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Symbols of white supremacy confront Redmond teen

Protests have brought attention to racism in systems, actions and beliefs. But as 15-year-old Lily Gallentine discovered, hate can also take shape in objects at a store, and even on her doorstep.


A photo of a Portland police patch on an officer's uniform.

Portland considers a new approach to facing its history of racist policing

Portland is moving forward with plans to form a truth-and-reconciliation commission to grapple with the police bureau’s historic mistreatment of communities of color. The details need to be hashed out, but the commission will be tasked with airing and acknowledging the history of discrimination and racism in the Portland Police Bureau.



The Clark County Center for Community Health in Vancouver, Wash., is pictured Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019.

Clark County declares racism a public health crisis

The declaration represents both a renewed commitment to fighting systemic racism in the county and a practical attempt to gain more resources to fight COVID-19. Still, some voices in county government appear lukewarm on the measure.



Racist incidents during remote learning mar the start of the Oregon school year

Racist outbursts and intrusions in online classes and meetings have been happening in school districts around the Portland metro area. We spoke with the director of technology for the Tigard-Tualatin School District about what's happened and how schools can prevent and address it.

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