The Portland State University Board of Trustees has given final approval to a controversial measure to allow a select number of campus security officers to carry and use guns, at a cost of about $1.2 million.
Juneteenth has become a national celebration of freedom commemorating the date in 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, that Union soldiers brought to Texas news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were now free.
Parade, celebration to honor Juneteenth
Celebrate Juneteenth in Portland this Saturday with a parade on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and march to the Legacy Emanuel field!
Fans of classic cars and motorcycles can catch the 8th annual Rose City Round Up this weekend.
Hooray for smoke-free parks, spaces
Congratulations to Portland Parks and Recreation for now becoming a smoke-free environment throughout the entire park system. The benefits? Are probably much more than we know yet.
Confronting the obstacles to college degrees
All across the country, people are gathering to observe an annual academic rite of passage: graduation.
A tax code stacked against working people
To hear some politicians tell it, America’s welfare system is facing a grave crisis: Millions of poor people, they say, are idling away their time eating lobster and relaxing on cruises. This is simply not the case.
Parks center initiates extra teen support
The Matt Dishman Community Center in northeast Portland has made access easier for teenagers this summer as part of the city’s long range plan to provide safe and free activities for youth.
Champion mentors to lead effort
Is your kid the world's next Golden Gloves champion? A free summer boxing camp is the perfect opportunity to build a student's discipline and self-confidence!
County opens center for cat adoptions
Multnomah County Animal Services just opened a facility in north Portland to help improve access for folks who can't make it out its main shelter in Troutdale.
The Allen Temple CME Church family is inviting you to attend the first annual “Unsung Heroes and Heroines Award."
A week of events for families and all ages
It’s Pride Week and Portland Black Pride has joined the LGBT festivities with a week of events for families and individuals of all ages.
Gay rights supporters celebrate
June marks the 40th celebration of Portland Pride, a celebration of the LGBTQ community, but the month is also shining a light on the powerful emergence of several leaders in the black community advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.
Tournament opens Friday for top basketball prospects
The Rose City Showcase, an official Rose Festival basketball tournament, tips off Friday
School’s almost out — have you made plans for your kids this summer? Opportunities for summer fun and learning are going fast at the Oregon Zoo.
An admission the system is broken
In a stunning vote last month, Nebraska became the first Republican-led state in more than four decades to abolish its death penalty.
Portland Parks & Recreation has purchased a nearly three acre parcel of vacant land with views of the West Hills and the Willamette River for use as a public park in the Cathedral Park neighborhood of north Portland.
An impressive collection of photographs celebrating people, places, and a potpourri of images unique to Oregon goes on public display this week.
Invite out for festivities, food and guest speaker
The Vancouver chapter of the NAACP invites the community to celebrate Juneteenth, commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States, on Saturday, June 20.
Gresham’s Summer Kids in the Park program
Summer Kids in the Park is back for another summer of fun and healthy activities in Gresham's largest parks.