Street Roots

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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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Hazardous Beauty: PassinArt play taps the spectrum of social landmines

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 04:00
DeVon Pouncey “Hazardous Beauty” takes on race, gender, equality and love as two women from vastly differently backgrounds take turns critiquing and learning from each other

The Willamette River and its polluted past

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:00
Emily Green A new book by Portland historian James V. Hillegas Elting illuminates the Willamette’s legacy of pollution and abatement

SR editorial: Joint Terrorism Task Force decision honors Portlanders’ rights

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 01:00
SR editorial board The city can work with the feds on a case-by-case basis, without condoning unjust profiling

Eastside district a new template for homeless, housed relations

Street Roots News Feed - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 06:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | Plan includes some gains for homeless

Should Oregon rethink its cash bail system?

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:37
Emily Green An examination of the state's bail system shows that it might not be achieving its goals

Oregon Legislature considers support for missing, murdered Native Americans

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:00
Emily Green A bill would find new resources to solve cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

Lost in Kusamania

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 06:00
Keva York Yayoi Kusama, the artist behind the eye-popping, mind-bending, perspective-shifting mirror rooms, is as extraordinary as her art

Afford rent and avert loneliness: The global trend of homesharing

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 05:00
Anastasia Safioleas Cross-generational co-living fits the bill for people seeking affordable housing or a friend to come home to

Street Roots vendor profile: The strength he has inside

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:30
Leonora Ko Brian says Street Roots has provided him an opportunity for growth

International Vendor Week spotlight: Jackie from Washington, D.C.

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00
Street Roots The Street Sense street paper vendor reminds us we're all beautiful

International Vendor Week spotlight: Larmarques from Denver

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00
Street Roots The Denver Voice street paper vendor says you never know what people have been through

International Vendor Week spotlight: Julie from Vancouver, B.C.

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00
Street Roots The Megaphone street paper vendor is no stranger to activism

International Vendor Week spotlight: Mauricio from Mexico City

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00
Street Roots The Mi Valedor street paper vendor urges people to get the support they need

International Vendor Week spotlight: Wanda from Toledo

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00
Street Roots Toledo Streets' Vendor of the Year is patient, kind and wise

SR editorial: Oregon renter-protections bill is the least we can do

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 02:00
SR editorial board Limits on no-cause evictions and rent increases are a necessary first step, but there’s more to be done

7-Eleven blasts high-pitched sound to repel homeless

Street Roots News Feed - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:39
Emily Green Portland noise control officer says the sound is out of compliance with the city ordinance

Street Roots vendor profile: A lifetime of adventure

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 07:00
Helen Hill Melissa worked on a fishing boat, signed to chimpanzees at the zoo, raised animals, and more

Lingering occupation: Behind the documentary on the Malheur standoff

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 05:00
Amanda Waldroupe Richard Wilhelm and Sue Arbuthnot discuss their new film, "Refuge," about the 2016 Bundy occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

How 2 Portland chefs got sober in a boozy business

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 02:00
Jason Cohen Gregory Gourdet and Gabriel Rucker are setting an example for their industry

Art, poetry of Terry Houghton to be featured at First Thursday

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 01:30
Helen Hill Years after he died homeless, a treasure trove of his work will finally be seen

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