05-20-2018  3:16 am      •     
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Ninie Mae Locke dressed for work in the shipyards. (City Auditor - Archives & Records Management - Auditor's Historical Records) 

‘Our Story’ is the North Portland Library’s new digital gallery celebrating the city’s African American experience

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Susheela Jayapal, a candidate for Multnomah County Commissioner District 2, claimed an historic victory Tuesday as the first south Asian to be elected in the state of Oregon 

Winning candidate will be the first woman of color to serve on Portland’s city council

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(AP Photo/Don Ryan) 

Applications for state licenses to grow hemp — marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin — have increased more than twentyfold since 2015

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Team president says, "The team is so proud to be part of an event that has long been an important part of our community."

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State of Housing report shows most renters of color can’t afford to live anywhere in the city

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Photo courtesy of Multnomah County  

Local campaign is part of a national movement to reunite families and end money bail

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Portland Meet Portland’s executive director Manuel Padilla is host of a podcast series in partnership with Portland Art Museum and IRCO’s RISE Program at David Douglas High School. (Courtesy of Portland Meet Portland) 

The three-part podcast asks immigrant students to reflect on the work of photographer Fazal Sheikh, currently on display at the Portland Art Museum

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Dr. Jacobs will be OHSU's first African American president

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(Courtesy of NW Pilot Project) 

A new initiative from the Northwest Pilot Project is providing monthly rent subsidies to 45 very low-income seniors, with the hope of expanding the program

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Photo by Cacophony via Wikimedia Commons (GNU FDL) 

Budget calls for more police, increases in business tax, water and sewer rates

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