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Portland Police Chief Derrick Foxworth has been accused by city officials of sexual misconduct against a female officer before he became chief. A nine-page legal notice released by the city alleges that Foxworth sent a series of graphic e-mails to Angela Oswalt.

Oswalt, 46, a longtime Police Bureau veteran, claims that she feared for her job unless she succumbed to Foxworth's advances.


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A new study of a little-understood treatment for heart disease may have a positive outcome for African Americans, said a participating physician.


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Full academic year will remain, but some schools will close

Portland school officials had some good news and bad news for parents this week. The good news: Schools will remain open for the full school year, classes will stay about the same size and curriculum improvements will continue.


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The city Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Crime Prevention Program takes its efforts to a whole new level this month when it hosts "Ready. Safe. Go.," a daylong crime prevention training conference.


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Former King County Council member Bruce Laing, left, state Rep. Eric Pettigrew, King County Councilor Larry Gossett, King County Council Chair Larry Phillips, King County Executive Ron Sims and state Sen. Adam Kline were honored April 2.


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Police are investigating whether a man working for two city council hopefuls broke any laws while helping them qualify for Portland's new public campaign system, the city auditor said this week.


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Jim Schlotfeldt is the new senior vice president and chief financial officer for Albina Community Bancorp.

Schlotfeldt brings over 20 years' experience in the financial services industry to Albina. A vice-president and chief financial officer of a community credit union for the past eight years, Schlotfeldtwill oversee the bank's accounting, auditing, financial analysis, fiscal reporting and budgeting activities.


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The longtime activist will be honored on 'Bob Santos Day,' April 22

The Metropolitan King County Council this week recognized the work of Bob Santos, retiring executive director of the Inter*Im Community Development Association. The council declared April 22 to be Bob Santos Day in honor of his commitment to expanding human rights throughout Martin Luther King Jr. County.


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The second season of the Interstate Farmers Market will begin Wednesday, May 10, and run each Wednesday through September. The market will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. on North Interstate Avenue across from the Kaiser Permanente Interstate Campus.


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25-year-old alleges officers roughed him up, mistaking him for suspect

The 25-year-old son of King County Councilor Larry Gossett has sued the city and two Seattle Police officers, saying he was roughed up when he was mistaken for a car prowler.


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