Emily June Newton isn’t an ordinary clown. She doesn’t wear a red-nose. Her style of clowning means creating and becoming distinct characters that allow her to express where she’s at in her life. She’s debuting a brand new character this week at the CoHo Clown Festival in Portland.
On a chilly and rainy March day, a team of journalists went to Old Town and an area near Delta Park in North Portland to interview folks living in tents or shelters or cars to ask them what they need and what they want from the city.
Parents of Black students in Central Oregon are struggling to protect their kids from racial harassment at school. Some parents have decided to take their kids out of school and are looking for alternative options. OPB talked to one of those parents, Kenny Adams, and Marcus LeGrand, Vice-Chair and Director of Bend-La Pine School Board, to learn more about what they’re facing and how they are helping kids cope.
Syphilis is on the rise in Multnomah County, specifically among populations that have not traditionally had access to testing or treatment. Nowhere is this more pronounced than for people experiencing homelessness.