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The streets are jumping this time of year as the cooler weather has everyone bustling from scene to scene. While you’re out and about, take a moment to pause for a friendly smile with your neighborhood Street Roots vendor, and pick up a copy of Portland’s award-winning publication on issues important to you. Here’s what’s rolling on the press right now:

Dead, in the red: Services are reporting more people needing help burying their dearly departed. Stacy Brownhill reports on an often-overlooked aspect to the rising number of people in poverty.

Teressa Raiford: Another challenger to Amanda Fritz’s City Council seat steps up and calls for more efficiency in city government.

A growing problem: Fifteen years since genetically modified foods hit the public marketplace, author Jeffrey Smith looks at the dangers of GMOs now coming to light. Martha Baskin interviews the author about the potential to overturn the trend toward GMO consumption.

City reaffirms affordable housing funds through urban renewal: A report on the city’s revised five-year plan around the 30 percent set aside for affordable housing.

Plus, commentaries from SR’s Leo Rhodes on the development and future of Right 2 Dream Too, a review on a new book studying the anthropology behind shoplifting, reflections on 30 years of Operation Nightwatch and, as always, the poetry and artwork unique to the streets of Portland. Pick up your fresh copy Friday morning!

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