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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 ...

Teen uses sign language to help blind and deaf man on flight

BOSTON (AP) — A teenager is being credited with coming to the aid of a blind and deaf man during a flight from Boston to Portland, Oregon.Clara Daly, of Calabasas, California, says she and her mother were traveling last week when the flight attendants asked if anyone knew American Sign...

18-year-old driver dies after colliding with log truck

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say an 18-year-old girl has died after colliding with a log truck on Highway 101 near Beaver.Law enforcement officials say Mikayla Michelle Howard was driving a 2003 Saab when it crossed into the other lane for an unknown reason on Friday morning....

New Mexico residents to testify on atomic bomb fallout

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents of a New Mexico Hispanic village near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test say they were long ignored about the lingering health effects and were expected to share their stories with Congress.The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium plans to...

Small plane hits car after missing runway near Snohomish

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — A small plane hit a car after overshooting the runway at an airfield near Snohomish.The Seattle Times reports that three people, including a child, were in a single-engine plane when it was approaching the Harvey Air Field on Saturday.Lt. Rick Hawkins of the Snohomish...


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 ...


The Latest: Meek Mill debuts 'Stay Woke' song at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2018 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local):7:45 p.m.Rapper Meek Mill has performed a new song, "Stay Woke," on the BET Awards with a striking performance that touched on police violence against black youth...

Anita Baker, H.E.R., Meek Mill shine at BET Awards

The 2018 BET Awards barely handed out any trophies with big stars like Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar absent, but the show included superior performances by rising singer H.E.R, rapper Meek Mill and gospel artist Yolanda Adams, who paid tribute to Anita Baker and nearly brought her to...

Complete list of winners at Sunday night's 2018 BET Awards

The complete list of winners of the 2018 BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles:— Video of the year: Drake— Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars— Best female R&B/pop Artist: Beyonce— Best male hip hop artist: Kendrick Lamar—...


The Latest: Prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting

The Latest on the investigation into the business interests of Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen (all times local):8:30 p.m.Stormy Daniels' lawyer says the porn actress' meeting with federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer has...

Complete list of winners at Sunday night's 2018 BET Awards

The complete list of winners of the 2018 BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles:— Video of the year: Drake— Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars— Best female R&B/pop Artist: Beyonce— Best male hip hop artist: Kendrick Lamar—...

US prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting in Cohen probe

Porn actress Stormy Daniels was scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York on Monday as part of their investigation into President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, but the meeting was abruptly cancelled late Sunday after it was reported by news organizations, her attorney...


Anita Baker, H.E.R., Meek Mill shine at BET Awards

The 2018 BET Awards barely handed out any trophies with big stars like Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar absent,...

US prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting in Cohen probe

Porn actress Stormy Daniels was scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York on Monday as part of their...

College sports doctors under new scrutiny amid scandals

Allegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are...

Report: Protesters swarm Iran's Grand Bazaar in Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that protesters have swarmed Tehran's...

86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly...

Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Multiple attempts to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a flooded...

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N/NE Housing Strategy Hosts Two Upcoming Meetings

The Community Oversight Committee, a community-based body formed to oversee the Portland Housing Bureau’s ongoing work to address displacement in North and Northeast Portland, will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept 8 at 220 NE Russell St. The committee meets every other month for progress updates and discussion on the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy. These meetings are open to the public. Meeting agendas and materials are posted online in advance of each meeting at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/69693.

Community members are also invited to participate in a community forum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at St. Johns Community Center, 8427 North Central Street. The Portland Housing Bureau will update participants on the work done in N/NE Portland since 2015 with the $20 million dedicated to affordable housing initiatives. Participants are invited to share their priorities for $32 million in additional funds approved by City Council for the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area this past fall. Community members will also learn about programs available through the Portland Housing Bureau and propose ideas for other types of programming not currently offered. Continental breakfast will be provided.

Anyone needing child care or translation services at this event will need to register by Sept. 7, 2016 by clicking here or by calling (503)823-2375.


