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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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Unlikely lobbyists push for reforms to Oregon's addiction services

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green Oregon Recovers, a coalition led by people in recovery, demands Oregonians have immediate access to drug and alcohol treatment, as well as continuing support

‘We Have Our Ways’ shows ‘activism is a form of love

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:00
Sarah Hansell Dawn Jones Redstone’s short film about reproductive justice features women of color leading the resistance

In a society addicted to consumerism, a movement of anti-consumers

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 07:00
Spyros Zonakis Many people around the world have discovered material goods don’t bring them happiness, and they’re finding satisfaction in a life lived far from the pressures of consumption

OneApp Oregon website a promising portal for low-income renters

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 06:00
Amanda Waldroupe Affordable housing advocates hope a new online program can help low-income renters find apartments they qualify for

Street Roots vendor profile: 'My heart wants to serve'

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:00
Helen Hill Debra, who moved to Portland to reunite with her sons, has developed a passion for Street Roots

Portland Water Bureau aims to expand assistance to at-risk renters

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 03:00
Joanne Zuhl The city's utility discount program has long struggled to reach renters in multi-family buildings

Director’s Desk: Portland’s homeless sweeps echo of WWII-era incarceration

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Those who have the least are being displaced and forced to downsize – to discard the possessions they hold dear

Signature gatherers lying to Oregon voters about anti-sanctuary initiative, complaints say

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 01:00
Emily Green The state is investigating canvassers working on an initiative to repeal Oregon’s sanctuary status after reports that they are telling voters it would do the opposite

Meet Tarana Burke, the woman behind 'Me Too'

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:24
Sandra Pandevski She launched the movement more than 10 years ago to support black girls. Today, she fears the hashtag could alienate marginalized groups.

Bill would force Oregon addiction-services commission to ‘do something’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 06:00
Emily Green Rep. Tawna Sanchez is sponsoring legislation to make an inert government body do its job

Street Roots vendor profile: Learning from his mistakes

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 05:00
Leonora Ko Eric, who is in recovery, says it feels good to make ‘an honest living’ selling Street Roots

The case for doing away with NAFTA

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 04:00
Martin Hart-Landsberg COMMENTARY | The controversial trade agreement is set for renegotiation. Could this be the year we finally put our foot down?

Sports, comedy, politics: How Carl Wolfson makes sense of it all

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 03:00
DeVon Pouncey His memoir, 'Slide!,' explores American society and his own coming of age through the lens of the Phillies’ 1964 collapse

Director's Desk: These are the faces of people who deserve opportunities

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Tell your representative housing comes first

'Not in my backyard': Neighbors demand a say in homeless solutions

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 07:00
Amanda Waldroupe Sometimes welcoming, other times hostile, Portland neighborhood associations want to be included in plans for nearby homeless programs

Why Philadelphia plans nation's first safe IV drug consumption site

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:00
Emily Green ‘A facility like this could save them,' says Dr. Thomas Farley, the city's health commissioner

How to flex your democratic muscles for affordable housing

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 04:30
Alison McIntosh COMMENTARY | 2018 is an opportunity to engage with our elected Oregon officials

Street Roots vendor profile: ‘Adapt, improvise and overcome’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 04:00
Helen Hill Dance and theater were a big part of Cory’s life. Now, he uses his Street Roots job as a creative outlet.

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