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Portland Fire & Rescue Chief is sworn in by Deputy City Auditor Meghaan Davis. Photo by Bernie Foster 

Boone will be the first African American fire chief in the city’s history

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Oregon State University’s College of Education will host a symposium for educators who will soon be required to teach about the Holocaust under a new Oregon law

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(Photo Courtesy: Seattle CityClub) 

Candidates for seven Seattle City Council district positions will vie for support in September and October in voter-engaged debates hosted by Seattle CityClub

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Local author and genealogist Stephen Hanks. 

The next GFO monthly meeting on Saturday, August 17 will feature speaker Stephen Hanks and the presentation “Tracing Your African American Roots to 1619 and Free Persons of Color."

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Pleasant Hill Family Reunion 2019 (Photo by Antonio Harris)  

Last month, the Pleasant Hill Family Reunion was held in Portland, Oregon

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Shanice Clarke 

Shanice Clarke will take the lead in district’s outreach efforts

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Alice Allison Dunnigan 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority members were on hand to welcome the statute of their late sorority sister Alice Allison Dunnigan home to her native Russellville, Kentucky over the weekend

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Photo courtesy of the City of Portland 

Peavey temporarily replaces Antoinette Edwards, who retired in July

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A line of taxis in downtown Portland. (Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Aaron Parecki) 

The Taxi Incubator program is designed to help minority-owned taxi companies boost their businesses

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) 

Coalition expresses alarm at the views of many of the Commission on Unalienable Rights' members and noted that the body's stated purpose will harm the global effort to protect the rights of all people.

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