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The Juneteenth flag, commemorating the day that slavery ended in the U.S., flies in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) 

The city and county have both made June 19 a paid holiday for city and county employees, and Mayor Ted Wheeler has designated a citywide shutdown in observance.

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The Thomas Jefferson statue in front of Jefferson High School in NE Portland was toppled Sunday night, June 14, 2020. (photo by Kymberly Jeka) 

Neighbors urge renaming of Jefferson High School Middle College for Advanced Studies

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Oregon's coronavirus cases continue to rise, with 184 new cases reported Monday - the highest daily count in the state since the start of the pandemic

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Rev. Jackson has spent a considerable amount of time over the years in Portland on the frontlines with community leaders

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Oregon Health authority needs trusted groups for outreach to diverse communities during health crisis

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Today's report brings the state's total number of cases to 5,377 and the death toll to 173. Of the new cases, 36 are in Multnomah County.

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A barricade stands at the end of a street where a plywood-covered and closed Seattle police precinct stands Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) 

The “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” sprung up after police on Monday removed barricades near the East Precinct and basically abandoned the structure after officers used tear gas, pepper spray and flash bangs over the weekend to disperse demonstrators

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Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero 

Meanwhile, advisory board recommends defunding police in upcoming city budget. 

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Changes include ending the use of patrol officers on public transit and redirecting $7 million from the Portland police budget and $5 million from other city funds to communities of color.

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Jami Resch made the decision to resign mid-day yesterday according to Mayor Ted Wheeler in a press conference today

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