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Bunny Wailer performs at Roseland Theater in Portland for the Soul'd Out Music Festival on April 15, 2016.

Bunny Wailer performs at Roseland Theater in Portland for the Soul’d Out Music Festival on April 15, 2016.

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  • We get the latest regional business news from Suzanne Stevens, editor of the “Portland Business Journal.”



  • A class action lawsuit filed against the Oregon Department of Human Services claims the agency violated the constitutional rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities when it made some recent cuts to in-home services. We talk to two of the plaintiffs and a lawyer for Disability Rights Oregon, the advocacy group representing them in the lawsuit. A spokesperson for DHS said the agency is unable to comment on pending lawsuits.



  • The annual Soul’d Out Music Festival opens in Portland this week. Co-founder Nicholas Harris tells us about some of the acts and introduces us to the Jack London Bar, which hopes to take the place of Jimmy Mak’s in Portland’s jazz scene.

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