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The People of Vanport and the City Lost

The People of Vanport and the City Lost

No Longer a Lost History: The City of Vanport is Revived in the Inaugural Vanport Mosaic Festival. Sixty-eight years ago yesterday on May 30th, 1948, the Columbia River spilled over a dike [Read On…]
THE REVOLVING DOOR OF JIHAD

THE REVOLVING DOOR OF JIHAD

Featured Image by Keylay Tukor Syria takes the heat for the cold war Western nations largely support regime change in Syria but haven’t the will to do it. That is understandable because [Read On…]
Cables and Bolts of the Tilikum Crossing

Cables and Bolts of the Tilikum Crossing

Evan Kristof shares his love of design and the Tilikum’s role in expanding Portland. Portland’s newest bridge, The Tilikum Crossing, looks especially elegant from the rooftop deck of the old Washington High school in [Read On…]
How Black Criminalization Comes Full Circle

How Black Criminalization Comes Full Circle

The United States holds 25% of the world’s prison population with over two million incarcerated individuals. African-Americans represent about 13% of the U.S. population, but are incarcerated at six times the rate of [Read On…]
Where is Abdel Basset Sarout?

Where is Abdel Basset Sarout?

The silence of Basset stirs many rumors. He was a star in Syria as the national soccer team’s goalkeeper, and were he to have fled Syria like four million others since 2011, [Read On…]
Yemen Crisis and the Wheel of Contradiction

Yemen Crisis and the Wheel of Contradiction

The Yemen Crisis only recently grabbed my attention during the usual morning routine of reading the news over breakfast. Lately, a story of violence, destruction, extremism, and political crisis breaks nearly everyday. [Read On…]