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J.W. Matt Hennessee, M.Div; D.D., Chair, IPAC 

The move by Portland's mayor represents an about-face after city leaders in June voted to cut nearly $16 million from the police budget


Seattle Democratic Sen. Jamie Pedersen speaks on the Senate floor on February 25, 2021 

The bills include measures limiting the use of tactics like neck restraints and creating an independent office to investigate police use of deadly force.


The public is asked to report sightings of the Asian giant hornet in Oregon. (Photo/OSU) 

Stinging by the Asian giant hornet is rare and rarely leads to death. Scientists' immediate concern is the hornet's threat to honeybees


Jo Ann Hardesty sits at the head table at The Skanner Foundation MLK Breakfast 2019 (Photo/The Skanner Archives) 

Hardesty, Mayor Wheeler opt for external inquiry while Portland Police Bureau investigates internally.


Pete Graham, right, receives the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from a volunteer worker, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at a mass vaccination clinic at Seattle University in Seattle.  

As states ramp up vaccination distribution in the fight against the coronavirus, volunteers are needed to do everything from direct traffic to check people in


(photo/National Railroad Passenger Corporation) 

During the pandemic, the Empire Builder route was reduced to operating three days a week between Chicago and Seattle and Portland, Oregon



The case of Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri who was pepper sprayed and arrested while reporting on a clash between protesters and police, highlights the First Amendment and the right to a free press


Jasmine of Portland wears a mask to save lives. (Image/Oregon.gov) 

Counties that have moved out of the COVID-19 extreme risk level will not be moved back into it without giving them two weeks to improve their case numbers


(l to r) Imani Muhammad and Paula Byrd of Books Not Bars OR and Y.O.U.th will speak about barriers in Black literacy during the March to Literacy virtual event March 13. (Photo/Andie Petkus) 

The virtual event aims to empower parents, educators of students who struggle with reading


Sara Plush, an employee of the grocery chain Fred Meyer, adds a sheet with information about how to get a COVID-19 vaccine to groceries ordered by a homebound senior citizen in Portland, Ore., through the nonprofit group Store to Door on Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus) 

An untold number of older adults are getting left behind, unseen, because they are too overwhelmed, too frail or too poor to fend for themselves.


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