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For now, council says, Rosa Parks' name won't grace the street

For now, Portland Boulevard will remain just that: Portland Boulevard, not Rosa Parks Way.

Following a Portland City Council meeting at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center last week, the council decided to delay a decision about renaming the street and perhaps find another way to honor the woman who sparked the civil rights movement.


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Pictured Emilie Boyles

The city ruled last week that council candidate Emilie Boyles is ineligible for public campaign money and demanded that she return $145,000.

Auditor Gary Blackmer ruled that Boyles violated the public financing code by taking out a year's lease on her campaign headquarters — a former restaurant that she planned to use after the campaign for a food bank she runs.


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Governor targets state's care system for major overhaul

OLYMPIA, WA—Gov. Chris Gregoire, already deep into a two-year overhaul of education, says the next big challenge is health care.


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Pictured José "Chencho" Alas

One of Central America's best-known activists, former priest and friend of the late Archbishop Romero, José "Chencho" Alas, will discuss the work that needs to be done in El Salvador during a presentation on Sunday, April 30.


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The Rev. Fred Woods of Calvary Christian Church, foreground, shares a laugh with Selena Gutierrez,…


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In Oregon, 591,000 people do not have health insurance. That's nearly 17 percent of the state's population.

That's why a group of Oregon Health & Science University students are sponsoring "Cover The Uninsured Week" planned for Monday, May 1, through Saturday, May 6.

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VANCOUVER—If you've ever dreamed of climbing into an airplane cockpit and taking the controls, your day has come.
Pearson Air Museum is hosting its first-ever Open Cockpit Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday April 29. Several of the museum's vintage aircraft will be open for visitors to actually climb into the cockpit and sit at the controls.


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Board rules that moral objections can't stop filling of prescriptions

YAKIMA, W.A.— The state pharmacy board says pharmacists' moral objections should not allow them to deprive patients of a legal prescription.

Druggists could still refuse to dispense certain drugs under a proposed draft rule, but only if another pharmacist is on site to fill the prescription.


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Development of the Burnside Bridgehead project is closer to realization with a memorandum of understanding reached between the Portland Development Commission and Opus Northwest LLC.

The memorandum is a non-binding agreement that states the understandings between PDC and Opus that will guide the $200 million development project.

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Sen. Jackie Winters

SALEM—After gaining a reputation for bogging down in partisan gridlock over the past four years, Oregon lawmakers surprised most observers with something quite the opposite: The state's shortest special session in history — a decisive, six-hour affair in which lawmakers approved more funding for schools, new restrictions on payday lenders and tougher penalties for sex crimes against children.

They also managed to spend $178 million in those six hours, giving $42 million in unanticipated lottery profits to schools and earmarking $136 million to close a budget gap in the state's human services programs.


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