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Hit Musical Lands in Portland

‘Hamilton,’ the hip-hop smash hit Broadway musical that retells the story of the founding of America, begins its Portland premiere March 20, but getting a ticket over its three weeks of performances will not be easy.

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Robot Revolution

OMSI exhibit brings coolest robots ever

A new exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) some of the most innovative robots from all over the world.

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Entertaining Dance Crowds

Kam Franklin fronts the Suffers, a popular 8-piece gulf coast band from Houston, Texas that brings elements of classic soul and rock and roll to crowds that love to dance.

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Chinese LGBTQ Choir Visits

Will perform with Portland’s gay men’s group

Twenty-three performers from the Beijing Queer Chorus, China’s first LGBTQ chorus, will be special guests of the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus for its “Pacific Voices” shows this weekend at Kaul Auditorium on the Reed College campus in southeast Portland.

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Welcome Immigrants

You’re invited to join Portland Parks & Recreation for a Portlanders Stand with Refugees and Immigrants celebration on Friday, March 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the East Portland Community Center, 7040 S.E. 106th Ave.

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Fear and Terror as a Normal Part of School

Sane gun laws needed to prevent shootings

Due to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the politicians that support them, meaningful discourse on the issue of gun control is nearly impossible, and in that silence, school shootings from Sandy Hook to Parkland keep the classroom a battleground, not a place of learning.

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Black Immigrant Lives Matter Too

We are stronger together

We are long overdue for a discussion about immigration as it relates to black immigrants, particularly at this moment as the current presidential administration clamors to end legal protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and congressional leaders lurch from one proposed bipartisan solution to another in search of a permanent legislative fix.

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Students Declare ‘Enough’

Walkouts a unifying message on reducing gun violence

At least 45 Portland area schools joined hundreds more across the nation Wednesday in solidarity with student-led walkouts to declare “enough” in response to growing gun violence and the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla. one month ago.

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Empowering Women

Protesting the economic inequality and oppression women face at home and internationally, over 200 women from all walks of life rallied in Pioneer Courthouse Square and then took to the streets downtown for International Women’s Day. The demonstrations last Thursday were among many marches and rallies calling for social change held across the world.

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Gun Control for Domestic Abusers

The focus on preventing gun violence took a big step in Oregon last week thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Kate Brown that makes it harder for people convicted of domestic abuse to get guns, as well as a lesser known law implemented in January that allows courts to temporarily ban individuals shown to be at high risk of harming themselves or others from obtaining guns.

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Inspired Creations

Portland man builds unique, sustainable birdhouses

You won’t see a more popular street vendor with humans and animals alike than the birdhouse toting George Mayes, who makes a striking impression on street corners with his bicycle and hand-crafted wooden trailer. Packed full of what looks like rustic, miniature cabins -- some even complete with chimneys, staircases, awnings and roof shingles – the cart is loaded with the future nesting homes for our feathered, flying neighbors.

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Disaster in Cully

Scrap yard fire destroys homes; brings evacuations

A 5-alarm fire that started Monday morning at an auto salvage yard in the Cully Neighborhood spread to nearby houses, destroying a six unit apartment, a duplex, killing more than a dozen cats, and displacing an estimated 2,000 to 4,000 residents.

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Generals Take State!

Grant bests Jefferson in exciting final

Grant wins first state basketball championship in 10 years

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Jeff Alumni Oppose Name Change

Group will host public discussion next week

A group representing past and present students of Jefferson High School has taken a stand against changing the name of the school

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In Loving Memory

Tina Osoms

A home going service will be held March 21

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In Loving Memory

Darryl Thomas

Services scheduled at Emmanuel Temple

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‘Get Out’ Writer Wins Oscar

Writer and director Jordan Peele, 39, made movie history Sunday by becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award for best original screenplay for the movie ‘Get Out.’

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Feeding the Hungry

Church helps by fixing hundreds of sandwiches

The Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church congregation in northeast Portland is upping the ante when it comes to their assistance feeding and clothing the homeless.

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PIL Teams Play for State

Four Portland schools are competing for a state championship in basketball this week with the Oregon 6A tournaments for boys and girls being held at the University of Portland in north Portland.


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