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Wednesday, May 29

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College Planning Starts Early

Big Brothers Big Sisters kids earn savings award

Big Brothers Big Sisters kids start thinking about college

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Downtown Vancouver Tours Begin

Summer walking tours begin in Vancouver.

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Hair Care Victory

Practitioners of natural hair get restrictions eased.

Oregon joins 22 other states in loosening restrictions on natural hair care.

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Rose City Showcase Brings Top Recruits

Tournament gets ready for June 7 tip off

Future college and NBA stars at The Portland Showcase for its ninth year.

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Good in the Hood

Plans made for annual neighborhood party

Organizers of annual community neighborhood seek extra support this year.

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Summer Play Saved

Community steps up to keep park program

The Evergreen Summer Playground program gets tremendous community support.

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Athlete Earns Good Sport Award

Grant High School freshman wins Good Sports award.

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Oregon Outdoors Week

A day of free parking and a night of free camping awaits visitors to Oregon State Parks.

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Unemployment Biggest Crisis in America

Jobs needed to rebuild country

The biggest crisis of all -- the epidemic of double-digit unemployment

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My Tea Party 'Taliban' Comment

Racists don't like being called out

I have always suspected that racists didn't like being called out for their racism.

Friday, May 24

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Career Pathways Gets a Boost

Bank of America invests in PCC job training

Fifteen more students will now have access to career training thanks to a donation to the Portland Community College Foundation by Bank of America.

Friday, May 17

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Third Time Charm for Candice Glover

R&B vocalist wins American Idol title

Candice Glover voted best singer of Fox talent competion

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Reflecting on My Growth and the Future

High school graduate ready for next challenge

High School graduate looks ahead for next step in education marathon.

Thursday, May 16

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Celebration of Life

In loving memory

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The Parks have Eyes

Portland is improving security at its city parks

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Inaction on Guns Inexcusable

Unified purpose against terror gets left behind

The issue is not gun confiscation or an attack on anyone's rights

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Peninsula ‘Hit Squad’ Victorious

All-star team proves victorious

Wednesday, May 15

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NFL Star Carries Field Project Over the Top

Ndamukong Suh and Nike team up for track and field

Two powerhouses help Grant High School

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Dawson Park Love

Renovation to pay tribute to African-American history

Historic Dawson Park will benefit from a $200,000 donation from its neighbor, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

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Lincoln: A very different angle on slavery

Opinionated Judge

Our Opinionated Judge on how the movie 'Lincoln' addresses slavery

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Worth Fighting For

Portland dentists add their voices to fluoride debate

Portland residents debate water fluoridation

Wednesday, May 8

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Science Club Works to Clean Up the Air

Roosevelt students respond to poor air quality report

Portland’s statistically poorest high school, Roosevelt, is home to some of the worst air quality in the nation.

Thursday, May 2

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American Dreamer

From Iraq to Portland area entrepreneur

Hussein Al-Baiaty was a refugee in the Mideast and did not know a word of English when he migrated to the United States at age 8.

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Portland Remembers Kendra James

The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform will lead a memorial vigil on Sunday, May 5, for James, the 25-year-old African American woman who was killed by Portland Police exactly 10 years ago on the Skidmore overpass in Portland.