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Tips to Beat the Heat

For both homes lucky enough to have air conditioning and those without, you can do a few things to stay cooler.

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Black Parents Concert Series

You’re invited to party at historic Dawson Park on three consecutive Thursday nights this month as the Black Parents Initiative hosts a three part Concert in the Park series that is combined with the group’s family fun days.

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Multicultural Night Market

Beaverton Night Market returns on Saturday, Aug. 11, a multicultural evening of international food and craft vendors, as well as cultural performances, from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round, located just off the Beaverton Central MAX stop.

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Gateway Discovery Park Opens

The newest Portland Parks and Recreation site to serve communities in outer east Portland features a playground with wheelchair accessibility, free games for checkout, a large, grassy play area, performance plaza, splash fountains, skateboard ramps and more.

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Diverse Health Center Opens

The Beaverton Wellness Center offers one-stop for kids, families and individuals needing medical, dental, pharmacy and mental/behavioral health services.

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Outlaw Defends Response

Crowd control tactics will be reviewed

Protesters' injuries were sustained from crowd-control munitions fired by police, according to multiple news outlets and from activists on social media. Four arrests were made.

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Smith, Hardesty Face Off

Race Talks will sponsor first candidates forum

The public forum centers around two Portland City Council seat candidates--Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith--who are poised to become the first African-American female council-woman in Portland’s history.

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Experience African Culture

A celebration of resilience, strength and influence

With the guiding theme of “Experience The Culture”, the Pan African Festival of Oregon seeks to galvanize, mobilize, and empower peoples of the African diaspora in the state.

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Tracking the Hate behind Measure 105

Ballot to kill sanctuary law draws a fight

Measure 105 (Initiative Proposition 22) seeks to roll back anti-racial profiling reforms in Oregon and is sponsored by the Repeal Oregon Sanctuary Law, which is funded by Oregonians for Immigration Reform and the Federation for American Reform--both groups are classified as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Advocating for KairosPDX

One year lease brings uncertainty

KairosPDX wanted a five year lease, but the district offered only one year, plus a rent increase of over 30 percent, according to KairosPDX school board members.

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The ‘Color’ of Immigration Policy Reform

Policy debates leaves out black people

While some might debate the “legality” of people crossing the border without documents, absolutely nothing justifies treating human beings inhumanely.

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Late Deacon Honored

Senior Pastor Dr. R. H. Edwards Sr. invites every church and their congregations to come and be part of this important occasion, in honor of the late Jeffrey Ward Sr., a church deacon.

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Scooter Rentals Begin

Pilot transportation option will be evaluated

Two companies were allowed to set up shop for their app-based scooter services last week thanks to permits from the Portland Bureau of Transportation as part of a pilot program to test the compatibility of e-scooters in the city.

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation

The band is celebrating the release of "What's My Name (Big Sam)" from their new album "Songs in the Key of Funk"

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Augustana Hosts Summer Party

All are welcome at this free outdoor event celebrating the diversity of our city and featuring a barbecue, a book sale, and music provided by Marilyn Keller and other notable jazz musicians.

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Dive-In Movies for Summer

This month, you can watch the family-friendly classic movie “Toy Story” from the pool deck or while floating in the pool itself on large screens at Pier, Wilson, Montavilla, Creston, and Sellwood Pools.

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Arming Teachers Makes Matters Worse

Better to learn conflict resolution

With the lack of laws and training regarding carrying and purchasing guns, more students are likely to die in schools if Trump’s ideas are applied.

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Charity Provides Clean Socks for Homeless

The mission will distribute 150,000 pairs to fulfill a basic need for those who can’t access clean laundry.

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Supportive Housing for Homeless

The bundling of affordable housing and mental health treatment is a first-of-it’s-kind for cross-governmental funding.

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Freeway Ramp Closure: I-84 West to I-5 North

Expect traffic delays in the coming weeks as freeway construction of I-84 and I-5 ramps continue.

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