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Happy Birthday William G. Russell!

A loving remembrance

A man who believed in work and taking care of his family

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Unfairly Expelled from Schools

District fined; parent leader pushes forward for change

Sheila Warren has spearheaded action against the unfair suspensions and expulsions of so many black students. As the state pursues action against Portland Public Schools, Warren and her organization must find new ways to keep pushing for discipline reform and seek justice for students of color.

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Author Turns to Publishing

How one woman has built a local business out of her love of words

With the support of her mother and sister, plus some church friends, Rochelle Carter says she wanted to create a business that will leave a legacy for her children and the future.

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Opposing a Culture of Glorified Violence

A fan writes controversial book on football

Violence, racism, sexism, and homophobia are embodied by America's favorite past time. The assessment about football by author Steve Almond was shared with a Portland audience on Sunday as he presented his controversial new book, Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto.

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Inserting Themselves

Coming off an NAIA championship season, and currently sporting a stellar 10-1-1 record as well as being one of the top ranked women’s soccer teams, not to mention the top-ranked team in the Cascade Collegiate Conference, and boasting 28 wins in their last 29 games, the women’s soccer team at Concordia is inserting themselves as a talking point in local soccer conversations.

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Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington reteams with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in the action thriller, The Equalizer.

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Passion for Food Turns to Business

‘Stoopid Burger’ rises to the top with unique, hand-crafted burgers

These local burgers make even the smartest of Portland foodies get downright Stoopid

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Soulful Singer Farewell

Linda Hornbuckle dies at the age of 59

Hornbuckle was famous throughout the Pacific Northwest for her powerful voice and amazing stage presence. This week Portland loses one of the most eminent singers in the Northwest.

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Spa Owners Proves Herself

How one woman has created a luxury wine-spa from the ground up

One woman brings Vino-Therapy to Downtown Portland - and the results are just as luxurious as you'd expect.

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Making Her Passion a Livelihood

Attorney reaches out to serve disadvantaged

One of very few adult congenital heart defect survivors, one attorney shares her gift with marginalized Portland community members.

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Aerial Picture from Drone of Jefferson's New Field

Community celebration prior to tonight's first home game

Jefferson High School scores new field for first home football game.

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Foraging Wild Edibles Creates a Business

An Interview with ‘The Truffle Temptress’

Secrets to finding the "diamond of the kitchen" -- truffles!

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Kickboxer Turns Sport into his Business

Curt’s Ultimate Fitness and Fighting Arts

Northeast Halsey and 109th Avenue is not an area you would usually associate with greatness.

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Mental Health Practice Opened

PDX Trauma Free serves local community, welcomes new patients, and fills the gap in service for people of color and other marginalized groups.

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Reaching Out to Help Business Startups

CLIMB center provides resources

Starting a small business is a daunting task, but potential business owners in our area may have an advantage.

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In Loving Memory

Kyle Nathaniel Baker

A Celebration of Life service for a beloved community member.

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Firmly Planted at Home

Retired NBA star celebrates 20 years of local business ventures

A staple of the Portland African American community, former NBA Star Terrell Brandon is celebrating 20 years as a local business owner

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A Nice Place to Visit

Short term rentals another blow to housing affordability and access

Vacation rentals by homeowners in the Portland market are a dramatic new housing trend that opponents say will contribute to gentrification and the loss of affordable housing options.

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Housing Bureau Reaches Out

Input sought on affordable housing commitment

Investment marks a win for the Portland African American Leadership Forum which originally criticized the Portland Development Commission project citing its lack of a housing plan.

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Great Playwright Inspires

August Wilson Red Door Project returns to Portland schools

Red Door Project introduces students to the works of August Wilson whose long-inspired work reflects the African-American experience.

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