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  1. New Projects on MLKRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | The Skanner

    Last week Portland Mayor Charlie Hales held a press conference in an empty lot between Cook and Ivy Streets on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Once the site of a chemical storage building, now the weedy lot represents the future of development in NE Portland.

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  2. City of Portland Announces Proposed Members of the Portland Utility BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | The Skanner

    Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Nick Fish will ask the Portland City Council to approve the appointment of the inaugural nine members of the city's newly created Portland Utility Board. The City Council previously directed the creation of the new board, based on the recommendations of the Utility Oversight Blue Ribbon Commission.

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  3. Enough is Enough' Calls For Alternatives to Gang ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | The Skanner

    More than 120 people packed Bethel A.M.E. Church last Thursday despite sweltering heat. Clothes were damp with sweat, people fanned themselves intensely with little relief and everyone sipped ice water to stay cool.

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  4. Portland News and Events for August 6-September, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | The Skanner

    Social justice organizers in Portland will hold a series of events this weekend to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown including discussions, activist training sessions, and a community art project. The events begin with series of discussions based on the Oregon Black Political Convention platform and featuring activists, advocates, and community members.

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  5. Seattle, Portland Homeless Count Numbers InRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | The Skanner

    Earlier this year, coalitions in Seattle and Portland conducted a one-night count of the homeless population in King and Multnomah Counties respectively. Both counts occurred at the end of January 2015, providing a snapshot of the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the middle of winter.

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  6. East Portlanders Demand Change to City CharterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | The Skanner

    Portland may be known for fashionable hipsters, devotion to public transit, locally sourced chickens and artisanal food carts. But a part of this city by the river counters the narrative of livable, weird, predominantly white 'Portlandia.'

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  7. Mural Shows Legacy of Black Women in HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | The Skanner

    Not much about the Black United Fund of Oregon's building on Alberta Street makes it jump out as the powerful civic and economic conduit that it is. The nearly 25-foot by 100-foot piece pays homage to freedom fighters through the generations, with depictions of activists, leaders and artists including Ruby Bridges, Angela Davis, Coretta Scott King, Ruby Dee and Maya Angelou.

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  8. Free Parks and Recreation Programming Expands to East CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | The Skanner

    A pilot program designed to provide kids with fun and safe activities completely free of charge is now expanding to East County. Debuted at popular Northeast Portland Matt Dishman Community Center in June, the East Portland Community Center, located at 740 SE 106th Ave., is next in line for the amenities.

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  9. AOC Closes jumi.3 Million Loan Fund for Minority- and Women-Owned BusinessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | The Skanner

    Underserved businesses in the Portland metro area may now have an easier time securing growth capital thanks to a $1.3 million capital campaign that Albina Opportunities Corporation recently closed. "With this infusion of capital," comments Robin Wang, AOC Executive Director "we can offer more loans to emerging small businesses that are not able to qualify for traditional bank loans and provide a more manageable, less risky path for growth.

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  10. Portland News and Events for June 20-27, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | The Skanner

    The Allen Temple CME Church Family is inviting you to attend the first annual "Unsung Heroes and Heroines Award," at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th Avenue. Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of Allen Temple CME Church and Presiding Elder of the Oregon/Washington District and Alaska Pacific Conference.

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  11. Saadat Joins Team Overseeing Police ReformRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2015 | The Skanner

    Now she'll be serving on the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison team overseeing reforms required by The United States vs. City of Portland settlement agreement. The 2012 settlement was the result of a Department of Justice investigation that found Portland Police Bureau had engaged in a pattern of excessive use of force against people with mental illness.

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  12. Saadat Joins COCL TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | The Skanner

    Now she'll be serving on the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison team overseeing reforms required by The United States vs. City of Portland settlement agreement. The 2012 settlement was the result of a Department of Justice investigation that found Portland Police Bureau had engaged in a pattern of excessive use of force against people with mental illness.

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  13. Portland News and Events for May 23 Through June 3, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | The Skanner

    It's a Bloomin' Good Time is the theme as the Rose Festival's waterfront activities kick off on May 22 at 5 p.m. for Memorial Day weekend and three consecutive weekends at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Opening Night Fireworks on Friday night, May 22, features a dance party and concert by Hit Machine in the RoZone and a huge fireworks display synchronized to great music.

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  14. Female Ex-Gang Members Form Neighbors Against ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2015 | The Skanner

    Stopping today's youth from following her path by joining the ranks of this same "pointless" war she and so many other thousands have fought since the late 1980's is the reason she has launched the new initiative Neighbors Against Violence. The alliance comprised entirely of female ex-gang members-some once rivals-aims to steer young people into job opportunities, camps, and provide scholarships with the hopes that paths like these will fulfill their bottom line, "trying to save some lives."

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  15. Portland News and Events for May 14-26, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2015 | The Skanner

    Clark County residents, ages 17-24, who do not have a high school diploma and are interested in obtaining a GED and job-related skills are invited to attend a free YouthBuild Vancouver information session to learn more about the program. The sessions will be held Thursday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 26 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Partners in Careers, 3210 NE 52nd Street, Vancouver 98663.

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  16. May Day Demonstrators Clash with Police in Pacific NorthwestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | The Skanner

    Demonstrators clashed with police in two cities in the Pacific Northwest late Friday, with marchers throwing rocks and chairs at officers as the evening gatherings spiraled into mayhem. Earlier demonstrations in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, to decry racism and income inequality were largely peaceful, but protesters who gathered later in the day confronted police, who attempted to keep them from damaging property and disrupting traffic.

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  17. Portland News and Events for May 1-9, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | The Skanner

    Come celebrate International Midwives Month with a special screening of "Bringin' In Da Spirit," narrated by Phylicia Rashad. It's a documentary celebrating the history of the Black midwives who committed themselves to holistic answers in the face of powerful misconceptions about the practice.

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  18. Portland News and Events for April 23 Through May 7, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | The Skanner

    An informational meeting about the city-sanctioned Youth Poet Laureate Project is Monday, April 27, 5-6:30 p.m. at Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St. This week, dozens of high school students performed poetry on the Newmark theater stage for Verselandia. Now organizers want to continue the poetry project with educational workshops and events called Spit/WRITE, mentored by Portland artist Renee Mitchell and others.

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  19. Portland News and Events for April 16 -May 11, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | The Skanner

    PAALF's Executive Committee cordially invites the public to the PolicyLink Training "Equity as a Superior Growth Model" on April 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Self Enhancement Inc., 3920 N Kerby Ave, Portland, OR. The training is designed to give folks an opportunity to learn advocacy and organizers skills as they attempt to work in their own organizations to empower and uplift Portland's Black community.

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  20. 'Oregon Experience' Explores Portland Civil Rights HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | The Skanner

    " called "Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev'ry Voice," Tuesday, April 21. The show, which starts at 8 p.m., delves into local African American history with a focus on social movements of the 1960s, 70s and early 80s. Immediately following the film, the station hosts a live panel discussion in the television studio with community activists and city leaders speaking on civil rights in the 21st century.

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