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Destructive Abortion Rights Protest

Mother and Child Center, school van, businesses hit

Officers were monitoring the crowd but no one was arrested because they “did not have the resources to intervene at the moment,” police said in a statement Sunday.

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Blazers Select Sharpe with No. 7 Pick

Five-star recruit never suited up in college

Portland Trail Blazers selected Shaedon Sharpe with the seventh pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, taking a chance on a player who never suited up in college.

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Trades Lift Minority Groups

Apprenticeships empower women, people of color

Construction is the third fastest growing industry in Oregon and a new study shows that union-led apprenticeship programs are finding success in the ability to empower women and people of color to build skill sets to join the industry.

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Creating Pathways for Success

Annual UNCF drive propels Black students

A dedicated group from the Black community is once again raising scholarships this summer to help local high school students of color get the financial assistance they need to go on to higher education, while also providing them valued mentorships.

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Training Workers for Aviation

Portland Community College is leading the way

Portland Community College is leading the way on several aviation training fronts.

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Educators Making a Difference

Beaumont Middle School teacher one of honorees

OnPoint Community Credit Union has announced its 2022 OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education Educator of the Year awards.

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Pandemic Proof Careers

PCC offers pathway for engineering students

The field of civil engineering has been pandemic proof and able to grow its business despite other industries being hampered by the impacts of the virus.

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Pick It Up, Portland!

Invite out to join citywide litter cleanup

SOLVE is gearing up for its 6th annual Pick It Up, Portland!, happening on Friday and Saturday, June 24 & 25.

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Kotek Faults Opponents on Gun Safety

Challenge for forum went unanswered

A call for a gun violence forum between the candidates running for Oregon governor has gone unanswered by Tina Kotek’s opponents in the November General Election.

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Summer for All at Portland Parks

Free events and meals help kids stay active

An amazing series of free events geared to kids and families this summer.

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Bringing Opera to Community Spaces

Performances planned all summer long

Inspired by Portland’s food cart culture, Opera a la Cart is a mobile performance venue that brings live opera performance directly into the community spaces where people gather.

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Library Games Make Summer Reading Fun

Free events for kids of all ages

Multnomah County Library’s free 2022 Summer Reading Program has begun!

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Powerful Musical ‘Rent’ Takes Stage

Portland ensemble shows love for iconic play

For some audience members, a revival of “Rent” sells itself—the iconic musical is a cultural phenomenon, and its many ardent fans will jump at the opportunity to see it where it belongs, live on stage

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‘Put Gun Control on the Ballot’

Leaders urge people to sign petition

Gun control activists rooted in the black community have joined Lift Every Voice Oregon, a statewide group of interfaith leaders, to encourage others to join them by adding their name to a petition to put gun control on the November ballot.

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In Loving Memory

Essie Williams

We will remember Essie for many things: her loving nature, her kind heart, and her beautiful smile.

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In Loving Memory

Willis O. ‘Bill’ Allen

Funeral service for Willis O. “Bill” Allen, who died May 24, 2022, will be held Friday, June 17.

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Texas School Shooting Response Criticized

Police face mounting questions

Law enforcement authorities faced mounting questions and criticism Thursday over how much time elapsed before they stormed a Texas elementary school classroom and put a stop to the rampage by a gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers.

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Barbecue Chef Gets Much Needed Help

Neighbors rally to keep operator in business, housed

James Dixon, a well known Portland entrepreneur who has served generations of families from his Dixon’s Rib Pit barbecue cart in the Alberta district is getting some much needed help after the theft of his grilling equipment and the pending loss of his rented home in the same neighborhood.

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Playhouse Celebrates Black Experience

“Bella’ a playful pushback to erased histories

Portland Playhouse celebrates the Black Experience with “Bella: An American Tall Tale’ a playful pushback on erased histories.

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Support for Vancouver’s New Police Chief

NAACP says city made good decision

When Vancouver announced the selection of a new police chief Wednesday, it came with the endorsement from a longtime civil rights organization on the front lines of advocating for police reforms, the Vancouver NAACP.

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