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Happy Birthday

Shirley Bailey

We love you! From your family

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Fighting the Injustices of Mass Incarceration

Prison strikes and why they are happening

Earlier this spring, violence broke out in the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina, resulting in seven deaths and many injuries. Incarcerated leaders in the prison system decided they had had enough. Brutal treatment from corrections officers, deteriorating prison conditions, and incredibly long, punitive sentences had led to a condition of hopelessness

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A Gilded America Returns to Unequal Past

Wealth is more concentrated now than ever

Can we compare the concentration of wealth today to the height of the Gilded Age, when robber barons sat on massive piles of wealth while the masses struggled? In a word: Yes. And actually, it’s worse.

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Playground for All Abilities and Ages

Neighbors, friends, and project partners celebrate Saturday’s grand opening of Kenton Park’s new playground.

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In Loving Memory

A celebration of life service for Craig Martin Sherman will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church 4009 N Missouri.

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Adjusting to Darker Days

Fall is here, the days are shorter. The dark is coming fast. When the sun isn’t up when you wake up and it’s dark before you head home at night, you can feel like hibernating like a bear. A trip to any place where the sun shines would help you get through winter. If only you could migrate with the seasons. But no; you have to stay and work in gray, rainy Portland. There is help. All you have to do is trick your body to think that the sun is shining.

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Barber Opens Retro Shop

Business start follows a passion for nostalgic

A local barbershop is bringing old school cool to the way they cut men’s hair. Classic Men in southwest Portland is a retro–style barbershop that delivers modern and traditional cuts in a nostalgic atmosphere.

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Designer Turns Skills into Business

Driven by passion and finding a niche

Angela Medlin, a seasoned African-American female designer with more than 25 years experience working for big-name companies like Nike, Adidas, Levi Strauss, Eddie Bauer and Northface, has transformed her skill set to support a passion for entrepreneurship by launching two companies—one to feature indoor dog accessories from the home market and another to teach young designers of color how to break into the design industry.

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East County Business Focus

Jarvez Hall grows prospects in culturally diverse region

East Multnomah County is one of the most culturally diverse areas in the state, and also one of the poorest. That reality has been the impetus behind push by the nonprofit East Metro Economic Alliance (EMEA) to transform the east county area by coordinating economic development with East Portland as well as the four cities that comprise the eastern end of the county – Gresham, Wood Village, Fairview and Troutdale.

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Biggest Chair at the Table

Black owned firm grows into major employer

From humble beginnings to winning multi-million dollar contracts, the black-owned construction company Raimore Construction of northeast Portland has proved what positive benefits can happen to communities of color when government agencies and other private contractors invest in contracting with small and minority businesses.

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Man Killed in Police Response

Officers confronted man after hearing shots fired

A community is in mourning even as many questions remain unanswered in the wake of an officer-involved shooting early Sunday that left one man dead. It happened around 3:30 a.m. at Southwest Third and Harvey Milk Street (formerly Stark) as police responded to civilian-on-civilian gunfire that left two others injured.

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Occupy PSU Protest

Call to disarm campus security enters second week

Portland State University students began a second week of camping outside the offices of the university’s Public Safety Office on Monday to protest the campus officer-involved shooting death of Jason Washington and call for the disarming of campus police entirely.

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Making Cycling More Inclusive

Two Portland-based business owners will be recognized for their efforts to make cycling more inclusive, accessible and safe when the non-profit Street Trust hosts its annual Alice Awards, Friday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Castaway Portland.

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New Playground in Kenton

A new playground at Kenton Park is the latest Parks Replacement Bond project to come to completion. To mark the installation, a free and open-to-all celebration will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the park, located at 8417 N. Brandon Ave.

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Hop Harvest Beer Tasting

Celebrating Oregon’s annual hop harvest with dozens of fresh-hop beers, the 15th annual Portland Fresh Hops Fest will return to Oaks Amusement Park in southeast Portland this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29. Hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Visit oregoncraftbeer.org.

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Hard Choices in America

‘En El Sėptimo Dia’ (The Seventh Day) by director Jim McKay illustrates the tensions of modern-day immigrant life in America where the protagonist, a restaurant bike delivery worker, is treated like a second-class citizen but carries a dignity wholly his own in search of a better life.

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On Alberta Street

First Thursday Opens Show

The 12th annual “Day of the Dead” show at Guardino Gallery is not to be missed. Each year, the gallery at 2939 N.E. Alberta St. asks artists to interpret this Latino tradition and make it their own.

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Blazers to Host Fans

Preseason showcase has new start time

The preseason showcase that Portland Trail Blazers fans eagerly await is back with a new, later 7 p.m. start time. The 14th annual Blazers Fan Fest presented by Wells Fargo is set for Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Moda Center featuring new entertainment and fan engagement in the arena’s lower bowl, alongside a first-look scrimmage by the new 2018-19 Trail Blazers roster.

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Police Sued for Flash Bag Injury

Man claims crowd control device was used negligently

A man is suing the city of Portland for being hit in the back of the head with a flash-bang munition that police are accused of launching at counter-protestors without warning during a right-wing rally early last month in downtown Portland.

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Judge Sentences Cosby to Prison

81-year-old led away from court in handcuffs

(AP) -- His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday at age 81, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate.

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