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Pioneering Air Force Vet Remembered

Isaac ‘Ike’ Payne IV grew up in Portland

Isaac 'Ike' Sanders Payne IV, born April 16, 1940, passed away Friday Oct. 19, 2018 from heart failure. He was one of the first of three Black Americans to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, having been nominated to enter the school by U.S. Rep. Edith Green.

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Building Our Green Workforce for the Future

Why I’m voting yes and you should too

The Portland Clean Energy Initiative brings greatly needed resources to clean energy infrastructure and will provide just pathways that allow chronically unemployed workers the entry into new livelihoods.

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A Reason to Vote Yes on Clean Energy Measure:

Help reduce shocking health disparities

If anyone is still looking for a reason to vote yes on the Portland Clean Energy Initiative (Measure 26-201), here’s a big one: to help reduce shocking health disparities between those Portlanders who live in privilege and those who do not.

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Immigrant Stories to Inspire

The increasingly acerbic, anti-immigrant sentiment running rampant in our community and around the world has convinced Portland Story Theater that now is the perfect time to celebrate and support immigrants and refugees by hearing their stories.

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In Memory

Theodore Graham Jr.

Friends and family come and join us celebrate the life of Theodore “Ted” Graham Jr., Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Little Chapel of the Chimes in Sunnyside, 11667 S.E. Stevens Rd. He is forever in our hearts.

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Grim Truths and Hilarious Punchlines

Open Mike Eagle is a Los Angeles-based rapper who grew up in the projects of Chicago and has a passion for comedy by driving home powerful stories and grim truths using hilarious punchlines.

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Vying for Miss Glamouresse

Kevin Cook, aka Poison Waters, stars as Miss Texas in a silly spoof that has men dressed in drag vying for the title of Miss Glamouresse 2018

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Day of the Dead

Milagro celebrates with magical adventure

Fantasy, fairy tales and folklore are woven into a fantastical adventure in¡Alebrijes A Dia de Muertos tale, a new season opening play and one that celebrates the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead now showing at Milagro, Portland’s premier Latino theater at 525 S.E. Stark St.

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Flicker Flame Safety for Holidays

Flicker Flame lights are often seen as Halloween bulbs but are great for many occasions. Inside the pumpkin, they look like real candles. The light flickers and bounces inside the plastic jack-o-lantern. The same bulb placed in a fixture and set in your window is a fun decorator touch to say welcome or just to greet you when you return home.

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Don’t Need a Prince Charming

Oregon Children’s Theatre presents “Ella Enchanted,” a story of a young girl who overcomes outrageous obstacles and proves that she doesn’t need a prince charming to save her – she has the power to save herself!

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Space Oddities at MHCC's Sky Theater

From afar, shimmering stars set in the night sky seem peaceful and tranquil. However, telescopic images can paint a different picture, showing us star “oddities.” For instance, older stars can become unstable and even explode. Many stars have doubles; there’s at least one instance of a person describing a “star within a star.”

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In the Community

“What’s your motivation to vote?”

We asked community members on the eve of the Nov. 6 General Election: "What's your motivation to vote?"

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Librarian Builds on Equity

Wins fellowship for commitment to diversity

As Beach Elementary School’s librarian, Ayn Reyes Frazee is committed to reflecting the north Portland school’s unique diversity in its book collection, and her dedication and diligence have earned her a prized fellowship.

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Double Murder Case Turns Cold

A double homicide in northeast Portland’s Hazelwood Neighborhood has gone unsolved for four years and police are asking the public’s help to help solve it.

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Young Scientist Takes First

Rishab Jain of Stoller Middle School has been named America’s Top Young Scientist by winning the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

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Forums on PSU Campus Security Begin

Portland State University will hold public forums over the next three days regarding campus safety policies and the future of armed police officers patrolling its downtown campus and adjacent neighborhood.

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Pleas for Peace

Portland vigil follows attack on Jews

Several interfaith leaders, elected officials and people of all backgrounds gathered in Portland Sunday to support the victims of a mass shooting and call for peace, one day after a white gunman apparently bent on racist and extremist postings against immigrants walked into a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn. and killed 11 people.

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Momentum to Vote

Smith, Hardesty contest propels local ballot

Just a week out from the Tuesday, Nov. 6 General Election and Oregon is poised to see a larger than normal turnout, boosted in part by a bigger interest in the Midterm elections nationally but also in a local race for a coveted Portland City Council seat that will make history by ushering in Portland’s first black female councilwoman—the contest between former NAACP President and State Rep. Jo Ann Hardesty and current Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith.

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Mobilize the ‘Mob’ to March on Ballot Boxes

Remember Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

We must never forget the humble, dignified and courageous testimony of a Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Nigerian Independence Celebration

Portland’s Nigerian community invites supporters to join them for a "Nigeria Independence Day” gathering, Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Colwood Golf Center, 7313 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

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