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A demonstration by undocumented students at the Portland Community College Rock Creek campus has affected school policy. The college has agreed to declare it will be a “sanctuary college.”
Portland’s largest school district and its largest university have clarified policies aimed at students fearing possible deportation.
A new wild animal preserve in Jordan has opened its doors to rescued wildlife in one of the Middle East's biggest animal trafficking routes. Here's a look at that sanctuary.
Dozens of major cities in the United States are standing by their status as sanctuaries for people in the country illegally.
Idaho legislators Monday took the first step towards requiring local police to assist the federal government in immigration enforcement.
Faith leaders and immigration groups came together in Portland Friday to oppose expanded deportations by the Trump administration. A growing number are offering sanctuary.
At least two members of the Oregon Legislature want to repeal a 1987 statute that prevents police from enforcing federal immigration law.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler responded with defiance to word President Trump would try to strip federal grant money from so-called sanctuary cities.
Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their protected, sacred places.
Communities | Nation | NewsFeb. 8, 2017 8:15 p.m.
The Hillsboro City Council will decide next month whether it will be a sanctuary city.
The celebrations ranged from a music festival to Latino gay pride. The Northwest also saw eerie smoke haunting the Portland metro area and was introduced to a sanctuary that is a life saver for people recovering from drug abuse. This is your week in review.
The National Institutes of Health announced it plans to retire most of the chimpanzees it uses in research. Part of the reason the NIH sited was their similarity to humans and the fact that chimps in captivity are listed as threatened, with their wild counterparts are listed endangered. The agency says it will retain 50 chimps for study but it will not breed them and it will reevaluate that policy in five years. The Northwest is home to two of the eight members of the North American Sanctuary Alliance, one in Bend, the other in Cle Elem, Washington. We'll find out more about how chimpanzees and humans are similar and explore the research implications of the NIH decision.
Tammera Rosenleaf says the worst year of her life was when her husband served in Iraq during wartime. One of the ways she coped with the stress was to raise money to help protect him. She held bake sales to buy body armor for him and his unit. That helped her feel better but she says she never stopped worrying. Today, her husband is in the Army Reserves and unlikely to be called to active duty, but she says she feels compelled to educate people about the challenges that military families face. In many cases they are some of the same issues that veterans do: survivor guilt, PTSD, clinical depression, and increased risk of suicide. Tammera Rosenleaf will perform her own story and those of other military families at an event called Homefront 911 this Friday. The event features true life accounts written and performed by military family members, with a facilitated dialogue after the show. We'll speak with Rosenleaf and other members of military families about how having a loved one deployed has affected their health and well-being and how they cope.
Opal Sunrise Spirit, JR Spirit and Silver Spirit were born on a buffalo sanctuary just outside of Bend over Mother's Day weekend. These devastatingly cute calves are the first recorded white buffalo born in Oregon. They're part of what is believed to be the world's largest herd of white buffalo, 14 total, living on the 280-acre sanctuary. The caretaker of the ranch where they live believes the chances of a white buffalo being born is one in ten million. She says the addition of three more to the estimated 50 in existence is like winning the buffalo lottery. Big Mama, a brown buffalo on the sanctuary who has mothered three white buffalo, is expecting another buffalo bundle this month. These buffalo are so rare that some Native American cultures consider them sacred.