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Two campaigns for free preschool have merged so that Multnomah County voters can decide on a single measure this November.
Aimed at the November 2020 ballot, it would provide free preschool to all 3- and 4-year-olds in Multnomah County, and living wages for preschool teachers.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler gives all city workers 40 hours paid bereavement leave, to grieve 400 years of oppression.
Smith faces former school board member Dan Ryan in the Aug. 11 runoff election for the vacant Portland City Council position held by the late Nick Fish.
Signature gathering will begin soon on a union-backed ballot initiative to offer free preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds in Multnomah County.
Three months before the election, 12 candidates pitched themselves to 180 unionists.
Wheeler faces 14 challengers in the May 19 primary.
Supporters will make another attempt to approve endorsement at the February 24 meeting.
For now, Governor Kate Brown has ended the tradition of having two labor reps on the board.
Voter turnout in the primary was low, with only 20.3% of registered voters casting ballots.