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SALEM—Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury is urging all of New Orleans' Hurricane Katrina evacuees who have temporarily relocated to Oregon and the Northwest to immediately contact the Louisiana Secretary of State in order to participate in the upcoming Orleans Parish elections.


Chata Addy, left, S. Renee Mitchell, Evelyne Ello Hart, Jensine Larsen and Jessica Tomforde share a moment after the recent "Kikumbatio: An Embrace Between Portland's African and American Women," a program of music, dance, storytelling and theatre held March 15 at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center.


On the outside, it looks like an ordinary 40-foot TriMet bus, but under its engine panels is a one-of-a-kind cooling system that makes it unique in the transit industry.
"TriMet is the first in the nation to combine cutting edge technologies from the racetrack and military field in a bus that should get better fuel economy and require reduced maintenance," said Fred Hansen, TriMet's general manager.


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