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Community newspaper publisher Christine Moore dies

Community newspaper publisher Christine Moore dies

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The longtime publisher and advertising director for the Pamplin Media Group had been battling cancer.
Help available: Oregon eviction moratorium ends June 30

Help available: Oregon eviction moratorium ends June 30

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Multnomah County and Portland leaders urge renters and landlords to apply for assistance.
Portland leaders: No chance at restoring funds for SWNI

Portland leaders: No chance at restoring funds for SWNI

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On heels of Civic Life audit, Southwest district coalition warns of lawsuit without renewed funding
Read the new Portland City Charter comic

Read the new Portland City Charter comic

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The city's charter review process gets humanized by Portland-based comics creators.
Portland police budget strives to maintain patrols

Portland police budget strives to maintain patrols

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UPDATE: City Council adopted $5.7 million budget with new pay raises and traffic safety projects.
City apologizes for Civic Life mismanagement

City apologizes for Civic Life mismanagement

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Commissioners issue apology to employees of troubled bureau as reorganization gets under way.
PSU to disarm campus police by Sept. 1

PSU to disarm campus police by Sept. 1

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After initial delay, Portland State University commits to unarmed patrols before fall term.
Oregon House expels Rep. Nearman for role in Capitol breach

Oregon House expels Rep. Nearman for role in Capitol breach

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Mid-Valley Republican is first in state history to lose his seat for 'disorderly behavior.'
Ida B. Wells-Barnett High marks historic graduation with…

Ida B. Wells-Barnett High marks historic graduation with…

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After year marked by pandemic, political and social unrest, students reflect on resilience.
Longtime Virginia Garcia leader takes Multnomah County job

Longtime Virginia Garcia leader takes Multnomah County job

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After eight years as executive director of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation, Serena Cruz will depart.
Washington County detectives seek victims of alleged abuser

Washington County detectives seek victims of alleged abuser

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Henry Stephen 'Steve' Bauer is facing four charges of first-degree sexual abuse.
Canby Street housing development scaled back

Canby Street housing development scaled back

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Project planners have reduced plans for the construction site near Gabriel Park to 25 new single family homes
The power of one's voice

The power of one's voice

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Catlin Gabel's Catie Macauley is speaking out, organizing and making a difference
Ralph Brown's family holds press conference seeking help

Ralph Brown's family holds press conference seeking help

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The former Cornelius mayor's family and friends are asking for your help to find Brown who's been missing since May. 16.
Red Electric Bridge work finally underway

Red Electric Bridge work finally underway

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After years of delays on Southwest pedestrian and bike bridge, PBOT now making headway
Metro OKs county homeless plan; Portland begins collecting…

Metro OKs county homeless plan; Portland begins collecting…

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The Metro Council voted 6-1 to accept Multnomah County's implementation plan for the Supportive Housing Services tax.
Hardesty: Year needed to reorganize Civic Life bureau

Hardesty: Year needed to reorganize Civic Life bureau

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An existing manager is appointed as the interim director of the embattled Portland bureau after a scathing third-party review.
Psychology tools in the palm of your hand

Psychology tools in the palm of your hand

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Southwest Portland parents launch app to help children navigate emotions and stress
Civic Life director received $176K-plus severance package

Civic Life director received $176K-plus severance package

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The Portland bureau manager also was paid additional benefits when she resigned.
Portland bureau review confirms serious management problems

Portland bureau review confirms serious management problems

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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, in charge of the Office of Community & Civic Life, opposed releasing the public record.
Portland bureau review confirms serious management problems

Portland bureau review confirms serious management problems

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Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, in charge of the Office of Community & Civic Life, opposed releasing the public record.
Portland Children's Museum will dissolve assets

Portland Children's Museum will dissolve assets

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PPP loan, free rent weren't enough to stabilize finances for museum, charter school
Greene, Hollands, Brim-Edwards, Bussell win board seats

Greene, Hollands, Brim-Edwards, Bussell win board seats

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Portland Public, Portland Community College board races see landslide wins
Oregon Historical Society levy easily approved

Oregon Historical Society levy easily approved

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In Multnomah County, 78.5% of voters are backing the levy to operate the downtown museum and four smaller societies.
Washington County, four others cleared for 'lower risk'

Washington County, four others cleared for 'lower risk'

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Benton, Deschutes, Hood River and Lincoln counties will also move to the more permissive COVID-19 risk category.
SWNI hopes to chart new path with 2nd PPP loan

SWNI hopes to chart new path with 2nd PPP loan

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Citing need to restructure, neighborhood coalition will apply for new federal loan despite objections
Head of embattled Portland Civic Life bureau to leave

Head of embattled Portland Civic Life bureau to leave

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The departure is announced two days after the Multnomah County District Attorney ordered the release of an audit on the Portland bureau.
Ginny Burdick confirmed for regional power council seat

Ginny Burdick confirmed for regional power council seat

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The Southwest Portland Democrat starts her term on Nov. 1, when she will vacate the Senate District 18 seat.
DA orders Portland to release controversial bureau audit

DA orders Portland to release controversial bureau audit

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The City Attorney's Office had refused to release the third-party audit of the Office of Community & Civic Life.
Mapps: Release Office of Community & Civic Life audit now

Mapps: Release Office of Community & Civic Life audit now

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The Portland City Commissioner said the audit of the embattled bureau should be released before Thursday's vote on next year's budget.

