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F. King Alexander speaks at the U-Pass press conference. (Wiki-Commons) 

F. King Alexander will succeed Ed Ray, who is retiring from the position at Oregon State University at the end of June after 17 years as president. Ray will continue in a teaching role at the university

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(photo by Susan Fried) 

The Skanner's Seattle photographer Susan Fried was on hand to snap some photos

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Julie Rowell enjoys a quiet moment after her Milken Educator Award surprise. (photo courtesy Milken Family Foundation) 

Oregon educator boosts student achievement and future prospects at Gresham High School

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Alison Wiley (photo by Saundra Sorenson) 

Fewer Black patients receive live kidney donations

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Orca whales photographed off the south side of Unimak Island, eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska.(via WikiCommons) 

Violations listed include illegal discharges into the Duwamish River, failure to collect stormwater samples and failure to install required treatment systems

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Open enrollment ends Sunday, Dec. 15

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In this April 17, 2018 file photo, a woman rides a motorized scooter in Washington Square Park in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) 

Entrepreneurs would not be allowed to test their products in San Francisco's public space unless the tech in question is declared a "net public good."

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There may be a measure on the November 2020 ballot to fund likely hundreds of millions of dollars for increased social services

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Mathilde Aurélien-Wilson's line of beverages is on the shelf at New Seasons. (photo by Saundra Sorensen) 

Two Portland women are addressing disparities in the local food scene with Ethiopian and Haitian flavors, ingredients

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Portland Fire Chief Sara Boone's Aug. 12 swearing-in ceremony. Photo by Bernie Foster. 

In 1995, Boone was the first African American woman hired by Portland Fire & Rescue; this year she became its first African American Chief

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