Calendar: February 22 to March 1

Tuesday, February 22 6:00 p.m. — Portland Public Schools board meeting Portland Public Schools’ school board will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. An agenda for the meeting is online and includes comments from the Portland Association of Teachers on the reduced staffing plans for the 2022-2023 school year. PAT is requesting PPS families attend the meeting, as well as contact… Continue reading Calendar: February 22 to March 1

Digest: Friday, February 18, 2022

Nicholas Kristof officially out of the governor’s race The Oregon Supreme Court released their ruling on Nicholas Kristof’s eligibility to run for governor of Oregon yesterday: Kristof is ineligible because he has not been a resident of the state for the minimum three years required by the state constitution. One of the key factors in… Continue reading Digest: Friday, February 18, 2022

Digest: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

City employees may strike as soon as Thursday Union members working for the City of Portland are voting on whether to strike and results are expected late today. The District Council of Trade Unions, which represents most of the unions contracting with the City, reports that the City has violated state laws governing collective bargaining… Continue reading Digest: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Digest: Monday, January 3, 2022

Portland Public Schools return from winter break Students returned from winter break today, attending classes in person as local COVID-19 numbers predictably rise. Portland Public Schools sent out a message to parents and other community members yesterday (Sunday) at 4:30 p.m. reviewing the district’s plan to maintain in-person learning, focused on testing and vaccinations. Even… Continue reading Digest: Monday, January 3, 2022

Wednesday Digest: December 22, 2021

Oregon health officials are projecting that an omicron variant surge of COVID-19 could easily overwhelm hospitals in the state beyond even what we say during the delta surge early this year. They’re currently expecting a peak in February with a rapid rise after holiday travel.

Friday Digest: December 17, 2021

Betsy Johnson announced her resignation from the Oregon Senate, effective December 15, in order to focus on her campaign for governor. Johnson was elected as a Democrat to represent Senate District 16, including parts Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington and Multnomah Counties, through the end of 2022. Johnson is running as an independent candidate for governor,… Continue reading Friday Digest: December 17, 2021