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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Tens of thousands of marchers took to the streets of downtown Portland Monday to protest a proposed federal law that would make it a felony to be in the United States illegally. The march, which was accompanied by similar demonstrations in more than 100 cities all over the country, is part of a growing movement that is sweeping the nation.

On Sunday, more than 10,000 people demonstrated against the law on the steps of the state Capitol in Salem, while an estimated 350,000 to 500,000 took to the streets of Dallas, Texas. Nearly 50,000 more marched in San Diego, Calif., the largest city on the U.S.-Mexico border.

In Los Angeles the previous weekend, more than 500,000 people walked downtown streets.

In Portland on Monday, marchers waved Mexican and American flags and wore white T-shirts to indicate their solidarity. Many carried signs bearing the images of Cesar Chavez, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.


House bill would criminalize illegals; Senate aims for citizenship

LOS ANGELES—More than half a million immigration advocates marched though downtown Los Angeles Saturday in one of the largest demonstrations for any cause in recent U.S. history.

The march — duplicated in communities across the country — was one act in a national drama centering on the issue of illegal immigration that has unfolded over the past week.


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