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Hateful graffiti found on Portland apartment door

KGW  Veranda Ocampo has seen graffiti outside the Ash Street Courtyard Apartments before, but never like the display she found this week. She's surprised to see a blatant message of hate in the 21st century. Read more

Oregon Lawmakers Aim to Nix Police Profiling

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT Oregon policymakers are considering establishing a statewide data-collecting system on police stops, searches and arrests as well as requiring all law enforcement officers to undergo cultural and bias training.   Read more

Somali Refugee Teenager, Threatened With Deportation Over Dental X-Rays, Will Get to Stay in Oregon

WILLAMETTE WEEK  A Gresham teenager and Somali refugee who was nearly deported under then-President Barack Obama got good news last week in the era of President Donald Trump, whose administration has sought to suspend immigration... Read more

Sheriff Reese investigates deputies helping ICE

KOIN  Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese said Thursday his office is still investigating a number of emails showing that his deputies were involved in assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in their efforts to deport illegal... Read more

New Law Aims to Curb Police Profiling

THE SKANNER  Being unfairly and unequally treated in the criminal justice system is a cruel reality for many people of color – nationwide and in the Portland area. Read more

Portland groups form coalition to eradicate hate

KOIN  A local campaign aimed at tackling hate head-on launched Tuesday night during a collaborative community event and vigil. Read more

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz Proposes Spending $50,000 for Legal Defense of Immigration Cases

WILLAMETTE WEEK  City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is proposing a concrete financial step toward establishing the city's reputation as a haven for immigrants. Read more

Intimidation is running rampant in Trump-era Portland

PORTLAND MERCURY  It's a scary time to be an immigrant or refugee in this country, with President Donald Trump’s rise to power leaving already-vulnerable populations feeling even more exposed. Read more

Iraqi refugees arrive to cheers at Portland airport

KGW NEWS 8  A refugee family from Iraq was greeted by balloons and cheers at Portland International Airport Sunday.   Read more

“All are Welcome” rally brings people together in Ashland

NEWS 10  Hundreds stood in solidarity against hate in Ashland. Read more