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An anti-vaxxer decided to come to work in blackface, comparing her "plight" to that of Rosa Parks

In the latest example of anti-vaxxers playing victim, a special education assistant at a Newberg, Oregon elementary school reportedly wore blackface to work last Friday to protest a vaccine mandate for district employees. A staff member told the Newberg Graphic that Lauren Pefferle had darkened her face with iodine in order to look like Rosa Parks. (Yup. Let that sink in.) The incident is part of a pattern of anti-vaxxers drawing ridiculous parallels between vaccination and fascism — and casting themselves as “oppressed.”
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Vancouver Free Fridge program expands, offers free food

The Vancouver Free Fridge program, which offers free food and supplies out of outdoor refrigerators in sheds to whomever needs them, expanded from one to three locations in the past few weeks. But regulations from the city of Vancouver are limiting the effectiveness of the program by forcing the sheds...
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Newberg school employee goes to work in blackface, put on leave

NEWBERG (AP) — Officials say an employee at a school outside of Portland went to work in blackface last week and has been placed on leave. KTVL-TV reports a message from the Newberg School District said, “It is important to remember how Blackface has been used to misrepresent Black communities and do harm.”
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Oregon school staffer on leave for wearing Rosa Parks blackface in vaccine protest

A staffer at an Oregon elementary school showed up to work in blackface and was booted off campus for the “unfathomably offensive” gesture, district officials said. Newberg Public Schools denounced the employee — who wasn’t identified by the district — in an statement Monday, days after the special education assistant at Mabel Rush Elementary School reportedly darkened her face with iodine on Friday to protest a looming vaccine mandate for public school workers.
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Newberg staff member placed on leave after showing up to work in blackface

NEWBERG, Ore. — A staff member in the Newberg School District has been placed on leave after showing up to work in blackface last Friday, according to district officials. The staff member worked at Mabel Elementary School as a teacher's aid for special education students and showed up dressed as Rosa Parks with her face darkened with dye to protest a vaccine mandate for teachers, according to reporter Ryan Clarke with the Newberg Graphic. All K-12 school employees statewide in Oregon must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, per a mandate from Gov. Kate Brown.
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SOCIETY 1 Added To STATIC-X North American Tour; Frontman MATT ZANE Debuts Documentary Film Honoring Late Bassist DV KARLOFF

Society 1 will join Static-X on tour when they bring more of its self-proclaimed "Evil Disco" to the masses with their Rise Of The Machine North American tour in 2022. The 37-date run, produced by Live Nation, kicks off on February 21 in Portland, Oregon. Society 1 will be on the first week of the bill with fellow industrial metal pioneers Fear Factory and Dope. General tickets are on sale now.
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Lee Farms’ Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch Festival returns

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It’s beginning to feel like fall and that means it’s time for hayrides, corn mazes and some seasonal sweet treats. Kohr Harlan went out to Lee Farms in Tualatin for the return of their Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch Festival. For ticketing information and more, visit their website.
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Hunger Action Month: Volunteer opportunities at Oregon Food Bank

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — September is Hunger Action Month, and KOIN 6 News is taking a stand to end hunger in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We’ve partnered with the Oregon Food Bank and Feeding America to increase awareness, donations, volunteering and advocacy in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Sign up for...
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