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Final Approval for Armed Police at PSU

The Portland State University Board of Trustees has given final approval to a controversial measure to allow a select number of campus security officers to carry and use guns, at a cost of about $1.2 million.

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Juneteenth on Library Lawn

Juneteenth has become a national celebration of freedom commemorating the date in 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, that Union soldiers brought to Texas news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were now free.

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Joy of Freedom

Parade, celebration to honor Juneteenth

Celebrate Juneteenth in Portland this Saturday with a parade on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and march to the Legacy Emanuel field!

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Driven Dead Car Show

Fans of classic cars and motorcycles can catch the 8th annual Rose City Round Up this weekend.

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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland and Clean Air

Hooray for smoke-free parks, spaces

Congratulations to Portland Parks and Recreation for now becoming a smoke-free environment throughout the entire park system. The benefits? Are probably much more than we know yet.

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Education Reform: The Equity and Excellence Project

Confronting the obstacles to college degrees

All across the country, people are gathering to observe an annual academic rite of passage: graduation.

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Subsidizing Idle Rich While Poor Kids Go Hungry

A tax code stacked against working people

To hear some politicians tell it, America’s welfare system is facing a grave crisis: Millions of poor people, they say, are idling away their time eating lobster and relaxing on cruises. This is simply not the case.

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Safe and Free at Matt Dishman

Parks center initiates extra teen support

The Matt Dishman Community Center in northeast Portland has made access easier for teenagers this summer as part of the city’s long range plan to provide safe and free activities for youth.

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Free Kids Boxing Camp

Champion mentors to lead effort

Is your kid the world's next Golden Gloves champion? A free summer boxing camp is the perfect opportunity to build a student's discipline and self-confidence!

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Animal Services on Lombard

County opens center for cat adoptions

Multnomah County Animal Services just opened a facility in north Portland to help improve access for folks who can't make it out its main shelter in Troutdale.

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Unsung Heroes Breakfast

The Allen Temple CME Church family is inviting you to attend the first annual “Unsung Heroes and Heroines Award."

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Celebrating Pride

A week of events for families and all ages

It’s Pride Week and Portland Black Pride has joined the LGBT festivities with a week of events for families and individuals of all ages.

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Black Pride!

Gay rights supporters celebrate

June marks the 40th celebration of Portland Pride, a celebration of the LGBTQ community, but the month is also shining a light on the powerful emergence of several leaders in the black community advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.

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Rose City Showcase Tips Off

Tournament opens Friday for top basketball prospects

The Rose City Showcase, an official Rose Festival basketball tournament, tips off Friday

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Zoo Camp Spots Going Fast

School’s almost out — have you made plans for your kids this summer? Opportunities for summer fun and learning are going fast at the Oregon Zoo.

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Nebraska Executes its Death Penalty

An admission the system is broken

In a stunning vote last month, Nebraska became the first Republican-led state in more than four decades to abolish its death penalty.

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View Property Turns to Public Use

Portland Parks & Recreation has purchased a nearly three acre parcel of vacant land with views of the West Hills and the Willamette River for use as a public park in the Cathedral Park neighborhood of north Portland.

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Uniquely Oregon Photo Exhibit

An impressive collection of photographs celebrating people, places, and a potpourri of images unique to Oregon goes on public display this week.

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Vancouver Juneteenth Celebration

Invite out for festivities, food and guest speaker

The Vancouver chapter of the NAACP invites the community to celebrate Juneteenth, commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States, on Saturday, June 20.

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Fun and Healthy

Gresham’s Summer Kids in the Park program

Summer Kids in the Park is back for another summer of fun and healthy activities in Gresham's largest parks.

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