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Fitness with JJ

Bouncing back from adversity

Environmental conditions, like the Columbia River Gorge fire, can affect your breathing and challenge an active lifestyle. The following three easy steps can help get you back on your fitness journey.

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‘Confirmed’ makes a statement

Lillard’s Second Rap Album

Portland Trail Blazer point guard Damian Lillard is showing that his second career as a rap star is no fluke.

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Music Night Salute to a Legend

Jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist David Ornette Cherry will front a special one-night only event that integrates music with storytelling about Portland's late, great, Native American musician Jim Pepper.

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Trauma and Justice

Offender rehabilitation takes mental health into account

New type of parole and probationary care is being exercised in Multnomah County

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An Unusual Ally

Police leader defends NFL protests

Controversy over the silent protests by NFL players during the playing of the Nation Anthem at NFL games has the leader of Portland’s police union siding with the players

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Justice Reform Effort Grows

Grant allows county to target jail misuse and overuse

Multnomah County has added momentum to efforts to reform the local criminal justice system and reduce the county jail population

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Wyden and Merkley hear DACA plea

Dreamers in limbo; Trump backtracks on deal

Oregon’s two U.S. senators visit Portland to defend immigrants whose legal status is in jeopardy

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Angered by Racist Graffiti

Advocate looks to solutions; security video shows suspects

Anyone with information is urged to call police

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Music Runs in His Family

Portland’s Tyrone Carter, aka Ty Corleone

Dedicated hip hop artist showcases poetic rhymes and storytelling

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In Loving Memory

Lila B. Frances Streeter

Lila B. Frances Streeter was born June 12, 1991 and died Oct. 2, 2017.

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Ethnic Roots Flavor Craft Brewing Scene

Family-owned Vinn Distillery makes popular Chinese spirit

Vinn Distillery is bringing baiju, a popular Chinese grain spirit made, to Portland’s vibrant craft distilling scene.

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Groovin High Steppers Soiree

Portland’s Groovin High Steppers, an African American swing dance group, will be hosting their 5th annual soiree on Oct. 14th, bringing guests from across the country for a weekend of Chicago-style steppin’ and line dancing.

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Job Training to Break Cycle of Low Employment

Non profit helps young adults reach full potential

David Greenidge is working to provide job training and affordable housing to break a cycle of low employment that keeps too many young men and women from our community from reaching their full potential.

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Turning His Sport into a Business

World champion launches boxing studio

Steve “2 Pounds” Forbes, one of Portland's most accomplished athletes, is opening training studio 2 Pounds Sports to share his knowledge and talent with a new generation of athletes.

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Work with Minority Firms a Model

TriMet spreads economic stimulus across the board

TriMet’s long standing commitment of encouraging and supporting businesses owned by people of color and women when competing for TriMet contracts on transit construction projects has become a national model.

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Mission-Alligned Banks Merge

Albina turns to Beneficial with combined resources

Albina Commuinity Bank, a financial institution in Portland created to help finance economic development projects from disadvantaged and ethnically diverse individuals and communities, will merge with another mission-alligned bank, Beneficial State Bank.

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Youth Center Opens in Rockwood

Rockwood Boys and Girls Club celebrates

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro hosted the grand opening of its newest facility in the Rockwood community of Gresham Monday

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Deadliest Shooting in Modern US History

Motive still a mystery as authorities look for clues

What set off 64-year-old shooter remains a question mark

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Pay Dirt for Colas

Minority firm wins biggest ever Metro job

Northeast Portland-based firm Colas Construction won a $27 million contract to make renovations to the 27-year-old Oregon Convention Center, the largest contract ever awarded to a minority-owned business by Metro regional government.

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Light Bulb Lady Builds a Community

Kay Newell says ‘knowledge and service’ has no glass ceiling

Kay Newell, owner of iconic light bulb shop Sunlan Lighting, Inc. on North Mississippi Avenue, has been brightening people's lives since the shop opened in 1989.

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