Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

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Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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Mar
23
Even when the GOP plan was still on the table, the congressman from Oregon was working on a revised proposal

After a grueling 27-hour debate, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Oregon’s Rep. Greg Walden, voted March 9 to advance the GOP health care plan. The vote was party-line, with the Republican Walden praising the bill for its “...

Mar
23
Sheeptoast

Elizabeth Considine — the creator of Street Roots' editorial cartoon, Sheeptoast — was born in Portland and has been drawing since she could hold a pen. She loves theater, poetry, chickens, growing food, and walking her three dogs in the park. “I find inspiration in the strangeness of life and the character of human nature. I hope my art will inspire...

Mar
23
The largest housing subsidy dwarfs the funds dedicated to housing Oregon’s most vulnerable populations

The time has come, Oregon. It’s time to modify the state’s mortgage interest deduction. 

Of course it’s popular, and of course people love it. It’s a tax deduction, and an old one at that, dating back to the earliest days of income taxation when it was...

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