Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1538-1-.html Tue, 30 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 The Long Goodbye - The last African-American family on a Portland block faces losing its home. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22898-the_long_goodbye_the_last_african_american_family_on_a_portland_block_faces_losing_its_home.html To Helen Murray, a tour of her home is a tour of her life. Over the fireplace, Helen, 77, and her husband, Nelson, 82, display photographs of their six children. Pictures of their 12 grandchil]]> Live Long and Prosper - State officials double their spending on cheery commercials for Cover Oregon. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21410-live_long_and_prosper_state_officials_double_their_spending_on_cheery_commercials_for_cover_oregon.html

Mark Ray leans back in his chair surrounded by wooden cutouts of rain clouds, birds and a yellow sun. They look as if they were imagined by the children who carried them in

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No Refuge From Cuts - The cost of dealing with undocumented children at the U.S.-Mexico border threatens money for refugee programs here. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22941-no_refuge_from_cuts_the_cost_of_dealing_with_undocumented_children_at_the_us_mexico_border_threatens.html Nefisa Alinur was 8½ months pregnant when she came to Portland from an Ethiopian refugee camp in 2011. Then 19, she left behind her entire family—her husband, parents and eight brothers and s]]>