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Fixing Our Streets

Portland city officials are celebrating the newly-completed Southeast 50th Avenue Paving Project, part of a Fixing Our Streets initiative paid for by a local gas tax approved by Portland voters in May 2016 and a heavy vehicle use tax.

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Holiday Production for Kids

With a new production of “The Magic Cloth,” created in collaboration with the ingenious puppeteer and co-designer of the Lion King, Imago Theater, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., is bring back its globetrotting production ZooZoo this holiday season.

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Half the Picture

Top female directors share their experiences in the film industry in the new documentary ‘Half the Picture,” a feature length film about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood.

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An Evening of Stand Up

As a black, immigrant gay woman, her perspective on the world is unique. Comedian Gina Yeshere hits Portland for a show on Monday, Dec. 17 at the Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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Holiday Bike Drive

A young man gets some tips about bike helmet safety from trauma nurses at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center during the annual Holiday Bike Drive sponsored by Legacy and the Community Cycling Center in northeast Portland. The Dec. 2 event gave over 300 bikes and helmets to young people in the community, the first bike for some.

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Community Healing

A jobs and housing mission grows

A northeast Portland non-profit is breaking down employment and housing barriers

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Sugar Shack Comes Down

Blight to give way to affordable housing

The destruction of a much-maligned former strip club, the Sugar Shack, in the Cully Neighborhood of northeast Portland, kicked off Monday

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Michelle Obama Coming to Portland

February stop added to book tour

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has added Portland to the list of cities she will visit to promote her new book, “Becoming.”

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Young Filmmakers Honored

City Hall event to include film screenings

Mayor Ted Wheeler and members of the Portland City Council honor homeless youth filmmakers

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Spirit of the Season

Children particpate in holiday program

Children lean to love each other no mater color, creed or status

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Confession Made Under Threats

Supreme Court sides with accused serial killer

Oregon’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling by throwing out the confession of a black man accused of strangling four black prostitutes in the 1980s.

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Black Heritage Advocate Remembered

Catherine Mary Galbraith

Advocate for historic preservation was friend to black community

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A Zest for Life and Love for Her Family

In Loving Memory

Gary Ann Taylor was a beloved and long time resident of Portland

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Research & Data Analyst

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A Dent on Homelessness

Non-profit opens complex for 153 households

People are coming together to solve Portland’s housing crisis. Central City Concern, Portland’s non-profit serving people impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions since 1979, has opened Hazel Heights, the first of three buildings in the Housing is Health initiative—a pioneering commitment from local hospitals and health systems in supportive, affordable housing.

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Prosper Portland Funds Internships

Applications opened this week for Prosper Portland’s first Small Business Internship Grants, available for up to 12 eligible small businesses to promote diversity in the workforce.

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Sharing His Cosmic Philosophy

The Northwest Film Center presents ‘Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise,; the 1979 documentary about the black jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, and poet known for his experimental music, ‘cosmic’ philosophy, prolific output and theatrical performances. Screens Thursday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. in Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Admission is $5

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Christmas Tree Permits Available

Personal-use Christmas tree cutting permits from the Mt. Hood and Pinchot National Forests near Portland and Vancouver are now available at Forest Service offices and many local vendors.

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A Sound of His Own

Conner Youngblood, a Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist, is known for playing no less than 30 different instruments, mixing folk and ambient electronica, and writing songs about nature and travel.

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Friends Fight to Cheat Death

Artists Repertory Theatre presents “Everybody,” a Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama. The funny and haunting production is an inventive twist on the medieval morality play ‘Everyman’ where participants fight to cheat death in the company of their friends and loved ones.

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