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Returning to the Stage

An award winning adult musical with actors and puppets telling stories of racism, homophobia, and homelessness while also taking on issues like finding the purpose of life is returning to a Portland stage.

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Charles Drew Blood Drive

Event critical for saving lives

Eligible donors are encouraged to give at the 12th annual Dr. Charles Drew blood drive Saturday, June 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Red Cross Portland Blood Donation Center, 3131 N. Vancouver Ave.

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Celebrate Juneteenth!

‘Freedom Day’ in Portland and beyond

Free celebrations for Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day, are held Saturday, June 17 in Portland and Vancouver, and on Monday, June 19 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.

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NBA Title with Best Run Ever

Golden State finished the playoffs 16-1 when they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120

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Life of an Iconic President

The Oregon Historical Society’s current exhibition “High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy” explores Kennedy’s early life, his road to the presidency, and the changes he effected during his time in office.

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Field Trips Open Minds

Local students from schools across the region have a chance to visit Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) with its hands-on exhibits thanks to a free program sponsored by Google to introduce students in underserved communities to science and math careers.

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PDX Jazz June Concerts

PDX Jazz closes out the month of June with trumpet sensation Ambrose Akinmusire on Saturday, June 17 at McMenamin's Mission Theater, and The Legendary Murray/El'Zabar Duo on Thursday, June 29 at The Old Church.

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On Alberta Street

Now Showing at Guardino

Several artists are featured this month at Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

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Youth and Justice Focus

Town Hall looks for solutions and best practices

While African Americans in Multnomah County make up less than 6 percent of the population, they make up about 22 percent of the jail population. That overrepresentation – while not new – prompted County Commissioner Loretta Smith to bring together local youth, community members, law enforcement officials and black elected county officials from across the United States to discuss solutions and best practices to address racial disparities in Multnomah County's justice system.

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Sign Up for Albina Head Start

Albina Early Head Start and Head Start is hosting three open house events this summer where you can attend and tour the organization’s pre-school learning facilities, meet teachers and home visitors, and sign up for the program.

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A Feminist Perspective on Trumpcare

Rife with problems and gender bias

Although the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 is rife with problems, one of the most disturbing is its shocking gender bias. But why should we be shocked that the AHCA, or “Trumpcare,” privileges males, as it was crafted by a group of privileged males and is being championed by the most privileged of all, Donald Trump himself?

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Medicaid Essential for Mental Health Services

Cuts would actually increase overall spending

President Trump and Republican Congressional leaders justifiably want to curb the alarming growth in government healthcare spending. Their proposed solution? Cut $880 billion in federal funds from Medicaid over the next 10 years.

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Remembering the Life of John F. Kennedy at 100

His enduring legacy for civil rights

On May 29th, we marked the centenary of President Kennedy’s birth. Whatever history has assigned to him as flaws, shortcomings and misdeeds, he believed our country could do better for all of its citizens, regardless of race, color or creed.

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Healing from the Trauma

Rev. Jesse Jackson offers a path forward after transit murders

Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Portland on Friday to help the city heal from the May 26 attack on a TriMet light rail train near the Hollywood Transit Station.

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Fighting Racism

Advocates say political climate has emboldened hate

Racially—motivated fatal stabbings on a Max light rail train more than a week ago has raised concerns from a number of community leaders that a new connectivity on the Internet and a new sociopolitical climate has emboldened people with racist views, energized by the election of President Donald Trump.

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Mourned as Martyr and Hero

Mourners remembered one of the men who was fatally stabbed trying to stop an anti-Muslim tirade against two teenage girls on a Portland light-rail train as a modern-day martyr and a hero who never stayed on the sidelines when others were in need.

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Dueling Protests

Activists counter white nationalism rally

Demonstrators representing the white supremacist alt-right movement squared off against a diverse coalition of Portland community groups and justice advocates on Sunday. The opposing rallies took place just 10 days after a racially motivated stabbing attack left two people dead on a MAX light rail train.

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Festival of Cultural Traditions

Five folk artists will perform or demonstrate a variety of cultural traditions, from traditional Kenyan cooking techniques to Estonian folk dance at the PDX Culture Keepers Festival, Saturday, June 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society, downtown.

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