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As the nation enters the fourth year of the Iraqi conflict, People of Faith for Peace, a new interfaith organization dedicated to proactive peacemaking, is launching a month-long series of activities on March 1.


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Two new members have been appointed to the PortlandPolice Bureau's Citizen Review Committee and three continuing members were reappointed by the City Council.


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Gov. Ted Kulongoski on Mondayasked President George W. Bush to restore health care services for Oregonians after cuts in federal support.


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SEATTLE—Octavia E. Butler, considered the first Black woman to gain national prominence as a science fiction writer, died after falling and striking her head on the cobbled walkway outside her home, a close friend said. She was 58.


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Russell Simmons NEW YORK—For nearly three decades, hip-hop relics such as vinyl records,…


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Martin Luther King IIIMINNEAPOLIS—Martin Luther King III expressed hope that the dispute over…

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NEW YORK—President George W. Bush has declared part of the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan, where an estimated 20,000 slaves and free Blacks were buried in the 18th century, a national monument.


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Executive Ron Sims and other leaders plan for flu epidemic

King County Executive Ron Sims this week joined with health care leaders to launch a Health Care Coalition for emergency preparedness.


The coalition includes 20 organizations that together encompass a broad swath of the area's public and private health care system.


As its initial charge, the coalition is coordinating an effort to prepare for the severe impacts that a pandemic flu could have on the local health care system.


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Octavia Butler's works examined race and gender in modern life

Octavia E. Butler, considered the first Black woman to gain national prominence as a science fiction writer, died after falling and striking her head on the cobbled walkway outside her home, a close friend said. She was 58.


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Tyson, left, and his human friend Diana C. sign up to participate in the Puget Sound Pi Beta Phi Collegiate and Alumnae Chapters Walk for Literacy Feb. 25 at Greenlake.


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