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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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Yousef Aljamal speaks up for Palestinian children

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 03:00
Helen Hill The Palestinian refugee and journalist is coming to Portland to tell the stories of youths detained in Israeli prisons

Stone Soup PDX cooks up life skills for second chances

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 02:00
John McDonald The restaurant and food service training program provides opportunities for at-risk Portlanders

What are your hopes for Portland Street Response? Show us

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 01:00
Kaia Sand We want to change the criminal justice system – and we want you to design a logo

Taxpayers prop up the biggest carbon culprit in Oregon: timber

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 07:00
Emily Green Oregonians lose hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year subsidizing the forest industry. Enough, says John Talberth, of the Center for Sustainable Economy.

Without parking, car and RV dwellers have nowhere to go

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 05:00
Graham Pruss COMMENTARY | Cities must do better at counting residents who live in their automobiles, and then provide them with services and ample parking

Street Roots vendor profile: An example of brotherly love

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 04:00
Jessica Hamilton Daniel demonstrates the value of unconditional giving

Do away with policing? Alex Vitale says it is time

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 02:00
Casey Miller The author of ‘The End of Policing’ says the job has become too broad: Police shouldn’t have to deal with social issues such as racism, homelessness and mental health crises

Artificial intelligence has a gender bias problem – just ask Siri

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 02:00
Rachel Adams COMMENTARY | The gender bias in personal assistance devices is far more insidious than just the voice

Kaia Sand, Street Roots director, receives Spirit of Portland Award

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 01:00
Street Roots The city honors the executive director for her contributions to the community

We value the lives of all 92 who died homeless in 2018

Street Roots News Feed - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | The yearly Domicile Unknown count underscores the urgent need for reliable health care

Baby boomers are ready to retire – if only they could afford to

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 07:00
Martin Hart-Landsberg COMMENTARY | With big businesses unwilling to bring back pensions or raise wages, seniors are left with tough decisions, and younger generations are left behind

Kent Ford has advice for young activists: Read, and keep going

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 06:00
Emily Green The founder of Portland’s Black Panther Party says he's always looked to other activists for inspiration

Some Portland cops have mental health training. Where do they fit into street-response reform?

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 05:00
John Emshwiller Street Roots rode along with an Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team officer to find out

Street Roots vendor profile: Nice to have family again

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 04:00
Pat Zimmer After finding the brother his mother put up for adoption, Vern is also back in touch with another estranged brother

Portland part of global tree planting movement

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 02:00
Emily Green Growing local tree canopies can mitigate climate change and make up for lost habitat. Here's how you can join the effort.

PHOTOS: 2019 Street Roots Family Breakfast

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 01:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | At this year's annual fundraiser, Street Roots celebrated its 20th anniversary

How your mental health can affect your dog

Street Roots News Feed - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:22
Bronwyn Orr COMMENTARY | Man’s stressed friend: We often overlook how disregarding the mental lives of our pets can also negatively impact their welfare

Celebrating 20 years of Street Roots

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:00
Street Roots SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY COVERAGE

Built from the ground up: Street Roots turns 20

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 10:00
Joanne Zuhl Two decades is a lifetime for some nonprofits, but we continue to grow

From Dignity Village to Portland Street Response, advocacy is a vital part of Street Roots

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 09:00
Kaia Sand KAIA SAND | 20 years in, we keep moving forward while staying true to our roots

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Between the FYI-texts: 'Did you see this in Street Roots?', scrolling by the happy #NewPaperFriday selfies on social media, and picking up the weekly with my groceries — the Street Roots experience is totally integrated into my Portland life. We are a lucky city to have the love, dedication, and tenacity for good news and better community that Street Roots brings us every day of the year.

- Jes Larson, Executive Director, Welcome Home Coalition
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