09-19-2017  9:03 pm      •     
The Wake of Vanport

Northwest News

A group of young onlookers at Self Enhancement Inc's recent neighborhood field day rejoice after dunking an SEI staffer in the dunk tank. SEI will have a 25th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Self Enhancement Center, 3920 N. Kerby Ave. Festivities will be from 1 to 6 p.m.


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Editor's note: Jefferson High School continues to undergo major changes. The Jefferson High Parent/Teacher/Student Association wants the community's views about Jefferson's future. What kind of high school do you want?


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Providence Women's Wellness Series presents "When is it Time to Take Charge? Women and Caregiving," a free women's health forum.
The forum will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7


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VANCOUVER, Wash.—Youth entering grades four through nine are invited to participate in a free…


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The University of Portland is one of six colleges and universities nationwide participating in a pilot program using Flexcar, a car-sharing company designed to reduce the number of vehicles on the road and save energy in the region.


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NEW YORK—Justin Gatlin's coach Trevor Graham said the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency was alerted to repeatedly test the star sprinter until "you find whatever they had put in his body."


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Students at AME Zion Church's Vacation Bible School take a pause from their studies this week.


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A collection of Makonde woodcarvings is now on display through Sept. 17 at the World Forestry Center in Washington Park. The Makonde people, from the east African nations of Tanzania and Mozambique, are renowned for their masterful woodcarvings.


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Seahawks running back forms lasting connection with local youth

CHENEY, Wash.—For a moment, it appeared Shaun Alexander was simply acting like a spoiled, reigning league MVP with a new, $62 million contract.
Alexander emerged from the Seattle Seahawks' locker room to a crowd of about 100 autograph seekers at Eastern Washington University. Unlike many of his teammates, a smiling Alexander shuffled past everyone.
"Sorry. Gotta go," Alexander said sheepishly.


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Group trying to return displaced survivors in time for storm anniversary

Nearly a full year after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, thousands of survivors remain displaced and scattered throughout the United States. In Washington State alone, it is estimated that over 5,000 survivors, living at or below poverty level, are living here in isolation.
Many of these survivors long to return home, even temporarily, in hope of reuniting with lost family.
As one survivor said, "I would love to return to New Orleans and seek out my kinfolk."


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