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Todd Marston with the Integer Quintet (Photo: Montavilla Jazz Festival) 

Festival features a three-day village-style celebration of local, world-class artistry with more than 30 concerts and events across 12 venues. 

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Today, May 21, 2024, is the last day to vote in the primary election.

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(Photo courtesy of PCC) 

The new development, set to be a vibrant community hub, will feature 84 income-based apartments

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(Portland Parks & Recreation) 

Vibrant Communities Commissioner Dan Ryan’s allocation of $500,000 in Park System Development Charge funds will further enhance accessibility and access to nature at this popular location.

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Jenny Nguyen 

The Portland Rose Festival announced today the 2024 CareOregon Starlight Parade Grand Marshal is Jenny Nguyen, founder and CEO of The Sports Bra.

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Karis Stoudamire-Phillips (Photo courtesy Oregon Community Foundation) 

Oregon Community Foundation’s Board of Directors has elected two new members who bring extensive experience in community engagement and housing development.

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AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer 

"I take responsibility for not being more thoughtful in my approach to exploring the role of the First Spouse."

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Over $96 million in new funding will help build a behavioral health drop in center, expand violence prevention programs, and build more housing.

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Bishop William J. Barber II, National Co- Chair, Poor Peoples Campaign. (Photo: DreamInColorPhoto / NNPA.) 

Scheduled for June 29th, the “Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington, D.C.: A Call to the Polls and to Vote,” aims to commence four months of outreach efforts targeting 15 million poor and low-wage infrequent voters nationwide. According to the study “Waking the Sleeping Giant: Poor and Low-Income Voters in the 2020 Elections,” approximately 85 million eligible voters in the United States are classified as poor or low wage, constituting at least 30% of the electorate. In battleground states, the percentage climbs to over 40%.

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Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers 

Evers family overwhelmed with gratitude after Biden announces highest civilian honor.

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