06-14-2024  3:53 pm   •   PDX and SEA Weather

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(Photo/Portland Parks & Recreation) 

The effort is an innovative partnership between the City, Portland Parks Foundation, and The Kidz Outside

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If approved by voters, the levy renewal would maintain the current tax rate and continue to fund approximately 660 teachers and other classroom support positions

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“Nothing is more important than making sure folks in need have food to eat, and the resources to thrive,” Wyden said. “Making sure this food is locally sourced and processed helps connect our Oregon farmers to the communities they feed.”

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Photos of the Columbia Slough Trail project after completion are courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR. 

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) recently completed a project to improve nearly a mile of Portland’s popular Columbia Slough Trail. The segment that crosses the Big Four Corners Natural Area was in bad condition. In addition to ruts in the trail, encroaching vegetation narrowed the trail width.

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Photo: New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, located in Seattle’s historic Central District, will host “Freedom Fridays: A Black History Month Community Film Series.” The church will show the film "The Black Church" on Friday, Feb. 16 (episode 1) and Friday, Feb. 23 (episode 2). Both start at 6 p.m.

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Measure 114 establishes reasonable public safety regulations that do not unduly burden the right of self-defense. 

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Morrison Bridge 

On Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Morrison Bridge S.E. Belmont Street exit lane to S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will close for guardrail repairs.

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The topic, Researching Your Cherokee Freedmen Ancestors, will be presented by Angela Walton-Raji. 

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Morrison Bridge 

The Morrison Bridge’s upcoming closure this weekend is canceled.

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Photo courtesy of Portland Rose Festival Court 

The 2024 Rose Festival Court includes 15 outstanding students from Portland, Metro-West and Metro-East high schools. Junior and senior female-identifying students from 4A, 5A and 6A -Class schools qualified for the court with a combination of a 3.0 cumulative GPA and 20 hours of verifiable community service.  

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