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NEW ORLEANS--A confident and determined Mayor Ray Nagin said he will oppose a moratorium on issuing building permits in flooded neighborhoods to galvanize rebuilding and uphold property owners' rights. "I'm not going with a moratorium," Nagin said regarding a committee's recommendation to hold off on permits for four months. "We're going to keep going forward."


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Jefferson High School student Brittnie Marcell, left, makes her views known at Tuesday's school board meeting...


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Uniforms, single-sex academies draw ire of students, parents

Testimony from the Jefferson High School community will be heard by Portland School Board members next Tuesday, as they consider a proposal to once again – reorganize the school.The meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Jefferson High School cafeteria, is the third of four meetings planned to discuss the proposal. Those wishing to testify should call the school district at 503-916-3741.
A public hearing and vote on the recommendation to divide the school into three academies as well as to create another academy at Harriet Tubman Middle School is planned on Jan. 23.
Nearly a dozen students told Portland school board members Monday night that they objected to the male leadership academy planned at Jefferson and a requirement for uniforms at both Jefferson and Tubman and that many of the recommendations appeared to unfairly single out the Jefferson schools cluster from the rest of the school district. Some suggested that the changes had racial overtones.


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'In Other Words' will open across from Talking Drum Books

The stretch of Killingsworth Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Albina Avenue is fast…


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Former Gov. John Kitzhaber, who has been publicly mulling over whether to make a run for his old…


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Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research conducted a six-month research study at senior…


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Calling a proposal requiring Jefferson High School students to wear uniforms and be separated by…

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Josephine King was born to Cornelius Hunt and Beatrice Trawick in Mississippi on Jan. 21, 1917. The…


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