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• Portland City Council Stops Transparency Advocate Proposal from Going to Voters In May
Portland City Council shot down a proposal that would’ve allowed Portland voters to decide if the city should create a new transparency watchdog—opting instead to pass their own surprise (and non-transparent) resolution.
Strap on your brain for this week's super-fun trivia quiz—this week featuring Dame's latest award, poker-playing water-skiers (?), and sorry, Oregon counties... Idaho doesn't want you. 😭
• Oregon’s Possible Removal of COVID Precautions Prompts Mixed Reactions
Oregon health officials are considering lifting the state mask mandate for healthcare settings as Oregon moves into a new phase of the pandemic. Some see the proposal as a strategic move to preserve public trust, while others are raising alarms.Continue reading »