02 13 2016
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A new Web site, called the"Gas Price Reporter," will enable Oregonians to report evidence that suggests unlawful conduct in gasoline pricing.

The Web site also provides information on how gas prices are set and regulated, links to conservation strategies and information about tax credits for projects that reduce energy use in transportation. It invites Oregonians to help detect unlawful conspiracies in gasoline pricing.


Local tap dancers will have a chance to strut their stuff during a "tap jam" and "tap show" on Sunday, May 28 in the Wonder Ballroom. The event is in honor of National Tap Dance Day, which celebrates Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's birthday.

Learn a traditional tap dance, jam with other tappers and watch Portland-area tap dancers strut their stuff in honor of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's birthday.

National Tap Dance Day will be celebrated locally on Sunday, May 28, in the Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St. Tap classes run from 4 to 6 p.m.; a tap "jam" begins at 6 p.m.; and a tap show starts at 7 p.m.


An intended parody of the civil rights era offends students, staff

A class skit intended to parody White ignorance of the civil rights movement has generated more concern than laughs at Cornish College of the Arts, and students are asking administrators to do more to curb racial insensitivity at the school.

Students said the in-class performance by three White students in clown makeup and costumes resorted to stereotypes and mocked civil rights icons like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. A Black faculty member walked out of the March 31 performance and students said they were shocked and upset by the skit.


Group would aid Citizen Review Commitee in assessing opinion

It goes without saying that the Portland Police Bureau is viewed with a certain amount of suspicion by many residents. This is particularly true in North and Northeast Portland, where, in recent years, the fatal shootings of James Jahar Perez and Kendra James by officers — and those officers' exoneration — have fueled the perception that the police are largely unaccountable for their actions.

But the bureau is meeting this criticism head-on. Under the tenure of Chief Derrick Foxworth, the bureau's protocols on the use of force by officers underwent a review by an independent organization, and the bureau's Citizen Review Committee intensely examined officers' conduct and sought to improve the way officers interact with the community.


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