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MLK Jr. Message from Sarah Mensah, Blazers COO

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United We Serve

Serve.gov is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use Serve.gov to help you do your part. America’s foundation will be built one community at a time –- and it starts with you.


Take time to listen to, apply words of King’s final speech

King’s last speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” is famous, yet almost unknown. Many recall the sharp imagery of its last two minutes, now enshrined on YouTube. In that snippet, King declares that he has gone to the mountaintop, seen the Promised Land, might not arrive there himself, but knows that his followers will.

The FBI and Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was never himself a Communist—far from it. But the FBI’s wiretapping of King was precipitated by his association with Stanley Levison, a man with reported ties to the Communist Party. Newly available documents reveal what the FBI actually knew—the vast extent of Levinson’s Party activities

Like photography before it, social media changes the way we perceive the world

Many have rightly criticized Facebook over how the site turns the unquantifiable beauty of human experience into something that fits into a database , or how Facebook misuses that database to earnfantastic profits. These are valid critiques; however, my concern is that the ultimate power of social media is how it burrows into us, our minds, our consciousness, changing how we consciously experience the world even when logged off.

Port Angeles finance director to get some of leave overdraw back after repayment 

This is the second of a two-part series on the Port Angeles city’s cash-out policy.

Inside the UGB

Police say crime rose downtown during Occupy Portland, but it’s unclear what types of crime

Newcomer Files Against Schrader For Congress

Washington County DA’s office declines to prosecute Lane County commissioners

Public hearing scheduled for Sherwood’s skateboarding ordinance

Milwaukie light rail petition could “confuse things” for city but might not stop $5 million pymt 

Portland Mayor Sam Adams travels to D.C. as mayoral candidates prepare for joint appearances: Portland City Hall roundup

Outside the UGB

City of Longview employees to get cost-of-living raises with new contract

New bill addresses power of WA attorney general

Bored workers often turn to chocolate, booze, study finds

Soft drink tax: Oregon physician pushes for a cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks

Tax simplification supported by governor and business community, some major cities opposed

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