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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As regular readers of our column know, Partnership for Safety and Justice works with survivors of crime, and others impacted by the criminal justice system, to advocate for policies that make Oregon’s public safety structure more effective and more just. To that end, one of our ongoing...


The story of ending people’s homelessness in our community and around the country over the past 30 years is so dysfunctional it’s hard to explain to the general public what’s worked and what hasn’t worked.

A little history might help. Between the years of 1979 and 1983 more $54 billion were cut from federal affordable housing projects. We...


Everyone with a warrant or who thinks they might have a warrant  should turn themselves in on Jan. 1.

What would happen if everybody with a warrant turned themselves in on the same day? In one jurisdiction, if only 25, 50 or 100 people were willing to do it, the cracks in the system would immediately become apparent, even to those who prefer...

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