05-27-2017  1:02 am      •     

Northwest News

Steve Bullock is the new interim director of the Office of Emergency Management for Multnomah County. Bullock was appointed to the post by Multnomah County Chair Diane Linn.


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To receive one free circus ticket, bring three cans of food to The Skanner's offices, 415 N. Killingsworth St., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Please, no phone reservations or pick-ups for other families.


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Mariah Kelly of Eugene scales the climbing wall at the recent Trail Blazers Street Jam, held July 28 at the Rose Quarter.


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The Department of Consumer and Business Services is adopting new administrative rules that require health insurance policies to cover the treatment of chemical dependency, mental or nervous conditions at the same level as other medical conditions.


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Portland Mayor Tom Potter and Oregon State Sen. Avel Gordly, I-Portland, will lead the African American Health Coalition's Fourth Annual Wellness Within REACH Walk, Saturday, Aug. 19, at Dawson Park in North Portland.
Hundreds of Portlanders are expected to walk in celebration of the community's health and in support of the coalition's free physical activity classes program, which serves more than 1,500 Portland-area African Americans each year.


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Members of the Sabin Community Development Corp.'s Community Land Trust gather for an open house celebration outside of the neighborhood group's Northeast Portland headquarters last week.


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Oregon will have 2 million more residents in 30 years; the equivalent of the entire population of New Mexico will be moving to Oregon by 2040. Where and how do we want to grow as a state?


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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will give the keynote address at the Muddy Boot Organic Festival, which runs Sept. 8 though 10 in St. Philip Neri Church, 2408 S.E. 16th Ave.


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The amount paid to Oregonians filing for unemployment insurance benefits increased slightly on July 1. The maximum weekly benefit amount an individual can receive will increase to $445, while the minimum amount will be $104. Last year's range was $434 to $101.


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Mora Dean Jackson, the second of four children, was born on July 30, 1939, in Morton, Miss. to the late Robert Allen and Jossie Lee Walden. She died July 22 after a day spent with close family and friends.


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