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People hold signs on street corner. Some of the messages on the signs include: "Racism is a virus," and "Stop Asian Hate."

Report reveals a surge in anti-Asian crimes in Oregon

Bias crimes targeting communities of color were up a shocking amount last year. According to the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community went up 300% in 2021. One of the ways the state is responding is with the non-emergency bias crimes hotline.



At Hillsboro’s Library of Things, patrons can check out an experience

In recent years, a growing number of public libraries have been building entire collections of unconventional items: Libraries of Things. One of the first of its kind in the U.S. got its start in Hillsboro, Oregon, where the local library offers kitchenware, musical instruments, board games and more.






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