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In Loving Memory

Rev. Merrill E. Richardson, Jr.

Rev. Merrill E. Richardson Jr. was born Nov. 2, 1946 in Portland, and passed away July 17, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Historical Civil Rights Victories

Special marks 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's signing of the Voting Rights Act, PBS is presenting a special documentary “JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness” airing nationally, Tuesday, Aug. from 9-10 p.m

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It’s Vital to Keep Our Youth Actively Engaged

What parents must do this summer

Black parents cannot allow their child to lose three months every year. Black parents cannot say they cannot afford the library. It's free! Most museums have discounted days.

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Honoring Liberty, Equality and Justice

Actor-activist to front anniversary celebration

Oregon Nikkei Endowment is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Japanese American Historical Plaza and Bill of Rights Memorial.

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River Revival Festival Sunday

Cathedral Park in St. Johns will host the Willamette River Revival Festival this Sunday.

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Vintage and Classic Cars

The Columbia River Concours d'Elegance, returns to Vancouver, Sunday, Aug. 2, bringing over 150 restored, classic vehicles to the lawns along Officers Row on the Fort Vancouver site.

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Companies like Uber Could Do More for Workers

Supporting the information-age workforce

I have a love-hate relationship with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. I love the convenience and level of service that traditional taxis don’t offer. But I hate what they portend for the future of work with their rapidly expanding business model that pretends regular workers are franchisees.

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County Justice Employees Honored

Four parole and probation workers with Multnomah County have gone above and beyond in the line of duty and are being recognized for their exceptional commitment.

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Reaching Mothers in Custody

A local organization is helping mothers in custody stay active in their children’s lives.

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Cultural Festival in Beaverton

Music, dance and exhibits from cultural groups from around the world will draw folks to the Celebrate Beaverton Cultural Festival.

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Battlegrounds in the War on Women’s Bodies

Public health standards take a hit

As Americans, we strive for safety -- the safest medicines, cars and toys. But when it comes to women's reproductive health, state legislatures have passed about 250 laws since 2011 that put women's health at risk.

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Tribute to Fallen Heroes

The half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. is coming to Milwaukie this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

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Politically Charged Comedy

Hari Kondabolu brings his politically and socially charged comedy to Portland’s Helium Comedy Club for three nights of laughs.

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Paying it Forward

Community fundraiser set for beloved pastor

Despite a dire cancer diagnosis for their beloved spiritual leader, members of the Highland Christian Center and their ailing church pastor, Rev. Dr. W.G. Hardy Jr., are not ready to give up.

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Free Summer Activities Expand

Effort aimed at enhancing lives and reducing violence

The city of Portland launched a pilot program to provide fun, safe summer activities, free of charge, to youth throughout the community.

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Best Selling Jazz Vocalist

It's safe to say Catherine Russell came from a musical family and she continues that musical lineage as one of the best-selling female jazz vocalists.

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Get Ready for Beervana

Tom McCall Waterfront Park turns into Beervana for the Oregon Brewers Festival this week!

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Between the Lines

Youth theater tackles racial tensions

Youth from a culturally diverse performing arts program get into the real-life consequences and cases surrounding racial tension, gentrification, and other painful coming of age issues in an encore performance of their new show, Between the Lines.

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A Rightful Place

Rising Alberta mural inspired by past and future

A corner of Northeast Alberta is preparing for a revival of the community of color that is struggling to hold on in the area.

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‘You Matter’ Basketball Clinic

Portland’s Self Enhancement, Inc., recently hosted and sponsored the "You Matter" basketball clinic presented by Playmakers 4.0, a basketball program founded by Portland natives Aaron Miles and Michael Lee that uses sports to encourage "positive plays in life and on the court".

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