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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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Keep abortion safe, legal and affordable for all

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 06:00
Emily McLain COMMENTARY | Rights don’t matter if you can’t access them and afford them

Undercover in a private prison: The shameful legacy of prison labor

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 05:00
Emily Green Journalist Shane Bauer has written a book about his four months inside as a security guard

Street Roots vendor profile: Keys to their own apartment

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 04:00
Helen Hill Ibelisse and Doug say Street Roots has made a difference in their lives

Federal rules stifle Portland-area efforts to house chronically homeless

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green A mentally disabled senior's inability to qualify for appropriate assistance underscores the struggle

Director’s Desk: Elections bring hope for new housing solutions

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Yes for Affordable Housing supports the largest effort our region has ever taken to fund deeply affordable housing

Street Roots vendors to showcase painted pottery

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 08:00
Street Roots Street Roots is among the organizations participating in the Gather:Make:Shelter project to benefit people experiencing homelessness

Drugs of Deutschland: Nazis, fascists and methamphetamine

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 07:30
Joe Martin BOOK REVIEW | "Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich" by Norman Ohler

Locking down Portland’s short-term rentals

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 06:00
Amanda Waldroupe As Portland nears an agreement with Airbnb, cities worldwide struggle with regulating short-term-rental companies

Dior Vargas: Mental illness not just a white person thing

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 05:00
Sarah Hansell The activist, who will speak in Portland, wants women of color to know they’re not alone

Star power: A walk of fame for Native people

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00
Cam Welch Underrepresented elsewhere, First Nations people in Canada are working to create an Indigenous Walk of Fame to commemorate their work in the entertainment industry

Former foster youths lobby to improve transitions for their peers

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 03:00
Libby Dowsett An advocacy group of foster youths sets its sights for the 2019 legislative session on issues such as preventing houselessness

SR editorial: Portland Clean Energy Fund is the right thing for the people

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 02:00
SR editorial board Street Roots endorses Measure 26-201, which would benefit the environment, as well as poor and diverse communities

Remembering Street Roots vendor Rebekah Lynne LaBar

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 07:00
Street Roots Rebekah, 62, was an academic, an adventurer, a cook and a friend

A housing crisis in Ontario, among the poorest cities in Oregon

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 06:01
Emilly Prado This Malheur County city grapples with food insecurity and a shortage of affordable-housing options

How Ontario, Oregon, became a haven for immigrant families

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 06:00
Emilly Prado A historical look at the rich diversity in the Eastern Oregon city

Confessions of a misogynist

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 05:00
Dustin Dandliker COMMENTARY | I wasn’t born hating women. No one is. I developed a sense of entitlement after years of privilege.

Street Roots vendor profile: Good attitude, good day

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 04:00
Leonora Ko When Paul sells Street Roots, he likes to make people happy and treat them with respect

Cut and run dry: Do Oregon tax laws favor the timber industry?

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green County governments receive substantially less revenue from private timber companies after a string of changes, Coast Range Association points out

Court decision on sleeping outdoors lays bare our deep inequalities

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | Criminalizing people for being homeless is cruel and inhumane, the Ninth Circuit Court ruled

Portugal. The Man wants to help quash the stigma around mental health

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 07:00
Joanne Zuhl The Portland band's members draw on their own lived experiences when talking about their concert series to support Keep Oregon Well

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Street Roots is a journalistic gem. I feel lucky to have access to such high caliber investigative reporting with a strong community conscience. Combine the newspaper with Street Roots’ tremendous community organizing presence and the result is an irreplaceable social change resource.

- David Rogers, Executive Director, ACLU of Oregon
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