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Remembering Steve "Snapper" Jones

Local standout had impact in two pro leagues

Steve “Snapper” Jones, former Portland Trail Blazers player, team announcer and later NBA broadcaster, died Saturday after reportedly battling a lengthy illness. He was 75.

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Artist’s Work Reflects on a New Generation

Celebrates diversity in east and outer east Portland

Mural pays tribute to growing diverse culture and ethnicities of east and outer east Portland

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Black Nativity Holiday Classic

Portland theater group presents powerful play

PassinArt: A Theatre Company is bringing to the stage Black Nativity, a moving and powerful play written by playwright, novelist, and poet Langston Hughes retelling the classic nativity story in song.

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Thriving on the Court

Immigrant youth start new basketball league

A new basketball league is geared toward Portland’s immigrant population

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Singing Christmas Tree and the Jefferson Dancers

55th annual show has all new lineup

Portland's Singing Christmas Tree is lighting up Keller Auditorium for its 55th season with an all-new lineup of songs and performances, as well as some old fan favorites.

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New Pledge on Tubman

District will spend more to make sure school is safe

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero has made a new pledge to get Tubman Middle School ready for opening in the fall of next year, reassuring leaders from the African American community.

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Out Front and On Point

Women of color share stories from elected office

More than 50 people gathered last Thursday to hear moderator Traci Rossi, executive director of the Center for Women’s Leadership, interview former state Sen. Margaret Carter, state Rep. Janelle Bynum of Clackamas and Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith.

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Free Thanksgiving in Kenton

A community service component of Kenton’s diverse Celebration Tabernacle Church and its Po’Shine’s Café De La Soul restaurant join forces to host a Thanksgiving Day dinner in hopes to feed 1,000 people.

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Holiday Festivities in Gresham

The start of the holiday season is celebrated in historic downtown Gresham on Saturday, Nov. 25, when the 26th annual Spirit of Christmas celebration is held with a variety of fun, family friendly festivities all leading up to the lighting of the city's 60-foot ponderosa pine.

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Christmas Concert at St. Philip Neri

On Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m., St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, a diverse congregation serving southeast Portland, invites the public to attend a special Christmas benefit concert with the signature contemporary music of Michael Allen Harrison and the powerful, joyful singing of Julianne Johnson.

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Holiday Tree Lighting Friday

Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown, hosts the annual holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by SmartPark on Friday, Nov. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

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Faith Leaders Meet Chief

New Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw (center) is the guest of honor Saturday for a Women of Faith brunch hosted by Dr. Karin Edwards, Cascade campus president of Portland Community College. Sponsors included Women at the Cross Ministries, Women of Faith of Oregon and Southeast Washington and representatives of the Dr. Audrey Terrell Institute.

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Blazers Club Team Crowned

Congratulations to the 5th and 6th grade boys basketball team from the Northeast Blazer’s Boys and Girls Club for winning a league championship by defeating the Waddle’s and Inukai Boys Club, 39-28.

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In Loving Memory

Andrew Craig Vaughn

Andrew Craig Vaughn was born Feb. 14, 1960 and died Oct. 22, 2017.

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Help Moves East

Sunshine Division expands to meet growing need

The increasingly impoverished populations of east Portland are getting some relief this Thanksgiving season as a non-profit dedicated to food and clothing services has opened a second location.

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Woman Strong

Self-defense classes for women and girls

With multiple disclosures of sexual assaults by men against women making national headlines, from movie producer Harvey Weinstein to actor Kevin Spacey, now might be the time to consider getting some tips on self defense by enrolling or volunteering with WomenStrength.

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Fragments of Shame, Contrition and Desperate Denial

Trapped in ‘a man’s world’

Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse are catching up with powerful perps, sometimes decades after the fact. The only real surprise in all this is that suddenly it matters.

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Thanksgiving and Forging Unity in Divisive Times

Praying for a nation’s healing

While Thanksgiving is clearly a celebration of gratitude for a bountiful harvest, its origin and history in the United States tell an unexpected tale of unity that is particularly relevant in these divisive times.

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In Loving Memory

Lila Mae Robinson-Butler

Lila Mae Robinson-Butler was born Dec. 17, 1924 in Ethel, Ark., and died Nov. 8, 2017 in Portland.

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Youth of the Year

Benson junior dedicated to giving back

Teya Shearer, a junior at Benson Polytechnic High School and 11-year member of the Regence Boys & Girls Club in New Columbia of north Portland, has been named Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro's Youth of the Year.

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