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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This year both the City of Portland and Multnomah County launched A Home For Everyone, a new plan to address housing and homelessness in our community.

Mayor Charlie Hales and city housing commissioner, Dan Saltzman, along with Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and...

For a big act, each detail is crucial; same goes for Portland’s DOJ settlement

Glam rock bad boys Van Halen included an odd item in their contract rider: a bowl of M&Ms, but no brown ones. A single brown M&M in the bowl, and the band wouldn’t play. 

A new book by Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss reflects on her famous stepsister, Anne Frank

Anne Frank and Eva Schloss, both born in 1929, had known each other for a long time before they became stepsisters. In fact, when they did become stepsisters in 1953, Anne was no longer alive. By the age of 15, both young girls had survived Auschwitz. However, just...

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