12-02-2016  9:41 am      •     

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Protesters demonstrate outside City Hall against the new police union contract. (Photo by Mike Bivins/The Pacific Sentinel) 

The Portland City Council voted in a closed meeting to accept the controversial agreement

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A self-portrait of Thelma Johnson Streat from 1945. Photo from Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0 

The artist's work will be displayed in the Smithsonian African American history museum 

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce debated Governor Kate Brown at the City Club of Portland on Friday. Pierce's remarks about domestic violence drew gasps, boos and resulted in the resignation of his spokesperson. 

Bud Pierce's remarks on domestic violence drew gasps, boos and a spokesperson’s resignation  

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Photo by Daniel Ansel Tingcungco (CC BY-SA 2.0) 

Some critics are concerned the city won’t use CBA model in the future 

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall with the Retired American Warriors, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, in Herndon, Va. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) 

The New York attorney general's office has ordered Donald Trump's charitable foundation to immediately stop fundraising in the state 

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Don't Shoot Portland rally for police accountability. Photo by Arashi Young 

The group reacts to a change of venue for the meeting and calls for a host of reforms 

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Two professional associations representing leaders in law enforcement issued a press release this week saying they support reforms that would make drug possession charges misdemeanors rather than felonies. Photo by Sonya Yruel/Drug Policy Alliance (CC BY NC 4.0). 

Statement recommends changing possession offenses to misdemeanors 

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Still from the film "Sista in the Brotherhood" 

The short fictional film about a Black tradeswoman has picked up festival awards  

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Wilson threw for 243 yards and a touchdown before suffering a left knee injury 

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown participates in the first governor debate at the Riverhouse in Bend, Ore., on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (Joe Kline /The Bulletin via AP) 

The debate here highlighted stark differences in how the two candidates want to solve Oregon's problems 

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