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NEWS BRIEFS

Organizers Announce Aug. 6 March for Freedom, Solidarity and Justice

Endorsers include Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance, VOZ Workers Rights Education Project and Council on American Islamic...

PAM Presents African American Portraits

Exhibit demonstrates diversity of the African American experience, late 1800s to 1990s ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update

Construction continues on a project repairing more than three miles of public sewer pipes ...

Augustana Lutheran Church Hosts Summer in the City Aug. 6

Free event includes BBQ, book sale, children’s games, music ...

Health Officials Warn of Spike in Heroin Overdoses

Emergency providers urge use of nalaxone, which is available without a prescription ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

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EDITORIAL: It’s Time to Sunset the 48-Hour Rule

This week Mayor Ted Wheeler will ask Portland City Commissioners to end the hated 48-hour rule ...

Throw the Doors of Opportunity Wide Open for Our Youth

Congressional Black Caucus member Robin Kelly says it’s time to pass the “Today’s American Dream Act.” ...

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Civil Rights

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending talks about the impact of President Trump’s budget on civil rights...

Nooses on National Mall Echo Domestic Terrorism

Lauren Victoria Burke reports on a series of domestic terrorist attacks across the U.S ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

For the 6.4 million Americans who suffer from angina — chest pain caused by a lack of blood flow to the heart muscle — new hope may be on the horizon. Doctors at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle are currently enrolling patients with severe untreatable angina, in a clinical trial that will help determine if an experimental gene transfer procedure can help patients grow new blood vessels.

Previous studies of the procedure in 1999 and 2000 showed promising results; 30 percent of the patients experienced complete elimination of anginal symptoms and 70 percent of the patients treated experienced significant improvement in their symptoms. To learn more about the study, or for information on how to enroll, call 1-877-9ANGINA.

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