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    Portland Children’s Levy now in the hands of voters

    PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s now up to voters to decide if dozens of Portland programs, aimed at helping thousands of kids succeed, will get the funding they need. The funding comes from the Portland Children’s Levy, and the city council unanimously decided Wednesday to put in on the May ballot. “[The Portland Children’s Levy is] so crucial to our children here in the Portland Metro area,” Lluvia Merello, a foster parent who has foster kids that benefit from levy, said. It changes lives. “Yes, a complete transformation,” Karmen English, who testified in front of city council about the importance of the levy, said. The levy supports 74 different programs, that…