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The connection between eviction and suicide

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 03:00
Amanda Waldroupe Understanding the link has created opportunities for training and prevention in Oregon

SR editorial: Public records are the right of every Oregonian

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00
SR editorial board ​With Oregon’s abysmal track record for responding to records requests, legislative action is crucial

Grand Ronde Tribal member weaves cultures into his successful clothing line

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 07:00
Danielle Frost Cultural Blends owner Troy Douglass has shared his story with Native American youths, encouraging them to pursue their dreams

Decoding the social determinants of health

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 06:30
Erika Cottrell Jean Baker COMMENTARY | Oregon researchers are working to unravel the connections between personal health and societal influences

The enemy is us: Veteran Dan Shea pushes for peace with Venezuela

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 06:00
Stephen Quirke The Veterans for Peace activist, who recently met President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, cautions against U.S. military intervention

Astoria nonprofit fills bellies while filling a need

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 05:00
Kaisa Schlarb Filling Empty Bellies ensures access to a meal and fosters trust in vulnerable communities

Street Roots vendor profile: Lifted by his faith

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 04:00
Pat Zimmer Rediscovering his religion has helped Tyler recover from hard times

A salute to the women of the IWW

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 03:30
Mike Wold BOOK REVIEW | ‘Beyond the Rebel Girl’ by Heather Mayer chronicles the contributions of women in organized labor in the Pacific Northwest

Six letters from Sunnyside: Student perspectives on homelessness

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 03:00
Street Roots A selection of letters from the Houselessness Cohort at Sunnyside Environmental School in Portland

City needs to budget for Portland Street Response

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | If there's no funding for a compassionate response to crises on the streets, then support of the plan goes nowhere

The economy is tough on millennials, so they fight back

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 07:00
Martin Hart-Landsberg COMMENTRY | It’s true: These young adults are faring worse than earlier generations

Life on the Streets: Sick with nowhere to go

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 06:00
Helen Hill Street Roots vendors talk about how they cope with illness

Crude awakenings: Fossil fuel projects ramp up along the Columbia

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 05:00
Stephen Quirke Even as climate change action grows increasingly urgent, the Columbia River corridor is poised to host more fossil fuel than ever

Street Roots vendor profile: A wave of emotion

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 04:00
Pat Zimmer Terra knows and loves a lot of people

Father and son reunite after 23 years

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 03:00
Emily Green Rob didn’t know how to find his father, Cesil, until his wife saw him in a Street Roots article online

SR editorial: Police trust, efficiency all the more reason for better street response

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 02:00
SR editorial board A better response to people on Portland's streets might be the linchpin to creating the space for more effective policing

Portland Street Response

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:00
Street Roots Not every crisis is a crime

Portland Street Response: A Street Roots special report

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:00
Emily Green Street Roots takes a deep look at ways the region could feasibly, quickly and effectively address the crises on our streets in a compassionate and responsive way

The need for a better first response on Portland streets

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 06:50
Emily Green Portland knows its response to street homelessness is inadequate, but does it know how to fix it?

If not 911, this is who responds to Portland street homelessness

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 06:40
Emily Green These are the teams that address concerns and complaints related to people experiencing homelessness


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

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