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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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Ricky Gervais strives to be 'as arrogant and as stupid' as Trump

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:30
Steven MacKenzie The comedian talks about his propensity for coming up with the most offensive jokes, his influence on Twitter and his new Netflix special

What if we could fix poverty, economy, environment all at once? We can.

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:00
Megan Wildhood BOOK REVIEW | Nobel Prize-winning economist Muhammad Yunus’ 'A World of Three Zeros' is focused on solutions

SR editorial: Deja vu on Wapato shelter. It’s still a bad idea.

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 02:00
SR editorial board Having a support network is key to people feeling stable and capable. Segregating Portland's homeless population would undermine that.

13 books for climate-conscious children and teens

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 01:30
Emily Green Mary DeMocker, author of 'The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution,' shares her reading list for inspiring and motivating youths

5 websites for climate-fighting families

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 01:30
Street Roots Mary DeMocker, author of 'The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution,' shares her favorite online resources

Editorial cartoon: April 6, 2018

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 01:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards has spent decades making trouble

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 07:00
Joanne Zuhl The activist talks to Street Roots about her work and her new book, 'Make Trouble,' ahead of an appearance in Portland

50 years after King's assassination, his Poor People’s Campaign re-emerges

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 06:00
Colleen Grablick The modern movement inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. is a national call for moral revival

Street Roots vendor profile: Drummer found new rhythm at SR

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 05:00
Claire Rischiotto Ron has 'grown a lot' since he became a Street Roots vendor and poet seven years ago

April 4 events to mark 50th anniversary of MLK assassination

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 04:00
Emily Green In Portland, a morning call to action for racial and economic justice will be followed by a nationwide minute of silence and an evening march

Oregon groups sue USDA for dropping animal welfare rule

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green Center for Food Safety and Cultivate Oregon take on the Trump administration for killing a regulation that would have bolstered organic-labeling standards

Director’s Desk: Plans for Portland’s future must not neglect the poor

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Don’t make life more difficult for people experiencing homelessness: It’s a low bar, but one we often don’t meet

Editorial cartoon: March 30, 2018

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 01:30
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

Portland 'Valve Turner' Leonard Higgins spared prison

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 01:00
Emily Green The climate activist is ordered to pay restitution for his role in the nation’s biggest takeover of fossil fuel infrastructure


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

I firmly believe that Street Roots was largely responsible for keeping the fate of inmate moms and their children on the minds of Oregonians. Because of Street Roots' in-depth reporting and tireless advocacy, the Oregon legislature overturned the Dept. of Corrections' decision to de-fund the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. Thanks to Street Roots, the Family Preservation Project is alive and well today helping inmate moms build healthy bonds with their children

- Brian Lindstrom, Filmmaker