Below are fast-breaking news items.
Police responded to a report of several gunshots fired around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 26 at Northwest 6th Avenue and Everett St. Officers found evidence of gunfire on 6th Avenue but no victims or suspects.
Around 2:45 a.m. a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound arrived at a local hospital.
Police believe the shooting was gang-related. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gang Enforcement Team at (503) 823-4106.
San Jose resident Ashlei McPherson has started an online petition at change.org, asking for more accountability from administrators over the case of a Black student who says he was racially harassed by four roommates. The four roommates allegedly: taunted the student with racial slurs; placed a bike lock around his neck and said they lost the key; put a Confederate flag in the room and barricaded the student in his room.
The petition reads:
President Mohammad Qayoumi, San Jose State University
The punishment of the four students in question should include but are not limited to: expulsion, revoking housing privileges, financial aid and eco passes. Additionally, someone in the chain of command in housing should be held responsible for not taking action sooner and failure to take action sooner.
211 is getting the word out that many organizations in the Tri-County Portland Metro Area are looking for clothes and other items to help people experiencing homelessness. They say you should contact the organization before dropping off your donation.
Anyone in need of shelter services can dial 2-1-1, toll-free, to be referred to a shelter. 211info is available 24/7 in Multnomah County for families seeking shelters. 211info is open 8am to 6pm Monday - Friday in Washington and Clackamas counties.
Homeless people need:
Adult men’s and women’s underwear (all sizes)
Drop donations off Monday - Friday 10am to 3pm. Otherwise call (503) 232-7052 ext 204.
1435 NE 81st Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Folks can bring donations to the Janus Youth administrative offices located at 707 NE Couch Street, Monday- Friday 9am-5pm. Over the weekend they can call the Access Center at (503) 432-3986 between 8am and 6pm to arrange a delivery to our downtown shelter building.
They’re most in need of blankets, sleeping bags, warm hats and warm gloves (preferably in darker colors).
Street Roots vendors are in need of little hotties hand warmers.
You can drop them off at:
211 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR 97209-3922
TPI is in need of coats—particularly larger sizes and sleeping bags.
Contact information: 650 NW Irving St, Portland, OR 97209
If you would like to donate to these shelters, please contact them directly - they could use socks, gloves, coats and sleeping bags.
In need of gloves, men’s jeans, thermal underwear, sleeping bags, hygiene items (i.e. razors, deodorant) cold cereal, juice and men’s and women's underwear.
Drop off at The Father’s Heart Tues-Fri from 8:30am-4:00pm, and as long as we are open at night for warming center, 5pm-10pm. 603 12th Street, Oregon City. 503-722-9780
The Eastside Human Services Forum, Eastside Homelessness Advisory Committee and the City of Bellevue have secured a site for the temporary Eastside Winter Shelter for homeless men. The groups worked together with several partners to identify and lease a portion of a Sound Transit-owned site at 1899 120th Ave. N.E. in Bellevue.READ MORE
Your Neighborhood! Your Voice! This Rosewood Initiative Community Center event gives you the opportunity to weigh in on housing in the metro area. The meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 4-6 p.m. at 16126 SE Stark St. in Portland.READ MORE
The public is invited to discuss current and future Library services with City Librarian Marcellus Turner from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Lake City Branch of The Seattle Public Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E.READ MORE
In recognition of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 17-23, Share will host their second annual 'Hungry & Homeless in ClarkCounty: Get the Facts' on Tues. Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room. Event is free to attend and open to the public; register on-line at sharevancouver.org.READ MORE
Multnomah Youth Commission's Youth Against Violence Committee is looking for youth 13 to 21 to help prevent violence in our communities. Youth Against Violence will organize the 3rd Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence for March 2014.READ MORE