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June 20, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Diversity training for Portland mayor and top police

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The city of Portland is sending about 16 white male managers to a three-day seminar called “White Men as Full Diversity Partners.” Most are top-level leaders from the police bureau, including Chief Mike Reese. Mayor Charlie Hales also plans to attend. Hales told KATU the $56,000 spent on the diversity training seminar is worth…

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April 29, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Tuesday Memo: Best barista … Bees kill dog … College diversity poll … IE risk

Of course she’s from Seattle: She’s been around a coffee shop since she was a youngster, so it comes as no surprise that Laila Ghambari has triumphed over all others to become the best barista in the nation in a competition sponsored by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. What’s her secret?…

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March 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Whites unwelcome at college diversity ‘happy hour’

OLYMPIA (AP) — South Puget Sound Community College says it was a mistake for an employee group to invite only people of color to a diversity “happy hour.” The group that sent out the email last week apologized the next day and canceled the event, said Kellie Purce Braseth, dean of college relations. The college believes the…

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March 7, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Friday Memo: Boeing pensions … Grocery Godzilla … Is Seattle diverse?

Retirement changes: Boeing announced it will freeze the traditional defined-benefit pensions of 68,000 nonunion salaried staff — including managers and executives, all the way to the top — starting in 2016. Just as it did with the 33,000-member Machinists union as part of the 777X deal, Boeing will replace the old pension…

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