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As Students Struggle To Recover Academically, Portland Teachers Demand Four-Day School Weeks

As new reports show K-12 students across the country struggling and performing below grade level as a result of lockdown-interrupted learning, teachers in Oregon are demanding less classroom instruction time. The Portland Association of Teachers is currently bargaining with Portland Public Schools, Oregon’s largest school district, threatening staff shortages and potential school closures should the district not meet their demands…

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Mask Mania Suffocates The West Coast

A friend and I were barred from a small retail store in downtown Seattle on Sunday. Our crime? We didn’t have face masks. We’ve both been fully vaccinated for months, and there’s no more mask mandate in the city. While traveling up and down the Pacific Northwest for a week, it became clear masks are set to become a permanent…

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Portland’s Protest Response Unit Officers Resign En Masse, Following Indictment Of Fellow Police Officer

After one of their own colleagues was indicted, approximately 50 Portland police officers, sergeants, and detectives resigned en masse from the Portland Police Bureau’s protest response unit on Wednesday. This resignation is unprecedented.  The Oregonian notes that police feel abandoned by City Hall and the district attorney, after dealing with over 100 consecutive nights of protest coverage. The indictment of…

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