Former Oregon governor John Kitzhaber's campaign to radically reform health care drew about 200 people to its first meeting in Portland on Sunday.
The effort is a grass roots campaign that aims to gather citizens' ideas on how to create a better health care system and use their activism to pressure politicians to adopt their concept.
Portland Police Chief Derrick Foxworth has been accused by city officials of sexual misconduct against a female officer before he became chief. A nine-page legal notice released by the city alleges that Foxworth sent a series of graphic e-mails to Angela Oswalt.
Oswalt, 46, a longtime Police Bureau veteran, claims that she feared for her job unless she succumbed to Foxworth's advances.
Portland school officials had some good news and bad news for parents this week. The good news: Schools will remain open for the full school year, classes will stay about the same size and curriculum improvements will continue.
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 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.