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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COMMENTARY | Portland Commissioner Nick Fish reassures us our nation's founding principles will endure

On Jan. 5, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish delivered this keynote speech to students at the Classroom Law Project’s annual “We The People: The Citizen and The Constitution” competition. This essay is a modified version of his speech.


DIRECTOR'S DESK | Portland's mayor says his priorities are protecting renters' rights, adding affordable housing

I had the opportunity to sit down with Mayor Ted Wheeler last week in the midst of the snowstorm to talk about housing and homelessness. Here is our conversation. 

Israel Bayer: We have had an unprecedented cold spell this...

COMMENTARY | Instead of 2nd women's prison, Oregon can invest in other efforts to strengthen families, communities

The 2017 presidential election and the uncertainty it’s caused make it imperative that we work in our homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities to ensure that our own lives reflect the world we want to live in.

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