Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

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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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Mar
27

Oregonians are responsible and empathetic. We don’t want to see our neighbors suffer, and often we’re compelled to act when that suffering becomes obvious. At some level we all understand our fates are linked.

But Oregonians are also human, which means we can feel deep empathy for one person — often through personal connection or story – but we have a hard time...

Mar
27
What does Portland's plan for new fossil fuel operations mean for the Colubmia River Gorge and beyond?

In September, Mayor Charlie Hales announced that he had a new customer at the Port of Portland – the Pembina Corporation. Pembina, based in Canada, plans to build a $500 million...

Mar
27
VA acknowledges veterans’ concerns, but continues to deny claims of toxic exposure

Thousands of veterans who trained at Fort McClellan say contamination at the military base caused them to become seriously ill. For more than a decade they’ve demanded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acknowledge the source of their sicknesses and approve their...

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