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A new building will house Our House of Portland, an in-patient hospice care facility for people in the advanced stages of HIV and AIDS.


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NEW ORLEANS"From the beginning, Spike Lee knew that Hurricane Katrina was a story he had to"


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DETROIT—A federal judge ruled Thursday that the U.S. government's warrantless domestic eavesdropping program is not only legal, but unconstitutional, and ordered an immediate halt to it.
U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit became the first judge to strike down the National Security Agency's program, which she says violates the rights to free speech and privacy as well as the separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution.
The Justice Department launched an appeal within hours of Taylor's decision.


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City Commissioner Erik Sten, left, Portland Community College Cascade Campus President Algie Gatewood, PCC Cascade Emergency Services Department Director Carol Robertson and Mayor Tom Potter celebrate the city's donation of a new police training cruiser to the school.


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DEED marks progress made, sets sights on what is left to be done

The state of Oregon and the city of Portland, in recent years, have worked to increase diversity…


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Facility boosts Oregon's reputation in battling gaming addiction

Oregon has expanded its nationally recognized gambling-treatment services with the opening of the state's first inpatient facility. Within a week of opening its doors, the new facility was filled to capacity and had a growing waiting list.


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Group calls for district to leave the North Portland school as it is

With eight cheerleaders holding up report cards giving the Portland Public Schools district failing…


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The Brazilian martial art of capoeira was one of the featured art forms on display at the eighth annual Brasilfest, held Aug. 20 at the Seattle Center.


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Ellensburg restaurant said to discriminate on the basis of race

SPOKANE—The federal government is suing a restaurant in Ellensburg after a Black employee contended she was refused a better-paying job because she is a Muslim and because the owner wanted only "hot, White girls" to be cocktail servers.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
The lawsuit contends the owner of the Starlight Lounge failed to promote waitress Angela Harper to a cocktail server position because of race and religion.


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1st Lt. Ehren Watada refuses to fight in Iraq, claiming the war is illegal

A lawyer for an Army officer facing possible court-martial for refusing to go to Iraq says he plans to call two witnesses to support the soldier's claim that the war is illegal.
A hearing to determine whether 1st Lt. Ehren Watada will stand trial is scheduled  for Thursday at Fort Lewis, about 50 miles south of Seattle.


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