07 30 2014
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Holiday Cheer

Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan, center, holds a young Albina Head Start student during a visit with Santa Claus at the Rose Quarter Commons on Dec. 12. Santa's — and McMillan's — visits were part of the Blazers' Holiday Express event, which distributed 1,000 fully decorated Christmas trees to low-income Portlanders.


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Past and Present Combine

A unique free class delves into the history of Western thought

In Plato's Republic, the ancient Greek philosopher describes the way most people live their lives. They sit, Plato says, deep in a cave, sheltered from the real world of experience and ideas. Instead of thinking for themselves, they sit, captivated, and watch shadows cast by the hands of their rulers dancing on the cave wall.
And in this way the rulers, the shadow masters, remain in power.


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Study: North/Northeast Air Is Dirty

Minorities are far more likely than Whites to live in polluted areas

Coffee shop owner Eleza Faison grew up in Northeast Portland and can't imagine ever wanting to leave what she considers one of the most livable, ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the state.


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Samba!

Brazilian percussion and dance ensemble Samba Sol get the crowd working


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