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As it celebrates 50 years as a ballet company, the Pacific Northwest Ballet is making history by naming Jonathan Batista as the first Black principal dancer in the history of company

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Health officials in Washington and Oregon said Thursday that a fall and winter COVID surge is likely headed to the Pacific Northwest after months of relatively low case levels.

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The tight contest between Kotek and Drazan, with Johnson trailing, has caught the attention of the White House. On Friday, President Joe Biden will visit Portland to campaign with Democrats and urge voters to back Kotek.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown 

The Oregon Health Plan will have a greater focus on medically necessary resources, like housing and climate control.

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Both teams also dismissed general manager Gavin Wilkinson and president of business Mike Golub.

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Democratic officials hope that while in Oregon, Biden can help consolidate the party’s support behind Tina Kotek for Governor.

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As anxiety and depression rates have soared among young Americans, educators and advocates say children’s books can play a role in helping them cope.

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(Photo by Neon Tommy/CC BY-SA 2.0) 

Phil Knight has donated $1 million to Christine Drazan’s campaign, after previously giving $3.75 million to Betsy Johnson's campaign which recent polling suggests will not succeed.

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Governor Jay Inslee 

While new facilities that distribute, extract, refine or process fossil fuels have been temporarily prohibited by the Vancouver City Council since 2020, the council this week unanimously made the ban permanent

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Oregon Community Foundation is in the process of figuring out how to gift the building back to a Black-led non-profit that is willing to center arts, healing and intergenerational community-building within the space, in perpetuity.

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