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Sign Ups for Nature Camps

Nature camp isn’t just for summer. Clackamas Community College’s Environmental Learning Center has winter options for little ones to explore and learn about nature. Registration is required and scholarships are available. For more information, visit clackamas.edu/elc/kids.

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On a Lane of His Own

He’s known as a hip-hop artist of substance who has achieved star power by breaking through Chicago’s already talented rap scene. Mick Jenkins makes a stop in Portland to promote his new album ‘Pieces of a Man’ on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Hawthorne in southeast Portland.

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Dial M for Murder

A thriller to keep you on edge of seat

Lakewood Theatre Company presents “Dial M for Murder,” a bone-chilling thriller by Frederick Knott about a marriage gone wrong. When tennis player Tony Wendice discovers his rich wife’s affair, he decides to have her taken out – for good. Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film adaptation, this psychological thriller will leave you on the edge of your seat.

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Kicked-Out Hotel Guest Considers Next Steps

Man who had cops called on him hires lawyer

A white security officer and another employee at the Portland Hilton/Doubletree who calls police on a black man who was basically minding his own business while using a phone in the hotel lobby

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Understanding Light Color

As the winter sun gets hidden behind a grey cloud blanket, as our plants go dormant for the season, and our pets move in slow mode, sleeping the days away, many humans feel the same effects. We just want to hibernate. We call it S.A.D. for seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons.

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Portrait of a Visionary Artist

The Northwest Film Center presents a documentary about one of the top-selling female artists in the world, Yayoi Kusama of Japan, a person who has struggled with mental illness, overcoming impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. “Kusama: Infinity” uncovers her working methods and preoccupations, reveling in her playful, intensely colorful artistic world. Screens at 7 p.m. on both Thursday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 5 and at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Portland Art Museum. General admission $10.

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No. 1 Recruit Picks Oregon

The University of Oregon has landed five-star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, ESPN’s top overall college football prospect in the country and the highest-ranked signee in Oregon history.

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Transcended by ‘Honesty’

Rapper 3rd Twin was at low point of addiction and depression when he wrote “Honesty,” a rap song that set him on the path to improving his life by raising awareness of the perils of opioid abuse and gang culture.

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Deeper Commitment

Library system to expand reach for black families

Multnomah County Library will start the New Year with a new two-year initiative funded in part by a grant from Meyer Memorial Trust to better serve and support African and African American families.

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A Luminous Experience

ZooLights holiday show lasts through Jan. 5

Zoolights, the Oregon Zoo’s walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights is more popular than ever and this year is accommodating the nightly crowds past the New Year’s holiday to Sunday, Jan. 5.

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Free Rides on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve revelers are encouraged to think safety by leaving your car at home and using TriMet. Rides on buses and MAX will be free on New Year’s Eve beginning at 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, through 3 a.m. Jan. 1.

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Ushering In a New World Community

True justice will respect differences

It is unfortunate that in the 21st century we are still subjected to the kind of propaganda that positions white people and white men in particular as the chosen ones of history and, indeed, the future.

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Forever Loved and Missed

Dewayne Gardner

Dewayne Wesley Gardner passed peacefully on Dec. 15, 2018 at the age 75

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Holiday Classic on Stage

A fun, heartwarming delight for the whole family.

Susannah Mars and Leslie North star in the holiday production

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Shaken by Break-ins

Coffee House responds; video shows suspect

A northeast Portland coffee shop is on guard after the fourth break-in in less than a month and surveillance video may lead to the person responsible.

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A Requiem for President Donald Trump

Imagine what would be said

I attended Donald Trump’s funeral today in a half-empty Washington Cathedral, curious to learn how the 45th president, who of course resigned in disgrace in 2019, would be remembered by those who came to mourn him. The only living former presidents, Mike Pence, Barack Obama and 100-year-old Jimmy Carter, were in attendance but did not speak to eulogize him. (Pence was scheduled to speak but was overcome by tears.) That task fell to Donald Trump Jr., just out of prison after his early release following his conviction in 2019 for lying to Congress and the FBI.

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Portland’s Christmas Street

Peacock Lane, the neighborhood holiday light show known annually as Portland’s favorite Christmas Street on Southeast Peacock Lane between Stark and Belmont, opens each night of the holidays through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The display is free with donations accepted.

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A New Kid at the Family Farm

A pint-sized baby goat and his mom are settling into their surroundings at the Oregon Zoo. Born on Nov. 24, the new kid named Bruce Wayne can be seen exploring the zoo’s Family Farm with his mom Lilac. His name comes from the DC Comics character — also known as Batman — in honor of his father Justice (as in DC’s “Justice League,” of which Batman is a member).

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Boogie Cat’s New Year’s Eve Ball

Big Blues party to usher in 2019

Norman Sylvester, the “Boogie Cat of the Northwest” is throwing a big Blues party to bring in 2019 with style. You’re invited to join the fun in semi-formal black and white or whatever feels right!

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