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Class of 2025: The Reading Range In 2nd Grade

Some second graders at Earl Boyles Elementary are reading. Some are struggling. Oregon officials say how kids read by 3rd grade has a big influence on whether they'll graduate - nine years later. OPB is following a group of second graders as part of our "Class of 2025" project.

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Watch Sallie Ford's new band play a rocking set from their release, Slap Back.

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Traditional Japanese Tattoo Artist Horisuzu: Maintaining Traditions With Integrity

The Portland-based artist shares the tradition of Japanese tattooing with his clients. Find out more about the art form, his ongoing apprenticeship, and why he sees himself as a "translator."

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