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Portland’s Prism Health breaks ground on LGBTQ+ care

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:00
Ellena Rosenthal The clinic strives to make everyone feel comfortable accessing primary care – no stigma, no judgment

Director’s Desk: Want to be part of the solution? Support Measure 101

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Medicaid expansion has made it possible to extend health care to many Oregonians suffering from homelessness

Should the Rose City have publicly owned internet?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:00
Emily Green On the heels of the FCC’s ruling on net neutrality, advocates have renewed their efforts for a city-owned internet utility in Portland

Novak Đjokovic's creating opportunities by investing in children

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:00
Liceulice staff The tennis great dedicates his off-court time to helping Serbian youths rise above adversity

Muhammad Yunus’ plan for a world without poverty

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:00
Steven MacKenzie The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who led a global microfinance movement, aims to create a world where poverty doesn’t exist

Rent assistance program pays off for Portland residents seeking work

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 05:00
Amanda Waldroupe Outcomes have improved since Worksystems, a job training program, began investing in participants' housing

Street Roots vendor profile: Embracing values passed down from elders

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 04:00
Leonora Ko Woodrow grew up on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota

Clackamas County tries corrective medicine for opiate-addicted offenders

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 04:00
Amanda Waldroupe The Oregon county is piloting a program to give participants in jail and on probation drugs to stay clean and avoid painful withdrawal symptoms

SR editorial: Vote yes on Measure 101 for all Oregonians

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 02:00
SR editorial board For every dollar spent on health care, there are immeasurable savings down the line

Editorial cartoon: Jan. 5, 2018

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

'Most vulnerable even more vulnerable': FCC's Mignon Clyburn on ending net neutrality

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 09:00
Joanne Zuhl The commission's longest-serving member, who opposes the decision to roll back protections, discusses what's at stake

We can fix global trade and create social, worker benefits

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 07:00
Robin Hahnel COMMENTARY | Government, not corporations, should manage trade policy in the U.S.

Homeless in Coos Bay: Up close and personal

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:00
Arkady Brown Accessing food, shelter and employment can be especially challenging in a rural community. Sara and her 10-year-old son know this firsthand.

'Ratf**ked': Political pranks and modern-day tricksters

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:00
Joe Martin BOOK REVIEW | Former Salon editor David Daley documents how Republicans are using technology to ensure gerrymandered victories

Looking for love in 2018? Write to the tree

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:00
Georg Meggers Ancient oak in a German forest serves as a post office for love letters

Street Roots vendor profile: Able to work, care for himself

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:00
Leonora Ko For Jarid, ‘things are moving forward’ after a serious injury

Notable and quotable: Our favorites from 2017

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 03:00
Street Roots A sampling of some of our favorite conversations from the past year

Director's Desk: In 2018, let's move forward, help people on streets

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 01:00
Kaia Sand We'll reject laws that criminalize poverty, focus on actions that can improve lives

ACLU of Oregon challenges efforts to criminalize homelessness

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 08:00
Amanda Waldroupe Portland’s pedestrian use zones ‘deeply troubling,’ legal director says

Laura John builds bridges between city of Portland, Native community

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 06:00
Stephen Quirke The city's new tribal liaison hopes Portland can set an example for other cities

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