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Refugee Released

Immigrant rights activist free pending trial

A Salvadoran refugee and immigrant rights activist has won a temporary release from federal custody.

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The Wake of Vanport

New documentary screens Saturday

You’re invited to learn more about Portland’s history through a documentary showing the making and destruction of Vanport, a lost city of Oregon that once served as a home to thousands of black families before a disastrous flood in 1948.

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'You Can Lead Too’

Top executive encourages a new generation

A top Northwest executive in the financial business sector is breaking glass ceilings and encouraging a new generation of young women to do the same. Her name is Tracy Curtis, the new regional president for Wells Fargo & Company, the first woman to ever hold this position. Her message to girls? “You can lead too.”

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.

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Invite to Middle Eastern Fare

Family brings cooking experience and quality

From a family of innovators and entrepreneurs of four successful dining establishments over 28 years in Portland’s “Zaatar” restaurant prepares delicious, high-quality, fresh, and nutritious Lebanese food, widely recognized as the best food from the Middle East.

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Rap Singer Keeps Career in Focus

King Rawzky hails from musical roots

King Rawzky was raised in the streets of inner Portland when gentrification did not exist, surviving some rough neighborhoods. Also known as Antonio PettyJohnBlue, he was born with alcohol and drugs in his system, but the tough knocks of an early life did not stop him from learning how to adapt as well as survive.

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Mental Health and the Military

‘Mind Zone’ documentary follows impacts of war

‘Mind Zone’ a documentary about mental health and the military will screen on Veterans Day, Tuesday Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. as part of the 41st Northwest Filmmakers Festival at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.

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Inviting People In

New College leader sees PCC Cascade as go-to place

Dr. Karin Edwards, the new president at the Cascade Campus at Portland Community College, has travelled a long journey in her pursuit of providing higher education to the public. She started her first semester with PCC this fall, and says she has long appreciated the way community colleges serve students in need and transform lives.

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Right Kind of Discomfort

“Dear White People’ takes on privilege, identity and race

When was the last time you saw a film that challenged your assumptions about identity? Or one that depicted anything like the variety and complexity of identity struggles and micro-aggressions experienced by people outside the dominant culture(s)? Or one that managed both to make you feel understood and to make you squirm?

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Transfers Destabilize Schools

The Portland School District needs to amend its enrollment and transfer policies to make them more equitable for all students, according to a volunteer committee that has been studying the issue.

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Black Airman to Share Story

A retired soldier with the heroic all-black fighter group the Tuskegee Airmen will visit Portland to share his experiences and read from his book.

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Honoring Service

40th Annual Veterans Day Parade Slated

Ross Hollywood Chapel will sponsor the Veteran’s Day parade Tuesday, Nov. 11. The 40th annual parade will start at 9:45 a.m. at Northeast 40th Avenue and Tillamook Street and ends at the flagpole in front of the chapel on Northeast 48th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

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Midterm Election Results Are In

Oregonians Vote Yes On Marijuana, No on Immigrant Rights

This year's closest votes are in - and now we know, weed is in, education funding is out, and Kitzhaber remainds governor.

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Strength Programs

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Daimler Civil Rights Probe Grows

More employees at truck facility step forward

A civil rights investigation of Daimler Trucks at its Swan Island manufacturing plant in north Portland was expanded for the second time last week as four more employees have stepped forward to allege unlawful discrimination.

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Black History Project

Public encouraged to send more data

A project to identify Oregon's African American historic sites and places has uncovered additional locations in Eugene, La Grande, Corvallis, Portland and other communities. Project leaders are asking the public to continue submitting information about potential sites.

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NAACP Forming Leaders

Civil rights group encourages participation

The election of leaders for the Portland NAACP will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Red Cross Building, 3131 N. Vancouver Ave., Room C, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Reserve Chair Talks About Income Inequality

Speaking honestly and Openly

With all the political, national security and disease news recently flooding the airways, you may have missed one of the most important American speeches from one of the world’s most powerful economic leaders.

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Power of the Vote

From marijuana to parks, ballot issues dominate

Voters are about to have their say in an election featuring Oregon candidates for Governor and U.S. Senator and dominated by some important and controversial issues, ranging from supporting parks and schools to the proposed legalization of marijuana and allowing driving privileges based on the ability to drive safely and not on immigration status.

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