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Portland’s subversive sticker culture

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:00
Emily Green Two street artists show us why Portland’s underground paste-up community is internationally renowned

SR editorial: One Oregon united in support of immigrant youths, families

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:00
SR editorial board Across the state, the repeal of DACA has been denounced by academic, religious and business leaders

Suzanne Bonamici: DACA repeal plays political games with people’s lives

Street Roots News Feed - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 16:07
Joanne Zuhl Dreamers deserve a path to citizenship, says the congresswoman from Oregon

Portland's sticker culture: The artists

Street Roots News Feed - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:25
Street Roots Learn more about the street artists on their social media pages

Codifying injustice with algorithms

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:00
Megan Wildhood BOOK REVIEW | “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy,” by Cathy O’Neil

Vulva Art Project aims to end body shame

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:00
Sarah Hansell Photographer Arkady Brown wants to heal, empower and break the stigma – with pictures

Director’s Desk: We're making a difference on homelessness, even if it's hard to see

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:00
Israel Bayer For every person the system finds housing for, there are more people becoming homeless

The science of Buddhism: 'Real progress' through meditation

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:00
Emily Green Author Robert Wright says mindfulness can help us live better lives and 'endure the Trump era'

Climate change denier appointed to Oregon Global Warming Commission

Street Roots News Feed - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 17:05
Emily Green Sen. Alan Olsen joins the legislature’s advisory council on climate change

CAGED: Solitary confinement – an inmate's perspective

Street Roots News Feed - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 06:00
Emily Green 'This is a lonely place,' Shane Staggs writes from his one-man cell at Oregon State Penitentiary

Our fading American Dream and what we can do about it

Street Roots News Feed - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 07:01
Martin Hart-Landsberg COMMENTARY | Efforts to speed economic growth are not the solution

CAGED: Inmates raise red flags about Oregon's solitary confinement

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 07:00
Emily Green Prisoners say staffers at Oregon State Penitentiary are abusing the system and overusing solitary confinement

CAGED: Little recourse for Oregon prisoners

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 06:00
Emily Green Complex administrative rules and changes to federal laws often leave inmates feeling helpless

CAGED: Reforms to solitary confinement in Oregon uncertain

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 06:00
Emily Green Corrections officials are weighing recommended changes but face barriers

Why you’re anxious, angry, depressed – and how to fix it

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 06:00
Meredith Mathis BOOK REVIEW | “Unf#ck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-outs, and Triggers” by Faith G. Harper

Street Roots vendor writing: The streets need help, before it’s too late

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 06:00
Maddy Brown-Clark 'Many of my street brothers and sisters are still homeless. What will become of them?'

Director's Desk: Inmate labor is ‘insanity’ when worthy programs can do more

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 06:00
Israel Bayer In Portland, prisoners are cleaning up the camps of people who are being criminalized for sleeping outdoors. There's a better way.

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