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Portland Liquor Outlets to Expand

The Portland metro area could see 17 additional liquor stores as part of the largest liquor outlet expansion since Prohibition.

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Fed Shouldn’t Be Discussing Interest Rate Hikes

The case for black workers

The unemployment rate gaps between blacks and whites are stubborn at every education level, and the gaps are glaring. In fact, what the unemployment rate gaps suggest is the old adage that blacks must be twice as good to compete in the labor market with whites.

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Broken Bootstraps on Path to Making It Rich

The tragedy of childhood poverty

Pulling ourselves up the by the bootstraps is a myth, because bootstraps in this country are not only weak, they are broken.

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Ferocious NBA Star Remembered

Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, is being remembered after his death at the age of 58.

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Never One to Shrink Away from a Worthy Fight

Julian Bond leaves a lasting legacy

Julian Bond lived his life as a tireless champion of the oppressed and maligned, a battle-worn warrior for civil rights, equality and social justice. Bond fought the good fight, and at the still-youthful age of 75, he completed his course.

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Looking for a Knockout

Local undefeated mixed martial artist Isaac Shelton looks to make it 4-0 in an upcoming match with Washington's Ricardo Martinez this Saturday.

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Waterfront Concert Spectacular

Free concert with Oregon Symphony, other musicians and youth orchestras

The Waterfront Concert – one of Portland’s favorite end of summer events and largest free concert in the state – is coming back this Thursday, Sept. 3 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, downtown.

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Protest for Rent Controls and Higher Wages

Activists demanding rent controls and higher living wages converged on Portland City Hall Friday, marching across the Hawthorne Bridge and bringing traffic to a standstill.

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When ‘The Show Must Go On’

Comedy goes behind curtain of theater business

Portland’s Artist Repertory Theatre debuts a new season with The Understudy, a witty look behind the curtain of the theater business.

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Hail Trinity and Concordia!

Church, school and college celebrate 125 years

The weekend of Sept. 11-13 will start of a year-long celebration for the 125th anniversary of Trinity Lutheran Church and School and mark the 110th year of Concordia University, a trio of northeast Portland institutions serving a diverse community.

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Paying the Pink Tax at $1,400 a Year

Unfair markups for gender

You probably think you know about all the taxes you pay. Income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes — it seems like the list is endless. But there’s one tax I’ve been paying for most of my life that you might not know about. If you’re a woman, chances are you’re paying it too.

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Back to School Shuttle

School construction takes students into temporary quarters

Portland students are back to school this week, but not all of them will be returning to the same campuses because of school construction projects.

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Cole Porter’s Anything Goes

An age-old boy-meets-girl story comes to Lake Oswego’s Lakewood Center for the Arts this fall.

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Queen of the Segregated Tennis World

American Masters recounts the life of Althea Gibson

Don’t miss the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s.

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Mysterious Fatal Crash

Woman loses life outside her home

Authorities are still trying to find out how a Portland woman lost her life in a car accident outside her home.

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Music Legend Portland Bound

Legendary soul vocalist Patti LaBelle is making her way to Portland for an upcoming show and there’s time for you to get tickets.

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Second Tuesday Zoo Discounts Renewed

The Walmart Foundation has renewed its sponsorship of the Oregon Zoo’s Second Tuesdays program, which offers visitors a chance to see the zoo for the reduced price of $4 per person on the second Tuesday of each month.

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Drive-In at Zidell Yards

The Northwest Film Center and Zidell are welcoming the community to a unique, pop-up outdoor film series.

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Anita Baker Tribute Night

Fans of soul jazz singer Anita Baker rejoice – a Neo Soul Night concert featuring Baker’s greatest hits and performed by local performers is coming to Portland.

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Celebrate Black Restaurants

A group of Portlanders are encouraging the patronage of African-American-owned restaurants this weekend as part of National Black Business Month.

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