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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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Giving up our privacy without much thought

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 07:00
Megan Wildhood BOOK REVIEW | In ‘Privacy: And How To Get it Back’ author B.J. Mendelson says we’re up against the power of apathy in a battle which only wealthy tech companies win

NW Natural is buying water utilities

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 06:00
Emily Green Should Oregonians be concerned about privatized water?

Housing for a rainy day

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:00
Abby Williams Cully residents are exploring land banking as a way to preserve their Northeast Portland neighborhood’s affordability

Street Roots vendor profile: For John, selling the paper ties together a divided society

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 04:00
Abby Williams He is adamant about free media and the mission and power of a street newspaper

Groundbreaking program for kids aging out of foster care opens in North Portland

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 03:00
Libby Dowsett An intergenerational setting at New Meadows supports youths as they transition into adulthood

Director's Desk: Vendor losses force the question of ‘livability’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand In recent weeks, four Street Roots vendors or former vendors have died.

Remembering vendor Dani Wyatt

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 01:00
Street Roots and Real Change staff She was small in stature, but brightened a room with her gigantic smile

Arturo Rodriguez on the fight to improve the lives of America’s farm workers

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:06
Emily Green The president of the United Farm Workers of America has won union contracts with large growers, but conditions for laborers must improve or we won’t have any more agricultural workers, he warns

The hands that feed us

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 07:00
Emily Green How farmworkers, nationally and in Oregon, are faring in an age of rising temperatures, immigration crack-downs, housing insecurity and uncertainty

Tech tools profile, police and punish the poor

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 06:00
Mike Wold BOOK REVIEW | ‘Automating Inequality’ by Virginia Eubanks shows how technology is stacked against the marginalized

Leaving LGBTQ+ out of 2020 census perpetuates inequality

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 05:30
Matthew Caruchet COMMENTARY | Sexual and gender minorities are not counted by the Census Bureau, keeping many issues facing those communities out of sight and mind

We must overcome tokenism to achieve real equity

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 05:00
Darleen Ortega COMMENTARY | If we don't begin with an understanding while taking it seriously, we undermine the prospects for real and lasting change

'Generaciones' musical highlights local Latino artists

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 04:30
Latino Network VOZ ALTA is a storytelling project that features the personal lives of Portland’s Latino community through interwoven narrative and live music

Street Roots vendor profile: Reflecting on new life development

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 04:00
Pat Zimmer Harry recently met his 33-year-old daughter for the first time

These best friends survived homelessness together

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 03:00
Maya Coseo 'Mighty Mouse' and 'Road Runner' are starting over with a new roof above their heads

SR editorial: Saturday rally a sideshow distraction to 'sanctuary law' repeal

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 02:00
SR editorial board Portland has a need for authentic immigration reform and justice

Ursula K. Le Guin's radicalism of imagination

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 07:00
Mike Wold BOOK REVIEW | Although the author has left us, her essays validate that her acuity, wit and perception are eternal

Family planning is a basic human right

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 06:30
Tharanga Yakupitiyage COMMENTARY | This is also 'central to women’s empowerment, reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development'

The El Paso Chronicles: Three essays from the Mexican border

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 06:00
Iñaki Estívaliz Celebrating 'abrazos no muros' ('hugs not walls') to bring families together

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Between the FYI-texts: 'Did you see this in Street Roots?', scrolling by the happy #NewPaperFriday selfies on social media, and picking up the weekly with my groceries — the Street Roots experience is totally integrated into my Portland life. We are a lucky city to have the love, dedication, and tenacity for good news and better community that Street Roots brings us every day of the year.

- Jes Larson, Executive Director, Welcome Home Coalition
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