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Anniversary renews focus on Black, diverse communities
Celebrating the past with a pledge to continue delivering solid news to our readers and viewers in the future.
Activist stands out in field of 19 candidates
Activist candidate Teressa Raiford wants to bring change to Portland government, “We’re criminalizing poverty, we’re criminalizing brown people, we’re criminalizing mentally ill and disabled people and not doing anything about it,” she said.
Portland lawyer has deep experience, community ties
Portland Attorney Ernie Warren puts his 31 years as lawyer heading up his own law firm and a lifetime of pursing justice issues as qualifications in a campaign for election as an Oregon Circuit Court Judge for Multnomah County.
Position has no incumbent in crowded field
When Cameron Whitten moved to Portland at age 18, he had no place to live and no resources, but a local nonprofit with a long history of helping homeless youth took him in. Now he wants to give back and is running for the District 5 seat on the Portland Metro Council, a regional government serving Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties.
Portland woman tells story of her historic journey
Through perseverance, hard work and smarts, Portland woman ascended and became the first African American woman to be named a Forest Supervisor with the U.S. Forest Service.
Isolation now will help medical response later
Authorities are making strong efforts to promote social isolation and social distancing as a way to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
No citizenship questions ease concerns
Residents are being asked to complete a Census count online.
Says 24 years in office is enough
Lee says Blumenauer has been in the job for too long and has been an ineffective representative for the people of Portland and Multnomah County which comprise the district.
Stores see impact as people stock supplies
Portland area grocery stores saw toilet paper and other supplies sell out and leave shelves virtually empty.
Naming follows new policy promoting racial justice
Life was not easy back then when anti-black sentiments led to discriminatory practices in housing, employment and voting rights.