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Arrested in the Fight for Civil Rights

Like King, immigration advocates use civil disobedience

When 124 asylum seekers were detained in a federal prison in Sheridan last summer after being caught up in President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy, civil rights groups, lawyers, activists, and faith leaders took steps to help get all of them out of lockup and bring light to the issue.

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Legacy Awards and Drum Major Service

Historic church to host MLK tributes

Portland’s Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church and its vibrant community will host its annual Drum Major celebrations in tribute to Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the weekend of the national holiday honoring the civil rights icon.

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Forgotten Portland Landmarks

As Portland has grown and changed, so has its architectural landscape. Once prominent landmarks have disappeared in the face of urban renewal and the desire for modernization.

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Trump Mob is More Tattered by the Day

The stinky cheese in the White House

The Mueller team now has 33 rats that have flipped, plus three corporations involved in violations of election, bribery, and illegal hush money activities. Infestation Alert!

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Humanity on a Deeper Plane

The NW Film Center presents a program of films by a Northwest filmmaker, animator and puppeteer whose yearning is to connect to human emotions.

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History on Tap

Clark County Historical Museum will unite history and hops as part of its interactive program “History on Tap,” Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.

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Boy Band Contestants Unite

Cam, Mikey, Marcus and Jaden – four soulful singers ages 17 to 20, who met on the hit ABC show Boy Band and formed their own band called 4th Avenue performs Saturday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. with Elle Winter and Aja 9 in Lola’s Room at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of the show.

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Versatile Band on Tour

With seven distinct personalities, the band Juice distills rock, R&B and even a little bit of hip-hop into a signature sound with the distinct kick of electric violin, rich harmonies, honest lyrics and festival-worthy choruses. The Boston septet is on its first West Coast tour and performs in Portland on Thursday evening, Jan. 7 at the Doug Fir.

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In Loving Memory

Reva Mae Lawrence

Reva Mae Lawrence (born Grier) passed away Dec. 15, 2018 at the age of 71 at her home in north Portland. She was born May 15, 1947 to Annie Isabelle Grier (now Jennings) and Meade Lee Grier Sr. in Twinnsburg, Ohio.

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KairosPDX Gets 5 year Lease

KairosPDX, the public charter school that focuses on closing the achievement gap for its majority-black students, has signed a new, longer lease from Portland Public Schools that leaders of the school say will give them more stability.

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A New Seat of Power

Tables turned as activist Hardesty takes office

Jo Ann Hardesty has taken office as Portland’s newest City Commissioner, a historic benchmark for the city

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Jayapal Takes Oath

County board seats first Indian-American

The Multnomah County Commission opened the New Year by seating its first Indian-American member

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Opposition Grows on Warnings

NAACP, music venues say new rules will bring displacement

The Portland NAACP has new allies in opposition to a recent city policy requiring owners of unreinforced masonry buildings to post warnings signs on structures deemed to be at risk of collapse during an earthquake.

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Crash Damages Highland Church

Pastor's office littered with broken glass and concrete

A northeast Portland church that is scheduled to host this year’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute was struck by a vehicle over the weekend, but the damage was not expected to impact the Monday, Jan. 21 celebration.

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Forum on Rise in Hate Crime

Dozens of people testify at Unite Oregon in north Portland

Dozens of people testified at Unite Oregon in north Portland Monday night to share their stories of being discriminated against to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

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Clemson Finishes with Perfection

First 15-0 champion in over 100 years

With stunning ease — and a freshman quarterback — Clemson toppled college football’s greatest dynasty again to become the first perfect playoff champion.

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Celebration of Life

Mary Julia Booker

Celebration of Life Services for Mrs. Mary J. Booker will be held Thursday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave.

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Sense & Sensibility

Portland Center Stage's fresh take on female-centered classic

Portland Center Stage at the Armory to begin performances of Kate Hamill’s hit adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

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In Loving Memory

Reva Mae Lawrence

Reva Mae Lawrence (born Grier) passed away Dec. 15, 2018 at the age of 71

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Offshore Corporate Tax Avoidance Adds Up

Clamp down could net $376 million

Large multinational corporations would have a harder time shielding their profits from Oregon taxes if the state reinstated a law it discarded in the 1980s.

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