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AG Rosenblum Seeks Info from Oregonians

Oregon Attorney General seeks information on children separated from families at border ...

Community Forum: How Does Law Enforcement Interact With Vulnerable Populations?

Forum will focus on public safety and examine mental health and addiction issues ...

King County Council Recognizes Juneteenth

The Metropolitan King County Council recognizes a true 'freedom day' in the United States ...

Unite Oregon Hosts ‘Mourn Pray Love, and Take Action’ June 20

Community is invited to gather at Terry Schrunk Plaza at 6 p.m. on World Refugee Day ...

MRG Foundation Announces Spring 2018 Grantees

Recipients include Oregon DACA Coalition, Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe, Komemma Cultural Protection Association ...

Lawsuits allege racial profiling in Portland-area businesses

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were "shopping while black."A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses in...

Wildfire near Maupin more than doubles in size

MAUPIN, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning brush and grass near Maupin in north-central Oregon has more than doubled in size to 36 square miles (93 square kilometers).Fire officials say Saturday's efforts will include the use of helicopters to protect Maupin.The wind-driven wildfire is mostly...

Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A month after the second most powerful earthquake ever was recorded, the Alaska port community of Valdez remained in ruins.A hulking Alaska National Guard cargo plane's mission April 25, 1964, was to deliver Gov. William Egan to oversee efforts to rebuild the town on...

The Latest: Alaska city unveils memorial to fallen Guardsmen

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska city honoring Guardsmen killed in crash after 1964 earthquake (all times local):1:40 p.m.Four men who died on a humanitarian mission to help rebuild an Alaska town following the second most powerful earthquake ever recorded have been honored...


How Washington’s 'School Achievement Index' Became School Spending Index

New assessment categorizes schools not by quality of education, but level of funding officials believe they should receive ...

Black Mamas Are Dying. We Can Stop It.

Congresswoman Robin Kelly plans to improve access to culturally-competent care with the MOMMA Act ...

Hey, Elected Officials: No More Chicken Dinners...We Need Policy

Jeffrey Boney says many elected officials who visit the Black community only during the election season get a pass for doing nothing ...

Juneteenth: Freedom's Promise Still Denied

Juneteenth is a celebration of the de facto end of slavery, but the proliferation of incarceration keeps liberation unfulfilled ...


Lawsuits allege racial profiling in Portland-area businesses

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were "shopping while black."A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses in...

Racist tropes in Ramadan TV satires anger black Arabs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In an attempt to capitalize on what's become a ratings bonanza for Arabic satellite channels during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, two comedies struck the wrong chord with audiences when their lead actors appeared in blackface.Criticism was swift on...

Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos

When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them.It marked the first time a presidential administration skipped the annual conference of the...


Give up after scandals? Television history shows otherwise

NEW YORK (AP) — Say this about TV creators in 2018 — they don't give up easily.Three current shows — "Roseanne," ''Transparent" and "House of Cards" — have been crippled by scandal, but each plans to continue without their disgraced stars."The bottom line is...

Ornate NYC theater, used for years as a gym, to be restored

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Long Island University's basketball team played in a French Baroque movie palace in downtown Brooklyn.The gilded wall fountains, plastered statuettes and towering, one-of-a-kind Wurlitzer organ pipes of the historic Paramount Theater were preserved by the...

Vinnie Paul, co-founder, drummer of Pantera, dies at 54

Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54.Pantera's official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. The label of Hellyeah, his most recent group, confirmed the death but neither statement mentioned Paul's cause of death.His real name...


AP PHOTOS: Germany salvages campaign on Day 10 of World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Germany midfielder Toni Kroos scored a dramatic late winner to come from behind and beat...

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia's reformist new prime...

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant...

Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

PARIS (AP) — In a week marked by big debuts, it was designer Kim Jones' turn at Dior Men on Saturday.The...

US moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border for war remains

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to...

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia's reformist new prime...

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North Portland Library Announces July Computer Classes

The North Portland branch of the Multnomah County Library will host the following classes in July.

Sign up in the library, online at www.multcolib.org or by calling (503) 988-5394.

