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Commissioner Fish is in charge of the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services. He is also Council liaison to Elders in Action, Venture Portland, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Council welcomes Grant High School's Constitution Team
This morning, City Council proudly welcomed the Grant High School Constitution Team, winners of the 2015 National We the People competition in Washington, D.C.!
Nick was honored to read a Proclamation to celebrate their victory.
The We the People competition, designed to simulate congressional hearings, teaches students about the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.
The Classroom Law Project has administered Oregon’s We the People competition since 1987. Nick has been proud to serve as a judge for the regional competition for the past six years.
2015 marks the fourth year in a row that a Portland Public School team has brought home the gold. Oregon boasts more national titles than any other state in the country!
Grant High Principal Carol Campbell, Constitution Teacher Jeremy Reinholt, and Classroom Law Project Program Director Barbara Rost praised the students’ work. Two students, Cassie Hill and Amelia Morrison, shared how the program has made a difference in their education – and even in their future career goals.
Congratulations to the Generals for their incredible achievement!
May 27, 2015
The Japanese butterbur is an invasive weed that is slowly spreading through Portland’s natural areas.
It looks like a tropical plant, with large, thick green leaves that can reach up to four feet wide. The leaves’ underside is fuzzy, and the weed can grow to be six feet tall.
Invasive species damage forests, streams, rivers, and personal gardens. Controlling invasive weeds (and fixing the damage they cause) costs Oregonians $125 million each year. It’s important to catch invasive weeds before they become dangerous infestations.
If you find Japanese butterbur, please contact Dominic Maze (email@example.com) at the Bureau of Environmental Services to discuss control options.
Check out the Bureau of Environmental Services’ website to learn more.
May 26, 2015
Helen Silvis in the Skanner
Ken Boddie in KOIN 6 News
Chris Woodard and KOIN 6 News Staff
KATU News Staff
Virginia Gewin in Popular Science
Rebecca Randall in GoLocalPDX
Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury
WW Movie Staff in the Willamette Week
The Oregonian Editorial Board
GoLocalPDX News Team
Shelby R. King in the Portland Mercury
Denis C. Theriault in The Oregonian
Shelby R. King in the Portland Mercury
Vickie Kavanagh in The Oregonian
May 22, 2015
Cosmosis is a beautiful and riveting blend of dance, theater, and live chamber music.
BodyVox is a local arts organization that combines dance, theater and film into incredible productions. It’s funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s General Operating Support grant program.
The Amphion String Quartet is an award-winning string quartet internationally known for its intense and gripping music.
Together, the two groups create a stunning performance full of passion and wonder.
Cosmosis begins tonight and goes through June 6.
Check out BodyVox’s website for more information and to purchase tickets.
BodyVox Dance Center
1201 NW 17th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
Photo courtesy of BodyVox.
May 21, 2015
Grant Magazine wins Gold
This morning, Nick was proud to present a Proclamation for Grant High School’s award-winning Grant Magazine team.
Grant Magazine tells authentic stories of their high school community, including students, faculty, parents, and more.
In March, Grant journalists were awarded a prestigious Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown Award at a ceremony in New York City!
The Gold Crown Award is the Association’s highest award. It recognizes the best student publications across the country, based on writing, design, photography, and online coverage. Grant Magazine is the only Oregon publication to ever receive a Gold Crown Award – and this is the second year in a row that they won!
Congratulations, Grant Magazine!
Check out Grant Magazine’s impressive website, and consider supporting them with a subscription to the magazine.
May 20, 2015