09-22-2017  11:40 am      •     
The Wake of Vanport

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Clara Peoples (Photo courtesy of Juneteenth Oregon Committee) 

The Skanner’s roundup of events leading to June 19

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Shawn Penney, President of Good in the Hood. Photo by Christen McCurdy.  

Organizers of the festival – now in its 25th year – will increase security, law enforcement presence after racist threat 

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“JazzTown” documentary (Courtesy of OPB) 

Grant is a tenured professor of Jazz Studies and the associate director of the School of Music at PSU

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Report did not examine possible violations of state law, but does raise questions about Smith’s treatment of staff

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Footwear of worshippers are kept at the Eugene Islamic Center in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky) 

Marches are planned for Saturday in Seattle and about two-dozen other U.S. cities

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Ed Washington, member of the Oregon Travel Information Council, next to model of 555th member Malvin Brown. (Photo courtesy of Oregon Travel Information Council) 

The secret history of the Triple Nickles is commemorated at the Siskiyou Smokejumper Museum

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Photo by Christen McCurdy 

Veteran civil rights activist comments on slayings and opening a local Rainbow PUSH Coalition

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Political refugee Stephen Ssemaala is honored for professional achievements and community service

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