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A sample of cannabis is shown in a sniffer at Shango Premium Cannabis, in Portland , Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Oregon marijuana stores have begun sales to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry in the state. Some of the more than 250 dispensaries in Oregon that already offer medical marijuana opened their doors early Thursday to begin selling the drug just moments after it became legal to do so. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez) 

Central Oregon dispensaries reporting thousands of customers purchasing recreational marijuana  



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Charlie Hales says unsheltered living statistics have barely budged in two years despite City's efforts   


Shafia Monroe, founder of the International Black Midwives and Healers Conference 

Meals on Wheels Fundraiser, Call for Local Authors, Nurse of the Year Nonimations, and more... 


The Black Weirdo Party. Photo by Susan Fried  

New Affordable Housing, Funds to Support Neighborhood Projects, Settlements with the EPA and more... 


The new Rhine-Lafayette Pedestrian Overpass  

CNN Grant Workshop, Library Calls for Local Authors, Secret Knowledge Conference, and more... 



The class will take place at the North Portland Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 29   



The Portland Renters assembly is hosting two events two days apart from one another about the housing crisis and housing rights. 

On Aug. 26 at the Midland Library, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., they are holding their 4th Portland Renters Assembly. This is a gathering for the houseless, the "just-a-renter"s, and precarious working-class home-owners. Anyone committed to housing as a human right is welcome. There will be speakers on organizing for housing justice, a chance to tell personal stories, small- and large-group discussion about political strategy and lines of action. Snacks and child-care will be provided.

On Aug. 28 there will be also be rally and (sidewalk) march to demand housing as human right and in protest of the many injustices that define our housing system. At 6: p.m. they will meet at the 4th Street entrance to Portland's City Hall in downtown. After hearing from some speakers, we will march across the Hawthorne Bridge to the Multnomah County Building just on the other side, where we will hold an mini-assembly for individual stories, group discussion, and music making.

San Francisco tattoo artist Henry Lewis works on the arm of Ed Pettis during the 14th annual Tattoo Expo at Seattle Center held Aug. 14-16. Photo by Susan Fried 

New Public Charter School, Affordable Rental Housing, City Invests in Pacific Tower, and more... 


25 Portland restaurants will support Store to Door, a senior support program, on Aug. 25. Photo courtesy of Store to Door. 

Family Fun Day, Restaurant Locations to Support Local Senior Program, Planning Commission Position Open and more... 


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