09-21-2017  9:02 am      •     
The Wake of Vanport
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Tim Burgess Inaugurated as 55th Mayor of Seattle

Burgess, a former radio journalist, served as Seattle City Councilmember from 2008 to 2017 ...

Mobile Mammography Van Comes to Health Fair, Oct. 7

Onsite mammograms, music, food, health information, and fun ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: September 15, 2017

Environmental Services continues a project to repair more than 3 miles of public sewer pipes ...

NAACP Portland Branch Invites Community to Monthly General Membership Meeting

Meeting takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 ...

Portland to Launch Online Platform to Ease Rental Applications

One App Oregon will reduce barriers to accessing affordable housing for the city's renters ...

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Jeff Trades an Unknown Known for a Known Known

Jeff Tryens reflects on life in Central Oregon ...

We Must Have A New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival

Bishop William J. Barber II pens an exclusive op-ed about the need for a New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival. ...

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast, Preparing for the Next Harvey

Bill Fletcher talks about impact of Hurricane Harvey on poor workers on the the Gulf Coast. ...

It’s Time for Congress to Pass a Hurricane Harvey Emergency Funding Package

Congressional Black Caucus Members talk about recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey ...

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CNN Political Unit



A woman will be president in her lifetime, first lady Michelle Obama speculated in an interview this week, though she wouldn't offer a prediction on whether that woman would be Hillary Clinton.

"She hasn't announced anything, so I'm certainly not going to get ahead of her," the first lady said, laughing, in an interview for Sunday's edition of Parade Magazine.

The country, she added, was "ready" for a woman commander-in-chief, but, "It's just a question of who's the best person out there."

One woman who definitely will not be the first female president? Michelle Obama.

Asked if she'll ever run for office herself, the answer was a simple, "No."

Clinton made history in 2008 by receiving more votes in the presidential primaries than any previous woman, though she eventually lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama.

In the interview, Obama described how her husband's election altered Americans' sense of who could become president.

"Children born in the last eight years will only know an African-American man being president of the United States," she said. "That changes the bar for all of our children, regardless of their race, their sexual orientation, their gender. It expands the scope of opportunity in their minds. And that's where change happens."

And while she will never run for office, she did detail one small way her life in the public eye had changed her life.

Asked why she ditched the bangs that caused such a stir earlier this year, Michelle Obama said, "You know, it's hard to make speeches with hair in your face!"















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