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Guest View: Keep identity politics out of the classroom

Parents and guardians, are you frustrated with the identity politics being inserted into the public school system?. Nationwide, 1.4 million students have left the public school system for the 2021 school year. Of that 1.4 million students not returning to public school (concentrated primarily in the lower grades), the pandemic reigns supreme, but we can’t ignore the fixation on identity politics as a reason some parents are keeping children from attending public school.
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Cory James accounts for 6 TDs as No. 3 Estacada cruises past North Marion

Cory James ran for three touchdowns, passed for two and returned a punt for another as the Rangers (8-0, 4-0 Tri-Valley Conference) collected the home-field win over the Huskies (0-7, 0-4) of Aurora. Marcus Ledesma scored the Huskies’ touchdown on a four-yard run. The play was set up by a...
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Oregon City women honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Club members promote Clackamas County's Safe Place by painting pumpkins purple, donating pursesOregon City Woman's Club members promoted Domestic Violence Awareness Month by painting pumpkins purple, donating purses with necessity items and wearing purple ribbons. Early in the month, club volunteers met and painted just over 30 pumpkins purple and added decorations. Then at their regular monthly meeting, club members auctioned them off to raise funds. "The members loved them and will be displaying them at their homes," said Connie Kitzmiller, president of OCWC. "We encourage everyone to display a purple pumpkin for awareness." Oregon City Woman's Club...

Tom White, Davis Dufort help Wells Guardians notch 1st win — 22-6 over Lincoln

Tom White scored touchdowns on both of his receptions and had a two-point conversion, Davis Dufort gained 129 yards and scored a touchdown on the ground, and the host Guardians (1-7, 1-5 Portland Interscholastic League) posted their first win by defeating the visiting Cardinals at Wells High School in the Hillsdale neighborhood of Southwest Portland.

3 more TDs for Hudson Davis as Newberg fights off McMinnville

Hudson Davis rushed for three touchdowns, and the Tigers built a 30-7 halftime lead en route to the Pacific Conference win over the host Grizzlies (3-5, 1-3), who got two touchdown passes from Ky Hoskinson. The Tigers (2-6, 2-2) won their second in a row as Charlie Evans ran for...

Jemall Brumfield runs 25 yards for TD on 1st play of OT; Franklin outlasts Jefferson

Franklin 28, Jefferson 27 (OT) Jemall Brumfield ran for a 25-yard touchdown on the first play of overtime, and the Lightning (2-6, 2-3 Portland Interscholastic League) of Southeast Portland defeated the host Democrats (4-4, 3-2) in North Portland. On Jefferson’s overtime possession, a bobbled snap after the Democrats’ touchdown thwarted...

Reynolds beats Centennial for 1st win under Kelly Murphy: ‘This one was for our seniors, and they will never forget this one’

The Raiders downed the visiting Eagles (2-6, 1-6 Mt. Hood Conference) of Gresham for their first win of the season. First-year coach Kelly Murphy said the Raiders (1-7, 1-6) of Troutdale had a strong passing game, highlighted by quarterback Cam Raymond throwing to seniors Miles Baldwin and Shawn Taylor. “It...

Many parents eager to get their 5- to 11-year-olds vaccinated

PORTLAND, Ore. — For parents who may be worried about spreading COVID to your unvaccinated young children, that could soon change. The Pfizer vaccine is expected to be approved for emergency use for kids between the ages of 5 and 11. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are available for...

Grady Newsom fires 4 TD passes, leads Sunset over Beaverton

Grady Newsom passed for four touchdowns and the Apollos totaled 451 yards of offense in defeating the visiting Beavers (3-5, 2-3 Metro League), who got two touchdown passes from Hunter Borter and one from Jay Keuter. The Apollos’ Caleb Kim picked up 210 yards and scored a touchdown on 28...

Kyrin Fuimaono, offensive line power McKay to victory at St. Helens

The Royals Scots’ offensive line didn’t allow a sack and helped the rushing game amass about 200 yards in the win over the host Lions (1-6, 0-6 Northwest Oregon Conference West). Sophomore quarterback Kyrin Fuimaono passed for about 250 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Justice Anthony. Jamahl...

Portland gas price survey: Cheapest station saves $0.90 per gallon

(PORTLAND, OR) Depending on where you fill up in Portland, you could be saving up to $0.90 per gallon on gas. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at Space Age at 6503 Se 52Nd Ave . Regular there was listed at $3.49 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $4.39 at Chevron at 1967 Sw 4Th Ave, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.

Gardening with Allen: How to prune your trees

Some of my trees need to be pruned. Can I do some of the pruning myself or should I just hire an arborist?. You could do some of the pruning yourself if the trees are not too large. Most needle-leaf evergreen trees do not need much pruning unless they suffer damage. Occasionally, the top becomes damaged and instead of a single upward growing leader, two or more branches start to grow upward. Simply leave the strongest one and shorten or remove the others. Sometimes one or more side branches will grow longer so the tree is not symmetrical. Simply shorten the long branches. Most needle evergreens look best if all the branches are allowed to grow down to the ground. Pine and fir trees sometimes have some of the lower branches removed.

Portland State opens homeless shelter for its students

Portland State University swung open the doors to The Landing, a shelter located in a church near campus for students experiencing housing instability, a month ago for the fall semester. The university’s first attempt to provide temporary beds was during the spring semester, but just a single student utilized the...
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Portland pop artist to show at So It Goes Coffeehouse

Using stencil and mixed media, Portland based pop artist Ace Troy has built a relentless body of work out of powerful juxtapositions. “There is a beautiful through line in Ace’s work - a searing sense of humor, intelligence, activism,” said John Beane co-owner of So It Goes. “The form is at first recognizable - stencil art from the graffiti world, Banksy, melded with pop art associations, celebrity, nostalgia. But then melded with found objects - wood, records. There is a dissonance, a jarring that happens when we see these influences slam together, and in that moment the message ekes through.