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NEWS BRIEFS

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 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

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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ENTERTAINMENT

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VIDEO: REAL Prep Charter Academy Falls Apart Leaving Students and Parents Stunned
A small group of disappointed parents and students gathered outside the building that was to be home to REAL Prep Academy. The charter school, which promised to give students an education grounded in the recording arts, has fallen apart because of poor financial management and won't open Monday Sept. 12 as planned … To read the whole story click here




Portlander Phil Walden, 1927-2011: Coach, Father Figure, Mentor

To continue his legacy, friends and supporters are launching the Phil Walden Scholarship, as well as annual sports events … To read all about it click here



First 'Seattle Stand Down' Offers Services to Homeless War Veterans

Offering a helping hand will be the focus of the First Annual Seattle Stand Down for Homeless Veterans. The event, scheduled for Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be held at Seattle Central Community College and is expected to connect over 500 homeless veterans and their families to a variety of services … To check the details click here



'In the Black:' Want Jobs? Have Faith! by columnist Louis Taylor
The reality is that the private sector created 17,000 new payroll jobs in August and the government lost 17,000. The net was "zero." Some would say that this is a perfect metaphor for the economy...a big fat zero … For all the information click here



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