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Beverly Corbell

Beverly Corbell is a writing and editing professional. She works as a free lance reporter and photographer for the Portland Observer.



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Young Activist Runs for Metro Council

Position has no incumbent in crowded field

When Cameron Whitten moved to Portland at age 18, he had no place to live and no resources, but a local nonprofit with a long history of helping homeless youth took him in. Now he wants to give back and is running for the District 5 seat on the Portland Metro Council, a regional government serving Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties.

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First Black Forest Supervisor Writes Memoir

Portland woman tells story of her historic journey

Through perseverance, hard work and smarts, Portland woman ascended and became the first African American woman to be named a Forest Supervisor with the U.S. Forest Service.

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Trying to Slow an Epidemic

Isolation now will help medical response later

Authorities are making strong efforts to promote social isolation and social distancing as a way to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Census Begins with Mail Notice

No citizenship questions ease concerns

Residents are being asked to complete a Census count online.

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Candidate Takes Aim at Incumbent Blumenauer

Says 24 years in office is enough

Lee says Blumenauer has been in the job for too long and has been an ineffective representative for the people of Portland and Multnomah County which comprise the district.

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Coronavirus Threat Grows

Stores see impact as people stock supplies

Portland area grocery stores saw toilet paper and other supplies sell out and leave shelves virtually empty.

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Housing Honors Early Black Leader

Naming follows new policy promoting racial justice

Life was not easy back then when anti-black sentiments led to discriminatory practices in housing, employment and voting rights.

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Power in Governing

Activist city leader fights for equity, fairness

Hardesty believes in a “housing first” approach to the housing crisis, but said developers are not really building affordable housing in many cases.

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Concordia to Shut Down

Surprise decision stuns college community

Concordia University, a northeast Portland landmark serving a diverse population, will close its doors after 115 years of operation

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Esteemed Author Speaks Out on Inmate Justice

Says system so flawed prisons should be abolished

Imarisha blames the “war on drugs,” profitable prison building booms of the 1980s and 90s, and mandatory sentencing laws for all contributing to extreme overcrowding in Oregon prisons.

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