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Real Hate Crimes, Harassment on the Rise

There’s been a spike in hate crimes regarding race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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Letter to the Editor: More Lanes, More Gridlock

. More lanes, it seems, should ease the flow of traffic. In reality, however, highway expansion has never improved traffic ...

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Police Forfeit Benefit of Doubt Argument

Our city made national news with the explosive release of text messages between a police lieutenant and leader from Patriot ...

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Send a Message to End the War on Cannabis

Senate Bill 420 is another sign that the growing public support for ending our failed war on cannabis consumers nationwide ...

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NAACP, St. Helens District Address Racism

The problem of discrimination and racism is bigger than the girls basketball game with St. Helens and Parkrose.

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Oprah Winfrey and Her Mom’s Strong Finish

Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, died last Thanksgiving Day, and Oprah recently shared with People Magazine the tender story of ...

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Legal Double Standards Keep Us in Shackles

In its most basic form, law, is a process of authoritative control whereby certain members of a particular community establish ...

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New school discipline guidelines backtrack

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice in 2014 jointly released a ‘guidance package’ on school discipline to help schools ...

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Reparations as Answer to Racial Wealth Divide

According to the recent Institute for Policy Studies report Dreams Deferred. “Between 1983 and 2016, the median black family saw ...

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Moving Forward to Prevent Gun Violence

Across our nation, state leaders have responded to our children’s cries and advanced common sense gun violence prevention measures to ...

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Career Education is Pathway to Opportunity

The fact is, having a steady job with good pay and benefits – in other words, a career – leads ...

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A Pattern of Hostility toward People of Color

When Haiti gained its independence, Southern slaveholders in the United States were horrified by the liberation of enslaved black people ...

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Disruptions Create Chilling Effect on People

As I start my third week on the Portland City Council, I am concerned about how privilege and, specifically white ...

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The Wall Already Exists In Hearts and Minds

My favorite album of all time is Pink Floyd’s The Wall. It should be re-released given the current (manufactured) crisis. ...

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Trump Mob is More Tattered by the Day

The Mueller team now has 33 rats that have flipped, plus three corporations involved in violations of election, bribery, and ...