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The case of Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri who was pepper sprayed and arrested while reporting on a clash between protesters and police, highlights the First Amendment and the right to a free press

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Jasmine of Portland wears a mask to save lives. (Image/Oregon.gov) 

Counties that have moved out of the COVID-19 extreme risk level will not be moved back into it without giving them two weeks to improve their case numbers

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(l to r) Imani Muhammad and Paula Byrd of Books Not Bars OR and Y.O.U.th will speak about barriers in Black literacy during the March to Literacy virtual event March 13. (Photo/Andie Petkus) 

The virtual event aims to empower parents, educators of students who struggle with reading

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Sara Plush, an employee of the grocery chain Fred Meyer, adds a sheet with information about how to get a COVID-19 vaccine to groceries ordered by a homebound senior citizen in Portland, Ore., through the nonprofit group Store to Door on Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus) 

An untold number of older adults are getting left behind, unseen, because they are too overwhelmed, too frail or too poor to fend for themselves.

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Coalition targets 17 priority bills for Black Life

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U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) 

Unjust doctrine shields police officers from accountability for misconduct and criminal behavior

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Ruby Haughton-Pitts in a 2018 interview with KOBI-TV NBC5 

State leaders, members and supporters are questioning AARP’s secrecy around the decision to fire the highly regarded leader after two years of service

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People who are 45 to 64 with underlying health conditions will be eligible starting March 29

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Jo Ann Hardesty sits at the head table at The Skanner Foundation MLK Breakfast 2019 

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, who oversees the city’s civic life bureau, opted to remove funding from Southwest Neighborhoods Inc. after an audit found that money had been mismanaged.

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Derek Robinson, Falayn Ferrell and Warren Luckett founded Black Restaurants Week in 2016 to celebrate and promote Black food professionals. (photo/Fredis Benitez) 

National event highlights Black-owned restaurants, cafes, and food trucks, creates countrywide database to support Black businesses

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