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Prof. Ethan Johnson is chair of the Black Studies program at PSU. 

Despite budgetary concerns, the department remains one of the strongest and longest-lasting of its kind in the country

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Cornelius and Sharon Winesberry and about 2 dozen people attended an election night event, November 5t at Mount Zion Baptist Church for Referendum 88. (photo by Susan Fried) 

Despite its trailing in preliminary election results the supporters of the Referendum remain optimistic that 88 will pass. The final results may not be known for several days.

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A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday put on hold a Trump administration rule denying visas to immigrants unless they can prove they have health insurance or can pay for medical care

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A Veteran's Day tribute to Black warriors, an exploration of the relationship between white settlers and native people and a photographic investigation of the Columbia River Treaties are just three of the free events on offer this month

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(photo by Susan Fried) 

Susan Fried was on hand to capture this image from Seattle

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Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore. 

PROGRESS Act would create two new tax incentives to help small businesses hire and grow

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William Davis successfully had a marijuana-related conviction expunged from his record 

Two new laws will streamline record-clearing efforts and waive filing fees

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Eric Eugene Scardino Jr. (courtesy Multnomah County Sheriff's Office) 

When officers arrived they witnessed Eric Scardino chasing a man, who is Black, with a shovel and a knife while yelling racial slurs

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(photo courtesy of PBOT Twitter page) 

Red transit lanes are part of PBOT's effort to make bus, streetcar, and train service more efficient

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 photo, a campaign poster for Seattle City Council incumbent candidate Kshama Sawant is posted outside her campaign headquarters in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) 

Residents from other cities across the US are watching Amazon's political spending and influence in Seattle, saying it can happen in any city

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