12-06-2016  2:19 am      •     

Northwest News

WorkSource North, a publicly operated center dedicated to enhancing the skills and employment opportunities of community residents recently opened at the New Columbia housing development.


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The Portland Children's Museum offers visitors all-day, summer-long fun seven days a week.
The museum has three art studios, and original and entertaining puppet shows are performed twice daily Wednesday through Saturday. Daily Family Storytime is offered for all ages, and for the youngest visitors, there's Tots, Tales and Tunes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.


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The Northwest Disciples Wrestling Club has received a community grant of $2,500 from The Fred Meyer Foundation to help support its amateur wrestling program.


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Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is getting ready to move. The mental health agency has purchased a 14,600-square-foot site at 3038 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., said Leslie Ford, Cascadia president and CEO.


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WASHINGTON—Democrats in the House of Representatives, determined to make an election-year point about ethics, have voted to strip Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson of his committee assignment while a federal bribery investigation runs its course.

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James Wallace and his daughter, Isella Wallace, 4, relax in the sunshine during the recent Juneteenth celebration at Peninsula Park. Photo by Julie Keefe.


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WUERZBURG, Germany--On match days, Ghana's dressing room could be mistaken for African soccer's hall of fame.

Before the Black Stars beat the United States 2-1, Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o visited the players to provide encouragement. Ghana great Tony Yeboah was there, too.

Advice and good wishes also flowed in from Cameroon's Roger Milla, Ghana's Abedi Pele and other African players leaving the World Cup, as well as soccer associations from across the continent.


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Supervisor's resignation will push back county's plans by at least a year

Citing what he called the "toxic environment" surrounding the King County elections operation, embattled Dean Logan says he is resigning as the director of the county's elections to take the No. 2 elections job in Los Angeles.
His resignation is effective July 14.


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African Americans are under-represented in construction trades

Jim Francesconi

The numbers are appalling, said Jim Francesconi, former Portland city commissioner. Of 12,280 carpenters in the Portland area, only 80 are Black. Of the 7,000 first-line supervisors in the construction trades, only 95 are Black.

There are a few caveats to these figures: They come from the Oregon Employment Department's census six years ago, and they come from people who describe their own professions.


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