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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Shawn uses his negative experiences to help others heal

Shawn Knight is smart as a whip and taking steady steps to get off the street.

He was born in Ohio and grew up in Texas. 

“I’ve been an electronics geek since I was a kid,” Shawn said. “When I was 8 years old, I was tearing apart little motorized cars and building robots.”

As an...

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Rucker is the Integrated Health and Recovery Treatment case manager. But he used to be on the other side of the patient and case manager relationship.

In a sterile hospital room in the depths of Oregon Health & Science University, Tyrone Rucker sat with one of his patients and shared a big greasy pizza. They had only a few days left, and Rucker knew that he...

Dec
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We stand with all media in this town that refuse to bend under threats

Within 10 days of President-elect Donald Trump's Nov. 8 victory, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported nearly 900 cases of hate crimes across the country. Oregon topped the list...

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