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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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How rural is rural? Housing advocates want narrower definition

Street Roots News Feed - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:00
Amanda Waldroupe A new 'frontier' designation would benefit Oregon’s small, remote communities that now compete with suburbs for construction money, they argue – but the state isn’t so sure

Comedian Maria Bamford is not afraid to get personal

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 07:00
Ann-Derrick Gaillot The ‘Lady Dynamite’ star doesn’t hesitate to talk about her mental health, her ‘structures of intimacy’ and how much she makes

Street Roots vendor profile: Experiences around the world

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 06:00
Helen Hill When Michone came to Street Roots, he discovered a passion: poetry

Housing on the Oregon Coast: What about The Big One?

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 05:00
Kaisa Schlarb Mitigating Clatsop County’s housing crisis is complicated by another looming emergency: the Cascadia earthquake and tsunami

PERS reform sticks it to teachers, other underpaid public employees

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 04:00
Mary King COMMENTARY | Oregon business lobbyists scapegoat public workers while ignoring corporate responsibility for budget cuts

Have you met Scott McCaughey?

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 02:00
Jason Cohen Eighteen months after suffering a stroke, the Portland indie legend returns in both Filthy Friends and The Minus 5

Two walkouts; two very different futures for our children

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 01:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | As teachers demanded stability for Oregon’s youths, GOP senators refused to make the investment

Extinction Rebellion: Disruption and arrests can bring social change

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:00
Alexander Hensby COMMENTARY | The scale of Extinction Rebellion’s latest protests has forced climate activism into the mainstream conversation

Portland mental health responders, an alternative to police, usually bring cops

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 06:00
Emily Green A heavy reliance on law enforcement is a departure from the original intent of the Multnomah County-funded Project Respond

A deep history of bigotry and othering in the U.S.

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 05:00
Joe Martin BOOK REVIEW | "American Intolerance: Our Dark History of Demonizing Immigrants” by Robert E. Bartholomew and Anja E. Reumschüssel

Pilot project helps Street Roots vendors expunge their records

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 04:00
Helen Hill Vendors and attorneys partner for “Expungement Palooza"

Homeless: Living with stress, and trying to live without it

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 03:00
Aliza Saunders Some people on the streets find ways to unwind; others say chronic stress makes it impossible to relax

4 common myths about day laborers

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 02:00
Marvin Peña COMMENTARY | Don't think day laborers make valuable contributions to our community? Wrong.

Advocates, workers rally in Salem for foster care

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:00
Libby Dowsett A boost in funding is sought to hire more caseworkers and stabilize existing foster families

SR Editorial: Mayor proposes funding for Portland Street Response

Street Roots News Feed - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 14:26
SR editorial board In line with Street Roots' campaign, Wheeler earmarks $500,000 in contingency funds for an alternative first response to crises on the streets


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