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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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A Sharp Focus to Controversy

Some new documentaries worth waiting for

The last 11 docs that I saw at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, N.C., this month represent a range of quality, too. None are in theaters or online yet, but several are worth watching for.

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Representing Diverse Communities

Beaverton resident Sarah Gilmore will represent Oregon at the Miss Black USA Beauty Pageant in August.

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Activist Named Emerging Leader

The Oregon Public Health Institute has honored Portland civil rights activist LaKeesha Dumas as an emerging leader and named her to the group’s board overseeing community health projects.

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Cascade Campus Job Fair Today

18th annual event timely for new hires

With hiring on the rise and employment returning to pre-recession levels, the Portland Community College Cascade Job Fair is poised to be one of its strongest ever.

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Thrilling Tap and the Blues

White Bird concludes its 17th season on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with “The Blues Project” featuring thrilling tap dance and live blues music with critically acclaimed tap company Dorrance Dance and award-winning blues singer and composer Toshi Reagon with her 5-piece band, BIGLovely.

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In Loving Memory

James E. Gray

James E. Gray was born on July 12,1938 to Lilly Jones and Herman Gray in Hinds County, Mississippi. He passed away on April 1.

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Diplomacy Defeats War for a Change

If agreement holds, peace is possible

There’s more at stake here than sanctions and centrifuges. If the agreement holds, it could lead to a real breakthrough for peace in the Middle East.

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