Non profit plans condos to create shared equity, stability
Portland community land trust has plans to develop a major affordable condominium project giving priority to displaced residents
Burglary suspect was shot during police chase
Grand Jury determines that a Portland Police Bureau officer was justified when he shot and wounded an unarmed black bank robbery suspect
Amtrak Cascades crashes on inaugural run
The Amtrak train bound for Portland and Seattle making its first ever run along a faster new route was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it jumped the track and plunged off an overpass south of Seattle Monday, killing at least three people, injuring dozens more and crushing two vehicles.
Donated car to help a family in need
J.R. Watkins is the lead mechanic for Elite OnSite, a new player in the Portland and Vancouver fleet services industry. This past November, he saw the opportunity to combine his professional skills and industry contacts to give back to a family in need. The goal was to refurbish a used car to mint condition before the holidays, so that a Christmas giveaway could be coordinated.
The plans are set for Portland’s largest Christmas dinner, free to anyone in need and anyone without family or friends to share the holidays.
Operating nightly with sights and sounds of the season
Since 1988, the Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights has been an ever-growing community tradition that celebrates the true spirit of Christmas.
But Oregon's U.S. House members don't stand for impeachment
Impeachment vote fails; but But Trump behavior cited in resignation calls
Three term mayor broke barriers; had tough but tender style
Vera Katz, a former three-term Portland mayor and first female speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives who died Monday after a long battle with complications from cancer is being remembered as a politician who broke gender barriers and deployed a tough-but tender political style to advance her priorities.
First African American to chair Planned Parenthood chapter
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette has a new chair, small business owner and health care practitioner Sita Symonette, the first African American woman to lead the board in its 54 year history.
The first director of a Portland office charged with removing barriers in government for Portlanders of color and people with disabilities is leaving his post.
Portland Playhouse presents ‘A Christmas Carol’
“A Christmas Carol,” the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformative journey of redemption, a mainstay of Portland Playhouse’s annual season five years running, is back for the holidays, a fun, festive and family favorite featuring a diverse cast from a theater group based in northeast Portland.
Letter to the Editor
It’s inspiring and comforting to see a young man with enough emotional maturity to realize life after basketball does exist and that it can offer some truly amazing rewards- like a Rhodes Scholarship.
Tomorrow’s leaders form alliance group
A national survey by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics found that between 2004 and 2015, there were likely a staggering 250,000 hate crimes each year in the country, the majority of which go unreported to police.
GOP tax plan sheds light on inequality
If you’re expecting a gift card from your boss as an end-of-year bonus, enjoy it this year because you probably won’t get one in 2018. The Senate tax bill would ban such rewards.
Resisting the FBI’s new racial targeting
It is the wisdom of the ancestors that “if you know the beginning well, the end will not trouble you.” Therefore, when we receive news that the FBI released a so-called “intelligence assessment” pretending a threat from a group of “black identity extremists” that doesn’t exist, we need not be shocked, shaken or even surprised.
Willesha Elene Wade
Services for Willesha Elene Wade of Portland, who died Dec. 1, 2017, will be held Thursday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. at New Song Community Church, 2511 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Entire House delegation voted to kill measure
When a black Democratic lawmaker from Texas introduced a resolution in Congress to impeach President Trump on Wednesday, not one member of Oregon’s congressional delegation supported it.
County recruits for courthouse, health department builds
Multnomah County is getting out the word to connect job-seekers with opportunities as the county moves ahead on two construction projects, a new courthouse and health department offices, downtown.
Investment example of what may be lost in future
A proposed 240 unit, 12-story mixed-use complex reserved for lower income tenants, the largest affordable housing investment in Portland for decades, is an example of creating needed housing with federal financial supports that may be unavailable in the future because of tax legislation moving through Congress.
Oregon Ballet Theatre has hired Michel R. Greer as its new executive director, a former professional dancer who went on to complete degrees in economics and education to pursue a career in business management and later become the executive director of the Portland Opera in Portland, Maine.