Vast void in leadership widens at Portland Public Schools

(Stephanie Yao Long/Oregonian) Portland Public Schools’ chief information officer has resigned, adding to the deluge of vacancies at the highest levels of Oregon’s largest school district. Josh Klein has overseen information and technology for the district since 2013 and earns a salary of $139,00. He previously held the chief information officer position the Oregon Department…

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Portland, Oregon, mayor condemns violent May Day protest

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday condemned the actions of protesters after more than two dozen people were arrested a day earlier during a May Day march that turned violent. The violence and vandalism in Portland and several other Pacific Northwest cities stood out amid largely peaceful marches elsewhere in the U.S. to honor…

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Portland’s longtime homeless camp is moving, but underlying problems persist

Portland officials have announced plans to relocate a longtime homeless encampment known as Right 2 Dream Too. (Ellen M. Banner / Seattle Times) Depending on the point of view, Portland’s most visible homeless encampment has become either a terrible eyesore, or an innovative way to house the unsheltered, with nonprofit status, a board of directors…

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Activities That You Can Do While In Portland OR This Spring

If you are traveling to the Portland area in Oregon, and you are thinking about staying for a couple of weeks, you will want to organize the activities that you are going to do in advance. You can sometimes get excellent discounts on tours and attractions that you can participate in once you arrive in…

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Portland Switches To Its Backup Water Supply: What You Should Know

The city of Portland has two drinking water reservoirs in the Bull Run watershed. Cassandra Profita/OPB/EarthFix Starting Monday, the Portland Water Bureau switched to its backup water source, groundwater from wells along the Columbia River. The Water Bureau said it has stopped using Bull Run water out of an “abundance of caution” in response to repeated detection of…

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