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America's Last Blockbuster Video Is Now Officially In Bend, Oregon

In the early 2000s, there were around 9,000 Blockbuster Video stores. But now there’s only one left in the United States. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, changes in the movie rental industry have led to the closure of all U.S. stores, except for one in the central Oregon city of Bend.

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Members of Seattle's All Star Opera Join KLCC During Oregon Country Fair

Members of the All Star Opera stopped by the KLCC booth during the live broadcast from the Oregon Country Fair on Saturday. The hip hop band from Seattle played on the main stage. They spoke with KLCC's Kyle Hughes.

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Across the country, lawyers and advocates are working with U.S. government officials to reunite parents and children who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Over half of the children under the age of five were reunited this past week. Thousands more face a court-ordered deadline for reunification by the end of this month.

Taylor Levy is the legal coordinator for Annunciation House, a migrant shelter in El Paso, Texas. She and her team are trying to help about 50 parents reunite with their children.

Pictures Of The Motherland He Never Knew

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For years, artist Mahtab Hussain struggled with how to describe himself. British. British-Pakistani. Kashmiri. British Asian. The 37-year-old was born in Glasgow and grew up mostly in the British city of Birmingham — but from a young age was told he didn't belong.

"Everyone used to say, like, Pakis go home," he says of the racism he faced as a child. "Or 'what did ET do that the Pakis didn't? Go home.'"

"It just made me really hate who I was and made me hate the color of my skin. It made me want to really reject my own culture," he adds.

Walking the dusty paths at the Oregon Country Fair is guaranteed to get you more than a little dirty. Thankfully there's a place to wash off all that grime.

There are two childcare locations at the Oregon Country Fair, with volunteer staff of about 150 people, serving more than 2,000 kids during the fair.

The photographs are stunning: a giant mountain of ice towers over a tiny village, with colorful homes reminiscent of little doll houses against the stark, blue-gray landscape.

But for the people living in those houses – that beauty could be life-threatening.

"It's kind of like, if you lived in the suburbs, and you woke up one morning and looked out, and there was a skyscraper next to your house," says David Holland, an oceanographer at New York University who does research in Greenland during the summer months. "I'd be the first to get out of there."

Deborah Watts was just a toddler in 1955 when her 14-year-old cousin Emmett Till was kidnapped, viciously beaten and murdered after a white woman accused him of whistling and making advances toward her. Watts' aunt, Mamie Till-Mobley, famously made the decision to hold an open-casket funeral for her son, showcasing the brutal violence of white supremacy to the rest of the world. The injustice of Till's death — two white men were acquitted of his murder — became a powerful testimony for the Civil Rights Movement.

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Jul 14, 2018

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