolished throughout the entire United States.

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