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Multnomah Bar Association Offers LSAT Prep Course Scholarship

The Multnomah Bar Association’s Equality and Diversity Committee is awarding scholarships for law school applicants who will enhance diversity in the legal community. The scholarships will be applied toward a private LSAT preparation course.

The application is open to any law school applicant (a) attending college in the state of Oregon or Vancouver, Washington; or (b) with substantial ties to the state of Oregon. Applicants should apply for this scholarship only if they can commit to taking a rigorous LSAT preparation course.

Classes preparing students for the June test date begin in early April and last 6-8 weeks. Each session runs 3-4 hours, and there are 2-4 sessions per week. (Some coursework may be done online.)

Although the subcommittee will consider applications on an ongoing basis, applicants should submit the application by Friday, March 4, 2016, to ensure consideration.

To obtain a copy of the application or for other questions, contact the scholarship subcommittee at mbalsat@mbabar.org.

 

Know Your City and Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods Co-Present Black History Walking Tour

February 13th, 27th, March 4th:

For Black History Month, the Hidden History of Albina serves a primer to teach African American history as a response to the controversial debate about whether gentrification and displacement are good or bad for the community. The tour highlights the vast cultural transformation of the region, beginning at Little Big Burger, and hearing from speakers at the Sons of Haiti Lodge, the North Northeast Business Association, the Urban League of Portland, and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods.

The program received a diversity access grant to provide free tickets to a number of organizations that serve the African American community.

 

Registration Opens for HSSW’s Walk for the Animals Event

Registration for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s annual Walk/Run for the Animals event is now available at southwesthumane.org, with $30 early bird registration fee available until March 15.

The will take places May 7 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Beginning in the heart of downtown Vancouver at Esther Short Park, runners and walkers will depart in waves to accommodate what is expected to be larger numbers of participants.

The Annual Walk/Run for the Animals is the second largest fundraising event for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, and is funded in part by the Thomas A. Plein Foundation, Riverview Community Bank, Waste Connections, Allied Fastening Supply, Inc., Mollet Printing and Ghost Runners Brewery.

 

North by Northeast Rolls out Epic Electronic Health Record

North by Northeast Community Health Center today announced the successful roll out of its Epic electronic health record (EHR). Because a patient’s electronic health record is visible to all members of the care team regardless of their location, the switch will lead to improved coordination of patient care.

Electronic health records make hospital, clinic and laboratory visit information available in the same database and accessible whenever and wherever the patient needs care, avoiding duplication and making it easier for clinicians to have access to the right information at the right time.
North by Northeast will use Epic to better monitor its patients’ care. In the past, North by Northeast often would not receive notification, by old-fashioned fax, of a patient’s hospitalization until the patient had been discharged from the hospital.

With most North by Northeast patients using Legacy Health for lab services, specialty care and hospitalization, Legacy Health included North by Northeast in its Legacy Epic for Affiliated Providers (LEAP) program.

Epic is the industry leader in integrated electronic health records and is used by the majority of health care providers in the Portland area. The LEAP staff provides support and training before, during and after implementation.

 

Legacy Seeks Community Stories for 140th Anniversary

As part of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center's 140th anniversary of serving the Portland-metropolitan region and beyond the hospital is seeking stories from current and former Legacy Good Samaritan patients, physicians, staff and volunteers.

The contest concludes Feb. 29. The public will select three winners in two different categories: Patient or Staff/Volunteer. First place will receive an iPad mini and an opportunity to be featured in Legacy Good Samaritan's new historical exhibit, which will open fall of 2016; second place will receive $100 Visa gift card; and third place will receive $50 Visa gift card.

Those who are interested in sharing their story are encouraged to submit a brief recount of their experiences by visiting legacyhealth.org. There is a 300-word limit per story. The contest concludes on Monday, February 29. Public voting will begin on Tuesday, March 1 and conclude on Monday, March 11. The winners will be announced on Friday, March 18. If you have questions, please contact Jonathan Stephens at jstephe@lhs.org.

