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Safe, Clean and Sober Leader Dies

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

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Promoted to Fire Chief

The first female African American firefighter in Portland history has been promoted to become Fire Chief for Portland Fire and ...

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Madison High Remodel Begins

This summer marks the beginning of a number of Portland Public School modernization and construction projects, including the renovations to ...

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Renovation Falls Short

Renovation of the Portland Building is over budget by $19 million, has not complied with equity goals, and the work ...

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Diversity Lags in Solar Industry

Solar companies in Oregon and Washington understand the importance of workforce diversity, but they often do not know where to ...

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Workers in Construction

Construction workers put the finishing touches on the Alberta 13 Apartments, the culmination of an 18 month build and representing ...

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Hail Queen Mya!

Mya Brazile of St. Mary’s Academy was crowned 2019 Rose Festival Queen Saturday, an amazing accomplishment for the 18-year-old senior ...

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Capitol Funeral Set for Senator Winters

The Oregon State Capitol in Salem will honor Winters with a memorial service in the Senate Chambers followed by a ...

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Homeowner Fights Back:

The unintended consequence of the construction of new luxury housing in inner northeast Portland left one African American homeowner and ...

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New Deputy Chief of Staff at City Hall

Mayor Ted Wheeler has hired Jamal Fox, who most recently served as a property and business development manager for Portland ...

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Race for the Cure Reimaged

Get ready to strap on your sneakers and adorn your team shirts, Susan G. Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington has ...

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Trail Blazing Senator Jackie Winters Dies

Jackie Winters, the trail blazing Oregon state senator and only African-American Republican to be elected to the Legislature, died Wednesday ...

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Black Queer Pride Event

The Multnomah County Central Library, downtown, invites the public to a Black Queer Pride celebration on Sunday, June 2, from ...

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‘We Miss Eddie’

25 years ago Eddie Morgan was shot to death on the corner of Northeast 42nd and Alberta in what remains ...

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Natural Grocers Apologizes for Noose

In a response to the Portland Observer on Tuesday, Natural Grocers spokesperson Amber Dutra would not confirm the employee was ...