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Blumenauer zeroes in on the housing crisis and its racist roots

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 03:00
Joanne Zuhl The congressman from Portland hopes to flip the script on centuries of government-sanctioned discrimination

SR editorial: Lighting the fire for real public-records advocacy

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 02:00
SR editorial board The resignation of Oregon’s first public-records advocate is a wake-up call. We need transparency.

Street Roots vendor profile: Long-lost brothers reconnect

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 07:00
Pat Zimmer For 35 years, Norm wondered what had happened to Larry. Now, he’s saving money so he can pay him a visit.

The unsavory side of recovery people seldom talk about

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 06:00
Emily Green For some, sobriety is a tradeoff when recovery culture perpetuates body-image issues

Street Roots vendor profile: Home. I love that word.

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 04:00
Robin Havenick Homeless on and off for years, Eileen was determined to get an apartment. And now, she has.

An unprecedented crisis in the U.S. immigration courts

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 03:00
Helen Hill With its rampant conflicts of interest, the immigration court system is not consistent with American democracy, says Judge Ashley Tabaddor, president of the judges’ union

Spread the word about Street Roots: Share your photos!

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 01:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | Snap a picture of the newspaper for a chance to win – and to support Street Roots vendors

The final mission of Martin Luther King Jr.: Economic, racial and social equality

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 07:00
Joe Martin Book Review | “King and the Other America: The Poor People’s Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality” by Sylvie Laurent

Nuremberg chief prosecutor says the world has not learned

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 06:00
Adam Sennott Ben Ferencz continues to plead for world peace and justice seven decades after ‘the biggest murder trial in human history’

School for teens in recovery is first of its kind in Oregon

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 05:00
Emily Green Harmony Academy in Lake Oswego will help students stay clean and sober together

Street Roots vendor profile: A strategic salesman

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 04:00
Jessica Hamilton Dale shares his advice for Street Roots vendors – and his customers

Donna Stoney is making wine – and making history

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 03:00
Sarah Hansell The longtime case manager and service provider for people with disabilities is Oregon’s first black woman winemaker on record

Homeless shelter opens in River District in Portland

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 02:30
Street Roots PHOTO STORY | The 24-hour navigation center includes intensive case management services

Student homelessness that touches close to home

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | My grandmother’s story resonates today

Measure to deny undocumented immigrants driving privileges headed to Oregon ballot – again

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 10:31
Emily Green It's an effort similar to that in 2014, which led to a voter reversal of a previous legislative effort to grant undocumented immigrants drivers cards

Street Roots vendor profile: Perfect love

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 07:00
Helen Hill Tammy and Emily plan to get married as soon as they have a home

Healing takes center stage for young refugees

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 06:00
Casey Miller The youths see their writing come to life in the theater as part of Project Untangled, a program that helps them with their trauma

J Mase III lives life out loud

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:00
Lisa Edge The trans queer poet and educator runs awQward Talent, which teaches the freedom to just ‘be’

Street Roots vendor profile: Rising to the challenge

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 04:00
Helen Hill After a stroke and an amputation, Jennifer has learned how to manage life with a disability


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Journalism with a social purpose. That’s been the focus of my entire professional career — and it’s why I read and support Street Roots.

- Richard H. Meeker, founder of Willamette Week’s Give!Guide and president of City of Roses Media Company