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An original play by Portland-area students will make its debut this Friday. Everyone Has Their Own…


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Celebrate the end of summer twice – on Saturdays, Aug. 5 and Aug 19 – during the annual…


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African American Outdoor Association

African American Outdoor Association member Yolanda Armstrong enjoys her first time in a kayak.


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Save The Date!!2006 Breakfast InformationFor tickets e-mail mlkbreakfast@theskanner.com or…


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ASHLAND, Ore.—British playwright David Edgar's adaptation of Robert Louis…


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New homeowner Marcia Knutson, left, celebrates the purchase of her new home with Cheryl Roberts of the African American Alliance for Homeownership. AAAH has been at the forefront of efforts to educate Portlanders of all stripes in navigating the homebuying process.

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Justin Gatlin, the Olympic and world 100-meter champion, will get a lifetime ban from the sport's international governing body if he is found guilty of doping.

The International Association of Athletics Federation said in a statement Sunday that the 100-meter world record holder has agreed to attend a hearing before the United States Anti-Doping Agency Review Board.


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Jazz singer Kevin Mahogany, right, performs for the crowd while Phil Baker backs him up on the bass.
The sun shined, the beer flowed and the jazz was hot at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival staged beneath the St. Johns Bridge.


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African Americans report discrimination on light rail project

SEATTLE—African American workers who worked on Seattle's Sound Transit light rail project are telling a civil rights attorney that they were discriminated against and forced to quit or were fired after only a few days on the job.  Seattle attorney Lori Haskell said she has talked to at least four African Americans who all tell her the same story:  They were given no tools, as had been promised; they were not assigned a task; and they were told a day or two later that they were fired because they didn't appear to want to work.
All of those who have spoken to Haskell were assigned by their union, Northwest Laborers Local 440, to work at the one-mile-long Beacon Hill tunnel, which is part of the 15.6-mile light rail line that eventually will go from downtown Seattle to SeaTac Airport.


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Vendor Brenda Triplett prepares a receipt for a customer at the Mississippi Street Fair, held last weekend on North Mississippi Avenue. The annual fair offered a parade, music on five stages, locally prepared food and numerous activities for children and adults, including a pet talent show and a plant swap.


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