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Survey shows radically different attitudes and experiences among students of color

WASHINGTON—Black and Hispanic students see school as a more rowdy, disrespectful and dangerous place than their White classmates do, a poll says.

The findings suggest that many minority kids are struggling in the equivalent of a hostile work environment, according to Public Agenda, a nonpartisan opinion research group that tracks education trends.


Gov. Ted Kulongoski

An after-school network between leaders of schools, communities, businesses and families is being developed to enhance activities for children.

Called "Oregon After School for Kids" — or "OregonASK" — the statewide network will help provide after-school opportunities for thousands of kids.


Dolores Huerta

When it comes to hate, many feel powerless to stop it. Now, however, there is a way for anybody to learn how to effectively combat hate crimes at work or in their community.

Portland Community College is hosting the 2006 Oregon Hate Crimes Conference Wednesday through Friday, June 21 through 23, at the Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St.


Local family travels to apologize for slavery's lingering repercussions

CAMANO ISLAND—Jacob Lienau was 13 years old when the chains were first looped around his wrists.
A wooden yoke, the kind usually reserved for oxen, was fitted around his neck, and he was locked in next to another person.

Jacob, his family, and a small group of people were in Annapolis, Md., wearing black T-shirts that read "So Sorry" in white block letters.


Sen. Ron Wyden

WASHINGTON—Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden defended his state's first-in-the-nation assisted suicide law last week at a Senate hearing — the first since the Supreme Court upheld Oregon's law in January.

Sen. Sam Brownback, a Kansas Republican who is considering a run for president, called the hearing to explore what he called the "unintended consequences and slippery slope of doctor-assisted suicide."


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