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All Stages, Wages and Ages — Housing for the Eastside

By Nancy Tannler Oregon’s Governor Tom McCall (1967-1975) loved our natural beauty and easy access to nature. In order to preserve this grandeur, he convinced the Oregon Legislature to sign …

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New Laws for 2024 Promote Safety on Oregon’s Roads

By Kris McDowell The Oregon Legislature passed hundreds of bills in the last session, revising some existing transportation laws and creating new ones. Many changes went into effect on January …

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Representatively Speaking – December 2023

By State Representative Rob Nosse In October I wrote about the fact-finding trip I was taking to Portugal. I decided to take the trip in spite of some criticism for …

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PFSP Union Returns to Negotiations with PPS

By Jesse Miller On Tuesday, September 26 the Portland Federation of School Professionals (PFSP) union voted not to ratify their contract with Portland Public Schools (PPS). The turnout came to …

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Prosper Portland Awards Community Livability Grants

By Kris McDowell For the 2023-24 fiscal year, Prosper Portland has awarded $865,000 in Community Livability Grants to 15 projects from community-based organizations in four Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts …

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AARP Challenge Grants Awarded to Local Non-Profits

By Nancy Tannler The seventh annual AARP Community Challenge Grant worth $3.6 million is being distributed to 310 quick-action projects across the country. Three of these grants were awarded to …

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Nearly $1 Million Awarded to Aid Older Children in Foster Care

By Francesca Silverstein, Franklin High School’s The Franklin Post The Housing Authority of Portland, also known as Home Forward, has been awarded nearly $1 million to invest in a community …

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PPS School Improvement Program Celebrates 10 Years of Revitalizing Schools

By David Mayne The Portland Public Schools (PPS) School Improvement Bond Program began construction work in 2013 and has compiled an impressive track record of upgrading and rebuilding schools across …

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City Council Amends Zoning Laws to Support Building Shelters

By Daniel Perez-Crouse City Council recently made progress amending the Shelter to Housing Continuum package (S2HC) that addresses issues prohibiting shelters from being built. Commissioner Carmen Rubio said the need …

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Do Good Multnomah’s Mobile Support Services

By Lauren Everett Amanda starts her workday by checking her phone to see if there have been any crises overnight. She sometimes ends the day with a late-night phone call …

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Parents Push Back on PPS Proposals

By Nancy Tannler Over a year ago, leaders of Portland Public Schools (PPS) decided to change the system’s education inequities with The Enrollment and Program Balancing proposal. The Southeast Guiding …

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Substitute Teacher Shortage Contributes to High Stress Levels for Educators

By Miranda Phinney, Franklin High School’s The Franklin Post During a year in which the Portland Association of Teachers reported half of all surveyed educators are considering early retirement, a …

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