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PCC Cascade Campus Transformed

Library completes second major expansion

Friends and neighbors are invited to celebrate the campus transformation

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Arson Fire Displaces Families

Man tells police he started the blaze

Red Cross helps with temporary housing and food

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Neighbors Against Violence

Ex-gang member forms group to help kids

Nicole Taylor has formed a mentoring group for youth to find jobs and give them a safe place in the community.

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Breakout Tuesdays Hip Hop

New event supports local rap scene

JAMN 107.5 and Breakout Show host Cool Nutz are launching Breakout Tuesdays, a monthly event that will feature performances from some of the top rappers from the Northwest.

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In Loving Memory

Loretta J. Bowden

Memorial service planned

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It Starts With Them

Community based learning serves local youth

Portland businessman Mims Rouse Jr., founder of the African-American XY Program LLC, is enrolling student participants in his education enhancement initiative “It Starts with Them.”

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Preserving Black Portland

Gordly family home to be cultural center

The childhood home of our first black female center is to be turned into an African American cultural center.

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Oregon Civil Rights Lawyer Sues

Discrimination claim rooted in racial profiling by white co-workers

Oregon's top civil rights lawyer has filed a federal lawsuit against his boss and others in the state Department of Justice.

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Redeeming the Soul of America

Lecture on race, justice and reconciliation

Reverend Dr. Otis Moss will join representatives of Oregon’s Black, Latino, Asian and Native American communities to discuss racism as they experience it today.

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In Loving Memory

Barbara J. Daniels

Barbara J. Daniels of Portland died Sept. 30, 2016. She was born July 16, 1932 in Kansas City, Mo.

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Portland’s Book Festival

Wordstock to connect authors to readers of all ages

There will be events for kids and adults, including 15 writing workshops for aspiring and established writers, food carts and live music.

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Street Tree Survey Completed

Volunteers map health and diversity of plantings

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry staff and more than 1,300 volunteers have surveyed and mapped nearly every planted street tree in Portland.

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Poet Advocates for Youth

A community poet shaped by his experience of growing up black in Portland is on a mission to advocate for youth through his writings and actions.

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Preparing for Disaster

Benson students learn preparedness

Students from Benson’s Youth Disaster Academy participated in several activities to prepare for emergencies and disasters.

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In Loving Memory

William F. Johnson

Services will be held Friday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Moore Street Salvation Army, 5325 N. Williams Ave.

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Write-in Campaign for Sheriff

‘Don’t Shoot’ activist Raiford seeks votes

Don’t Shoot Portland founder and police reform activist Teressa Raiford has announced the launch of a write-in campaign for Multnomah County sheriff.

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In Loving Memory

Ronald D. Slider

Ronald D. Slider, our honorable father, husband, son, brother, and man of God, died Oct. 11, 2016.

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Blazers Basketball Clinic

The Portland Trail Blazers celebrated National Junior NBA Week Thursday by hosting a basketball clinic at the Blazers Boys and Girls Club on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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Daze of the Dead

Nef the Pharaoh is a rapper from Vallejo, Calif. who mostly collaborated with fellow hip hop artist E-40

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Weekend of Fun at the Zoo

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct 30, at the Oregon Zoo.

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