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‘From 3 to PhD’

A new school to follow child’s needs to adulthood

The new and improved Faubion School is opening its doors this month following a landmark redevelopment process. The iconic northeast Portland institution is using a unique series of community-based partnerships to usher the city’s educational system into the 21st century.

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Best of Alberta Street

20th annual street fair is Saturday

An eclectic mix of activities and events showcasing the best of Alberta Street, including entertainment, music, vendors, food and drink for people of all ages, will highlight the 20th annual Alberta Street Fair presented by car2go on Saturday, Aug. 12.

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Injured ‘DJ Chill’ Benefit

The rap and hip hop community comes together to support one of their own next Tuesday night, Aug. 15 when Jamn’ 107.5 and the Breakout Show present the DJ Chill Benefit Concert at the Ash Street, 225 S.W. Ash St.

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Jazz Scene Retro Concert

Albina festival ‘Brings It Back’

The birthplace of Portland’s modern jazz scene and a historical marker for the black community will be front and center when the “Albina Jazz Festival,” makes its debut on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13 at the Sting Ray Cafe, one of the original jazz clubs for African Americans during the 1940's and still standing.

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Yes, You can Afford College

Cascade Connections

When someone from an underrepresented background is considering whether to attend college, a number of factors come to bear on that decision.

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Whole Child Education

KairosPDX celebrates five years

KairosPDX, a north Portland K-5 charter school dedicated to bringing whole child education to underserved children, celebrated its 5 year anniversary this past Friday.

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A Space to Remember

'Stolen Angles' exhibit honor lives lost to police shootings

A downtown art gallery is providing a space to remember with love, honor and positivity those who have died after being shot by police.

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A Music Man's Music Man

Terry Currier has his day

The city celebrates Music Millennium Owner Terry Currier who has contributed to the city's music scene for generations.

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Park Shooting Death Mystery

Man shot while attending social event

Investigators are working to determine if the two men knew each other

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Mayor Names New Police Chief

Oakland cop will be first black woman to lead bureau

Citing the national push for police reforms and the opportunity to hire someone with qualities he wants, Mayor Ted Wheeler Monday picked Danielle Outlaw, an experienced assistant police chief from Oakland, Calif., to become Portland’s new police chief and the first black woman to lead the bureau.

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Alpenrose Hosts World Championship

The best young athletes from around the world will gather at Alpenrose Dairy Stadium in southwest Portland next week in the pursuit of becoming Little League Softball World Champions.

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‘Education has Value’

Retiring leader on increased access to early learning

One of the most influential educators in Portland Public Schools, Dr. Harriet Adair, has entered retirement after a 47-year career in which she successfully increased educational access for minority and disadvantaged communities, especially for critical early learning programs.

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All Thumbs Up on 42nd Ave

Restaurant grows with new location

A move to Northeast Portland’s 42nd Avenue business district is turning out well for the operators of a black-owned restaurant that has found stability in a neighborhood that is providing them with a growing and diverse customer base, a long term lease and good food reviews.

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American Classics on Stage

One of America’s most beloved composers is celebrated this month when the Clackamas Repertory Theatre celebrates the music of Irving Berlin with "The Melody Lingers On" at the Osterman Theater on the Clackamas Community College campus in Oregon City.

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Push Back on Brutality

Police say Trump had wrong message

Communities and police departments in Oregon and across the nation are responding to President Trump's comments to police on Friday that they shouldn't be "too nice" with suspects.

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First Vanport Jazz Festival

Saturday concert at Portland Meadows

The first annual Vanport Jazz Festival will be held Saturday at Portland Meadows bringing in some of the top names in contemporary jazz while honoring the city’s great jazz legacy and the history of Vanport, a city rooted in Portland’s African American history.

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C-Tran to Clark County Fair

C-Tran public transit will again provide free services to this year’s Clark County Fair. Shuttles will start running at noon each day of the fair, which kicks off Friday, Aug.4 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 13.

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Private Prison of Cruelty, Greed and Indifference

Inflicting suffering for profit

Once again there is official support for the unholy union of two policies: the criminalization of anyone "without papers," including those seeking asylum from terror elsewhere, and the affixing of dollar signs to incarcerated immigrant bodies.

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Reaching Out to Make Amends

Developers apologize for business disruptions

After causing several inconveniences to existing minority-owned businesses during construction, the developers of a Northeast Killingsworth Street property are apologizing, saying they are committed to working with their neighbors and honoring the diverse heritage of the site’s business district.

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Courageous Stand

Festival organizer honored for brave defiance

Shawn Penney did not let racial and violent threats stop him or his community when the multicultural Good in the Hood Festival received death threats last June. On Sunday, Penney, the president of the festival, was honored for his bravery and leadership in response to the hatred spewed.

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