04-29-2017  6:37 am      •     
The Wake of Vanport

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Reformers seek input on compliance report, though future of city’s settlement is uncertain

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As HHB 2215 dies, a new report details criminalization of homelessness

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Ann Oluloro was one of a few Black medical students at OHSU. She tells The Skanner about her studies, her mentors and her dedication to having more people of color in medicine

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In this April 2, 2009 file photo, playwright Lynn Nottage poses at home in New York. Nottage's play, "Sweat", was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama on Monday, April 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) 

Playwright Lynn Nottage Becomes First Woman to Win Two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama

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Advocacy group works to create a place for cannabis entrepreneurs of color, roll back the harms created by the War on Drugs

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Since 1977, the OABA has been working to support Blacks in politics

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Design, Beatrice Marrow Apartments (Photo Courtesy of PCRI/Atomic Sky) 

Victims of gentrification to return to Northeast neighborhood, if a new affordable housing project proves successful

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Christopher Fish found not guilty of resisting arrest; juror said police evidence "suspicious"

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The Rose Festival Queen will wear this crown of 14-carat gold filigree, a blue zircon, 600 white sapphires and seven pigeon-blood rubies. In 1922 the crown was commissioned by the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Portland for $1,200, which today is about $15,000. They raised the funds by selling paper roses for twenty-five cents each. 

A majority of the princesses are racial minorities and many are foreign-born

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