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Explosion Rocks Northwest 23rd

At least 8 injured in powerful natural gas blast

Three firefighters, two police officers and three civilians were hurt

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Equity on Employment in Courthouse Build

Aggressive goals set for a diverse workforce

Multnomah County has set a high bar for hiring a diverse group of workers to build a downtown courthouse to replace the existing county courthouse which is more than 100 years old.

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Historic Artist in Black Smithsonian

Portland niece thrilled with aunt’s selection

Last month, the Smithsonian bought Thelma Johnson Streat’s “Medicine and Transportation Mural” to be part of the new African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington D.C

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Battle Lines Grow

No let down in fight for police reforms

“We need politicians who will run outside of City Hall and help the injured get to safety, not ones who direct a militarized police force to beat women and children.”

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Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement

Here’s some examples to follow

The presence of minority officers is likely to introduce different perspectives into an agency.

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Acknowledging Past and Sobering Present

Re-birth of a racist nation

Parker hopes his film will give birth to "the kind of honest confrontation that will galvanize our society toward healing and sustained systemic change."

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Lost City, Living Memories

Vanport film of first-person narratives

Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of short films creates a rich and elaborate “mosaic” of Vanport's vibrant community.

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Negative Trump Coattails Good for Senate

Thank you Donald for your key role

For Trump, everything is a contest and he is the best at every one.

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Red Door Project’s ‘Hands Up’

What it’s like to be black in America

'Hands Up' presents unflinching accounts of what it is like to be black in America.

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Debut Future Soul Artist

Publications like Billboard and NME labeled Gallant "Breakthrough Artist of 2015."

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El Muerto Vagabundo

Latino theater group explores homelessness

The production was inspired by an obituary of a homeless veteran without friends and family and can be seen in Portland through Nov. 6.

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Do Not Resist

Documentary on policing in America

“Do Not Resist” offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and glimpses into the future of increasingly militarized forces.

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Natural Foods Plans Approved

Project will be low scale development

The Natural Grocers project coming to Northeast Alberta Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be a single-story retail strip mall project.

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Honoring a Warrior for Justice and Equality for All

Courageous Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was a brilliant but allegedly illiterate slave woman, a great orator and a powerful presence who possessed unbelievable courage and perseverance in standing up for justice as a black woman.

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Tuesday Voter Registration Deadline

Make your voice heard

In Oregon, Tuesday, Oct. 18 is the last day to register to vote to participate in the upcoming election.

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New Kwanzaa Stamp Issued

This is the sixth Kwanzaa stamp issued by the Postal Service.

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McCoy Tyner at Revolution Hall

His blues-based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music.


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