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Pinnacle of Success

PCC unveils championship banners

Sometimes, when the hard work is done, it’s good to sit back and just have a moment. The 2013-14 Portland Community College men’s basketball team had their moment on Nov. 17 when a crowd of well-wishers filled the Cascade Campus gym in north Portland for the official unveiling of PCC’s first-ever division and conference championship banners.

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Concordia Women Defend Title

Cavaliers host first round of NAIA championship

The 3rd ranked Concordia Cavaliers women’s soccer team punch their ticket to a 14th consecutive NAIA national tournament

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Dental Care for Disadvantaged

Representatives of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington accept a donation of $50,000 from Walmart as a group of associates from the company volunteered last Friday helping patients and providers. "This grant allows us to continue providing dental care to the low-income, uninsured and under-insured people in our community," said Free Clinic Dental Program Manager Carolyn Noack. "We are extremely grateful."

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Paying Heavily for their Political Failures

Democrats ditch the working stiff

Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.”

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Police, Brutality and the Prevalence of Racial Bias

Increasing trust between police and the community

What is community policing? In the wake of increased shootings in Ferguson and around the country, there has been a renewed public interest in the role of police, the extent of police brutality, and the prevalence of racial bias.

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In Loving Memory

William Woods Sr.

A memorial service for William Harold Woods Sr., who died peacefully at home with loving family members present on Oct.30, 2014, will be Held Friday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 5828 N.E. Eighth Ave.

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Support Saves Landmark

A nonprofit affordable housing development and property management company that builds housing for low-income families announced Thursday that it will be constructing and rehabilitating 108 affordable housing units in Portland and Hillsboro.

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Oregon's Hidden Past

Paintings Depict Historical Cultural Roots

Portland artist Anna Magruder loves painting people from the past and her new series of historic surrealist paintings portray some of the hidden stories involving people of color behind Oregon's history.

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Uphill Battle Ahead

Housing leader faces multiple challenges

A new leader has stepped into the fraught Portland housing crisis. Home Forward, the housing authority for Portland and Multnomah County, has recently appointed a new executive director, Michael Buonocore, who is walking into a housing situation in which gentrification is rampant and people of color are being pushed out of their neighborhoods at a faster rate than ever before.

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Terror on a Portland Street

Veteran helps woman and nearly loses his life

A Portland veteran needs help with devastating medical bills but is thankful to be alive after being stabbed in the heart when he came to the aid of a female in distress on a southeast Portland street.

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Closer to the Finish Line on School Disparities

A giant step forward for poor children

With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination.

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Spinners Front Holiday Event

Roy Jay’s annual benefit to feature Motown superstars

One of the biggest holiday events for Portland returns when the legendary Motown super stars, The Spinners headline the annual Roy Jay Spam and Velveeta Holiday benefit, on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Oregon Convention Center.

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Multi-Ethnic Salon Opens

A young man from northeast Portland has turned his dreams of owning a barbershop serving a multi-ethnic and multi-generational clientele into reality.

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In Loving Memory

Frelimo Amili

Frelimo Amili, also known as Freddie Mitchell Whitlow was born Jan. 7, 1951, in Vancouver, to Annie Ruth Whitlow and Freddie Mitchell Ford. He was the third of eight siblings.

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Blues and Barbecue for Veterans

The Oregon Military Support Network invites the community to attend a “Voices for Veterans” barbecue and dance party to benefit our local veterans.

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Refugee Released

Immigrant rights activist free pending trial

A Salvadoran refugee and immigrant rights activist has won a temporary release from federal custody.

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The Wake of Vanport

New documentary screens Saturday

You’re invited to learn more about Portland’s history through a documentary showing the making and destruction of Vanport, a lost city of Oregon that once served as a home to thousands of black families before a disastrous flood in 1948.

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'You Can Lead Too’

Top executive encourages a new generation

A top Northwest executive in the financial business sector is breaking glass ceilings and encouraging a new generation of young women to do the same. Her name is Tracy Curtis, the new regional president for Wells Fargo & Company, the first woman to ever hold this position. Her message to girls? “You can lead too.”

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.

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