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Speaking Up About Sexual Assaults at PSU

Supporting the voices for change

The discussion about sexual assault during Portland State University’s recent student body election may be an exception to the ever-present concern of student apathy. As a survivor of sexual assault, I have been watching the debate with concern and frustration.

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A Night of Wonder Postponed

Motown great reschedules for summer visit

Wonder has cancelled plans to come to Portland to celebrate his 65th birthday with an exclusive party as a benefit for a local nonprofit organization that supports at-risk urban youth, Self Enhancement, Inc.

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Tragic Mass Incarceration and Exploitation

Breaking the chains of injustice

Each year over 1,000 Christians join together in our nation’s capital to address a common issue facing our communities.

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Diversity appears to be the New Black

TV outpaces Hollywood in broader inclusion

From our television sets in our living rooms to our local movie theaters, diversity appears to be the new black.

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Tiny House for Dignity Village

Student build nears completion

In recent years, tiny houses have been seen as a way to combat homelessness with many popping up around the country in neighborhoods designed for low- and no-income housing similar to Dignity Village.

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Curtain Opens for ‘Show Boat’

Epic speaks to true face of America

The curtain is opening for Portland Opera’s production of “Show Boat,” the award-winning Harold Prince version of the epic play that revolutionized American theater with its musical sophistication and embrace of racial diversity on stage.

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Crossing Racial Boundaries

Author weaves Portland gentrification into new novel

A Portland and New York-based author says issues of race and class drive the story in her young adult novel “This Side of Home.”

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Beloved School Worker Killed

A beloved cafeteria worker at Woodlawn School in northeast Portland was killed at her home Saturday.

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Jefferson Dancers Showcase

A spring concert to bring you to your feet

The community is invited to join the Jefferson Dancers for their annual Spring Concert at Portland’5 Nemark Theater.

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Cinco De Mayo Fun

Portland’s legendary waterfront celebration returns

The 31st annual Cinco De Mayo Festival opens Saturday at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

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Blazers Win at Home

Avoid sweep to keep playoff hopes alive

Damian Lillard had 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers avoided elimination from the playoffs with a 99-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

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Rebound on Jobs

Economy improves, but finding work still difficult

Unemployment rates have finally inched down some bringing hope the economy is finally changing for the better, but finding work is still a struggle for many people, especially those traditionally disadvantaged in the job marketplace.

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Protests Target Student Candidate

An election for Student Body President at Portland State University has sparked protests and even a petition asking for one of the candidates in the race to resign.

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Urban League Hires Homegrown Leader

Former Oregon press secretary to guide organization

A new era is beginning for Portland’s premier civil rights organization with new leadership from a homegrown attorney who is steeped in political experience.

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Achieving for Public Good

Rev. T. Allen Bethel named ‘Ecumenist of the Year’

The Rev. T. Allen Bethel, senior pastor of Maranatha Church in northeast Portland, is being honored for his outstanding work in the faith community and for his advocacy of good public policy.

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Keeping Healthy

Free service hours come to neighborhood clinic

A neighborhood health clinic has started offering free service hours once a month to reach people without access to healthcare.

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Rose Court 2015

Honored tradition for 15 high school girls

Rose Court selections have been made!

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Too Many People Still Left Behind on Jobs

Dark could inside a silver lining

The dark cloud inside this silver lining is that too many people are still being left behind—particularly in our communities of color, where unemployment remains at a crisis level, even as our economy continues to rebound.

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Let’s Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation

Find out how you can help

Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside in the warm sun, splashing and swimming in pools and at beaches, and gathering with family and friends for backyard barbeques. But for more than 17 million children the end of school can be the end of certainty about where and when their next meal will come.

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How Much Do We Make Compared to Men

Dramatic differences state by state

For years, Time magazine has a run a feature on the best places to live in the United States. But nobody ever ranked the best places for women — until now.

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