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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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Photos of Mt. Tabor Park and of past Leave No Trace events are courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR. 

Mt. Tabor Park is the only Oregon park and one of just 24 nationally to receive honor.

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Photo: BuildUp Oregon 

Funds include $10 million for developing early care and education facilities co-located with affordable housing. 

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Chris Warner 

Governor expands executive team and names new Housing and Homelessness Initiative Director

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5 Million dollars from Oregon CHIPS Act to be allocated to new Child Care Fund

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The nation’s largest Black-owned bank will choose ten winners and award each a $1,000 savings account

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Rendering by Bora Architecture & Interiors (Image courtesy Literary Arts) 

The new 14,000-square-foot literary center will serve as a community and cultural hub with a bookstore, café, classroom, and event spaces

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