WHAT TO KNOW:
- A nonprofit aiding refugees epitomizes Portland values, especially in the Trump era. But what happens when its workers want a union?
- The Portland neighborhoods surrounding Interstate 205 are the most at risk of floods and intense heat. Those are also the neighborhoods where people are being priced out.
- Russell Courtier, a member of a white supremacist prison gang who killed a black teenager by running him over with his Jeep in August 2016, was sentenced to life in prison with a 28-year minimum before he is eligible for release.
- Portland Public Schools has decided to close school on May 8 after Portland Association of Teachers, the local teachers union, said that they planned to join a statewide walkout, in a protest over school funding.
- A New Yorker article this week features an Oregon guardsman who left the military after befriending a wrongfully imprisoned Guantánamo Bay detainee.
- In her new memoir, Adonia Lugo discusses why she no longer works in bike advocacy and why infrastructure alone won’t solve biking’s equity problem.
- Until the Flood takes an overpowering journey to Ferguson, Mo., following the Michael Brown shooting. The one-woman show unleashes the anguish of an entire region.
WHAT TO DO ON 4/20:
- The highest of high holy days is here again. And with a variety of ceremonies and services taking place throughout Stumptown, you’ll have no trouble finding somewhere to commune with your fellow tokers.
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