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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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Director's Desk: Police profiling based on housing status is against state law

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand City receives hundreds of camp complaints weekly, we should send demands for compassion instead

Director's Desk: Police profiling based on housing status is against state law

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand City receives hundreds of camp complaints weekly, we should send demands for compassion instead

Below the Surface: A People’s History of Portland Harbor

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 01:00
Erin Goodling Donovan Smith COMMENTARY | Region's most vulnerable have long suffered consequences of pollution in the Willamette River, and they, too, will be most implicated in Superfund clean-up

Below the Surface: A People’s History of Portland Harbor

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 01:00
Erin Goodling Donovan Smith COMMENTARY | Region's most vulnerable have long suffered consequences of pollution in the Willamette River, and they, too, will be most implicated in Superfund clean-up

Broken windows policing in Portland must end

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:30
Elliott Young and Crystal Maloney and James Ofsink COMMENTARY | Resources should go to housing, mental health and addiction treatment outside of the criminal justice system

Broken windows policing in Portland must end

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:30
Elliott Young and Crystal Maloney and James Ofsink COMMENTARY | Resources should go to housing, mental health and addiction treatment outside of the criminal justice system

Street Roots vendor profile: Exceptional work ethic helps C.W. handle anything

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:00
Helen Hill He says selling Street Roots has been his 'lifeline,' giving him a reason to take care of himself

Street Roots vendor profile: Exceptional work ethic helps C.W. handle anything

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:00
Helen Hill He says selling Street Roots has been his 'lifeline,' giving him a reason to take care of himself

Celebrating a place for healing

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 06:00
Amanda Waldroupe With the opening of Cully Park, Portland has its first Native Gathering Garden

Celebrating a place for healing

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 06:00
Amanda Waldroupe With the opening of Cully Park, Portland has its first Native Gathering Garden

What would it take to Abolish ICE?

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 05:00
Emily Green There’s a movement afoot to abolish the federal agency, but how do we get there, and what do we do in the meantime?

What would it take to Abolish ICE?

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 05:00
Emily Green There’s a movement afoot to abolish the federal agency, but how do we get there, and what do we do in the meantime?

Vendor Norm’s miracle dog

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:00
Norm Chamberlin Heidi is a love-magnet and popular with the Street Roots customers she meets

Vendor Norm’s miracle dog

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:00
Norm Chamberlin Heidi is a love-magnet and popular with the Street Roots customers she meets

Roe v. Wade is at risk: what that means for Oregon

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green A conversation with NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon’s Grayson Dempsey

Director’s Desk: Portland has criminalized poverty and mental illness

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Policing the poor just means there’s so much more work to do.

After unprecedented input, Oregon OSHA adopts new farmworker protection standards

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:48
Emily Green While farmworker advocates say new rules don't go far enough, growers say they're too restrictive

'So You Want to Talk About Race,' a no-nonsense guide to navigating race in America

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 07:00
Lisa Edge Ijeoma Oluo's book is a tool for turning uncomfortable conversations into productive ones

Searching for shelter in Lincoln County

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 06:00
Emily Green With no year-round overnight shelters, people on the streets struggle to survive while dedicated advocates piece together relief

Vishavjit Singh is Sikh Captain America

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 05:00
Lisa Edge With his creations, the cartoonist throws a mighty shield at the hate and prejudice he’s experienced

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Street Roots helps people reach their individual potential while giving them the sense of belonging and personal self worth.  What a gift this organization is to our community.

- Mary Edmeades, Vice President, Albina Community Bank