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Finally Teammates

Football at Stanford puts Scarlett brothers on same team

Brennan and Cameron Scarlett have become used to calling each other many things: brother, scholar, athlete and sometimes opponent. Now they can add one more title to that list, teammate.

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Renter Emergency Declared

Group protests evictions and rising rents

It's a renter's state of emergency and there's a rally tonight - if you're renting and need to know what's happening in Portland learn more now.

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Routine Traffic Stops Shouldn’t Rip Families Apart

Scapegoating immigrants isn’t the answer

Daily expulsions and deportations have instilled a culture of pain and fear among all our nation’s immigrant communities.

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Literacy Volunteering in your Community

Reading changes lives!

Literacy is more than just reading a book - it's a way to change a person's life for the better.

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Sickle Cell Walkathon Saturday

The Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Oregon will host its third annual walkathon Saturday, Sept. 12 in northeast Portland.

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Shoulder to Shoulder on Racial Justice and Worker Rights

Our victories won and yet to be won

The history of the labor movement is also filled with numerous points of tension with the movement for racial justice, ranging from the battles against racial discrimination in the steel industry after World War II to today’s face-offs between police unions and Black Lives Matter activists over shootings of unarmed black people.

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Free Senior Day at the Oregon Zoo

Senior Day is come back to the Oregon Zoo this Tuesday!

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Working Harder, but Falling Further Behind

A dark cloud behind the economic recovery

As we celebrate labor and America’s slow but steady climb to newfound economic prosperity during its most sustained period of job creation this century, we discover a dark cloud inside the silver lining of our recovery: The prosperity of the American economy is not being shared equally.

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Housing Help for First Time Buyers

Bond revenues support below market rates

Resources are available to help first-time homebuyers get a mortgage loan at below market interest rates, officials from Oregon Housing and Community Services announced last week.

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To my African-American Brothers and Sisters

A love letter, I’ve long owed you

This is the love letter I’ve long owed you. Long owed, because we’re living next to each other, sweating a workplace together, determinedly dreaming a kinder America for our children – but no one’s properly introduced us. Not the way our grandmas, yours and mine, always said good people do.

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Police Custody Death Settlement

Freddie Gray family reaches $6.4 million deal

The parents of Freddie Gray reached a tentative $6.4 million settlement with the city of Baltimore.

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Break the Silence, Break the Stigma

Stories start a dialog towards healing

A new production shedding light on the shame and stigma surrounding mental illness comes to Portland next week.

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Native Family Center Powwow

Portland’s Native American Youth and Family Center is excited to welcome the community to its sixth annual powwow on Saturday.

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Stepping Up for a Cure

Sistahs support breast cancer survivors

A group of local African-American women are starting a tradition at the upcoming Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure by opening up next Sunday.

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Multicultural Night Market to Debut

Celebrating different cultures

The first-ever Beaverton Night Market, a multicultural evening marketplace of international food and craft vendors, as well as cultural performances, debuts Saturday.

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Awesome Women Cops

Girl’s story sparks outreach by female officers

The story of a 4-year-old girl from Clark County who wanted a police SWAT costume for Halloween but found the uniforms were only being marketed to boys got the experience of a lifetime and an outpour of support after her mom shared her child’s disappointment on social media.

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Film Center Shares Historic Film

A piece of African-American film history is coming to Portland audiences this weekend.

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Saved from Human-caused Extinction

Two new bontebok — a species considered among the most handsome and least athletic of African antelope — debuted at the Oregon Zoo last week.

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Catching the Orange Line

Opening day to expand transit connections

Portland and its public transit agency TriMet is celebrating the completion of its latest state-of-the-art asset, the new Max Orange Line, bringing light-rail service to inner southeast Portland and Milwaukie and providing a new and faster link to a transit system that extends its reach through the Portland metro area.

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Voting Rights Act Celebration Planned

Governor to join NAACP mobilization event

Gov. Kate Brown will join the NAACP Portland Branch and Common Cause Oregon for an evening of inspiration, education and mobilization in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

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