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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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A coward dies a thousand times

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 04:00
Dan Newth Venture inside the PTSD mind with Street Roots vendor Dan Newth

Shelter: Conditions definitely apply

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green Clients at Oregon Coast's Helping Hands must follow strict programming requirements in exchange for a roof over their heads. It’s working.

Director's Desk: These times call for acts of courage

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Just as Minoru Yasui of Portland's Japantown was courageous in challenging the racist laws of the federal government during WWII

Street Roots vendors stand with Occupy ICE

Street Roots News Feed - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 01:00
Helen Hill Sharing their thoughts on the occupation and how they relate to the persecuted

Author Raj Patel on the oligarchy of food

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 07:00
Marco Filardi The economist says we can shake the yoke of corpocracies, reclaim our food supply and bring collective solutions to the table

A crooked path forward: I carry you all with me

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 06:00
Dustin Dandliker COMMENTARY | Dustin Dandliker reflects on people who touched his life in meaningful ways

Tillamook Creamery partners with locals to tackle area housing shortage

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 05:00
Emily Green Lack of affordable units has become a roadblock for business expansion and employee retention in Tillamook County

Street Roots vendor profile: Teaching kids to have a good life

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 04:00
Leonora Ko Rahsaan said everything he knows about being a father came from his dad

Poll: Most Oregonians want environmental preservation

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green Oregon Wild hopes results will be a wake-up call for lawmakers on public policy

SR Editorial: Keep the fight moving forward on immigration

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 01:00
SR editorial board Now is the time to speak out to our representatives and tell them “never again.”

Real estate interests dominate politics in Oregon’s coastal communities

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:00
Emily Green Locals find they can't compete with outside money flowing into small-town elections

Tourism's coastal crunch: vacation rentals and crowds create livability issues

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:00
Emily Green Residents torn between the dollars short-term rentals bring in and the quality of life and housing stock they take with them

TriMet LIFT drivers plan event to address work conditions

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:00
Sarah Hansell Employees, passengers of the ride service for people with disabilities say contractor brushes off complaints

Four Street Roots vendors chosen for Portland Art Museum's exhibit

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:00
Helen Hill Being "One Step Way" from homelessness the focus of next month's Object Stories series

Jessica Bruder reveals a subculture in America spawned by the drive to survive

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:00
Joe Martin BOOK REVIEW | 'Nomadland' looks at RV- and van-dwelling travelers in search for a place to park their lives

Director's Desk: Street-level lessons on the urgency to end trauma

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand 'People need to know that people are on their side'

Feds put ideology before evidence in family planning grant criteria

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:00
Jimmy Radosta COMMENTARY | Abstinence-only agenda ignores progress made with sex education

Political journalist Sarah Kendzior on what middle America can teach the rest of the country

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 06:00
Joanne Zuhl Her new book, 'Flyover Country,' is a collection of writings on systemic problems endemic in the Midwest

Evictions have doubled in the United States since 2000

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 05:00
Ashley Archibald Given the current economic climate, it is unlikely that these rates will fall anytime soon

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- Mary Edmeades, Vice President, Albina Community Bank
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