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Union crews not called back at Moda Center

By Margaret Wamuyu Gichachi / January 31, 2021

Due to coronavirus restrictions, fans are not allowed at NBA games, and so many employees have not been called back. That includes members of IATSE Local 28 who have worked at Portland Trail Blazers games since the Rose Quarter opened in 1995, and before that when it was the Memorial Coliseum.  IATSE Local 28 members…

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Sports reporter discusses the challenges of pandemic reporting

By Riley Buerk / November 3, 2020

AJ McCord is currently the sports reporter for KOIN in Portland, where she’s lived for more than three years. McCord grew up in San Diego and went to college at Point Loma Nazarene. She studied broadcasting there and did many internships, including one for Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg. We sat down to talk…

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CCC Men’s Basketball players discuss the best basketball game ever

By Clackamas Print / March 3, 2020

Story by Kyler Fleming 2K is a fictional NBA game where you are able to play as any current team, legend teams or classic teams. You are also able to be the general manager of any current team, or create your own player and start your own NBA career. With the NBA playoffs coming up,…

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CCC and Oregon City Library partner to bring One City, One Book

By Clackamas Print / February 18, 2020

Story By Andrew Griffin Today, it seems as if reading books is a dying pastime. Rarely anyone seems to be able to say that they have picked up and read a book from start to finish outside of a classroom setting. Fortunately, there’s a new plan to get more people into reading right here in…

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Kobe Bryant was respected and made an impact in Portland

By Jacob Thompson / January 28, 2020

Story By Jacob Thompson Jan. 26, 2020, will be a date always remembered as the day the basketball community lost a legend. Here in Portland, Kobe Bryant, the basketball player, was the villain. Somehow it always seemed Kobe and his Los Angeles Lakers were destined to ruin Portland’s chance at gaining glory. I grew up…

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Riley Buerk’s top 5 NBA predictions

By Riley Buerk / October 23, 2019

  1. Los Angeles Clippers The Clippers pulled off a heist this offseason, stealing NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard from the Toronto Raptors and somehow convincing the Oklahoma City Thunder to trade all-star Paul George to them. The Clippers are the most well rounded team in the league, with defensive ace Patrick Beverley, up-and-comer Landry…

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Trail Blazers prepare for the Memphis BBQ

By Zak Laster / April 22, 2015

by Zak Laster Finally! The Blazers season stumbles to a close and now, it’s time for playoffs! This time last year, there was excitement and optimism because the Blazers had a strong starting five, with nearly everyone hitting their stride at the right time. The same cannot be said for this year’s team, as they…

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