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Jo Ann Hardesty (left) and Loretta Smith

Jo Ann Hardesty (left) and Loretta Smith

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Hardesty Disputes Smith Charge

Portland City Council Candidate Loretta Smith accused her November election opponent Jo Ann Hardesty of theft by mismanagement of funds Tuesday after a story on Oregon Public Broadcasting about a lack of fiscal oversight at the Portland NAACP when Hardesty served as president of the organization.

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Smith, Hardesty Face Off

Race Talks will sponsor first candidates forum

The public forum centers around two Portland City Council seat candidates--Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith--who are poised to become the first African-American female council-woman in Portland’s history.