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Stories for March 2016

Thursday, March 31

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Rejecting a Religious Sanction for Bigotry

Religous freedom bills turn back the clock on discrimination

You cannot invoke a special right to deny another their rights as citizens.

Wednesday, March 30

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Nourishing the Community

New Seasons expands to University Park

New Seasons Market, the locally-grown chain of grocery outlets that puts a premium on fresh, healthy foods while giving back to the community, has expanded its reach by opening its third location in north Portland.

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Black Love Day to Counter Hate

Encouraginge black self-love instead of self-hatred

Racial healing to stop white supremacy, racism and entitlement

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Champs in First Season

Congratulations 3rd Grade HEAT boys

Win five straight to earn title

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Undefeated for Two Championships

Trinity Lutheran celebrates

Setting goals pays off for Lady Tigers

Tuesday, March 29

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Vigil for Man Killed Crossing Cully

Family and neighbors call for safety improvements

Hugs, tears and fond memories were shared for a long time member of the black community

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Back to Middle Schools

Enrollment balancing fatal for most K-8s

Plan goes to school board for final approval

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Oregon honors man who defied curfew on Japanese

Minori 'Min' Yasui was a civil rights champion

His Act of civil disobedience made him a true hero

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Awesome Youth Voices

Community choir performs for Easter

60 kids participate in community-wide effort

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In Loving Memory

Lola M. Carter

Services scheduled

Wednesday, March 23

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Investing in Manufacturing Research

PCC wins support to build center on apprenticeship model

Project addresses manufacturing challenges through applied research and advanced technical training.

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Urban League Job Fair to engage, educate and empower

Making career connections

On Tuesday, April 5, job seekers will have the opportunity to meet face to face with recruiters from over 70 of the area’s most desirable employers at the Urban League of Portland Career Connections Job Fair.

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Arresting Power Director Shares Short Works

NW Film Center event

Filmmaker will introduce the program

Tuesday, March 22

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Calls for Violence are No Joke

An American Mussolini

True to form, Trump blamed everybody but himself for this debacle.

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Afro-Brazilian Movement

Dancers represent past and present

Portland’s White Bird dance series brings Brazil’s world-acclaimed Grupo Corpo to the city for a performance that celebrates the group’s 40th anniversary.

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Monitoring Finds Lower Health Risks

Toxins fall after curbs by glass manufactures

New data from air and soil samples collected around Bullseye Glass Co. in southeast Portland and Uroboros in north Portland, as well as of soil samples collected at the Tubman school building site in north Portland, reveal there is no immediate or urgent public health risk under current conditions, state health officials say.

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Crowds Pack Sanders Rally; Clinton visits for Hillary

Presidential campaign comes to Portland and Vancouver

Vancouver has been historically overlooked during presidential campaigns, but not anymore

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Oregon to Face Powerhouse Duke

Ducks only Pac-12 team to advance at NCAAs

Regional Semifinal game takes place Thursday

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Gang Team Investigates

Shooting disrupts peace near PCC campus

18-year-old male shoots another young man near sidewalk

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Illustrating the Aspects of American Inequality

Often there is no fair start

America, we believe, is a land where everyone gets a fair start and then rises or falls according to his or her own talent and industry. But if you’re poor, if you’re uneducated, if you’re black, if you’re Hispanic, if you’re a woman, there often is no fair start.

Thursday, March 17

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Stoudamire Named Head Coach

Portland native hired at the University of the Pacific

Portland native and NBA Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire has been hired as the new coach at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif.

Wednesday, March 16

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Rebuilding Lives at the Miracles Club

Meet the team who serves the community

The Miracles Club, a non-alcoholic social club providing support services and housing in the African American community and its adjacent “A Heavenly Taste Café,” are reintroducing themselves after some recent changes.

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1982 Cold Case Solved

Witness says suspect hurled gay slur at victim

Family thankful murder case is solved

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City Opens Storage for Homeless

Pilot program now underway

Lack of secure storage an enormous barrier for homeless people

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Cultural Trust Improves Lives

Community support for music education

Non profit celebrates record in donations

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Old School Meets New School

Emerging Soul/R&B/hip hop group from Portland

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Tribe Mars and Popgogi

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Zoo Camps Connect Kids with Nature

Sign ups taken for spring and summer

Camp activities geared to each age group

Tuesday, March 15

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Against the Odds

Youth take a stand in ‘Smoldering Fires’

Now playing at Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center

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Ducks, Beavers are NCAA Bound

Oregon seeded No. 1 in West; OSU No. 7

A first for both teams playing in the same championship series

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Donald Trump — From One Tyrant to Another

Using power to stay in power

Donald Trump is a tyrant in thin disguise

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Fighting racism in Multnomah County’s justice system

Measuring and Measuring Up

Problems demand solutions

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Oregon Removes Confederate Emblem

Flag represented Mississippi in Walk of Flags

Oregon Legislative leaders first wanted to give the state of Mississippi a chance to change the flag on its own

Wednesday, March 9

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Dancers Speak to New Generation

White Bird brings Kyle Abraham to Portland

Blending modern dance with hip hop and urban street dance

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Portland director tackles play on African genocide

Artists Rep production tackles prejudice, power and perspective

A conversation around race and equity and its relation to true history past and present

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Indoor Track Championships More than a Meet

Students at SEI get close up look

TrackTown USA partners with SEI Academy and Oregon Convention Center

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African Marimba Concert

Casual and fun event for all ages

A free concert with the high-energy music of Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa

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Making Me Proud of the Skin I’m In

My Black History Month story

To be black is to be powerful

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Modern Art Learning Power

King students open art museum

Art museum created with the help of students and faculty in Portland State University School of Art and Design.

Tuesday, March 8

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Gun Safety Bill Dies in Senate

Lawmakers fail to close 'Charleston' loophole

Senate leaders block law to end Legislative session

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York

Powerful play comes to Portland

Powerful one-man play told by York, the only black man on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, comes to Jefferson High School for two public performances this weekend.

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Attorney General Addresses Police Issues

Says Portland sets example of work ahead

President Obama's chief law enforcement official visits city

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Advocate for Teen Moms Remembered

In Loving Memory

Dr. Alberta Phillips helped teen mothers and opened an alternative school

In Loving Memory

Service scheduled for Saturday

Ernest Warren

Thursday, March 3

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Immigrant Lives and Pursuing the Dream

Everybody Reads author to take Portland stage

The Book of Unknown Americans,” explores the lives of many different Latin American immigrants, making it a powerful choice for this shared reading experience.

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Arrests Made in Local Shooting

Vigil held to help bring peace

28-year-old man was killed

Wednesday, March 2

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City takes legal action against homeowner

Time runs out on nuisance complaint

Long time African American resident says complaints are harassment

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Inmates Die Because of Substandard Medical Care

America’s killer prisons

The American prison system is broken. I know that from first-hand experience

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I've Been Terrorized in My Own Country

A way of life it has become

'Terrorized,' my poem in honor of Black History Month

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In Loving Memory

Jewel Overton

Jewel Overton at the age of 93 was called home to rest

Tuesday, March 1

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Hybrid Human Artist Welcome

Wangechi Mutu to visit Northwest College of Art

Works by New York-based artist and Kenyan native Wangechi Mutu have achieved global acclaim for creating some of the most important contemporary African art of recent years.

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Attorney General Visits Portland

Loretta Lynch is on community policing tour

Loretta E. Lynch has set a full schedule with stops at George Middle School the Blazers Boys and Girls Club.

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Honoring Gladys McCoy

New building will retain leader’s name

A resolution to retain the name of the Multnomah County Health Department headquarters in honor of Gladys McCoy.