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Legal notices filed by a police desk clerk with whom Foxworth had an affair before he became chief sparked a sex scandal and three-month investigation.
Potter said during a news conference Friday that most of the allegations against Foxworth were not substantiated by the investigation, but that Foxworth had used poor judgment in sharing department information with the woman.



Portland woman has traveled a long road of distinguished work

Jackie Gaines

Jackie Gaines has thousands of stories to tell. As the first woman to lead the annual fund-raising campaign for United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, Gaines is eager to tell all of her stories to those who want to help their neighbors.

Her stories go back 20 years, when she lived in Baltimore, Md., and worked as the president and CEO of a United Way-funded agency. They continued when she became a United Way volunteer, then a board member.



Dr. John

Blues lovers from throughout the world will head for Portland from Friday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 4, to relax on the grassy banks of the Willamette River and celebrate the blues at the 2006 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Credit Union.

The festival is the major annual fund-raiser for Oregon Food Bank, a charitable nonprofit agency. All festival proceeds benefit Oregon Food Bank's work to eliminate hunger through its network of 20 regional food banks and 894 hunger-relief agencies in Oregon and Clark County, Wash.



Governor won't require Guard troops to serve on the Mexican border

Gov. Chris Gregoire

OLYMPIA—Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said she will not compel any of the state's National Guard troops to serve on the Mexican border if they're asked.

"I'm not going to force any National Guard member to go there," Gregoire said. "If I have volunteers who want to, we will support their request."



In old neighborhoods, deteriorating paint can harm children

Part of the charm of living in many inner North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods is their age. The stately old homes, the big front porches, the stout trees overhanging the streets.

But many of those same old homes that charm us with their craftsmanship and character hold an old danger left over from a time when we didn't know as much as we do today: lead-based paint.



Emilie Boyles

Former Portland City Council candidate Emilie Boyles, who was accused of misspending taxpayer money during her thwarted run for Portland City Council, must repay the $145,000 she was given plus $14,000 in penalties and interest, an appeals judge said.



Portland's Rose Court Ambassadors smile at the crowd from under their umbrellas at the recent…



A daylong celebration to honor the African Child — past, present and future — will include drumming and marimba playing, an African market and storytelling.

The celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, in the World Forestry Center. The Rose Festival sanctioned event is sponsored by the Harambee Centre and the World Forestry Center.



Officials blame methamphetamine, budget cuts for increase

State officials and an advocacy group are debating where to place the blame for a rise in child abuse cases in Oregon: methamphetamine use by parents or budget cuts by the state.

The Department of Human Services said in a new report that 18 Oregon children died of abuse or neglect in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, and it said reports of abuse or neglect continue to rise, driven by alcohol and drug abuse, particularly methamphetamine.


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