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Stories for November 2018

Thursday, November 29

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Get Back to Work Job Fair

Portland Community College will join participating employers for a “Get Back to Work Job Fair” on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites/Portland Airport, 7900 N.E. 82nd Ave.

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Allen Temple Food Drive

Allen Temple CME Church invites the community to join them in helping make sure no children and families go hungry this winter. The church will be collecting donations during a special food bank drive on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 4214 N.E. Eighth Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28

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Nursing Degree Program Approved

Warner Pacific aims at building diversity in workforce

Warner Pacific President Dr. Andrea Cook said approval of the program provides a significant opportunity

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Man Dies after Campus Police Struggle

Authorities blame death on medical condition

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was restrained by both Portland State University and city of Portland police on Thanksgiving Day and died in the hospital shortly later.

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Cold Case Rewards Offered

Public’s help sought in two separate deaths

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime

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Black Santa to Visit Portland

Word goes out on date and location

Santa Claus option for families with black children and for all seeking to enjoy a festive meet and greet with Saint Nick!

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Gingerbread Adventures at OMSI

Innovation and food science combine for holiday fun

Sweet science demonstrations and build-it-yourself gingerbread workshops on view through Jan. 1.

Tuesday, November 27

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Menacing Behavior Arrest

Man accused of poking strangers with metal rod

A man was arrested Monday after he allegedly used a metal rod to poke strangers in southeast Portland

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Tattoo Removals Empower Change

PCC leader helps turn lives around

Women housed at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility have the opportunity to start anew as they transition towards becoming members of our community

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Reo’s Ribs is Back

‘We’ve been packed every day,’ owner says on re-opening

Portland once again is enjoying the soul food offerings of Reo’s Ribs. The popular black-owned restaurant in the Hollywood District reopened this month after a fire totaled the interior of its historic building a year-and-a-half-ago.

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Maxville to Vanport

Musical journey a focus on two historic black towns

A diverse group of Portland writers and musicians are the creators behind “From Maxville to Vanport” a new CD of songs and original music telling the stories of two Oregon towns rooted in early African American history.”

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‘Cat Daddy’ on a Mission

Live Nation and McMenamins presents a night of entertainment with Jackson Galaxy, the host of Animal Planet’s longtime running hit show My Cat From Hell, on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Crystal Ballroom, downtown. Known as the “Cat Daddy” Jackson is on a mission to educate people about cats and deepen the human and cat bond. A fun event to learn everything cat: from history, to environmental enrichment, best diet, and little secrets that only the Cat Daddy can give you.

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Dancer Made Holiday Show

You’re invited to a Portland holiday dance tradition when NW Dance Project presents “Wolf Tales,” a magical brand new show conceived and created by NW Dance’s own talented company dancers and featuring an all-male cast.

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Brown Sisters Holiday Concert

You’re invited to join Portland’s Brown Sisters for a holiday concert and the release of their new CD ‘Choose Love’ during two special performances Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Old Church in Southwest Portland.

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Black Nativity at Bethel AME

The annual holiday production of Black Nativity by Langston Hughes and presented by PassinArt, Portland’s African American producing theater company, will be presented over three weekends, Dec. 2-16, at Bethel AME Methodist Church, 5828 N.E. Eighth Ave.

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Rude Theatrics Targeting Black Reporters

Trump’s racism by omission

April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, and other journalists of color have not been favorites of President Donald Trump. From telling Ryan to set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus when she asked if he planned to meet with black members of Congress to calling her a loser, President Trump has displayed his contempt for Ryan.

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Letter to the Editor: Support Green New Deal

I am a freshman at the University of Portland. Learning more and more about climate change has made me scared for my future and for the future of the generations to come. I fully support Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution to create a House Select Committee for a Green New Deal in Congress. It is proven fact that we have just 12 years to move our country off fossil fuels to avoid catastrophic climate disaster and to protect my generation and the future generations to come. We need a Green New Deal to create millions of green jobs, move our country off fossil fuels, and protect working people of all backgrounds. Every Congress member should support this resolution. Sophia Truempi

Tuesday, November 20

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Student Homeless Count High

New survey shows impact on families

This Thanksgiving holiday, nearly 22,000 Oregon students don’t have a place to call home, leaving them struggling behind their classmates and reducing their chances for success in the future according to a new annual count of homeless children in the state’s school system released by the Oregon Department of Education.

