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Dana Lynn Barbar

Dana Lynn Barbar works as a free lance reporter for the Portland Observer



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On Race and Class

Profile Theater tackles a divided nation

At a time in our nation when there is much division, giving a theatrical voice to the diversity in our humanity is a great way to start a conversation. Portland’s Profile Theatre current new season which focuses solely on female and person-of-color playwrights, led by a local black actor and director of color.

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McCoy Academy’s New Home

PCC partnership brings new opportunities

The alternative high school for underserved and disenfranchised youth, originally located on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, lost their lease to a building that was sold to make way for condominiums in 2017. After nearly being forced to shut down, they fortunately found a new location with longtime partner Portland Community College on the PCC Cascade Camus in north Portland.

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Countdown for Signatures

Assault weapons ban effort gets July 6 deadline

If passed, the initiative would require currently owned semiautomatic weapons and large capacity magazines to be registered by their owners, as well as for the prohibition of the future sale and transfer of these weapons and magazines statewide.

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Voices from the Riots

Portland actress fronts groundbreaking play

“Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,” gives voice to the people directly impacted or involved in the riots that followed the acquittal of four police officers in the beating of Rodney King

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