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Shaka Smart to Texas? VCU says its ‘business as usual’


In the face of reports that Texas could lure Coach Shaka Smart to replace recently fired Rick Barnes, VCU has not heard from Texas officials and has received no indication Smart will leave the program he built into an NCAA tournament fixture. “We are ...

Portland Trail Blazers Involved in Two Most Expensive Remaining NBA Games


HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 08: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers looks to pass on the court during their game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on February 8, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and ...

Portland’s Backyard Beekeepers to Appear on ABC’s Shark Tank


Doug Adams is the Chef de Cuisine of Imperial and Portland Penny Diner. He grew up in the wilds of Tyler, Texas and Missoula, Montana, before eventually moving to Portland in 2008, where he attended culinary school and first worked at the infamous Lucier ...

Report: Shaka Smart in talks with Texas over men's basketball job


But Smart is reportedly talking with Texas about its coaching vacancy, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 19: Head coach Shaka Smart of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams looks on as the Virginia Commonwealth Rams play the Ohio State ...

Portland is Among America's Most Overpriced Cities, Says Forbes


Places like Austin, Texas and Chicago stay off the list. A recent National Association of Realtors study showed that median Portland rents went up by more than 20 percent between 2009 and 2014, and that the average mortgage payment went up more than 10 ...

Texas Longhorns Basketball Rumors: With Rick Barnes Gone, Program Looking To Make A Splash With His Replacement


The Texas Longhorns just fired longtime coach Rick Barnes ...
possibly someone he was connected to during his time as an executive with the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers. Whoever takes over for Rick Barnes will have some big shoes to fill.

Rick Barnes out as Texas coach


Texas athletic director Steve Patterson informed Barnes that ...
Patterson has NBA connections as a former executive with the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers. Barnes, 60, went 402-180 during his tenure in Austin. He won three Big 12 regular ...

WWU's Macdonald sets record; 2 headed to Texas relays


PORTLAND, Ore. - Western Washington sprinter Alex Donigian and javelin throw Katie Reichert will compete in the 88th annual Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays Friday in Austin. Just over 7,000 athletes including high school, collegiate and professionals ...

Clark County grows faster than Portland


Pickens, Ala.; and Hays, Texas. The metropolitan area that includes Portland, Vancouver and Hillsboro, Ore., grew by 122,238 from 2010 through 2014. The 2014 estimate for that population is 2,348,247, compared with 2,226,009 in 2010. Nationally ...

Fastest growing US metro area? It’s not Portland


The Austin, Texas MSA ranked third fastest at a 3.2 percent population change between 2013 and 2014. The metro area, which includes the Texas capitol and Round Rock, the home of Dell Computers, added an estimated 57,500 people for a total estimated ...

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Honey Brunch in Portland, OR


I’m pleased and excited to announce an upcoming collaboration with Cocotte Restaurant, Seastar Bakery, Nectar Creek Mead, and Old Blue Raw Honey in the form of a honey-centric brunch on Sunday, April …

Reader Survey 2015: Best Pizza in Portland


Apizza Scholls – clam pie Who makes the best pizza in Portland? I know people who have practically come to blows over this very question. Every year the same restaurants tend to place in the top five…

Final Maine Shrimp Hearing is Tonight in Portland - Maine Public Broadcasting


WMTW Portland Final Maine Shrimp Hearing is Tonight in Portland Maine Public Broadcasting PORTLAND, Maine – Fishery regulators are holding the last of a series of public hearings about the future …

Final Maine shrimp hearing is tonight in Portland - Boston Herald


WMTW Portland Final Maine shrimp hearing is tonight in Portland Boston Herald PORTLAND, Maine — Fishery regulators are holding the last of a series of public hearings about the future of New Engla…

More restaurants in Portland, Maine passing health inspections - Foster's Daily Democrat


More restaurants in Portland, Maine passing health inspections Foster’s Daily Democrat PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Restaurant owners and health inspectors in Portland, Maine, say food safety courses and an…

More restaurants in Portland, Maine passing health inspections - Foster's Daily Democrat


Press Herald More restaurants in Portland, Maine passing health inspections Foster’s Daily Democrat PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Restaurant owners and health inspectors in Portland, Maine, say food safe…

More restaurants in Portland, Maine passing health inspections - Seacoastonline.com


Press Herald More restaurants in Portland, Maine passing health inspections Seacoastonline.com PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Restaurant owners and health inspectors in Portland, Maine, say food safety co…

More restaurants in Portland passing health inspections - Bellingham Herald


Press Herald More restaurants in Portland passing health inspections Bellingham Herald PORTLAND, Maine — Restaurant owners and health inspectors in Portland, Maine say food safety courses and an i…

Rainy Day Snaps in Portland, OR


Rain is ordinary in Portland As a Portland / Vancouver based traveler, I have privilege to explore Portland area often which is always interesting since it’s such a big city. I had a Meetup gathering …




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR PORTLAND

What you a need to know to become a US citizen

The process for obtaining citizenship requires time and preparation, but knowing the steps will help make the process more agile.

The following video contains information on the general requirements that need to be met to become a US citizen, such as:

Having the statutory age.

A legal resident and remain in the country while their application is processed. Importantly, marital status may result in a less extended period for citizenship.

Demonstrate English proficiency.

Having knowledge of history and government of the United States.

Be a person of good moral character.

Take an oath of allegiance to prove that supports and defends the United States and its Constitution.

You can get further information by visiting the website of Citizenship and Immigration United States (USCIS, acronym) or by calling 1-800-375-5283 (press 2 for Spanish), 1-800-767-1833 (TDD for hearing impaired).

Video Transcript

VOICE: If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, you must meet several requirements will vary depending on your situation. For example:

Be at least 18 years of age at the time you submit your application.

Have been a permanent resident for at least five years. If you are married to a US citizen, this requirement may be reduced to three years.

Having lived in the same state or district USCIS office having jurisdiction over the place of residence for three months prior to the date of application.

VOICE: You must also show that you have continuously resided in the United States.

VOICE: Continuous residence

OFFICIAL: Continuous residence means a permanent resident has not left the United States for a long period. Doing so could interrupt your continuous residence.

VOICE: Physical presence in the United States

VOICE: must also demonstrate physical presence in the United States. This means being present in the country for at least 30 months in the 5 years prior to the date you file your application.

VOICE: Other requirements include:

VOICE: Be able to read, write and speak English and have basic knowledge of the history and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: Some applicants do not have to meet the English language requirement because of their age and the time they have lived in the United States as permanent residents.

VOICE: You must also prove that knows and understands the fundamentals of the history, principles and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: moral character

OFFICIAL: To naturalized US citizen, must also be a person of good moral character.

OFFICIAL: Committing certain crimes may make him ineligible for naturalization.

VOICE: Pledge of Allegiance

VOICE: Finally, to become a US citizen should pay the Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: Everyone who wants to naturalize must be willing to support and defend America and our Constitution. In fact, you will not become a US citizen until perform this Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: You should note that it is obliged to reside in the United States while their application is pending.

VOICE: These are just general requirements. For further information contact the US Citizenship and Immigration United States through the Internet or by phone at 1 (800) 375-5283. [11]



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The importance of local education funding in PORTLAND TEXAS

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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The situation of health coverage in in PORTLAND TEXAS

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 


2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.


3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 


4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 


5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 


These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 

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