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City Matters

Mayor up front on the issues

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler pushed his agenda on the critical issues of housing affordability and police reforms during a visit to the offices of the Portland Observer, Oregon’s longest serving minority publication Friday.

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Police Oversight Hurdles

Community fight to keep reforms on track

Portland community leaders are fighting to keep efforts to reform the Portland Police Department on track amidst a slew of delays, complications and opposition from the Trump Administration.

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Arrest in Fire Attack at Denny’s

Police arrested Deshawn Swanger, 24, on Friday on a charge of attempted murder.

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A Feast of Films to Watch

Documentaries are windows into African American life

Darleen Ortega writes her second installment about her annual sojourn to the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, N.C.

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Taxes to Fund Disastrous Nuclear Weapons

Change will not happen on its own

The Trump Administration is proposing a dramatic increase in the budget for nuclear weapons while simultaneously proposing a dramatic decrease for social and environmental programs.

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New Classic Jazz Quartet

Portland jazz composer and pianist Darrell Grant kicks off a two week tour of Oregon concerts this weekend with his MJ New Quartet, a group inspired by the legendary group Modern Jazz Quartet.

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‘Fluffy’ Iglesias on Tour

Gabriel ‘I'm Not Fat, I'm Fluffy’ Iglesias will perform in Portland.

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Congrats, Graduates! Here’s Your Diploma and Debt

It doesn’t have to be this way

Many indebted graduates begin their work lives with damaged credit histories and greater economic vulnerability.

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In Loving Memory of Velesia R. Campbell

In Loving Memory of Velesia R. Campbell

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Helping Hungry Families

Focused on alleviating hunger and helping people become more food secure, Smithfield Foods joined forces with Fred Meyer to donate nearly 25,000 pounds of protein to Oregon Food Bank last week.

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Playback Confronts Mental Health

You’re invited to an evening of interactive community theater aimed to help break the sigma surrounding mental health.

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Defending Voting Rights across the Nation

A commitment to equality and opportunity

A federal court this month dealt a blow to Texas’ efforts to disenfranchise voters of color.

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In Loving Memory of Henry Knight

In Loving Memory of Henry Knight

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Young R&B Singer on Tour

Ella Mai will be at the Crystal Ballroom.

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Building the Wall

A play about what happens if we let fear win

The Portland theater company Triangle Productions has joined other theaters around the county in rolling out a world premier play about what happens if we let fear win.

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Meet the 2017 Rose Festival Court

Portland's honored royalty

Outstanding young women from Portland area high schools

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TriMet Police Budget Draws Fire

Rider advocates oppose new transit precinct

Advocates for low-income, transit-dependent communities are challenging TriMet’s budget priorities, arguing that an added emphasis on policing comes at the expense of efforts to make public transportation more affordable to riders.

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Clean Up Alberta Street

Earth Day event planned rain or shine

Friends and neighbors and other volunteers will focus on cleaning up litter, clearing storm drains, weeding and mulching at bus stops and removing graffiti along Northeast Alberta Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast 33rd Avenue.

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Earth Day Festival Saturday

Multicultural celebration at Mt. Scott Park

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry presents the city’s annual Arbor Day Festival this year on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22

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