Amphibians and Reptiles in Your Neighborhood

by on Nov 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Join the Wetlands Conservatory as they present an evening of speakers talking about common and rare species of amphibians and reptiles found in outer Northeast Portland and Gresham neighborhoods.   The Wetlands Conservatory present an evening of speakers about common and rare species of amphibians and reptiles found in outer east Portland and Gresham neighborhoods Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Gresham City Hall Council...
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Are High-Stakes Tests Worth the Cost?

by on Nov 18, 2014 | 0 comments

To the Editor: I am a resident of Mid-county and a strong supporter of our public schools. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, or SBAC, the *High-Stakes Test mandated by the State of Oregon, is having a negative impact on our students, teachers, and administrators directly, and in turn, our community-at-large. High-stakes testing does not support the academic success of all students. We cannot afford SBAC for a number of good reasons....
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Drive-By Shooting in Parkrose

by on Nov 16, 2014 | 0 comments

Around 10 p.m. tonight, police responded to the report of a drive-by shooting outside Be Van Sports Bar at 10834 N.E. Sandy Blvd. in Parkrose. When they arrived, police found evidence of gunfire and damage to the side of the building the bar is in. Several bullets penetrated the wall and entered the bar, but nobody inside was injured, police said. Police received limited suspect information that indicates a newer, light-colored sedan may be...
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Police Seek Public’s Help to Find a Missing 13-year-old Boy

by on Nov 11, 2014 | 0 comments

The Portland Police Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit asks for the public’s help  locating 13-year-old Justus Allen Cochran, missing since Monday Nov. 10. Police said Cochran ran away from his outer southeast Portland school in the Centennial neighborhood around noon Monday, and family members are concerned he may be suffering from a mental health crisis. He is described as a white male, 5’7″ tall, 100 pounds, and was last...
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PDX Job Fair date set

by on Nov 11, 2014 | 0 comments

New and existing concessionaires at Portland International Airport hold a job fair Monday, Nov. 17. Hoping to fill more than 300 jobs over the next few months, airport concessionaires are looking for seasonal, temporary, part-time, and full-time employees. The event is from noon to 5 p.m. in the PDX Conference Center, located above the Oregon Market in the airport’s main terminal. The jobs emanate from 11 new shops and restaurants coming...
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Free flu shots today

by on Nov 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Honoring veterans this Veterans Day, Legacy Health is offering free flu shots to people age six months and older. Shots are available today on all five hospitals during the times listed below, and while supplies last. Legacy Emanuel Medical Center 2801 N. Gantenbein, Portland 7 – 11 a.m. Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center 1015 NW 22nd Ave., Portland 3 – 7 p.m. Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center 19300 SW 65th Ave., Tualatin 7 – 11 a.m. Legacy...
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