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1/21/15
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When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, working, or owning property there. It was illegal for black people even to move to the state until 1926. Oregon’s founding is part of the forgotten history of racism in the

1/16/15
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Alanna Schubach
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In the 1920s, a young law school graduate named Yoshiyuki Iwase left Tokyo and returned to his hometown of Onjuku, a fishing village in eastern Japan. With an early Kodak camera, he began documenting the traditions of the ama, women who dove for seaweed, shellfish, and most famously, pearls. What remains of Iwase's

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12/9/14
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Laura Sook Duncombe
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You're on the sun-soaked deck of a ship, wind in your hair, salty air in your lungs, the ocean before you, a crew and all their movements yours to command. This freedom is what we love about pirate stories, more so than the rum and the treasure and the sea shanties: the type of freedom that frees you from traditional

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