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NEWS BRIEFS

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 ...

Students Reach New Heights

Two rising sophomores attend aviation camp in Vancouver, Wash. ...

Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways

This summer the eight-mile bike route takes place on July 23, from 11 a.m - 4 p.m. ...

APANO: Cultural Series Launches with Solidarity Film Screening

"American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" screens on July 25 at North Portland Library ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

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 ...

White House Proposes $9.2 Billion Cut in Education Funding

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending writes about the rising costs of higher education ...

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Janelle Monae and Jidenna Lead Rally Against Violence at Dawson Park

The two stars are helping call attention to brutality across the nation as the embark on free tour… Read more about it


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New Projects on MLK

Mayor, PDC announce plans to develop properties they say will enhance the neighborhood without displacing residents… Read the whole story


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Ferguson Municipal Judge Announces Sweeping Changes

Many old arrest warrants withdrawn, plus defendants get new court dates and payment options… Read all about it


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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who helped lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965, died early Wednesday… Read more


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Library Offers African American Genealogy Class

The North Portland Library is holding a free class on African-American Genealogy this Saturday, Aug. 29… Find out more


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