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News Briefs

Below are fast-breaking news items.

(Image courtesy UNCF) 

The UNCF Each One Teach One Luncheon is Sunday, July 21, 2-5 p.m., Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center.

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Federal support again demonstrates multimodal replacement of the Interstate Bridge is a national priority 

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Colleen Echohawk, CEO of Eighth Generation (Photo: Brittany Gross Photography) 

Indigenous woman and executive leader of Snoqualmie-owned enterprise to serve on national board advancing regulatory fairness and advocating for other small businesses.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has entered into an historic Conciliation Agreement with The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), an organization responsible for setting standards and qualifications for real estate appraisers and providing voluntary guidance for all industry valuation professionals.

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The newly updated Federal Housing Administration Program will assist families looking for affordable financing to repair, purchase, or rehabilitate single-family homes.

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On July 5, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 delivered over 163,000 signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State for verification of IP 35, about 46,000 more than what is required to qualify for the November ballot. Once verified, the initiative turned ballot measure is expected to appear on the 2024 general election ballot statewide.

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Photographer Kelly Ruthe Johnson (Photo: Thiel Johnson) 

Kelly Ruthe Johnson, a nationally recognized photographer and author based in Portland, Oregon, has announced the re-release of her acclaimed children's book, Hair Dance! Originally published in 2007, Hair Dance! is a celebration of young African-American girls embracing their natural hair.

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Amid dangerous heat, three daytime cooling centers open.

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Swimmers at Pier Pool (Photo: Portland Parks and Recreation) 

North Portland outdoor pool has a broken water line; crews looking into repairs

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Music on Main (Photo: Portland'5) 

Free outdoor concerts in downtown Portland Wednesdays, July 10–August 28

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