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NEWS BRIEFS

Cooling Centers to open in Multnomah County Saturday, Sunday

Temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend ...

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...

St. Johns Center for Opportunity to Host Meet the Employer Event June 27

Employers represented will include Mary’s Harvest and Del Monte ...

New Self-Defense Organization Offers Training to Youth in Multnomah County

EMERJ-SafeNow offers July classes for children ages 8-10 and youth ages 15-19 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Parent Power, a free 4-week parenting class that focuses on the power of positive parenting, is being presented by North Clackamas Schools in partnership with Northwest Family Services. Based on Love and Logic and Active Parenting, Parent Power is built on modeling healthy relationships and communication. Class sessions will be held at Happy Valley Elementary. HappyValley Elementary, 13865 SE King Road, HappyValley - begins February 7 and continues every Thursday for 4 weeks from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. These classes are open to parents from all schools. Participants will walk away with usable parenting and relationship skills from this fun workshop. Childcare will be provided. Register, in advance, at www.lastingrelationships.org or by calling 503.546.6377.

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