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Stories for October 2014

Thursday, October 30

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Daimler Civil Rights Probe Grows

More employees at truck facility step forward

A civil rights investigation of Daimler Trucks at its Swan Island manufacturing plant in north Portland was expanded for the second time last week as four more employees have stepped forward to allege unlawful discrimination.

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Black History Project

Public encouraged to send more data

A project to identify Oregon's African American historic sites and places has uncovered additional locations in Eugene, La Grande, Corvallis, Portland and other communities. Project leaders are asking the public to continue submitting information about potential sites.

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NAACP Forming Leaders

Civil rights group encourages participation

The election of leaders for the Portland NAACP will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Red Cross Building, 3131 N. Vancouver Ave., Room C, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Reserve Chair Talks About Income Inequality

Speaking honestly and Openly

With all the political, national security and disease news recently flooding the airways, you may have missed one of the most important American speeches from one of the world’s most powerful economic leaders.

Thursday, October 23

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Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Following the advice of his brother, Keenen, to not sit around and wait for Hollywood, Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.

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Dear White People’ conveys complexity of contemporary race relations

“Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends to not seem racist has just been raised to two.

Wednesday, October 22

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Cultural Advocate Meets Obama

Portland Community College is reporting about a big hand shake one of its alums got at the White House.

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PSU Considers Armed Police Force

Students and other activists raise concerns as decision nears

A deputized police force for Portland’s major university is a proposal that’s drawing fierce opposition from some PSU’s student groups, professors and civil rights activists.

Monday, October 20

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Not Your Everyday Family

Portland director brings comedy on West African experience

A play with lots of laughs and drama that follows an African family over three distinct stages of their development, through changing times and circumstances

Wednesday, October 15

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In Loving Memory

Funeral services for Lucille Johnson were held last Friday at Life Change Christian Center. She was born April 29, 1920 and died Sept. 27, 2014.

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In Loving Memory

Michael Paul Massad is remembered by friends and loved ones alike.

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Momentous Growth

PCC celebrates new full service campus in southeast

Portland Community College is opening up a fourth comprehensive campus, and Portlanders are invited to check out the new digs this Saturday!

Thursday, October 9

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Happy Birthday William G. Russell!

A loving remembrance

A man who believed in work and taking care of his family

Wednesday, October 8

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Inserting Themselves

Coming off an NAIA championship season, and currently sporting a stellar 10-1-1 record as well as being one of the top ranked women’s soccer teams, not to mention the top-ranked team in the Cascade Collegiate Conference, and boasting 28 wins in their last 29 games, the women’s soccer team at Concordia is inserting themselves as a talking point in local soccer conversations.

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Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington reteams with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in the action thriller, The Equalizer.

Friday, October 3

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Aerial Picture from Drone of Jefferson's New Field

Community celebration prior to tonight's first home game

Jefferson High School scores new field for first home football game.

Wednesday, October 1

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Kickboxer Turns Sport into his Business

Curt’s Ultimate Fitness and Fighting Arts

Northeast Halsey and 109th Avenue is not an area you would usually associate with greatness.

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Reaching Out to Help Business Startups

CLIMB center provides resources

Starting a small business is a daunting task, but potential business owners in our area may have an advantage.

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In Loving Memory

Kyle Nathaniel Baker

A Celebration of Life service for a beloved community member.