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Police, prosecutors wary of private security’s expanded role in downtown Portland

To businesses and property owners in downtown Portland, Echelon Protective Services’ seamless slip into a police role was a lifeline. But to the people taxpayers pay to provide public safety in Portland — the city police and county prosecutors — the area’s growing reliance on a private security firm was a source of deepening alarm.




Report examines inequities facing Oregon’s female superintendents

“Women superintendents are calling for change in the gender inequities that thrive in Oregon’s education system.” That’s according to a new study from the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators, the Oregon Commission for Women and the Oregon Department of Education.

Culture

From the court to the vineyard: CJ McCollum talks wine

You're probably familiar with CJ McCollum the basketball star, but what about CJ McCollum the winemaker? We spoke with the Portland Trail Blazer about the similarities between wine and basketball, bringing bottles into the bubble, and how winemakers from different backgrounds can help diversify the wine industry.