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Treats in Store for Animals, Visitors

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Saturday, Oct. 31, during “Howloween” at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free with zoo admission.

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Challenging Expectations

Youth and police meet up for unity breakfast

A renewed partnership between African-American students and Portland Police is giving a large contingent of youth and officers an opportunity to build on something positive and learn more about each other.

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The Racial Bias in Stand Your Ground Laws

Rather than curb violence, they increase violence

Trayvon Martin's unjust death at the hands of a trigger-happy, self-described neighborhood watchman continues to shock and live on in our nation's collective consciousnes

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‘This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Civil Rights Movement’

Welcoming a new generation of activists

The day after the Aug. 10 anniversary of Michael Brown's death, I was arrested along with more than 50 other protesters outside of the Department of Justice in St. Louis in an act of civil disobedience.

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Teen Serves as National Leader

A Lincoln High School student has become the first youth to ever serve on this city’s Human Rights Commission.

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In Loving Memory

Louis Mayes

Louis James Mayes was born on March 26, 1935 in Ardmore, Okla. He passed away Oct. 12, 2015 in Portland.

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Traffic Signal Improves Safety

New Seasons, Legacy and other businesses pay for upgrade

A new traffic signal is improving safety at the intersection of North Vancouver Avenue and Cook Street.

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Songs and Stories with Passion

Kenyan born singer and songwriter Naomi Wachira will perform a solo acoustic show at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro on Friday.

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Bad Weather Meals Arrive

To ensure that all homebound seniors have sufficient meals during upcoming inclement weather, Meals on Wheels People are delivering a two-day supply of shelf-stable meals this week to more than 3,000 homebound residents.

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Renters Rights Workshop Friday

The Community Alliance of Tenants will host a meeting to hear the concern of renters in the wake of Portland’s housing emergency and follow the session with a renter rights workshop on Friday, Oct. 30.

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Pumpkin Carving Fun

Portland Farmers Market invites everyone to its annual Great Pumpkin events at its King Market site in northeast Portland and at the downtown location next to Portland State University.

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Hit Show 'Cuba Libre' Extended

Haven’t caught the hit Broadway-scale musical 'Cuba Libre'? Good news: the Artists Repertory Theatre has extended its world premiere production through Nov. 15.

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On Alberta Street

Creating Life through Art

A Portland artist who grew up in Kenya is bringing his mixture of traditional and abstract art to the Alberta Street Gallery.

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Ancestors Beckon in Seasonal Play

Milagro, the Pacific Northwest’s premier Latino arts and culture organization, continues its long tradition of Day of the Dead celebrations with an original production, 'La Muerte Baila.'

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Home Ownership Help Offered

Free housing fair Saturday at Legacy Hospital

Portland's African American Alliance for Homeownership is hosting its 17th Annual Black Homeownership Fair on Saturday.

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Small Victory for Tenants

City Council responds to rental crisis

Portland renters facing a growing number of no-cause evictions and rent hikes may get some relief as part of new regulations passed the Portland City Council in response to a declared housing emergency.

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Arrested for 1980s Murders

Serial killer suspect was living in northeast Portland

For decades, the families of four young women killed in a string of unsolved Portland murders have waited for answers. Detectives have arrested the man they believe to be responsible for these brutal killings.

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Barbecue Never Tasted Sweeter

Local chef re-opens at iconic location

Reo Varnado, uncle of hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg and long-time Portland chef and barbecue lover, has reopened the doors to his popular rib shack at an iconic new location in northeast Portland.

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Drama Tackles Color Line

A powerful, resonant drama about race relations in the United States is now showing on the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center stage in north Portland.

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First Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Portland celebrated its first ever Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday changing what was formerly known as Columbus Day.

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