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Meals on Wheels Walk, Festivities

Meals on Wheels People invites you to join them for live music, food and entertainment on Sunday, April 22, when they host a non-competitive 3K walk at Portland International Raceway to raise awareness and funds for the nutritious meals they serve older adults.

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Tradeswomen Career Fair Coming

The nonprofit Oregon Tradeswomen will hold their annual career fair next month where career seekers can learn about job training opportunities, apprenticeships and job openings at local companies and organizations.

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Training Program Turns 50

Community advocates, including Mayor Ted Wheeler and Andrew Colas of Colas Construction, joined Joe McFerrin II, president and chief executive officer of Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) to celebrate POIC’s 50 years as a leader in workforce training for communities of color.

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Nursing Students Rebound

A temporary program to support nursing degree completion for former students of the ITT Technical Institute has concluded with exceptional success.

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Rapper First to Win Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar makes history with latest work

Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.

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Alvin Ailey Back in Portland

After a 7-year absence, White Bird is proud to present Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by Congress as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” for two upcoming performances featuring 32 extraordinary dancers with a diverse repertory.

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Concert with a Cause

Inner City Blues a push for universal healthcare

Seeing families overcome with medical costs due to chronic illness or injury and being forced to take extreme measures just to stay healthy was all too familiar to Oregon Music Hall of Fame alum and bluesman Norman Sylvester.

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Celebrated Author at the Alberta Rose

Kwame Alexander visit sponsored by library

You’re invited to an evening with poet, educator and bestselling author Kwame Alexander who will appear Friday, April 20 at the Alberta Rose Theatre in northeast Portland for a free event sponsored by the Multnomah County Library.

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Sou’ld Out Festival Begins

Now in its ninth year, the Soul'd Out Music Festival opens its five day run of soulful music this week, bringing jazz, funk, electronic, fusion and hip-hop artists from around the world to some of Portland’s coolest venues.

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New School Model Lauded

Faubion-Concordia school partnership a pathway to progress

Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, said a new public and private partnership between Concordia University and Faubion Elementary is a shining example of making powerful changes in education that can lift an entire community.

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Thank You Dr. King, We Will Carry On

The profound impact he had on my life

I first heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak in person on April 19, 1960 during my senior year at Spelman College. Dr. King was just 31 but he had already gained a national reputation during the successful Montgomery bus boycott five years earlier.

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Running for County Chair

D. Bora Harris sets priorities in campaign

Championing the causes of the elderly, homeless people, affordable housing, and the interests of children, D. Bora Harris, a business specialist and consultant from the black community, formally launched her candidacy for Multnomah County Chair on Friday at the Multnomah County Building in southeast Portland.

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Youth Job Fair Friday

Event gives special focus to vulnerable

Up to 2,000 young adults are expected to engage with 45 local and national employers seeking to fill more than 1,500 immediate openings at the Opportunity Youth Job Fair, coming Friday, April 13 beginning at 9 a.m. and running through 2 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center.

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Violence and Reconciliation

“Quietly,” a play that grapples with the carnage, consequences and hope for healing following Ireland’s decades-long, bloody conflict referred to as the Troubles, makes its West Coast premiere in Portland.

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Date with Rising Comedy Superstar

Chicago comedian, writer and actor Hannibal Buress will bring his unique blend of irreverent humor and satirical musings to Keller Auditorium for an 8 p.m. show on Saturday, April 14.

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In Loving Memory

Mary Virginia Robinson

Mary Virginia Robinson was born Jan. 9, 1934 and died Feb. 8, 2018. She was the mother of Pastor Johnny Pack IV of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors also include five siblings, and a grandson, Dr. Johnasen L. Pack of Arlington, Texas.

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Washington Park Shuttle Returns

Spring is upon us and there is no better place to enjoy the outdoors than the iconic Washington Park. This year guests will experience several new visitor enhancements and the return of the free Explore Washington Park shuttle.

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Creative Dining Opportunity

The Oregon Zoo’s Asian elephant Samudra plays with a creative new feeder made from a donated fire hose and mounted high upon a large wooden pole.

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He Created Change for the Good of All America

Dr. King pointed us to a better way

As a tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, I was pleased to work with Gov. Kate Brown who proclaimed April 4, 2018 to be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Day in Oregon.

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Knife wielding man killed in confrontation

Community in shock

A deadly police shooting of a 48-year-old man wielding a knife that occurred Saturday night at a homeless shelter holding an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting sent shockwaves through the community.

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