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St. Philip Neri Holiday Concert

A special holiday piano concert featuring famed Portland performers Michael Allen Harrison and Julianne Johnson will be presented Tuesday,

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Dubtonic Kru Comeback tour

Dubontic Kru, a live reggae band from Jamaica voted best new band in the world in the Global Battle of the Bands in Malaysia in 2011, has Portland on its comeback tour. With new music in the works and a release scheduled for early 2019, the group will perform Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Jack London Revue, 5290 S.W. Fourth Ave. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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Police Again Confront Protests

Dueling clashes not as severe, but arrest made

A series of protests Saturday resulted in a mostly peaceful separation of right-wing and counter-protesting left-wing demonstrators by Portland police, though the protests devolved into some skirmishes near the end of the planned events and six were arrested.

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Community Service Challenge

Over 300 students from 21 schools, including Portland, had the opportunity to learn and participate in community grantmaking during a leadership retreat last week at the University of Portland. They decided what causes to fund, how to raise the money, who to interview and who should ultimately receive their grants.

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Holiday Performances for All

Clackamas Community College music students are ready to bring some holiday and winter music to your ears. From jazz to choral to acoustic, there’s a performance for all tastes on four nights during the last week of November.

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Rose Festival Leader Named

Family’s participation goes back decades

Teri Bowles-Atherton has been elected president of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation.

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The ‘Blue Wave’ was also a ‘Muslim Wave’

Bringing more diversity to Congress

With the Muslim Ban, the promotion of torturer Gina Haspel to CIA director, and increases in hate crimes, it’s been a rough year for us Muslims in the United States.

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What Now Oregon

Students set table for social justice event

The stage is set for a youth orchestrated event that puts a focus on social justice issues and provides an opportunity for anyone--especially youth--to participate in our democracy.

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Kenton Community Thanksgiving

All are welcome to celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy a free holiday meal when Celebration Tabernacle in the Kenton Neighborhood opens its doors for its annual Thanksgiving Day Feast-ival, Thursday, Nov. 22 from noon to 4 p.m.

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Serving for Thanksgiving

Union Gospel Mission is reaching out to make Thanksgiving a happy occasion for all. The downtown mission plans to serve over 800 meals for the homeless, low income or anyone in need on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to1 p.m. at 15 N.W. Third Ave.

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'Our Eyes Are Wide Open’

Anniversary of killing draws parallels to today

Small permanent memorials were placed atop street signs in a southeast Portland neighborhood to honor Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw on the 30th anniversary of his death when white supremacists attacked and killed him with a baseball bat because he was black.

Thursday, November 15

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Thanksgiving for Homebound

Plans are being made by Meals on Wheels People to once again offer a traditional holiday meal with turkey and all the trimmings for delivery to some of our most frail and isolated seniors on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.

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Young Fathers in Portland

Young Fathers, a multi-racial group that formed in Great Britain and has twice won the Scottish Album of the Year Award, makes a Portland concert stop this Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St. Their latest album Coca Sugar showcases the band’s incredible song writing talent and musicianship.

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Calling Out Trump in New Memoir

Former first lady says she can’t forgive him

Former first lady Michelle Obama finds some criticism for President Donald Trump in her new book, writing how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to “block it all out.”

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Enjoy Native Culture, Crafts

You’re invited to observe Native America Heritage month when a free celebration and native craft holiday marketplace is hosted Saturday, Nov. 17 at Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center, located along the Columbia River, just east of downtown Vancouver.

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Afro-futurism in Outer Space

The NW Film Center at the Portland Art Museum presents “Space is the Place,” a 1970s classic that combines neo-blaxploitation filmmaking, science -fiction, and performance footage to signal that Outer Space is indeed the place for salvation for black folks.

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Remembering Mulugeta Seraw

City looks back on hate crime 30 years past

An Ethiopian refugee, Mulugeta Seraw, who was killed by a racist skinhead in Portland 30 years ago, is being honored this week in multiple events.

Wednesday, November 14

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First Preference Housing

Beatrice Morrow first to open under new policy

Affordable housing advocates are celebrating the opening of The Beatrice Morrow apartments, an African American- led housing complex that is the first to open under a preference policy for displaced residents.

