Stumptown 40: Winning the Race for Equality

Adult pinewood derby champ dedicates win to gay scouts.

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The winner of Portland's adult pinewood derby had a victory speech."This trophy is for all the gay Boy Scouts—EVER!" Nic Peteresen said as he hoisted his award.It was a nice way to end a long night of racing as the Stumptown 40 rolled through Spirit of '77. Miniature cars built from kits that include a block of wood, four nails and four plastic wheels race down a ramp two at a time in the ...   More
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012 by Martin Cizmar

Learning While Latino: Feds Accept Discrimination Complaint Against PPS


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Federal civil rights officials have told Portland Public Schools there could be an investigation into an incident at Buckman Elementary School this fall, when a Spanish-speaking kindergarten boy faced a five-day suspension for "assault." In a Dec. 2 letter, [PDF] the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights in Seattle tells Superintendent Carole Smith the office has accepted a ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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