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The new Rhine-Lafayette Pedestrian Overpass  

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

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

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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... 

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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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The restaurant aims to provide up to 1000 pairs of shoes for school age children

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Mayor Charlie Hales has announced his proposed nominees for the Portland Public Utility Board. 

Nominations to go before City Council next week

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Neighbors Christine Kelley, her granddaughter Hillary Kelley and 1 ½-year-old Alden attend the annual Seattle Night Out Against Crime in their Judkins Park neighborhood Aug. 4. The annual event encourages neighbors to get to know each other, unite communities and increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts. Photo by Susan Fried 

Free Workshops for Community Groups, Utility Discount Program Expansion, ‘Snow White and the Seven’ Musical, and more... 

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Manishia Menefee, a support specialist for Legacy Emmanuel’s Trauma Nurses Talk Tough program, assists with bike helmet fittings at the Legacy Emmanuel Family Wellness Fair. The Aug. 8 event included hula hooping, CPR demonstrations, the chance to explore emergency vehicles and healthy food demonstrations. Photo by Jerry Foster 

Tuition Price Cut, Rally to Support Iran Nuclear Agreement, Free Back to School Festival and more.. 

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