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Congratulations Lady Tigers

The Trinity Lutheran School Lady Tigers are playing some great volleyball and becoming great ambassadors for the northeast Portland school. The team participated in a 32 team tournament in Coos Bay earlier this fall and won four matches to get to the finals and a second place finish.

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Spirit of Thanksgiving

University of Portland students brightened the homes of 175 north Portland families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. Residence hall social justice coordinators Phu Nguyen, Angela Hudson, Claire Kenneally and Tyler Tennant recruited 12 other volunteers to deliver food baskets. Making it all possible were donations from students; Bridgetown, a local service organization; and Bon Appetit, the university’s food service company.

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In Loving Memory

A beloved Salvadoran local passes away

The community celebrates the life of a beloved local man.

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Immigration Action Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Workers who deserve to live without fear of deportation

Undocumented workers aren’t the only ones who suffer because of our broken immigration system. Thousands of U.S. citizen children live in fear of losing their parents due to immigration enforcement operations.

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A Path Forward in Prosecuting Ferguson Cop

Follow Bush and support federal charges

On March 22, 1991, a visibly shaken and angered President George H.W. Bush said he was sickened and "outraged" by what he saw on television. That was the beating of black motorist Rodney King by a swarm of LAPD cops. A year later following the acquittal of four of the police officers by a Simi Valley jury with no blacks on it, Bush ordered then Attorney General William Barr to begin the process of slapping federal civil rights charges on the officers.

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Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!

A rallying cry in midst of upheaval

Portland becomes one of the leading cities to join in solidarity with Ferguson, drawing thousands of protesters into the streets on a near daily basis.

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Da Vinci School Arts Fair

One of the more popular holiday fairs in Portland, the fair offers the ideal shopping venue for handcrafted gifts made from all sorts of art forms. There is also live music, hands-on art activities, a cafe, and a selection of student artwork for sale.

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Elevating Hip Hop in Africa

Mic Crenshaw, a Portland hip-hop performer, community activist and KBOO co-manager, embarked on a visit to Africa in November as a way of elevating hip hop culture and a form of expression that is creative and revolutionary, a counterforce to all forms of oppression to thousands of young people.

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Deranged Comedy on Main Stage

John San Nicolas as the Ghost of Jacob Marley and Craig Cackowski as Scrooge in Portland Center Stage’s deranged comedy ‘Twist Your Dickens.’ The spoof from The Second City’s A Christmas Carol by Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort is now playing through Dec. 24 on the theater’s Main Stage.

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Arresting Power

Local filmmakers plan January release

“Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon” is a new documentary that chronicles the expansive history of police brutality against Portlanders from all walks of life, as well as local efforts to push back against this oppression.

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Supporting the Senior Community

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith visited the Meals on Wheels location on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Friday to show support for the program. Wyden spoke openly addressing hunger and food insecurity for elderly communities.

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'Gone Girl' Dreadfully Disappoints

Film short on believability and promotes stereotypes

Is this a movie or an endurance test?

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Decision Ignites Protests

Activists in solidarity after Ferguson officer goes free

Portland civil rights activists joined voices across the country in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer for the shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Police Officer Posts Sanctioned

Inflammatory behavior cited in Ferguson officer support

Portland Police Chief orders three of its officers to take down images from their personal Facebook page that used the bureau's badge in support of Ferguson officer.

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Pinnacle of Success

PCC unveils championship banners

Sometimes, when the hard work is done, it’s good to sit back and just have a moment. The 2013-14 Portland Community College men’s basketball team had their moment on Nov. 17 when a crowd of well-wishers filled the Cascade Campus gym in north Portland for the official unveiling of PCC’s first-ever division and conference championship banners.

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Dental Care for Disadvantaged

Representatives of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington accept a donation of $50,000 from Walmart as a group of associates from the company volunteered last Friday helping patients and providers. "This grant allows us to continue providing dental care to the low-income, uninsured and under-insured people in our community," said Free Clinic Dental Program Manager Carolyn Noack. "We are extremely grateful."

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Paying Heavily for their Political Failures

Democrats ditch the working stiff

Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.”

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Police, Brutality and the Prevalence of Racial Bias

Increasing trust between police and the community

What is community policing? In the wake of increased shootings in Ferguson and around the country, there has been a renewed public interest in the role of police, the extent of police brutality, and the prevalence of racial bias.

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In Loving Memory

William Woods Sr.

A memorial service for William Harold Woods Sr., who died peacefully at home with loving family members present on Oct.30, 2014, will be Held Friday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 5828 N.E. Eighth Ave.

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Support Saves Landmark

A nonprofit affordable housing development and property management company that builds housing for low-income families announced Thursday that it will be constructing and rehabilitating 108 affordable housing units in Portland and Hillsboro.

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