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  • WASHINGTON (AP) — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing. The disarray outside the president's front door, though not his fault, serves as a metaphor for the tumult still unfolding inside. Four weeks in, the man who says he inherited "a mess" at home and abroad is presiding over a White House that is widely described as itself being a mess. At a stunning pace, Trump has riled world leaders and frustrated allies. He was dealt a bruising legal blow on one of his signature policies. He lost his national security adviser and his pick for labor secretary to scandal. He's seen forces within his government push back against his policies and leak confidential information. All of this has played out amid a steady drip of revelations about an FBI investigation into his campaign's contacts with Russian intelligence officials. Trump says his administration is running like a "fine-tuned machine." He points to the rising stock market and the devotion of his still-loyal supporters as evidence that all is well, although his job approval rating is much lower than that for prior presidents in their first weeks in office. Stung by the unrelenting criticism coming his way, Trump dismisses much of it as "fake news" delivered by "the enemy of the people" — aka the press. Daily denunciations of the media are just one of the new White House fixtures Americans are adjusting to. Most days start (and end) with presidential tweets riffing off of whatever's on TV talk shows or teasing coming events or hurling insults at the media. At some point in the day, count on Trump to cast back to the marvels of his upset of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November election and quite possibly overstate his margins of support. Expect more denunciations of the "dishonest" press and its "fake news." From there, things can veer in unexpected directions as Trump offers up policy pronouncements or offhand remarks that leave even White House aides struggling to interpret them. The long-standing U.S. policy of seeking a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Trump this past week offered this cryptic pronouncement: "I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like. I can live with either one." His U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, the next day insisted, "We absolutely support a two-state solution." Trump's days are busy. Outside groups troop in for "listening sessions." Foreign leaders call or come to visit. (Or, in the case of Mexico's president, cancel out in pique over Trump's talk about the planned border wall.) After the president signed two dozen executive actions, the White House was awaiting a rush order of more of the gold-plated Cross pens that Trump prefers to the chrome-plated ones used by his predecessor. Trump hands them out as souvenirs at the signing ceremonies that he points to as evidence of his ambitious pace. "This last month has represented an unprecedented degree of action on behalf of the great citizens of our country," Trump said at a Thursday news conference. "Again, I say it. There has never been a presidency that's done so much in such a short period of time." That's all music to the ears of his followers, who sent him to Washington to upend the established order and play the role of disrupter. "I can't believe there's actually a politician doing what he says he would do," says an approving Scott Hiltgen, a 66-year-old office furniture sales broker from River Falls, Wisconsin. "That never happens." Disrupt Trump has. But there may be more sound and fury than substance to many of his early actions. Trump did select Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, a nomination that has drawn strong reviews from conservatives. But the president is regrouping on immigration after federal judges blocked his order to suspend the United States' refugee program and ban visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries, which had caused chaos for travelers around the globe. Some other orders on issues such as the U.S.-Mexico border wall and former President Barack Obama's health care law are of limited effect. Trump says his early actions show he means to deliver on the promises he made during the campaign. "A lot of people say, 'Oh, oh, Trump was only kidding with the wall,'" the president told a group of police chiefs recently. "I wasn't kidding. I don't kid." But the Republican-led Congress is still waiting to see specifics on how Trump wants to proceed legislatively on top initiatives such as replacing the health care law, enacting tax cuts and revising trade deals. The messy rollout of the travel ban and tumult over the ouster of national security adviser Michael Flynn for misrepresenting his contacts with Russia are part of a broader state of disarray as different figures in Trump's White House jockey for power and leaks reveal internal discord in the machinations of the presidency. "I thought by now you'd at least hear the outlines of domestic legislation like tax cuts," says Princeton historian Julian Zelizer. "But a lot of that has slowed. Trump shouldn't mistake the fact that some of his supporters like his style with the fact that a lot of Republicans just want the policies he promised them. He has to deliver that." Put Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the camp of those more interested in substance than style. "I'm not a great fan of daily tweets," McConnell said Friday, referring to the "extra discussion" that Trump likes to engage in. But McConnell was quick to add: "What I am a fan of is what he's been actually doing." He credits Trump with assembling a conservative Cabinet and taking steps to reduce government regulation, and promised: "We like his positions and we're going to pursue them as vigorously as we can." The challenge may be to tease out exactly what Trump wants in the way of a health care plan, tax changes and trade policy. At his long and defiant news conference on Thursday, Trump tried to dispel the impression of a White House in crisis, squarely blaming the press for keeping him from moving forward more decisively on his agenda. Pointing to his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, Trump said, "You take a look at Reince, he's working so hard just putting out fires that are fake fires. I mean, they're fake. They're not true. And isn't that a shame because he'd rather be working on health care, he'd rather be working on tax reform." For all the frustrations of his early days as president, Trump still seems tickled by the trappings of his office. When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visited the White House last week to discuss the national opioid epidemic over lunch, the governor said Trump informed him: "Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.'" Trump added: "I'm telling you, the meatloaf is fabulous." ___Follow Nancy Benac on Twitter at http://twitter.com/nbenac
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