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Public school teacher strikes show workplace organizing pays off

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 05:00
Martin Hart-Landsberg COMMENTARY | Changing the balance of power to produce meaningful gains

Street Roots vendor profile: Not giving up

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 04:00
Helen Hill Chris finds himself connected with people who care

To keep their daughters safe from kidnapping, parents in Argentina created a school bus system

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 03:00
Vivi Vallejos After numerous disappearances, a bus now transports young girls between a slum in Bajo Flores and school

Director’s Desk: Go big for housing and go big with the Metro bond

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Everyone deserves secure, quality housing

Portland musician Stephen Malkmus talks bike lanes, baseball and 'Sparkle Hard'

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 07:00
Jason Cohen The former Pavement frontman has a new release with his longtime local band, the Jicks

You can’t go home again

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 06:00
Joe Martin BOOK REVIEW | Author Patrick Phillips delves into the violent past of the county in Georgia where he grew up

Street Roots vendor profile: 'I like helping people'

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 05:00
Leonora Ko Even when times are tough, Kenny believes he has the responsibility to keep trying

With limited shelter space, Central Oregon's local governments weigh options for homeless

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:00
Amanda Waldroupe Officials struggle with whether or not to fund services for unsheltered residents, while finding ways to promote affordable housing construction

Make room for the broom

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 03:00
Gary Ryan The sport of quidditch has evolved beyond recognition from its fantastical beginnings in the Harry Potter books, but J.K. Rowling’s core message of acceptance and tolerance remains

Director's Desk: Together we're strong – and getting stronger

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Help us make our spring fund appeal wildly successful

Outside In workers to vote on unionization

Street Roots News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 07:34
Joanne Zuhl The homeless-services nonprofit's pro-union employees say higher wages and raises are needed to retain staff and better serve clients

Guns, capitalism and race: A conversation with Bill Fletcher Jr.

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 07:00
Emily Green We won't end racism until we end capitalism, says the radical thinker, writer and labor leader

Street Roots vendor profile: ‘Street Roots has freed me'

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:00
Helen Hill ‘I love working. I love being independent,’ says Rich, who is looking for a job in construction and painting

When homeless patients can't go to clinic, the clinic goes to them

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 03:00
Amanda Waldroupe Lisa Kuettle drives Mosaic Medical's medical van to various sites around Central Oregon: 'You go to where they are'

A fierce advocate for Central Oregon's homeless residents

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 03:00
Amanda Waldroupe Stacey Witte dispenses knowledge, compassion and spare change at the Back Door Café, Central Oregon’s de facto homeless day center

Director’s Desk: Metro housing bond’s regional scope the right approach

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand We don’t have enough places that very poor people can afford to live

Old Town choir gets personal with performance about housing insecurity

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 01:30
Helen Hill The Maybelle Community Singers will lend their voice to a special appearance with the Oregon Symphony at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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