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Danny Peterson

Danny Peterson is an accomplished writer, journalist and filmmaker from Juneau, Alaska. He received one-on-one coaching writing stories, taking photos, and voicing and editing professional broadcast pieces for local public radio station KTOO, in Juneau. During undergrad, he produced a documentary film about homeless advocates called “Invisible Hands,” which aired on public television in Alaska. He has a strong interest in arts and culture, homelessness and equality issues, and community reporting. He is a Community Reporter at Portland Observer and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Multimedia Journalism in Portland, Oregon. Contact Danny at djpeterson3@gmail.com or danny@portlandobserver.com.



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Music and Activism Intersect

Civil rights leader fronts new CD with Pink Martini

Longtime Portland civil rights leader Kathleen Saadat has a hidden musical talent that the rest of the city is about to experience.

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Inspired to Keep Others Out of Gangs

She knows Portland’s history because she lived it

Nicky Taylor’s personal story of growing up with gangs in Portland and then escaping from gangs, a story inextricably tied to the city’s history of murder and mayhem on the streets

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Family Seeks Justice

Family Seeks Justice

Demanding accountability for what they believe was a wrongful death of their 17-year-old son and nephew

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The Greatest Honor

FBI agent looks back on exciting career

Special Agent Pete Collier outside the Portland FBI Field Office where is retiring after an illustrious 27 year career as an FBI agent.

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Dynamic Portland Pastor Dies

Rev. W. G. Hardy Jr. was humble and inspiring

Rev. W. G. Hardy Jr., a humble spiritual leader from Portland’s African American community who inspired so many others with his inspiring sermons and lifelong service to his church and community, succumbed to a three year battle with kidney cancer on Friday.

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Tubman’s Revival

Educator with deep community ties plans school’s future

Natasha Butler’s extensive resume and experience in education and school administration might make her more than qualified as the planning principal for the re-opening of Harriet Tubman Middle School this fall. But the personal connection she has to the area and the north Portland school in particular can’t be replicated in just anybody’s repertoire.

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With Honor and Integrity

New police chief makes pledge; speaks to racial inequities

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw championed the long worn path to civil rights progress and challenged the city and law enforcement to address racial inequities that still exist during her ceremonial installation as the city’s first African American female police chief Monday.

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Comedy in Age of Trump

Comedian navigates race relations on stage and in podcast

Nathan Brannon, 34, is a stand-up comedian from Portland who has appeared on Comedy Central, travels throughout the country to perform, and is currently promoting his second comedy album, ‘Because,’ which came out in October 2016 under record label Kill Rock Stars.

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March for Justice

A peaceful march for freedom, unity and justice led by young people in the community in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday fills both sides of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Monday.

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River Keepers

Citizen activists keep watch on EPA cleanup plans

Community advocates are raising alarms to how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to evaluate future cleanup work as plans move ahead to isolate and remove decades of toxic pollutants from the Willamette River.

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