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Sentenced for Strip Club Murder

(AP) -- A woman who fatally stabbed another woman at a Portland strip club was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday.

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Activist Derides Remark

Takes to social media when asked about bomb

When a security guard at City Hall searched a bag from a Portland activist and community leader and joked about searching for a bomb, the resident, an immigrant from Somali and official candidate for political office in Oregon wondered if he was being racially targeted.

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Changes at Warner Pacific

A name change, decreased tuition and more class offerings are being implemented at Warner Pacific College—now Warner Pacific University.

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In Loving Memory

Dennis G. Payne Sr

Dennis G. Payne Sr. was born Jan. 23, 1948 and died Jan. 21, 2018.

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In Loving Memory

Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Rice

Funeral services are pending for Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Woods Rice, a beloved Portland mother and one of the first members of the African American community to work as a registered nurse in Oregon.

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Piano Prodigy in Portland

Musician performs new work by Darrel Grant

Award-winning pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, 21, will be performing a new composition by acclaimed Portland musician Darrell Grant and other works in a series of performances, Jan. 25-27, and at various locations.

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Comedy in Age of Trump

Comedian navigates race relations on stage and in podcast

Nathan Brannon, 34, is a stand-up comedian from Portland who has appeared on Comedy Central, travels throughout the country to perform, and is currently promoting his second comedy album, ‘Because,’ which came out in October 2016 under record label Kill Rock Stars.

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Weird Nights Tour

Two young singers making a splash on the national stage, Devvon Terrell and Kayla Brianna, are making their stop in Portland.

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Racist Past of Immigration Policy Retooled

What sort of country do we want?

The condemnation of Trump’s remarks on immigration has been swift and widespread. Most of the denunciations cast his ideas as seriously out of line with American ideals on immigration.

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March for Justice

A peaceful march for freedom, unity and justice led by young people in the community in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday fills both sides of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Monday.

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River Keepers

Citizen activists keep watch on EPA cleanup plans

Community advocates are raising alarms to how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to evaluate future cleanup work as plans move ahead to isolate and remove decades of toxic pollutants from the Willamette River.

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Trump’s Rhetoric Backlash

Uses words laced with profanity and racism

President Trump has once again garnered worldwide criticism for profane and racist comments, this time about African countries and Haiti during an Oval Office meeting with several members of Congress to discuss bi-partisan immigration plans.

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Billboard Called Racist

King Neighborhood asks for new message, apology

A seemingly innocuous billboard advertising Dr. Martens boots that has popped up around northeast Portland and in other locations has been called out as harboring a racist message.

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Election Campaign Kickoffs

Smith goes for city post; McGee for county

Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, the only representative from the black community in local city or county government, made her campaign for a future open seat on the Portland City Council official Saturday; and Charles McGee, an activist parent from the black community, announced that he will run to replace Smith.

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Pastors as Advocates for Social Justice

Haynes and Bethel honored for community service

Two African American Portland pastors dedicated to advocating for social justice and social change, Dr. LeRoy Haynes of Allen Temple CME Church and Rev. Dr. T. Allen Bethel of Maranatha Church, were recently honored for their longtime work in the community.

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Jaw Dropping Funk and Hip Hop

Portland’s White Bird Uncaged series welcomes back legendary hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris with his world-famous company, the Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater and his new work “Lifted.”

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Fertile Ground for New Works

A city wide festival for artistic creators

Now in its ninth year, the Portland-grown Fertile Ground Citywide Festival of New Works flourishes in a town of prolific playwrights, abundant actors, innovative dancers, talented designers and adventuresome producers.

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Enabling White Supremacy Takes Place Every Day

We can’t afford to delude ourselves

Most black folk might get offended if it is suggested that they are enablers to white supremacists. Yet, this enabling takes place every day.

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Katz Public Tribute

Art Museum to host celebration of life

Loved ones, colleagues and admirers of the late Portland Mayor Vera Katz will have a chance to celebrate her life on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum.

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Explore the Radical Legacy of MLK

Free event at WSU Vancouver

The public is invited to Washington State University Vancouver on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to participate in "Reclaiming Our King: The Radical Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr." The free event with lunch included will take place from noon -- 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15 in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

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