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VANCOUVER, Wash.—People who depend on Interstate 5 to get to work, see family or deliver goods between Portland and Vancouver are invited to participate in two community meetings planned for April 12 and 13 to evaluate and comment on ideas aimed at reducing travel times during peak hours.

The Portland meeting is scheduled for 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the Jantzen Beach Red Lion Inn, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive. The Vancouver event takes place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Hudson's Bay High School, 1206 E. Reserve St.


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An unprecedented collaboration sets new construction standard

When construction begins on the Housing Authority of Portland's Humboldt Gardens project, history will be made.

'This model has never been tried in the United States before.'

— Lee Moore
Housing Authority of Portland

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Capitol Police on Monday took steps toward obtaining an arrest warrant for Rep. Cynthia McKinney after she tangled with a uniformed officer last week.

Pictured: Cynthia McKinney


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Ex-prisoners' right to vote may go before state Supreme Court

OLYMPIA—Tens of thousands of released felons barred from voting in Washington state are at the center of a legal battle over whether unpaid fines alone should keep them from the polls.


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Portland General Electric severed its ties with bankrupt Enron Corp. on Monday and issued its common stock as an independent company.

PGE, Oregon's largest and oldest utility, issued 62.5 million shares. About 43 percent were given to Enron creditors that have settled their claims.


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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.


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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.


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A new study of a little-understood treatment for heart disease may have a positive outcome for African Americans, said a participating physician.


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Full academic year will remain, but some schools will close

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.


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The city Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Crime Prevention Program takes its efforts to a whole new level this month when it hosts "Ready. Safe. Go.," a daylong crime prevention training conference.


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