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Sunday, February 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Money questions raised following Women’s March in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – State officials say they’re looking into allegations that thousands of dollars in donations brought in by the Women’s March in Portland are missing.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Friday that officials with the Oregon Department of Justice stopped short of saying an investigation had been launched.

The January march drew up to 100,000 participants to downtown Portland.

But in the weeks following, organizers had begun to fight publicly over potential missing donations.

It was not clear how much money the event took in through donations and T-shirt sales.

Lead organizer Margaret Jacobsen said PDX Trans Pride was holding at least $22,000 from T-shirt sales.

PDX Trans Pride’s Rebekah Katherine Brewis told the newspaper that allegations that her group was keeping the money “are absolutely unfounded.”

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