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Chokehold Complaint Filed

A Portland mother is still looking for answers on why her daughter was thrown into a chokehold at Madison High School. Vice Principal Alfredo Quintero can be seen wrestling his arms around the neck of the student in a cellphone video taken by a witness.

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10 Pianists on 10 Grand Pianos

"Something Grand," a matinee benefit concert for youth music programs will be held on Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

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King’s ‘Stand by Me’ Honored

One of the most broadcast songs of the 20th century, Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress, along with recordings from Joan Baez, The Righteous Brothers, Steve Martin and the darker sounds of the band Radiohead.

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On Alberta Street

Festival of Circus and Comedy

The Umbrella Festival of Circus and Comedy, Portland’s premiere festival of the variety arts, is bringing four days and nights of acrobats and aerialists, clowns and cabaret, bands and burlesque, drag and derring-do!

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Medical Records Go Online

All medical records for the approximately 650 youth in the Oregon Youth Authority's close-custody facilities are going electronic to make youth intake and healthcare more efficient, accessible and cost efficient.

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Zoo Says Goodbye to Beloved Rama

Leg injury was no longer responding to treatment

Rama, a 31-year-old Asian elephant known for his sweet disposition and Jackson Pollock-like painting technique, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo Monday.

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Cedric’s Barber Battle

A new reality series to capture the unique culture that exists in barbering communities across the country premiers Friday, April 17 on the CW network.

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Healthcare Blues

Music festival supports a system serving all

An all-star lineup of musicians who know all too well the struggles of affording health care will gather once again for the Inner City Blues Festival’s ‘Healing the Healthcare Blues’ concert.

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Activist Teacher Remembered

A longtime Portland educator who helped countless Portland students embark on careers in journalism and other pursuits, including the editor of the Portland Observer as a student at John Adams High School, is being remembered after his death at the age of 92.

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Our Challenges Are Not Insurmountable

Education key driver to opportunity

There’s no other way to say it. Black America is in crisis.

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In Loving Memory

David Ray Nicholas Dec. 14, 1954 -- April 2, 2014 David, we miss you so very much! Love, your family

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Dress for Success

New diversity focus for group helping women

A local chapter of a non-profit that promotes economic independence for women from all walks of life welcomes a new leader who is eager to help bring diversity to the organization.

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A National Crisis of Household Debt

Demanding solutions to help families

Family debt is no personal failing — it’s a national crisis. Even as unemployment declines, the debt crisis is holding back a full economic recovery and pushing more people into poverty.

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Look Who’s Turning 100!

Willie Mae Hart

You’re invited to the 100th birthday celebration for Mrs. Willie Mae Hart on Saturday, April 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet Family Life Center, 872 N. Chautaqua Blvd. RSVP with Sharon at 503-493-4082.

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Solidarity with Peoples Struggling Against Racism

Learning lessons from history

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination – one of the treaties against racism that the United States has ratified and is subjected to review for compliance.

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Living a Life That Matters

Legendary trumpeter shows the way in ‘Keep on Keepin’ On’

The heralded film “Whiplash” depicts—realistically, I expect—a world of hungry aspiring jazz musicians.

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Fitness with ‘JJ’

What’s Holding You Back?

The hardest thing about any goal that you have in your life is the “start.”

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Living a Life That Matters

Legendary trumpeter shows the way in ‘Keep on Keepin’ On’

The heralded film “Whiplash” depicts—realistically, I expect—a world of hungry aspiring jazz musicians who are easy prey for a brutal, sadistic conductor who deliberately pits them against each other, feeds and then assaults their fragile egos, and continually moves success just beyond their reach.

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No-Cream Pasta Primavera

Spring veggies benefit from a quick roasting in olive oil and herbs before being tossed with penne. No cream here, just the fresh flavors of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon.

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