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Healing Wounds of Gentrification

Activists plan Saturday bike ride to build understanding

Gentrification is the major talking point of the city today, but for many neighborhoods it has been a reality for far too long.

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Rock Out

It will be the first time in 20 years the show has been produced theatrically with a professional cast in Portland.

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Gun Waver Banned

Michael Strickland has been banned from two local institutions.

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Report Sinks Schools Chief

District put off health and safety issues

Portland Public School Superintendent Carole Smith on Monday said she will step down now rather than wait a year to retire.

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Expanding Reach for Future Connect

Program breaks barriers to a college education

New funds will help PCC provide nearly 3,000 students with critical services and support.

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Librarian Makes History

The Senate last week confirmed the longtime head of Baltimore's library system to be the next Librarian of Congress.

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Named Champion of Change

Equity push brings White House honor

The White House honored Portlander Desiree Williams-Rajee Friday along with nine others from around the country as “Champions of Change for Climate Equity.”

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A Voting Rights Victory in Maryland

Almost 6 million U.S. citizens are effectively locked out of the democratic process.

Thousands of Marylanders will regain the right to cast their ballots this election year, thanks to the state’s lawmakers.

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Preschool Promise Adverse to Albina Head Start

New requirements fail kids of color, advocates say

An attempt to increase the quality of preschool instructors in the process risks isolating kids of color.

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Well Intended but with Devastating Consequences

Pre-school promise risks isolating kids of color

Hope lies in the seeds of early-childhood and K-5 interventions.

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Reverberations of Historic Black Events

Oregon Humanities hosts conversation at Alberta Rose

A conversation about the Great Migration of black families who fled the south, the civil rights movement, and the reverberations of these historic events in Oregon and the United States.

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Downtown Housing Saved

REACH celebrates reopening

On July 15, REACH Community Development will celebrate the grand re-opening of the Bronaugh Apartments, a three story, 50-unit historic apartment building located in downtown Portland.

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A Step Backwards for Police Diversity

Command shuffle leaves out African- Americans

We need leadership in the police bureau, in city government and in the community.

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Bike Share System Debut

1,000 rental bikes to dot inner city

The system was designed for quick trips with convenience in mind, as well as a fun and affordable way to get around.

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Protests and Vigils

Community and police respond to shootings

A sweeping march in downtown Portland happened before the Dallas violence on Thursday in the wake of the officer-involved shootings.

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Finding Common Ground

Obama pays tribute to officers; calls for racial healing

Obama insisted the nation is not as divided as it seems and called on Americans to find common ground in support of racial equity and justice.

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Powered by Diversity

Outreach expands business relationships

“Our goal is to create the appropriate business relationships to support and reflect the communities we serve”

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Beaumont Girls Repeat

Champs to represent Oregon in Arizona

Congratulations to the Beaumont Junior Girls Softball Team from northeast Portland who has won a state champion for a second year in a row!

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In Loving Memory

Alberta Moody

Alberta Moody of Portland died June 28, 2016.

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