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Stories for August 2016

Tuesday, August 30

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Camera Captures Shooting

Detectives release video to help solve case

Portland police have released a video of a shooting in hopes that the public can aid in figuring out what happened.

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Beyonce Rocks MTV Music Awards

Beyonce won eight awards including Video of the Year.

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PCC Board Leaders Named

The Portland Community College Board of Directors has appointed their new chair and vice chair.

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Fixing the Taps

A safe water promise as classes begin

Information snowballed to the public in regards to hidden issues on the presence of lead in PPS water faucets, leaving parents and children alike with elevated concern.

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Futsal Courts for Healthy, Active Lives

The recently constructed courts signify a strong public service commitment by the Portland Timbers and their community partners.

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Back to School Bike Safety

Kids can put safety first as they make plans to return to school by attending Beaverton’s annual Bike Beaverton event.

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Explosive Targeted Homeless Family

Police arrested a southeast Portland resident accused of placing an explosive device underneath a motor home occupied by a homeless family.

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You Can Now Text 911

New technology debuts in Portland area

Multnomah County residents can now text 911 in the case of an emergency.

Tuesday, August 23

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Wheeler’s Black Leader

Mayor-elect to promote top official

Henderson will be the first African American male to hold such a position in Portland.

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Dean of Black Press Dies at 69

Pioneering black political and civil rights journalist George E. Curry passed away August 20.

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Club Owner Sues City

Claims exotica was shut down unfairly

Donna Thames seeks to prove the closing of her business was less due to criminal activity and more due to the color of her clientele.

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Miss Sharon Jones!

Documentary premiers in Portland

The film captures the stark difference between life on and off stage for the dynamic soul singer most often compared to James Brown.

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Standing Up to Violence

Three brothers catch racism in action

What the brothers caught on video is both shocking and somehow not surprising at all.

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Tools for Business Growth

The Increase Project has recognized its first class of minority business graduates.

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Evening with Malala Yousafzai

Noble Peace winner to share life experiences

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will be sharing her story at Theater of the Clouds at the Moda Center.

Tuesday, August 16

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Allen Temple Rebuilding

Historic church kicks off remodel after fire

“We are very pleased by the support shown by our community, it’s been a journey,” says Allen Temple leader Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes.

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Athletes Make Olympic History

Minority firsts dominate this year’s games

Athletes representing the United States at the 2016 Olympics are bringing home gold for the nation and for black history.

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Democracy’s Blueprints

See first printings of bedrock documents

See some of the earliest printings of America's foundational blueprint documents at the Oregon Historical Society.

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My Mother, Stopped for Driving While Black

Mistreatment isn’t new, nor is it surprising

Shock and fear consumed my family as we came to a stop and were ordered out of the vehicle at gun point.

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Connected to Young Africans for Life

Forging deep connections at Portland State

The Mandela Washington Fellows are a select group of young, electrifying sub-Saharan African leaders ages 25-35.

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Art as Social Justice

A cheer for Ashland plays and racial progress

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's outdoor Elizabethan stage features plays this summer and fall that are all are worth seeing.

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West Coast Hip Hop Awards

Saturday show to pack Roseland

Actor, rapper and comedian Omar Gooding will host the awards show for its second time in Portland.

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Alternative Comedy Show

Eric Andre's live show is coming to the Wonder Ballroom on August 25.

Monday, August 15

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Progress Means Changing the Status Quo

Defending the Preschool Promise

The legislation behind Preschool Promise is driven by a commitment to provide high-quality early learning environments for children across the state.

Wednesday, August 10

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Allen Temple Plans to Rebuild

The Allen Temple C.M.E. Church will be unveiling their plans for rebuilding their church this Saturday, August 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Unsettled to Resettled

“Unsettled/Resettled” recalls the resettlement experience of the families and individuals who found lodging at the Seattle Japanese Language School from 1945 to 1959.

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International Foods and Crafts

The Beaverton Night Market will return on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Round.

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Making Food Benefits Go Further

Get twice the bang for your SNAP benefit buck on fruits and veggies.

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Mayor Wants Sanctioned Camps

New policy puts added scrutiny on homeless campers

Officials and housing advocates want to identify a more serviceable sites for camps.

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Live at Jimmy Mak's

Chico has carved out his own niche in the world of jazz over the course of his 40 plus year career.

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Williams Sister Olympic Loss

First time loss in the doubles tennis match

Serena and Venus Williams never had lost an Olympic doubles match until Sunday night.

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Noodle Games at King Market

Blending food and fun, the King Portland Farmers Market is teaming up with Umi Organic.

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Empowered for Disasters

Residential response teams form to protect us from the big one

Show community resilience by joining your local NET faction.

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Tribal Liaison Appointed

The position marks a first for Portland

“Ms. Davis Gibson has an incredible record of representing Native American interests across the state," says Mayor Hales.

Tuesday, August 2

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In Loving Memory

Herman Phillips

A service will be held at Highland Christian Center, 7600 N.E. Glisan St., on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 12 p.m., followed by a last supper.

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Keeping Cool at Portland Parks

Splash pad hours are 11 am to 9 pm for the next two months.

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Capitalism with No Government Intervention is a Myth

There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Free Market’

Capitalism with absolutely no government intervention is a myth — and always was.

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Holding Ground

Springwater Corridor residents fight eviction

“Thirty days is still just 30 days.”

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Hughes Home Wanted for Cultural Space

Watson envisions the brownstone as a space for artists, poets, and creators to come together, mentor one another, and build upon the rich cultural legacy left by Hughes.

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When a Space Speaks to You

‘No Stopping’ mines iconic locations, histories

Duckler mines various iconic locations and Pacific Northwest histories using artists to create immersive experiences for audiences around social, political, and ecological issues.

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Tender Love Story Resonates

Practice and perfection in the art of two people loving each other

The documentary offers a tender examination of the last 15 months of a 76-year marriage.

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Prescription Trafficking Busted

20 defendants charged with opiate distribution

A federal grand jury in Portland has indicted a licensed Oregon nurse practitioner and her office manager along with 18 co-conspirators.

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Denunciation Grows

Trump called out for disparaging Muslim military family

“There has to come a point at which you say enough,” Obama declared.