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NEWS BRIEFS

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...

St. Johns Center for Opportunity to Host Meet the Employer Event June 27

Employers represented will include Mary’s Harvest and Del Monte ...

New Self-Defense Organization Offers Training to Youth in Multnomah County

EMERJ-SafeNow offers July classes for children ages 8-10 and youth ages 15-19 ...

Annual Humboldt Neighborhood Association Cleanup

All neighborhoods and residents welcome ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...

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Black Lives Matter Memorial Garden Encourages Health and Healing

A local gardener is commemorating lives lost and cultivating healing in Portsmouth Community Garden… Read the story


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Summerworks Trains Work-Ready Youth

About 750 local young people will gain work experience, financial literacy and a professional network this year through Summerworks… Read more


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Marylhurst Grad Reflects on Rough Background, Looks to Future

Brandon Hoggans speaks to The Skanner about his past and his plans to help those who have experienced incarceration… Read the interview


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Obama Takes Aim at Segregation with Stronger Urban Housing Regulations

New regulations promote integration in historically segregated neighborhoods… Read the whole story


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Kam Williams Reviews Movies Opening July 10, 2015

Kam reviews Minions, The Breakup Girl, Do I Sound Gay?, Tango Negro and more… Read reviews and watch trailers


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