Street Roots

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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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Jul
21
COMMENTARY | How can we eliminate presumption that law enforcement involves application of superior force?

A wise friend of mine once gave me advice on coping with a paralyzing sense of helplessness. Gordon said, “Find a starting point that seems right to you, settle on a plan and stick with it.” He was talking about fly-fishing, but it is advice that has proven...

Jul
21
She runs Clay Street Table at St. Stephen's – a job that's part bouncer, diplomat, social worker and more

It’s 4:45 on a Wednesday afternoon, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at Southwest 13th Avenue and Clay Street hums with activity. A young woman carries a 10-pound sack of ground coffee from a cramped storeroom down a narrow hall to the kitchen where five...

Jul
21
'She’ll tow me for up to 25 miles,' Stephen says of his service dog, Dallas

When he’s not selling Street Roots, Stephen can sometimes be glimpsed slaloming his longboard down the street at high speed like a water skier. His service dog, Dallas, plays the speedboat. 

Dallas is a mix of pit bull, German shepherd and Labrador retriever. She’s compact...

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