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Threats of another Government Shutdown

Hillary’s emails and the GOP agenda

To hear Republican presidential candidates tell it, you’d think the most important issue facing the nation is Hillary Clinton’s old emails.

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City Makes Progress on Police Reforms

But first assessment has many issues remaining

The city of Portland has its first report card on how it’s doing in making progress on police reforms in light of last year’s settlement of a lawsuit over the way police deal with people with mental illness and others, including people of color.

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Protest over Armed Police

Fall term opens with tensions on PSU campus

Nearly 100 students and community members protested Portland State University’s convocation ceremonies and held a rally outside Monday as fall term gets underway because of a controversial decision made last spring to arm the university’s campus security force.

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

You’re invited to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the second most important event on the Chinese calendar after Chinese New Year, this weekend.

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A Movement One Year after #MikeBrown

For some police and politicians, response has not matured

One year out, something must give. Not just in Ferguson, but in the hearts, minds, and actions of Americans everywhere.

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Triumphant Return to Stage

Tracy Morgan made a triumphant return to the Emmy Awards on Sunday, telling TV's biggest stars and power players that he had missed them after spending months recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

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In Loving Memory

Byron DeWayne Watterson

A memorial service for Byron DeWayne Watterson will be held this Saturday.

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Best Dramatic Actress

Viola Davis quotes Harriet Tubman in historic Emmy

A long-standing barrier fell in the history of television at Sunday's Emmy Awards as Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama series acting honors.

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Young Poets in Action

Engaging in literacy, leadership and activism

Portland is about to get its first ever youth poet laureate.

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Fostering Love for Children in Need

Volunteer tackles cultural gap for kids in foster care

A lack of culturally-specific resources for children of color in foster care across the nation is getting a local solution.

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Obo Addy CD Finally Ready

Friends and family of the late Portland resident and African musician Obo Addy are celebrating the release of a new “Best of Obo Addy” CD.

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NBA Great was ‘Chairman of the Boards’

Moses Malone dies at age 60

A three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball's most ferocious rebounders, Malone died Sunday in Norfolk, Va., where was scheduled to appear at a charity golf event. He was 60.

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Williams gets Miss America Apology

Controversy forced her to give up the crown 32 years ago, but Vanessa Williams got her moment of redemption Sunday night.

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Hip-Hop Crew Portland Bound

Miami hip-hop crew and Tech N9ne’s label signee, ¡Mayday! brings their high energy live show to Portland this Thursday.

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Women’s Equality Still Not a Reality for Many

The litany of challenges is daunting

The right to vote armed women with a critical weapon in the fight for equality. However, the persistence of economic policies that degrade the value of women’s work, damages the access to fair labor and cripple career promotion undermines that promise of equality.

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‘Bridge of the People” Lights Up

The science behind Tilikum’s expressive lights

Portland’s newest bridge over the Willamette River brightens the city’s nighttime skyline with its aesthetic light program permanently switched on.

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Hispanic Heritage Embrace

La Luna Nueva celebrates diversity and multicultural arts

Portland’s celebrated annual festival of Latino arts and culture from around the world is back for Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Police Filmer Files Federal Lawsuit

Man was arrested during Ferguson rally

A man who films the police has filed a federal lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau and the city alleging that he was unfairly arrested for filming officers during a protest last fall at a Ferguson solidarity rally.

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Boogie Cat’s 70th Birthday

An open invitation is out to join “Boogie Cat’” Norman Sylvester, a music ambassador of our community since 1965, for a Birthday Blues Bash in honor of his 70th birthday.

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August in September

Local students explore black experience

With a trip to New York, cash prizes, and scholarship opportunities on the line, the August Wilson Monologue Competition could be the launching pad for Portland’s next great thespian.

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