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Active Fun for Spring Break

The Oregon Zoo’s spring break day camps return March 27-31.

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Race and Close Post-Katrina

The NW Film Center presents "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

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Rapper’s Show Sold Out

Indie music mogul and rap road warrior Tech N9ne has an upcoming show at the Roseland Theater that has already sold out.

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Celebrating a Great Season

Congratulations to the Portland Observer ‘Ballers’ youth basketball team for a great season!

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Player of the Week

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week.

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Best in State!

Jefferson celebrates 9th hoops championship

Jefferson High School proved it has what it takes to win no matter the level of competition by completing a nearly perfect season in basketball and winning the Oregon Schools Activities Association’s Boys Class 6A State Championship.

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12 Angry Jurors

Justice theater group shines light on bias

Bias and fairness in the criminal justice system is front and center when “Voice for Voiceless Theater,” a diverse justice theater group, presents “12 Angry Jurors” a play that exposes the truth about the effects of racism and classism on criminal justice, on Friday, March 17 through Sunday March 19 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 S.W. Park Ave. Each performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Bottle Bill Deposits Double to 10 Cents

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission reminds customers, retailers, and manufacturers that the redemption value for eligible containers covered under Oregon’s Bottle Bill will soon increase from 5 cents to 10 cents.

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Bus Service to Expand

TriMet released a new operating budget last week that calls for continued investment in expanding bus service and improving the reliability of MAX light rail trains.

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Battle of the Books

St. Andrew Nativity School students’ hard work paid off at the regional Battle of the Books competition this past week. The team placed third out of 48 competitors and qualified to compete at the state level on April 8.

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Child Dies after Dental Surgery

Mother at a loss for answers

A GoFundMe campaign has been created for a Vancouver family who just lost their young son due to complications from dental surgery.

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Emotionally-Charged Drama

An emotionally-charged play of family secrets and magical realism opens this week at Milagro Theater, Portland’s premier Latino arts and culture center, located at 525 S.E. Stark St.

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On Self Expression and Vulnerability

Join slam poetry champion and hip-hop performer Jason Graham to explore the relationship between self-expression and vulnerability when he gives the talk “What We Risk,” on Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m. in Roger Rook, Room 220, on the Clackamas Community College campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

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Recovering from Medical Emergency

Former Portland Trail Blazer and fan favorite Cliff Robinson is recovering from a minor brain hemorrhage, the retired NBA player said Tuesday in a statement.

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New Generation of Reggae

Chronixx heads to Portland on Sunday to headline an 8 p.m. show at the Wonder Ballroom, 123 N.E. Russell St.

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Finalist for School Superintendent

Urban educator known for delivering results

An urban educator with an extensive record of success in turning around underperforming schools and helping students achieve high academic standards is the sole finalist for superintendent of Portland Public Schools.

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Voting Rights Pioneers Honored

Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith will lead a ceremony Wednesday to rename the county Election’s Building at Southeast 10th and Morrison in honor of two women pioneers who fought for the right for women to vote in Oregon.

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Our Contaminated Harbor

Superfund cleanup gets ready for implementation

Nearly 11 miles of the Willamette River’s most contaminated waters and shoreline is due to be cleaned thanks to a recently released Record of Decision from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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His Life Mattered

Mother appeals for answers in son’s death

Venus Hayes, the mother of 17 year old Quanice “Moose” Hayes who was fatally wounded by a Portland Police officer last month, gave an emotional and heartfelt statement to Portland City Council and Mayor Ted Wheeler last week asking one central question.

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Trump’s Obsession with Muslims and Immigrants

Giving cover to his far right followers

Make no mistake, Trump’s lies are carefully told to generate hostility toward Muslims and immigrants. Worse still, they conceal a growing threat the man obsessed with calling out “Radical Islamic Terror” won’t even name.

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