The North Portland branch is located at 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Facebook 1*
Create a Facebook profile, find/connect with friends/family on Facebook, & use privacy settings.
Wed, July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Using Craigslist*
This is Portland’s go-to free, online, classified ads. Learn how to use Craigslist to sell an item, job search or rent a home, and tips for staying safe
Mon, July 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Word Processing*
Intro to Microsoft Word 2007 for beginners.
Wed, July 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Make a Basic Website*
Build a basic website using Google Sites. Please ask Library staff to assist you with a Gmail account to bring to class.
Sat, July 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Canva for Cards, Posters and More*
Learn about Canva, a free online design tool. Please sign up for a Canva account before class.
Mon, July 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Introduction to Spreadsheets*
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007.
Wed, July 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

iPad Part 1*
2-part class to learn to use your iPad.
Mon, August 1 & 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Start Here: Code Your Own Website*
This class will give you an understanding of how HTML, CSS and JavaScript work to make a webpage display and function.
Tues, August 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Beginner's Guide to the Cloud*
Everyone's talking about "the cloud," but what do they mean? Take this class to find out.
Wed, August 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Start Here: Game Programming*
No experience programming? Are you curious about what it’s like? Then this class is for you.
Tues, August 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Gone Blogging*
Want to get your opinion out there, online? Try a blog! A blog (web log) is a great way to share your knowledge, practice writing and to express yourself. Many blogging services are free. This class will help you get started. By the end of this class, you will have your own blog account, post your first blog entry, understand basic copyright rules, and know where to go for help. This class is for beginners, but you must have an email address and be comfortable using a keyboard, a mouse and a web browser.
Wed, August 10 and 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Start Here: Programming for Web Development*
Have you used HTML and CSS, but are ready to learn some JavaScript? Come to this class to learn the basic syntax of JavaScript, learn what a server has to do, and spend some time talking about resources for learning server-side programming.
Tues, August 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Facebook 2*
You've got a Facebook account and you know how to find your friends and family on Facebook, but what else can you do? By the end of this class, you will be able to create and share photo albums, create Life Events, use Facebook for messages and chat, and create a Facebook group. You must have your Facebook username and password with you to participate in this class.
Wed, August 31, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

*It is important to see the online description for individual class requirements.

Computer Help Lab
For one-on-one assistance with computer/technology questions, help with resumes and other projects we have the Computer Lab. The lab has a scanner and color printer, and options for free faxing through the internet. The Lab is open during the following hours:
Monday/Tuesday 1 to 5 p.m. (Closed July 4th)
Wednesday/Friday 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Mississippi Street Fair to Take Place July 9
The 15th Annual Mississippi Street Fair will take place July 9 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Historic Mississippi Avenue between N Fremont and N Skidmore Streets. The Fair includes over 200 local vendors, crafts, dunk tank, open air gallery, kids zone, 5 stages and a variety of family friendly activities. Proceeds from the fair benefit the Boise Business Youth Unity Project.
For complete Fair Information, please visit: MississippiAve.com/StreetFair

For fair promotional information, please visit: MississippiAve.com/StreetFair/Promo


Clark County Historical Society Hosts History Townhall in Ridgefield

The Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM) and the City of Ridgefield will host the first in a series of countywide town hall conversations about each community’s history and heritage at 6 p.m. on July 25, 2016 at the A Pickled Heron Gallery and Ballroom (418 Pioneer St. Ridgefield).

The evening will begin with a moderated panel discussion comprised of community historians. Each panelist will delve into the historical people, places, or moments they feel embody the spirit of Ridgefield history. A question and answer session with the audience will follow. During that time, the community historians and citizens of Ridgefield will examine the city's place in Clark County history and along the way tell many great stories about their history and home.

Over the next few years, CCHM will install a permanent exhibition telling the overall story of Clark County's history. These town halls, held in the different Clark County communities, will act as an inspiration for each community’s representation in this story. Each evening will be recorded and reviewed by those working on the exhibition.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the discussion will start at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more event information and questions, contact the museum at info@cchmuseum.org or by phone at 360-993-5679.


For more Portland and Seattle area events, see the Community Calendar.

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