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Foul Mouthed Board Member

Principals and administrators say behavior intolerable

Portland School Board Director Paul Anthony has come under fire for making vulgar and disparaging statements against his fellow board members and school administrators.

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Another Troop Surge and More Casualties

America’s Longest War

Yes, that mess is still boiling, despite President Obama’s 2012 pledge to end our involvement in the longest war in U.S. history.

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Former School Manager Hired

An experienced personnel manager who last month resigned as chief human resources officer for Portland Public Schools started work Monday as the new human resources director for Prosper Portland, the former Portland Development Commission.

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A President Not Interested in the Details

Just wants to undo what Obama did

There’s a lot to say about Trump reversing some of the Obama administration’s policies on Cuba. The White House recently announced it was banning individual travel to the island and further restricting what business Americans can do there.

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McCoy Academy Coming Down

The Portland Observer reported on the alternative school’s financial struggles in the face of gentrification last December. Since that time, the nonprofit Oregon Outreach organization that runs the school hasn’t been able to find affordable space for their classrooms and students.

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Training and Connecting People to Employment

Budgets reflect priorities and values

As the chair of Worksystems, the Portland Metro Workforce Development Board, the Trump Administration's new focus on workforce development sounds promising and signals a recognition that improving the skills of American workers is key to advancing and sustaining the greatness of the nation. However, the President's proposed budget plan includes a 40 percent cut in the primary resources used by the public workforce development system to train and connect people to employment.

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The Unfinished Struggle for Equality for All

Where do we go from here

As he prepared to step down as president and chief executive officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, it is likely Wade Henderson pondered the same question that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., did 50 years earlier as he sat alone in a secluded rental house in Ocho Rios, Jamaica – the question that would become the title of his final book: Where do we go from here.

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Ethnic Studies Bill Passes

Measure meant to make schools more inclusive

Students and racial-justice groups in the state are among those applauding a bill now on the governor's desk that should make Oregon schools feel more inclusive for students of color.

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Edible Foods to Forage

Participants in an urban foraging workshop discover some of the healthy, edible foods all around us.

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Rapper Best New Artist

At the tender age of 24, Chance the Rapper won the humanitarian award and best new artist honor during the BET Awards on Sunday, winning over fans for both his musical talents and his philanthropic efforts.

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Free Introduction to Ballet

A limited series of free pre-ballet classes for young people ages 6-9 is being offered this summer and again next January by the Portland Ballet.

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In Loving Memory

‘O.D.’ Richardson

Family and friends are mourning Osborne Dewitt “O.D.” Richardson, a long time Portland resident who died June 18, 2017. He was born July 25, 1928.

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Teacher and School Leader Remembered

Lurene Patrah Campbell

Lurene Patrah Campbell, a retired educator and school administrator, is being remembered after she passed away on May 8, 2017.

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Unwavering Support for Smith

Leaders say county chair led biased investigation

An esteemed group of African American leaders issued a rebuke to Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury Tuesday saying the findings of wrongdoing in a county-led human resources investigation against County Commissioner Loretta Smith were unsubstantiated and instead were a political and racist attack against Smith, the only black member of the county commission.

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Pinched by Development

Expansion next door impacts legacy business

A black family in business in Portland for generations has been hit hard by some unintended consequences of gentrification, raising concerns about how the city’s building codes and utility regulations can negatively affect a minority business.

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Portand Jazz Icon Dies after Illness

Grammy Award-winning Portland jazz icon Thara John Memory died at the age of 68 on Saturday evening, according to his attorney.

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Habitat Homes Rise in Cully

Wells Fargo employees have volunteered more than 130 hours so far this year to build 21 affordable homes in Portland’s Cully neighborhood of northeast Portland.

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Pompeii Exhibit Comes to OMSI

See a city frozen in time by catastrophic eruption

A worldwide exhibit examining life in Pompeii both before and after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. opens Saturday, June 24 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

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Nikki Brown Clown Party

Portland’s favorite brown clown is having a party.

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New Craft Beer Festival

More than 60 craft beverages will be served this weekend at the first annual BrewFest in the Park, scheduled June 23-25 at Overlook Park in north Portland.

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