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.
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.
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.
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!
The NW Film Center presents a program of films by a Northwest filmmaker, animator and puppeteer whose yearning is to connect to human emotions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
County board seats first Indian-American
The Multnomah County Commission opened the New Year by seating its first Indian-American member
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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”
Reva Mae Lawrence
Reva Mae Lawrence (born Grier) passed away Dec. 15, 2018 at the age of 71
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.