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It’s that time again to catch up with your friendly neighborhood vendor and get the latest news from Street Roots. Tomorrow morning, vendors will be out at their posts with a new edition, featuring a reader survey we hope you’ll take a moment to complete. Here’s what also on tap:

Jenny Conlee’s fight song: The accordion player and keyboardist with the Decemberists talks frankly about her cancer, and what the road ahead looks like now.

Parks bureau to create new rangers to patrol public parks: Portland Parks and Recreation has long contracted with the business community, which then subcontracted out services to provide security in downtown parks. Now the parks’ bureau is looking at shifting some of those daytime responsibilities to full-time park rangers, with closer ties to City Hall.

 The candid candidate: Jeri Williams offers up her own brand of politics as she puts herself into the race for Randy Leonard’s City Council seat.

Occupying Wall Street: A photo essay on what’s happening on Wall Street in New York, where hundreds of demonstrators have taken over the streets to protest politics, war and, well, pure and simple greed.

Needy families show strain from state cuts: TANF programs, already slashed earlier this year, drop again Oct. 1, and as programs get whittled down, families are losing their grip.

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