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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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COMMENTARY | Portland's Residential Infill Project doesn't threaten trees. With tweaks, it could add trees.

One of the more pernicious false choices you hear in debates about trees and redevelopment in Portland is the idea that we must choose between trees and their public health benefits and the urgent need for affordable housing (see...

The band – consisting of members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill – is on tour with a message: Create change

To say that Prophets of Rage is political doesn’t quite cover it. When reporters or pundits – from ABC, to Bill Maher, to Rolling Stone – call this combination of musicians from Cypress Hill, Rage Against the Machine...

The stakes are high for women’s reproductive freedoms, Ilyse Hogue explains

Before a national television audience, Ilyse Hogue took the stage on the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention and did the unthinkable – she spoke publicly about her abortion.

Her words struck a chord. Abortion remains a highly divisive social issue that carries...

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