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Director's Desk: Police profiling based on housing status is against state law

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand City receives hundreds of camp complaints weekly, we should send demands for compassion instead

Director's Desk: Police profiling based on housing status is against state law

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand City receives hundreds of camp complaints weekly, we should send demands for compassion instead

Below the Surface: A People’s History of Portland Harbor

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 01:00
Erin Goodling Donovan Smith COMMENTARY | Region's most vulnerable have long suffered consequences of pollution in the Willamette River, and they, too, will be most implicated in Superfund clean-up

Below the Surface: A People’s History of Portland Harbor

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 01:00
Erin Goodling Donovan Smith COMMENTARY | Region's most vulnerable have long suffered consequences of pollution in the Willamette River, and they, too, will be most implicated in Superfund clean-up

Broken windows policing in Portland must end

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:30
Elliott Young and Crystal Maloney and James Ofsink COMMENTARY | Resources should go to housing, mental health and addiction treatment outside of the criminal justice system

Broken windows policing in Portland must end

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:30
Elliott Young and Crystal Maloney and James Ofsink COMMENTARY | Resources should go to housing, mental health and addiction treatment outside of the criminal justice system

Street Roots vendor profile: Exceptional work ethic helps C.W. handle anything

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:00
Helen Hill He says selling Street Roots has been his 'lifeline,' giving him a reason to take care of himself

Street Roots vendor profile: Exceptional work ethic helps C.W. handle anything

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:00
Helen Hill He says selling Street Roots has been his 'lifeline,' giving him a reason to take care of himself

Celebrating a place for healing

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 06:00
Amanda Waldroupe With the opening of Cully Park, Portland has its first Native Gathering Garden

Celebrating a place for healing

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 06:00
Amanda Waldroupe With the opening of Cully Park, Portland has its first Native Gathering Garden

What would it take to Abolish ICE?

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 05:00
Emily Green There’s a movement afoot to abolish the federal agency, but how do we get there, and what do we do in the meantime?

What would it take to Abolish ICE?

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 05:00
Emily Green There’s a movement afoot to abolish the federal agency, but how do we get there, and what do we do in the meantime?

Vendor Norm’s miracle dog

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:00
Norm Chamberlin Heidi is a love-magnet and popular with the Street Roots customers she meets

Vendor Norm’s miracle dog

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:00
Norm Chamberlin Heidi is a love-magnet and popular with the Street Roots customers she meets

Roe v. Wade is at risk: what that means for Oregon

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green A conversation with NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon’s Grayson Dempsey

Director’s Desk: Portland has criminalized poverty and mental illness

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Policing the poor just means there’s so much more work to do.

After unprecedented input, Oregon OSHA adopts new farmworker protection standards

Street Roots News Feed - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:48
Emily Green While farmworker advocates say new rules don't go far enough, growers say they're too restrictive

'So You Want to Talk About Race,' a no-nonsense guide to navigating race in America

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 07:00
Lisa Edge Ijeoma Oluo's book is a tool for turning uncomfortable conversations into productive ones

Searching for shelter in Lincoln County

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 06:00
Emily Green With no year-round overnight shelters, people on the streets struggle to survive while dedicated advocates piece together relief

Vishavjit Singh is Sikh Captain America

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 05:00
Lisa Edge With his creations, the cartoonist throws a mighty shield at the hate and prejudice he’s experienced

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