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Karis Stoudamire-Phillips (Photo courtesy Oregon Community Foundation) 

Oregon Community Foundation’s Board of Directors has elected two new members who bring extensive experience in community engagement and housing development.

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AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer 

"I take responsibility for not being more thoughtful in my approach to exploring the role of the First Spouse."

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Over $96 million in new funding will help build a behavioral health drop in center, expand violence prevention programs, and build more housing.

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Bishop William J. Barber II, National Co- Chair, Poor Peoples Campaign. (Photo: DreamInColorPhoto / NNPA.) 

Scheduled for June 29th, the “Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington, D.C.: A Call to the Polls and to Vote,” aims to commence four months of outreach efforts targeting 15 million poor and low-wage infrequent voters nationwide. According to the study “Waking the Sleeping Giant: Poor and Low-Income Voters in the 2020 Elections,” approximately 85 million eligible voters in the United States are classified as poor or low wage, constituting at least 30% of the electorate. In battleground states, the percentage climbs to over 40%.

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Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers 

Evers family overwhelmed with gratitude after Biden announces highest civilian honor.

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Voters can register or update their registration online at OregonVotes.gov until 11:59 p.m. on April 30.

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Jessica Vega Pederson 

Investments will boost shelter and homeless services, tackle the fentanyl crisis, strengthen the safety net and support a voter-approved change in County elections

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Today Business Oregon and its Oregon Innovation Council announced a $4 million award to the Portland Seed Fund that will provide investments in early-stage Oregon businesses through the Intrepid Oregon Fund.

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As part of the 2024 National Youth Violence Prevention Week, the Multnomah County Prevention and Health Promotion Community Adolescent Health Team will gather with youth, community members and interfaith leaders Sunday, April 28, to commemorate youth affected by violence and foster unity and healing.

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Miko Vergun, age 22 from Oregon, holds a photo of herself from when the lawsuit Juliana v. United States was filed nine years ago. (Photo/Robin Loznak) 

‘We will not be silenced’ by the DOJ,' youth say

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