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Season’s greetings from the crew at Street Roots! The vendors will be gathering for a seasonal get together tomorrow morning before they head out with the new edition of the paper. So don’t forget to bring a buck and a smile to share with your friend on the corner. Here’s a look at what’s on the press:

Making a dream reality: Right 2 Dream Too’s success flies in the face of skeptics — and city policy. A photo package by Israel Bayer on the development of the little camp that could.

Jefferson Smith: Eastside’s legislator hits the citywide circuit with his own style of grassroots campaigning. The latest in Jake Thomas’ series of candidate interviews.

The last installment of Leah Nash’s series on Asperger’s Syndrome features Leska Emerald Adams’ ‘New Found Aspirgations.” Leska embraces the idiosyncrasies of Asperger’s and has overcome its many of the challenges with the help of Orka, her Newfoundland service dog.

City opens up overnight camping option for select sites: Faith-based and nonprofit organizations will get a free pass to allow up to four homeless vehicle campers on their property. With the winter shelter system up 150 percent over last year’s numbers, it’s expected to take in some of the overflow of families living in cars this winter.

Arriving home after a long journey homeless: Street Roots vendor Charles Yost gets the key to his apartment after years of working to get off the streets.  And while we’re at it, read vendor Leo Rhodes’ column. He signed the lease on his own apartment this week as well. Way to go, Charles and Leo!

All this and much more, including the latest column by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, and introducing the commentary of author and professor of economics Robin Hahnel on the 99 percent. So pick one up for yourself and one for a friend in the spirit of the season. Thank you all for a fantastic year!

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