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Meier & Frank holiday display (courtesy of Oregon Historical Society) 

This free Oregon Historical Society event will be held this Sunday, December 8 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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Those who come to give through Dec. 18 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card

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Workers prepare to remove a Confederate statue from its granite pedestal by the Chatham County courthouse in Pittsboro, N.C. early Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (Scott Sharpe/The News & Observer via AP) 

Lawyers argued that the monument was installed at the end of Reconstruction to further the false “Lost Cause” narrative, celebrate White supremacy and send a message to African Americans that they did not enjoy the equal protection of the law

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Hobbs Waters will be discussing his solo exhibit “Thirteen” at The Armory in Portland

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Colleen Ecohawk, Chief Seattle Club speaks on We Are In video on wearein.org. 

We Are In is a diverse collective of partners in nonprofit work and services, business, philanthropy, and people who have experienced homelessness.

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809 Oregonians died as a result of an opioid-related drug overdose between 2015-2017

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Rose Festival Foundation President Teri Bowles-Atherton receiving first set of labels off production line from Oak Knoll President Greg Lint (Photo by Vern Uyetake) 

Cash prize for winning submission that best depicts festival theme: 2020 Rose Vision

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Lil Nas X (Photo by Kayla Reefer for Smithsonian magazine) 

The Annual American Ingenuity Awards honor individuals who are transforming American culture 

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Food Management, a news organization dedicated to noncommercial food service, has named PPS’s yakisoba noodles the nation’s top school meal in the pasta category

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Clark College announced last week that Rashida Willard has accepted the position of Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the college 

Rashida Willard leads college equity work supporting students, faculty and staff

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