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Sister Simone Campbell visited Oregon last week to take part in several events including a conversation with Gov. John Kitzhaber and first Lady Cylvia Hayes about poverty, prosperity and economic justice.

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The Eastside Human Services Forum, Eastside Homelessness Advisory Committee and the City of Bellevue have secured a site for the temporary Eastside Winter Shelter for homeless men. The groups worked together with several partners to identify and lease a portion of a Sound Transit-owned site at 1899 120th Ave. N.E. in Bellevue.

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Your Neighborhood! Your Voice! This Rosewood Initiative Community Center event gives you the opportunity to weigh in on housing in the metro area. The meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 4-6 p.m. at 16126 SE Stark St. in Portland.

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The public is invited to discuss current and future Library services with City Librarian Marcellus Turner from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Lake City Branch of The Seattle Public Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E.

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In recognition of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 17-23, Share will host their second annual 'Hungry & Homeless in ClarkCounty: Get the Facts' on Tues. Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room. Event is free to attend and open to the public; register on-line at sharevancouver.org. 

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Multnomah Youth Commission's Youth Against Violence Committee is looking for youth 13 to 21 to help prevent violence in our communities. Youth Against Violence will organize the 3rd Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence for March 2014.

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PugetSoundOff.org is hosting the 2nd Annual Youth Voices Against Violence Audio Contest. 

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The African American Alliance for Homeownership will hold the 15th annual African American Homeownership Fair from 10am -3 pm Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Legacy Emanuel Hospital atrium, 501 N. Graham St., Portland. 

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Experts, including Van Jones, say global warming may not be reversible

Today, there's a consensus among experts in the scientific community not only that global warming is occurring, but that man-made climate change might not be reversible. Meanwhile our inept politicians continue to pass around the hot potato in the face of readily-observable phenomena like receding glaciers and the melting of the polar ice caps.


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The Women of Vision Ministry at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church will be holding the 5th annual "Be a Blessing" Giveaway this Saturday, Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave.


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