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SR editorial: Portland housing success lies in sustainable, systemic changes

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:00
SR editorial board The homeless crisis requires more than an emergency response; we need long-term strategies

Two-spirit animator embraces her art and identity

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:00
Tessa Vikander Vancouver, B.C., artist Raven John defies bullies and inspires Native youths with art

Editorial cartoon: Sept. 29, 2017

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

Ursula K. Le Guin: Free speech, press are 'liberty in action'

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:00
Amanda Waldroupe And that terrifies those who want to rule the world, the renowned Oregon author says

Street Roots vendor profile: Proud of his Native heritage

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 06:00
Leonora Ko 'I’m from Sisseton-Wahpeton. The reservation is called Lake Traverse. (My tribe is) the Dakotas,' Harold says

Director’s Desk: Leadership means helping others lead, too

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 06:00
Israel Bayer None of the work we do comes without the power of collaboration and support

Children of imprisoned parents get Oregon bill of rights

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 06:00
Amanda Waldroupe The first state law of its kind, the new policy is intended to minimize the trauma children experience when a parent is incarcerated

Editorial cartoon: Sept. 22, 2017

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

Dig deep! This farmer and activist has some radical ideas

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:07
Susan Storer Clark BOOK REVIEW | "Street Farm" author Michael Ableman is working to grow farmers in the city

The domination of big tech

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:42
Emily Green Author Franklin Foer warns against a world in which companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook have eroded our thought processes and command our lives

Kshama Sawant is a warrior for the working class

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:07
Emily Green Seattle’s socialist City Council member is coming to Portland to talk about organizing and movement building

Oregon arts programs hang in balance amid federal funding threats

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 06:00
Amanda Waldroupe Programs that receive grant money add cultural and economic value across the state

Nez Perce activists fight to save the Snake River

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 06:00
Stephen Quirke Julian Matthews and Elliott Moffett help organize a flotilla to advocate for removing four dams from the lower Snake

Street Roots vendor profile: A performer who perseveres

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 06:00
Helen Hill Phat records hip-hop tracks and what he calls hi-fi kump

Rabbi Ariel Stone leads Portland congregation in fight for social justice

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 06:00
Emily Green The leader of Congregation Shir Tikvah convened the Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance after Trump's election

Editorial cartoon: Sept. 15, 2017

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 06:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

Director’s Desk: The golden rule and other lessons learned in advocacy

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 06:00
Israel Bayer Israel Bayer delivers some real talk about his experience fighting for people in poverty

Al Franken: ‘The best cure for homelessness is a home’

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:01
Ken Martin Roberta Haber The U.S. senator talks with a street paper vendor about poverty in America

Miss Anthology is using comics to create change

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:00
Emilly Prado The project disrupts homogeneity with a platform for female and genderqueer youth comic artists

Street Roots vendor profile: Eye-opening experience on Portland's streets

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:00
Leonora Ko Zaina is fighting Muslim stereotypes one smile at a time

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