Today’s News Briefs

Adopt a greyhound

Easter Sunday, April 15, Greyhound Pets of America/Northwest will be at the Multnomah Greyhound Park, with over 50 Greyhounds looking for new homes. From 1p.m. to 4 p.m. the public can see Greyhounds up close and personal. If they find a Greyhound they like they can put that Greyhound on hold until the GPA/NW can do an in-home screening and review of the application. The Greyhounds are not placed into homes without the new adopter filling out an application and having a visit from one of the screening volunteers.

There will also be 40 or more volunteers at the MGP to answer any questions and relay their own experience with Greyhounds.

Last minute tax help

The last day to file your taxes is Monday, April 16. The Oregon Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service employees will help last-minute tax filers at seven Oregon and Washington post offices and the Federal Building in Portland.

The post offices also will extend hours at their windows to weigh mail and sell stamps, envelopes and other items. Mail collection hours will also be extended. The Portland area offices will not be open until midnight, but will use the blue Postal Service collection boxes. The post office will collect and postmark tax returns from the blue boxes until midnight. Only the boxes marked with a yellow verifying sign will used for midnight pickups.

Taxpayer assistance is available at these times and locations in the Portland area:Federal Building ( Southwest Jefferson St. Portland): 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Main Post Office (Vancouver): 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Eastport Plaza Post Office (Portland): 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Beaverton Post Office: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

-Mike Norris