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On the Ballot

Historic schools modernization effort faces votes

Just a few days are left to cast ballots in a proposed school bond of historic proportions that would continue a schedule of major upgrades to Portland Public Schools.

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Reo’s Up in Flames

Owner thinks fire was racially motivated

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the popular barbecue restaurant Reo’s Ribs to catch fire early Monday, destroying a landmark building and gutting a local African-American business.

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Police Not Compliant with Law

Portland’s Independent Police Review board has concluded a two year investigation revealing that the Portland Police Bureau is not compliant with a federal law to turn over evidence in prosecutions that may be favorable to the person charged.

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In Loving Memory of Geneva Harris Bedford

In Loving Memory of Geneva Harris Bedford

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Superintendent Pick Withdraws

Sole finalist and board part ways

Donyall Dickey, the black educator and school administrator from Atlanta recently named the sole finalist to fill the position of superintendent of Portland Public Schools, has withdrawn his candidacy for the job.

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Satchmo at the Waldorf

Play depicts an amazing journey

Triangle Productions latest play 'Satchmo at the Waldof' hits the stage.

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Workers Prove Racial Harassment

Two black maintenance workers won a jury award of $1 million in a racial harassment lawsuit against Portland Public Schools Thursday.

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Can’t Run the Country like a Business After All

Constitutional checks and balances

The president can’t simply issue orders and have them immediately followed like the head of a company can do.

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May Shows at the Guardino

Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St., is presenting works by artists Mar Goman and Dayna Collins through May 23.

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Billboards Plea for Help

The Portland Police Bureau's Cold Case Homicide Unit is featuring 25 unsolved homicide cases on five billboards throughout the Portland area thanks to Pacific Outdoor Advertising who helped develop the signage and identify good locations for maximum exposure.

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Our Public Postal Service Delivers, Literally

There’s a good reason for the high grade

Our public Postal Service literally delivers, and many of our post offices serve as treasured community centers — two reasons that the U.S. mail service consistently ranks highest of all federal agencies in public support.

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Our Health Should Never Be Disregarded

Politicians putting women’s health on the chopping block isn’t new. But the pain feels so much sharper with this Congress and White House chipping away at constitutional rights and slashing funding for women’s health. The burden will fall heaviest on women who can least afford cuts, but who will be forced to pay the heaviest price.

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Free Youth Fishing Clinics

The Mount Hood National Forest is hosting annual free youth fishing clinics, Saturday, May 13 for the Barlow Ranger District and Saturday, May 20 for the Hood River Ranger District, both kicking off at 8 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. The Clackamas River Ranger District will host its fishing clinic on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Zigzag Ranger District’s clinic is June 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Parade to Celebrate St. Johns

On Saturday, May 13, north Portland will kick off its annual St. Johns Parade as friends and neighbors gather to celebrate the community and kick off one of the first official Portland Rose Festival events.

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Famers Markets in Bloom

April showers have cleared the way for the May and June openings of neighborhood farmers markets, all bursting with the bounty of locally made, grown, and harvested goods.

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Pilgrimage marks injustice 75 years ago

Return and Remembrance Saturday at Expo Center

A special ceremony to honor our community members who were forced out of their homes and businesses and driven away by wartime hysteria and racism.

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Light-hearted Insights to TV Journalism

Fictional story inspired by real life events

Stories touch on racism, interpersonal relationships and journalistic ethics with humor and wisdom

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Portland School Board Endorsements

Vote for Jamila Singleton Munson, Julia Brim-Edwards and Virginia LaForte

Three upcoming open seats on the Portland School Board will be decided in the May 16 vote-by-mail election

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Healing Our Schools

Homegrown educator puts prescription in campaign

Jamila Singleton Munson wants to reshape public education in Portland

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