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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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Street Roots vendor profile: ‘I want my stories to do some good’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 02:00
Helen Hill Jay finds it challenging to work at his art while homeless, but Street Roots has pointed him in 'a positive direction’

Food-insecure Oregonians will benefit from Measure 102, but not from 103

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 01:00
Annie Kirschner COMMENTARY | Saying Measure 103 will keep food banks tax free is like saying it will keep the sky blue

In 2017, we lost at least 79 more people on the streets

Street Roots News Feed - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR'S DESK | The annual Domicile Unknown report on homeless deaths brings attention to the critical needs of Multnomah County's most vulnerable

Street Roots vendor profile: ‘Motivated to have a better life’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 07:20
Helen Hill Karl is moving into housing for the first time in many years

Recovery: Individual results may vary

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 07:00
Dustin Dandliker COMMENTARY | Change cannot be mandated; support and motivation are required

The original ‘Black Klansman’ on white supremacy, then and now

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 06:00
Adam Sennott Ron Stallworth, the African-American detective who infiltrated the KKK in 1978, talks to Street Roots about his observations undercover

SR editorial: Climate change demands collective action

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 05:40
SR editorial board Oregonians' consumer decisions are adding up, but we can change that

Oregon climate report: ‘Our predictions are coming true’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 05:00
Emily Green Oregon Global Warming Commission warns climate change is impacting state while consumption-based emissions continue to rise

Ontario, Oregon: A Section 8 pit stop turned long-term stay

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 03:03
Emilly Prado Some refugees who moved here because of the short waitlist for housing aid have been unable to transfer their vouchers elsewhere as quickly as they had hoped

How a refugee in Ontario, Oregon, helps others get the aid they need

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 03:01
Emilly Prado Ekram Ahmed continues to embrace a life of independence in the face of adversity

A refugee’s need for support as a child inspired his path

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 03:00
Emilly Prado Abdikadir Abdi helps a burgeoning Somali community in Ontario, Oregon

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

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