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Vancouver’s Wine & Jazz Festival

Weekend brings hot jazz, fabulous wines, and fine art

One of the best summer concert venues returns this weekend for the 18th annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver.

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Church Fish Fry Friday

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church invites the community to an authentic old-fashioned fish fry dinner and fundraiser this Friday.

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Soulful, Horn-Driven Sound

Tower of Power fronts “Groovin' on the Grass” concert

Tower of Power - the iconic 10-piece ensemble that has wowed audiences for nearly 50 years with its soulful, horn-driven sound - will headline Beaverton's annual Groovin' on the Grass concert on Saturday.

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Organic Brews at Overlook Park

Two of Portland’s beloved industries – organic beer and sustainability – come together this week at Overlook Park in north Portland.

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Forging a Path on the Court

Mike Holton Jr. signs professional contract

Mike Holton Jr. of Portland, has signed a professional contract to play basketball in Europe after turning in an extraordinary career at Saint Michael's College in Vermont.

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Hall of Famer Visit Saturday

NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott will be welcomed to Beaverton for an athletic leadership clinic for foster youth and students from the St. Mary’s Home for Boys on Saturday.

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Spectacular Act of Nonviolent Civil Resistance

I don’t know any of the 13 activists who lowered themselves from the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, but I know that the activists participated in our democracy—they were nonviolent and far more civil than many members of Congress.

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To Fight Racism, Protect the Right to Vote

Repairing the damage done by the Supreme Court

What will it take to bring real racial justice to our country? For starters, protecting the right to vote!

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Making Jails and Prisons Work for the Better

Enter the social justice startups

As the long-overdue movement for broad criminal justice reform continues, we cannot forget the importance of what happens, or does not happen, inside jails and prisons. We need to improve our inside game as well as our outside game to ensure jails and prisons work, and these justice tech startups can help make that future come faster.

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NAACP leader says police used excessive force on sister

Eugene incident under investigation

The president of an NAACP chapter contends Eugene police used excessive force on his sister after she tried to stop an officer from deploying a Taser on her 19-year-old son.

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Faith Leader Open to Change

Welcomes women into Baptist leaders group

The Rev. J. Walter Hills II of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will lead a group of historically black churches in Portland.

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Town Hall on Marijuana Policy

Commissioner Amanda Fritz is hosting a series of community gatherings to get the public’s input on the licensing and regulating of marijuana businesses that operate within the city limits.

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Writing with a Cultural Edge

Roosevelt students publish social justice books

A talented group of multicultural students have spent the summer learning about publishing while writing on subjects with an inter-generational and cultural edge.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Summer Season Highlights

If you haven't gotten a chance to head down to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this summer, Judge Ortega points out what you shouldn't miss on your next trip down.

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Our Roots Run Deep

Tours brings African American history to life

A local genealogist and historian is bringing local African American history to life with his community tours project.

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Straight Outta Compton

Hip hop fans get ready: this Friday marks the premiere of Straight Outta Compton, a biographical drama that focuses on the lives and music of notorious rap group N.W.A. and their politicized music that marked a generation.

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Free Vaccines for Clark County Students

Youth under the age of 19 are able to get free immunizations to keep themselves up to date and healthy for the approaching school year.

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Voting Rights Act Turns 50

Secretary of State issues proclamation

Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins invited Oregonians to join her Thursday to commemorate the Voting Rights Act. 50 years to the day it was signed into law by President Johnson .

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NAACP leader says police used excessive force on sister

Eugene incident under investigation

The president of an NAACP chapter contends Eugene police used excessive force on his sister after she tried to stop an officer from deploying a Taser on her 19-year-old son.

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Women of Color Reading

Unchaste Readers, a womanist and feminist reading group that seeks to feature women writers in Portland and the Pacific Northwest, is hosting a woman of color reading to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions.

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