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Christmas at the Grotto

Enjoy the festive lights and choral groups

The Grotto’s annual Christmas Festival of Lights and the world’s largest choral festival runs nightly through Dec. 30 (except Christmas Day).

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Voted to Rock Hall of Fame

Janet Jackson is joining her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The "Nasty" singer earned induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks - her second time - and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard.

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Expanding the Impact

Volunteer makes hot meals for kitchen-less shelter

Giving back and recruiting others to do the same

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Achieving Success

KairosPDX school organization earns high praise

The organization behind a majority black charter school honored by civil rights panel

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Holiday Food Boxes Going Out

Donations represent best of the season

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has packed 3,800 holiday food boxes to help local families who struggle economically.

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Charting Rapper Comes Home

Hip hop artist born and raised in Portland

Aminé brings his national concert tour to the Rose City with shows on Thursday and Friday at the Roseland Theater, downtown.

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Thawing Hearts of Every Scrooge

Portland Playhouse presents a festive, family favorite

Diverse cast of just over a dozen brings nearly 40 characters to life

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Consultant Quits Police Reform Panel

Complained of hostile work enviornment

A black consultant with expertise in building partnerships between police and the community has stepped down from a new community panel formed to help oversee police reforms in the city

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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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