Stories for September 2017

Friday, September 29

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Blazers Invite for First Look

Free ‘Fan Fest’ to kick off new season

The free event will feature first-come, first-served general admission seating

Tuesday, September 26

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Business Leader Settles with State

Mediation ends investigation of Roy Jay and nonprofits

No admission of wrongdoing or fault was made in settlement reached

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Black Kids May Lose School Site

District wants Humboldt for another program

KairoxPDX faces displacement from location serving students of color

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Worship in Pink promotes early detection

Health fair and screening van coming to Maranatha

Community hosts free heath fair with onsite mammograms

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Vanport Mosaic Showing

History center hosts show and conversation

Mixing archival photographs and historical records with personal testimonies of former residents

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Black Director’s Masterpiece

A cornerstone work of independent cinema

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‘Terrance’ Makes a Statement

Hip hop icon Cool Nutz celebrates with an album release party

Wednesday, September 20

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Respect and Success:

Lillard on young people making good choices

“RESPECT” program encourages Portland students to adopt core values through respectful behavior

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Confronting a Shared Heritage

Artists Rep presents shocking comedy ‘An Octoroon’

“An Octoroon,” now playing through Oct. 1 on the theater’s Alder Stage, downtown, confronts our country’s undeniable racist heritage through unconventional means.

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Keeping Up with the Game

Oregon Lottery shares ideas on staying ‘relevant’

The lottery industry on innovations to keep up and maintain a growing interest in their games

Tuesday, September 19

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Dream Run on Starting Blocks

Still time to sign up and honor Martin Luther King

There’s still time to sign up for the MLK Dream Run coming to northeast Portland on Sunday, Sept. 24.

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Smith to Battle for City Council Seat

Field widens after Saltzman decides not to seek re-election

Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith has thrown her name into a May election for Portland City Council seeking a position that will become vacant when Dan Saltzman steps down at the end of his term next year.

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Sessions Visit Met With Resistance

Mayor, protestors, oppose Trump official's plea

Portland pushed back against Jeff Sessions who visited Portland Monday to meet with law enforcement officials to ask them to cooperate with the Trump Administration to enforce their immigration policies.

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County Faces Claims of Racism

Investigation to follow ouster of black director

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury says she will address charges of racism and unfair employment practices following a report last week that former Multnomah County Health Department employee Tricia Tillman, the county’s first non-white public health director, was dismissed unfairly.

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In Loving Memory

Edward ‘Tuna’ Brown

Edward “Tuna” Brown will be truly missed

Thursday, September 14

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Portland Race for the Cure Sunday

Supporting breast cancer awareness and prevention

It’s time to bring the battle against cancer to the streets.

Tuesday, September 12

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Boogie Cat’s Dance Party Set

Celebrating twin birthdays, friendship with B.B. King

The Norman Sylvester Band featuring his amazing daughter Lenanne Miller and the smooth sounds of Renato Caranto will celebrate the Portland bluesman’s shared birthday with the late King of the Blues B.B. King on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom in the Pythian Building, 918 S.W. Yamhill.

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McCoy Academy Gets a Lifeline

PCC support puts school back in action

School for underserved and disenfranchised youth has found a second home with Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus in north Portland.

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PCC's Public Safety Building Challenge

November bond would increase lifespan of campus facilities

Measure on the ballot includes funding for safety and security upgrades throughout the college district.

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An Awakening of What You’ve Been Missing

Plays worth the journey to Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Several shows are still playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival that offer opportunities to experience theater in fresh ways.

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A Welcome for Everyone

Celebrate cultures from around the world

Beaverton is hosting a week of family-friendly entertainment and special events to showcase the importance of being welcoming.

Wednesday, September 6

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Dreamers Abandoned

Trump ends program to furious opposition

Critics assail Trump Administration for ending program that has deferred deportations for more than 780,000 people who came to the U.S. illegally as children.

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Building Named for Waters

An educator and mentor known for her compassionate care

Albina Head Start and Early Head Start has named one of it buildings in honor of the late Gladys Waters

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Celebrating NW Gospel Greats

Highland church to host awards and concert

Four new Gospel Greats of the Pacific Northwest will be named during a Gospel Greats of the Pacific Northwest Awards and Concert celebration coming to northeast Portland’s Highland Christian Center, a historically black and multicultural congregation.

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Spiritually Uplifting

Concerts to feature Muslim singer-songwriter and world ambassador

Dawud Wharnsby comes to Portland for two spiritually uplifting Nasheed concerts sponsored by the Muslim Educational Trust.

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Exploring Gender and Voodoo

Transcending assumptions of what it means to be gendered

“Bight of the Twin,” a visual and musical documentary, tells the story of musician and artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and filmmaker Hazel Hill McCarthy III’s journey to the west African nation of Benin to explore the origins of Voodoo.

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In Loving Memory

Bobby Ray Harris

Bobby Ray Harris, affectionately known as “Brother Bob” transitioned from his earthly home to his eternal home on Aug. 25, 2017 surrounded by loving wife and daughter.

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In Loving Memory

Cecelia Helen Kelly

Cecelia Helen Kelly was born Aug. 21, 1964 and died Aug. 30, 2017.