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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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BrettKavanaugh.com keeps the conversation going in support of survivors

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 02:00
Ann-Derrick Gaillot The domain’s owner, Fix the Court director Gabe Roth, has created a resource for people affected by sexual assault

Founding Fathers would fight Measure 104

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 01:00
Juan Carlos Ordóñez COMMENTARY | Supermajority requirements empower a super-minority to game the system

Street Roots vendor profile: Taking steps toward a dream

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:30
Leonora Ko D.J. wants to get back into writing and to have a career, a family and stable housing

League of Women Voters weighs in on ballot measures

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:00
Debbie Aiona Margaret Noel COMMENTARY | Our democracy and our future depend on active voters

Architect of Oregon's sanctuary law rejects Measure 105 proponents' claims

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 05:00
Emily Green Former lawmaker Rocky Barilla responds to sheriffs’ criticism, says police helped draft the "non-controversial" legislation 31 years ago

Housing as a public safety concern: Yes on the housing bond

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:30
Talia Gad COMMENTARY | If we want to reduce our reliance on prisons and jails, we have to reduce homelessness

Oregon’s gubernatorial candidates: Housing crisis, revenue, climate change

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
Street Roots Kate Brown and Patrick Starnes answer Street Roots' questions; no response from Knute Buehler

SR editorial: Vote for Oregon, not out-of-state interests

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:30
SR editorial board Perhaps it’s time Oregonians reconsider who can and cannot pay to change the state’s Constitution

Hardesty vs. Smith: Diversity, housing, homelessness and more

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00
Street Roots Candidates for Portland City Council answer Street Roots’ questions

Street Roots' 2018 endorsements: Ballot measures

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:00
SR editorial board Yes for Affordable Housing. No to repealing Oregon's sanctuary law. And more endorsements on local and statewide ballot measures.

Your guide to state and local elections

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 01:00
Street Roots News and opinions about the 2018 Oregon and Portland-area races and ballot measures

No on 105: Protect against racial profiling; stand by crime survivors

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 07:00
Shannon Wight COMMENTARY | Voters face a choice: maintain Oregon's sanctuary status or further deepen racial disparities in our criminal justice system

From the ashes, a revitalized Clackamas Service Center

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 07:00
Amanda Waldroupe Last summer, the Clackamas Service Center was nearly destroyed by fire. Today, it has reopened with a new vision and fresh approach to helping the neighborhood.

How hard is it to have someone committed?

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:00
Emily Green In Oregon, it's not easy to mandate that someone get mental health treatment. Local officials and a workgroup in Salem want to change that.

IMIrJ is building power for immigrants

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:00
Sarah Hansell The Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice works with more than 140 faith communities in Oregon

Street Roots honors two superstars

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 04:00
Street Roots Sandra Hahn is Vendor of the Year, and Art Garcia receives the first Keystone Award

Save the orcas: Protesters want Snake River dams breached

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 03:00
Stephen Quirke Demonstrators demand the Army Corps of Engineers remove dams to restore salmon for Puget Sound whales

Director’s Desk: Imagine those who depend on our votes for housing

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand This election is a big opportunity for the Portland region to provide safe, stable housing for more people

Chris Hedges: The evidence for our impending doom

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 07:00
Joanne Zuhl Trump is not to blame for our societal destruction, the author of 'America: The Farewell Tour' tells Street Roots; the problem is our political and economic systems

8 books to help activists understand the state of America

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 06:00
Joanne Zuhl Chris Hedges recommends these primers on imperialism and capitalism

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