07 29 2016
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The Wake of Vanport

James Brown

WASHINGTON—Major League Baseball has at long last picked someone to buy the Washington Nationals, choosing a group that's led by real estate developer Theodore Lerner and includes former Atlanta Braves executive Stan Kasten.

Also among the team's new owners are TV sports announcer James Brown and Paxton Baker, president of event productions and executive vice president and general manager of digital networks for Black Entertainment Television.

"This has been a long journey. ... While I do apologize for the time, I think history will prove it maybe was time well spent," Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said Wednesday in announcing the $450 million agreement.

The Cascade Policy Institute blasts district for students' struggles

Former Trail Blazer Michael Harper and Matt Wingard, director of the school choice program for Cascade Policy Institute, discuss the institute's report on Jefferson High School during a news conference Tuesday. The report says that, despite numerous reforms at the high school, thousands of students have graduated unprepared.

Jefferson High School is the target of a report by the Cascade Policy Institute, which blasts the Portland Public Schools for establishing numerous academic reforms over the past several years that have failed.

Democrats propose raising corporate, tobacco tax to fund OHP

Pictured Jim Hill

The troubled Oregon Health Plan is at the heart of the health care debate among gubernatorial candidates. But they disagree on how or if the plan should be rescued.

The plan was considered a national model when it launched in 1994, expanding insurance coverage for Oregonians. But during a tight state budget in 2004, the Legislature decided to close enrollment in a portion of the plan. Thousands of Oregon-ians have since been dropped from its rolls.

For now, council says, Rosa Parks' name won't grace the street

For now, Portland Boulevard will remain just that: Portland Boulevard, not Rosa Parks Way.

Following a Portland City Council meeting at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center last week, the council decided to delay a decision about renaming the street and perhaps find another way to honor the woman who sparked the civil rights movement.

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