Portland Area Interfaith Community plans three events tied to Sept. 11

Members of the Portland area interfaith community will mark the fifteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States with three events that will commemorate the tragic events, honor the beloved community that they inspired, and move all people forward in the quest for justice and respect.

The first event, a remembrance of lives lost and the sacrifice of rescue workers, will be Sunday, Sept. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Portland, 1126 SW Park Ave. Other events are scheduled for Oct. 30 and Nov. 20.

The Sept. 11 service will include sacred music and brief readings from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Native American, New Thought and Unitarian religious traditions. The public is invited to attend the program, which will include a ritual of commitment and dedication to the pursuit of remembrance, reconciliation and action. A potluck supper will follow in the church fellowship hall. Participants are invited to bring a non-pork dish to share. There is no charge for the event and childcare for children aged 3 to 9 will be provided.

The second event will focus on the growth and development of the beloved community in the greater Portland area. It is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Muslim Educational Trust Cultural Center, 10330 SW Scholls Ferry in Tigard. The third event, on Nov. 20, will inspire the beloved community to unite in the pursuit of love, justice and peace. Details will be announced soon.

For more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Hector Lopez of the United Church of Christ, hecklopez@msn.com, or Rania Ayoub of the Muslim Educational Trust, rania@metpdx.org .


PCC Secures $577,500 to Develop Advanced Manufacturing Talent

PCC received a $577,500, one-year grant from the Oregon Talent Council for the Realizing Advanced Manufacturing Potential in Portland (RAMP PDX) Project. RAMP PDX will train, place, advance and retain participants in a variety of advanced manufacturing jobs. The project will increase the skilled worker pipeline for the many advanced manufacturing companies in the region and pave the way for workers to attain certificates and degrees. Plus, the college will contribute $1.5 million to the RAMP PDX’s efforts.

PCC will partner with four companies, which include Festo Didactic Inc., Leupold + Stevens, Inc., RapidMade and Rose Technical Graphics, to serve about 300 participants in the RAMP PDX Project. Coordinators will organize outreach events at PCC’s MakerSpace Lab to introduce advanced manufacturing training, career and educational options in the industry to new audiences.

A Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) short-term certificate and non-credit Mechatronics Technology Program will be created. These will assist incumbent workers with “skilling-up” and connect them to more advanced mechatronics training and other education opportunities, respectively. These activities will help RAMP PDX target the technologically skilled mechanics, maintenance technicians, industrial machinists, millwrights, operators, machinery maintenance technicians, industrial machinery mechanics and machinists occupations.

This investment in PCC is one of five recent grant awards by the Oregon Talent Council to support statewide projects that provide students and existing workers with skills to increase their employability in Oregon’s high demand occupations.

The Talent Council was created by the 2015 Oregon Legislature with a fund of $6.1 million to seed investments in talent development programs. The Talent Council works with industry, workforce organizations and the Oregon higher education community to help fill high wage, high demand occupations in the state.
For more information, visit www.oregontalentcouncil.org.


Portland Parks & Recreation Joins Partners for National Eating Disorders Association Walk Sept. 17

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and PP&R’s Citywide Teen Services Team are proud to be partnering with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for the 2016 NEDA Walk. 

What: Portland’s National Eating Disorders Walk
Where: Peninsula Park, 700 N Rosa Parks Way
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Why: Help PP&R and NEDA support those on the path to recovery!
On social media: #WHYINEDAWALK

The Portland NEDA walk aims to raise both awareness and funds around helping people impacted by eating disorders. National data show that many the people who struggle with the potentially life-threatening conditions are young people.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 95% of people afflicted by eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25.

For more information, contact National NEDA Walk Manager Jessica Hickman at walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org or 212-575-6200; or visit http://nedawalk.org/portlandor2016

You are also welcome to contact Madalyn Bach, Portland Parks & Recreation Teen Services Youth Outreach Coordinator, at Madalyn.Bach@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5970.


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