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Called Out for Racism

Newspaper responds: Didn’t intend to be hurtful

Willamette Week criticized for front page cartoon depicting Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw

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Mayor’s Protest Curbs Draw Fire

Eudaly, Hardesty oppose new powers

Giving the city more power to curb potentially violent protests runs into opposition

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Ripped Away by Evil, Cruel Racism

A brutal slaying 30 years ago

Portland marks a somber occasion

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In Loving Memory

Laura Mae Barber

To say she had a heart of gold would certainly not be an overstatement.

Tuesday, November 13

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Soul of Albina

Friday concert to bring back musicians from era

A celebration of Portland’s once prominent soul music scene and featuring many of the talented local musicians who were active in the Albina community of north and northeast Portland in the 1960s, 70s and 80s will be take place this weekend at the Alberta Rose Theater.

Friday, November 9

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Keeping Nuclear Adversaries at Bay

Portland native on mission as Navy officer

Alika Mosley is a Portland native who has embarked on military career she knows is part of a legacy that will last beyond her lifetime.

Thursday, November 8

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Veterans Lead at Portland FBI Office

Special agent got start in military

Veterans Day allow us to honor and celebrate those who’ve stood guard to protect their fellow Americans. At the FBI’s Portland Office, that list includes Supervisory Special Agent Denise Biehn.

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Yearning for Something More

The Hollywood Theater in northeast Portland presents the film “Rafiki,” a hip tale of first love between two young women in Nairobi, Kenya, a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. The screening takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the theater’s Queer Commons series.

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Horn Section Gives Back

Timberlake musicians to visit MHCC

The Regiment Horns, the horn section that performs regularly with singer Justin Timberlake, will perform a concert and masterclass at Mt. Hood Community College while in town for a Timblerlake concert at the Moda Center.

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College Theater Opener

Clackamas Community College’s Theatre Department opens the Main Stage Production season with a fall performance of “Lobby Hero.”

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Hollywood Veterans Parade Monday

The 44th annual Ross Hollywood Veterans Day Parade, sponsored by Ross Hollywood Chapel, will take place on Monday, Nov. 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Northeast 40th and Tillamook and ending at the Ross Hollywood flag pole at Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 48th Avenue.

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Legacy Offers Free Flu Shots

Legacy Health Is offering free flu vaccinations for everyone aged 6 months and older during the month of November as permitted by staffing and supply.

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Sailor Serves on Navy Band

Petty Officer 2nd Class Haley Cameron of Portland has served in the Navy for two years as a musician. She currently plays the flute while serving with Navy Band Northeast.

Wednesday, November 7

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Kate Brown, JoAnn Hardesty Victorious

Progressive candidates and causes do well at the ballot box

Results from Tuesday’s November General Election in Oregon brought big wins for progressive causes and candidates

Tuesday, November 6

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Calibrating for Fake vs. Real News

Document and consider sources for reliability

Welcome to the era of mass gaslighting. Infowars. Trump. Putin. Bin Salman. Fox News.

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Portland Book Festival Fun

Event comes packed with authors, activities

On Saturday, Nov. 10, you’re invited to join readers of ages for the largest celebration of books and writing in the Pacific Northwest.

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Mayor Proposes Protest Curbs

Would apply to groups with history of violence

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler will bring a proposed emergency ordinance to the City Council on Thursday asking the city to restrict when and where protest groups with a history of violence may gather and demonstrate, saying tougher regulations are needed to curb injuries to people, damage to public property and offset other safety concerns.

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Walnut Park Shelter Prepared

County building to share space for homeless

A new homeless shelter slated to open by Thanksgiving in the heart of Portland’s historic African-American community will give those struggling to fend for themselves on the streets a place of refuge and assistance.

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Teacher of the Year

An African-American educator who has focused on promoting diversity and equity in science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) has been honored with the title of Oregon Teacher of the Year.

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Recruiting Challenge

Army jobs can appeal to all, top recruiter says

Service, teamwork, and career opportunities are what are in store for people who join the Army. That’s the message from Sgt. Maj. Tabitha Gavia, the first female senior enlisted leader in U.S. Army Recruiting Command history.

Friday, November 2

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Video Shows Officer-Involved Shooting

Details emerge after grand jury clears police

Officers fired seconds after suspect fired his own firearm five times against two people in a fight