A new coalition of Black-led community groups called a press conference Tuesday with Oregon elected leaders. They have developed a two-year plan to begin dismantling systemic racism in Oregon. Nkenge Harmon Johnson, president and CEO of the Urban League of Portland, is one of the organizers of today's press conference. She joins us to tell us more about the plan.
Some restaurants in Portland are slowly beginning to reopen. But will they be able to make money? Will they be able to hire back staff they let go? What kind of food service makes the most sense until we get a vaccine?
A Portland arts center is transferring ownership of its building and land to an indigenous group. The Oregon Judicial Department is working to reduce unconscious bias. Schools across Oregon are preparing for the fall.
Independent journalists have been covering nightly protests in Portland from the beginning. The Springfield police department agreed to a settlement with the family of a resident killed by officers. And the Native American Youth and Family Center recently received a new designation.