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  • ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 3, Episode 8 ‘Bordelon Blues’
    Right now on Queen Sugar, nobody’s happy. In Episode 8, of what is, this year, a 13 episode season (down from 16 last year) everyone’s trying to get there but struggling to do so. Charley  (Dawn Lyen Gardner) is tasked with not only moving Prosper Denton (Henry G. Sanders) into her place but figuring out […]
  • New Heat: Ciara And Mary J. Blige Drop Surprise Singles
    As you no doubt know, the last year or so has tumultuous for singer/actor Mary J. Blige. And that’s putting it mildly. However, that mind-boggling experience is behind her now and she’s ready to show the world that she may have been down, but she’s not out. She’s back! And back she is with new, up-beat […]
  • Jay Z Is Upset Because Philly Is Moving ‘Made In America’
      PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ain’t no love in the heart of the city as Jay-Z has found out the hard way. He says he’s disappointed his Philadelphia “Made in America” festival will not be held in “the heart of the city” after this year. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the city confirmed Tuesday that the annual concert won’t […]
  • Stevie J. And Faith Evans Got Married!
    Lord have mercy! Here’s something that’s gonna have jaws dropping everywhere. Seemingly, out of nowhere comes news that Faith Evans and Stevie J (yes, that Stevie J from “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”) have gone and done the husband and wife thing. Yep, they are now married!   Earlier today TMZ reported the couple had applied for a marriage license in […]

Legislative Leaders to Chair Committee on Carbon Reduction

House Speaker Tina Kotek and Senate President Peter Courtney announced they will convene and co-chair a special Joint Committee on…

Portland Offers Immersive Training to Prepare Diverse Workforce for Growing Deconstruction Industry

Portland Offers Immersive Training to Prepare Diverse Workforce for Growing Deconstruction Industry In July 2016, Portland became the first city in the country to adopt an ordinance that requires full deconstruction of…

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Adjusted State Budget to Focus on Housing, Health Care Among Other Issues

Earlier last month, the Oregon House of Representatives adjourned a 27-day legislative session focused on emergent needs and adjustments to the 2017-19 budget. “The session was marked by a clear effort to take practical steps that keep Oregon moving forward, build strong communities, and protect…

Permit Center Extends Business Hours

The Permit Center on the first floor of the Clark County Public Service Center had adjusted its business hours to better meet the needs of customers seeking building and other permits. An extra day has been added for walk-in customers. The center is now open…

Students Honored for Designing Parks Advisory Board logo

Heritage High School student Heidi Hayden was honored by the Clark County Council for designing…

Clark County Seeks Public Input For Stormwater Plan

County Seeks Public Input For Stormwater Plan Clark County is seeking public comments on the…

Le’Andria Johnson and Jermaine Dolly Headline ‘Worship Unleashed’ Concert on July 14

Le’Andria Johnson and Jermaine Dolly Headline ‘Worship Unleashed’ Concert on July 14

LeAndria Johnson and Jermaine Dolly headline the ‘Worship Unleashed’ concert on Saturday, July 14 at 6:30pm at Emmanuel Temple Church in Portland. Doors open at 6:00pm. Other special guests include: Allafons George, Alonzo Chadwick, Bria Manaway, Kenisha Blackman and the Emmanuel Church Praise Team with Praise…

‘Good in the Hood’ Festival Celebrates 26th Year with Music, Food, Parade

The “Good in the Hood” music and food festival, presented by the University of Oregon, is celebrating 26 years of “keeping unity in the community” on June 22-24 at the King School Park at NE 6th Ave and NE Humboldt. The festival will include music…

Vancouver’s State of the City Address Taking Place March 30

Vancouver’s State of the City Address Taking Place March 30 On Thursday, March 30, Vancouver Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt will present the 2017 State of…

Portlanders Stand With Refugees And Immigrants At Community Event

The City of Portland’s Park and Recreation department is hosting a free community event on Friday,…

Health Experts Host Teleconference On How The American Health Care Act Would Impact Older Adults

Boston, MA and Washington, D.C. – Last week, the Congressional Budget Office reported that the American Health Care Act, the House Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, would cause 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance by 2026. Older Americans (age 50+)…

USDA Announces Karis Gutter as USDA’s First Military Veterans Agriculture Liaison

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that Karis T. Gutter, a Marine Corps Reserve veteran and current USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS), will be the first USDA Military Veterans Agricultural (MVA) Liaison. The MVA Liaison…

FBI Announces Full Operational Capability of the Next Generation Identification System

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division announced today the…

Florida Memorial University Receives $1.25 Million Grant to Improve Education of Children with Disabilities

Florida Memorial University’s School of Education was awarded a five year Office of Special Education…

P.A.S.S.W.O.R.D. Protection/Safety: How To Keep Your Online Passwords Secure

By Adam Myers Senior PC Tech at SP Computer Services (Courtesy of the Seattle Medium) What is the first thing you think of when you hear, “There has been a data breach and user names and passwords may have been stolen.” If you’re like me,…