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A Crusader for a Tax on Inherited Fortunes

Teddy Roosevelt’s legacy

Republican lawmakers celebrated Tax Day by voting to repeal the estate tax. If they get their way, the multi-millionaires and billionaires who fund their election campaigns will reap a huge tax break.

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Unique Literacy Space

Reading made more accessible at Rosa Parks

An innovative new space designed for children with diverse learning needs is helping children at Rosa Parks Elementary concentrate on reading and other classroom tasks, setting an expectation that everyone can read and graduate.

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Opening a New Door and a New Set of Challenges

To the Class of 2016

Your life’s journey—and its achievements—does not end here. Celebrate, because you’ve earned it; bask in your well-earned feeling of accomplishment today, because tomorrow you will find that there is much work to be done.

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Unshackling an Imprisoned Soul

‘Marie’s Story’ resonates for its victory over crushing defeats

The film is based on the true story of Marie Heurtin, born five years after Helen Keller in Vertou, France.

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Overmedicating Children in Foster Care

Other treatments can build on better outcomes

On any given day nearly one in four children in foster care is taking at least one psychotropic medication — more than four times the rate for all children.

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Documentary on Police Violence

Weekend screenings, discussion set

The locally produced, award winning documentary “Arresting Power- Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon” will screen at the Clinton Street Theater.

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On the Front Lines of a Housing Crisis

An innovative plan to undo displacement

Can gentrification be reversed? One woman is leading efforts to do what many think can cannot be done: bringing the displaced back into a city that pushed them out.

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Joyce Washington All-Star Classic Game

High school girls score college funds in this years games

This year's competition brought four girls basketball teams together for a championship game in memory of Joyce Washington.

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Kids Go Camping to Learn Conservation

Oregon Zoo program opens nature to urban kids.

As a small child, Troy Frison always liked the zoo, so when his mentor at the Boys & Girls Club recommended him for the Oregon Zoo’s Urban Nature Overnights, he was excited.

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Washington Park Shuttle Begins

Washington Park has a new, free park-wide shuttle for summer allowing visitors to park once or to take TriMet or Max and then explore the entire park by hopping on and off at any of the nine stops.

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Strip Clubs Bust

Charges relate to prostitution and IRS fraud

A federal grand jury has charged a group of Portland-area strip club owners with federal charges for conspiring to promote prostitution out of their businesses and evade paying taxes on more than $5 million in profits.

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Healthy Housing Challenge

Volunteers give back to help disabled woman

A group of volunteers worked hard transforming the northeast Portland home of a low-income, disabled woman, making it easier and healthier for her to live there.

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Anti-gay Leaders Reach for Extreme Rhetoric

The war on love

A lot of conservative religious leaders say people of faith are being “silenced” or “persecuted” here in the United States. They’ve sung that refrain for decades.

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In Loving Memory

Lillie Walker

Lillie Walker was born Feb. 14, 1933 in Beaumont, Texas to Johnnie Mae and Rueben Wysingle. She died May 10, 2015 after an extended illness.

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Heisman Trophy in Portland

Historical Society to display esteemed award

The 2014 Heisman Trophy, presented to the University of Oregon in recognition of the accomplishments of quarterback Marcus Mariota, will be on display at the Oregon Historical Society.

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Arming Police at PSU and the Coming Conflict

Don’t bring a gun to an unarmed fight

On the campus where I teach, Portland State University, there has never been a mass shooting. Indeed, as long as I’ve been here—almost the entire millennium! —no one here has been shot.

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‘Dream Walks’ to Train for MLK Run

If you’ve ever wanted to learn and grow as a runner, now you have a chance to get some training while celebrating Martin Luther King’s legacy.

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In Loving Memory

Gloria S. Edwards Hall

Gloria Steen Edwards Hall was born to Viola Abraham and Ike Edwards April 1, 1937 in Ida, Louisiana.

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A.J. Java Hosts Concerts

A.J. Java, a community cafe across the street from Peninsula Park in north Portland, welcomes the public to a series of free weekly concerts this summer.

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Struggling to Hold its Place

African American lodge in crosshairs of city regulators

A small corner of Mississippi is struggling to hold onto to its place in the neighborhood.

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