07 24 2016
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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.


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.


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