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May 17, 2017

Portland, Ore., Voters Approve Record Tax to Fix Lead-Laced, Crumbling Buildings

Nearly all the district's schools have lead levels in the water that exceed federal safety standards. Many of the buildings are also plagued by peeling lead paint, and high concentrations of radon and asbestos.

May 15, 2017

To Fix Schools' High Lead Levels, Portland, Ore., District Seeks Tax Increase

All 90 district schools have high lead levels in the water that flows from sinks and drinking fountains. Dozens of buildings are laced with peeling lead paint, radon and asbestos.


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