DA orders Portland to release controversial bureau…

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DA orders Portland to release controversial bureau…
The City Attorney's Office had refused to release the third-party audit of the Office of Community & Civic Life.

Oregon shifts COVID vaccine doses where demand is…

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Oregon shifts COVID vaccine doses where demand is…
Some blame political tensions for hesitancy by many to get a shot against coronavirusSome blame political tensions for hesitancy by many to get a…

Earl Blumenauer Bridge: Portland nets bike,…

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Earl Blumenauer Bridge: Portland nets bike,…
Elegant new bike and pedestrian bridge waits to be craned into place across I-84 for cyclists, pedestrians

Rose City 5K Run set for downtown on May 20

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Rose City 5K Run set for downtown on May 20
The socially-distanced run will be held along the seawall in Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Civic org aims to enter partnership with…

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Civic org aims to enter partnership with…
Participatory Budgeting Oregon could help fill gaps in funding to Southwest groups

Portland schools see fewer pandemic problems than…

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Portland schools see fewer pandemic problems than…
A surge of COVID-19 cases forces quarantine of 700 students in the Central Oregon district

Rubio: $30M for new Portland aquatic center, parks…

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Rubio: $30M for new Portland aquatic center, parks…
Commissioner Carmen Rubio said new Portland Parks & Recreation bureau spending would primarily come from development fees.

Federal funds save most of Portland's next budget

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Federal funds save most of Portland's next budget
Mayor Ted Wheeler is proposing to use $29 million in emergency aid to offset city revenue losses caused by COVID-19.

Candidates queue up for board seats at Portland…

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Candidates queue up for board seats at Portland…
School board hopefuls campaign largely on district's shortcomings and past failures

Portland seniors to graduate at Providence Park

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Portland seniors to graduate at Providence Park
Portland Public Schools announces plans for in-person commencements at outdoor sports venue this year.

COVID-19 restrictions imposed on Multnomah,…

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COVID-19 restrictions imposed on Multnomah,…
The 15 counties will move into the Extreme Risk category for at least three weeks on Friday, April 30.

Guardians chosen as new mascot for Wells-Barnett…

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Guardians chosen as new mascot for Wells-Barnett…
School board approves new mascot after previous recommendation drew concerns over symbolism.

How a pandemic birthed a partnership

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How a pandemic birthed a partnership
Local craftsmen team up to create functional art with philanthropic project in the works

Bonamici hears concerns of community colleges,…

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Bonamici hears concerns of community colleges,…
Federal aid is coming, but lawmaker is told that colleges would like help to maximize benefits.

Verdict: Guilty in Chauvin trial

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Verdict: Guilty in Chauvin trial
Ex-police officer is convicted of killing George Floyd, which touched off a year of Black Lives Matter protests.

PCC announces retirement of Mark Mitsui, Sylvia…

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PCC announces retirement of Mark Mitsui, Sylvia…
Mitsui, the president of Portland Community College, will retire after the 2021-22 school year.

An epitaph for Portland's Alpenrose Dairy

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An epitaph for Portland's Alpenrose Dairy
Despite talk of keeping open the Little League fields, velodrome, Dairyville and more, the venue may be closed forever.

Parents rally to save Portland Children's Museum as…

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Parents rally to save Portland Children's Museum as…
Despite $552K PPP loan, beloved museum and Opal School abruptly announced closure

Big loss for Portland's sports enthusiasts

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Big loss for Portland's sports enthusiasts
Generations of families competed at the Southeast Portland venue, which likely will close for good this year.

Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse dies at age 84

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Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse dies at age 84
Friends and colleagues recall Washington County congresswoman's push to resolve tough issues.

Ginny Burdick will leave Oregon Senate after 25…

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Ginny Burdick will leave Oregon Senate after 25…
Veteran Portland Democrat will delay her next post on the Northwest Power Council until Nov. 1.

OHSU doctor countersues for $2M over claim of sex…

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OHSU doctor countersues for $2M over claim of sex…
Oregon Health & Science University anesthesiologist Andrew Davoodian claims 'civil extortion' following accusation.

PCC announces retirement of Mark Mitsui, Sylvia…

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PCC announces retirement of Mark Mitsui, Sylvia…
Mitsui, the president of Portland Community College, will retire after the 2021-22 school year.

Tear gas, other munitions delay Cottonwood School…

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Tear gas, other munitions delay Cottonwood School…
School leaders, county commissioners urge ICE to cease use of chemical weapons during protests.

COVID-19 case reported at Markham Elementary

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COVID-19 case reported at Markham Elementary
Three days after reopening campus for hybrid learning, school reports positive case.

Trader Joe's confirms plans to open new store

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Trader Joe's confirms plans to open new store
Grocery chain aims to add store in Southwest Portland's Garden Home Marketplace plaza.

Multnomah, Clackamas counties return to 'High Risk'…

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Multnomah, Clackamas counties return to 'High Risk'…
Additional restrictions on indoor dining and gatherings will take place on Friday, April. 9.

Hillsdale neighbors fear development would mar…

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Hillsdale neighbors fear development would mar…
Proposed new home would be first on steep hillside overlooking wildlife area

Experts: Prepare now for the next disaster

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Experts: Prepare now for the next disaster
Preparedness panel tells the Portland Business Alliance to learn the lessons of the past year.

Mascot vote delayed after concerns of connections…

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Mascot vote delayed after concerns of connections…
Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School wants to swap Trojan mascot for evergreen tree.

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