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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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How Trump incites violence: Understanding stochastic terrorism

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 03:00
Joanne Zuhl Turning a blind eye to the risks, the president spreads ideas that are likely to spur someone to act, legal expert David Cohen says

Street Roots is bringing people together to celebrate 20 years

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR'S DESK | Creating a family where everyone – housed and unhoused – is included has been a priority of Street Roots from the beginning

Forest Service proposes gutting public review

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 01:00
Joanne Zuhl The deadline looms for public comment on changes to the National Environmental Protection Act

For Australian scientist Tim Flannery, the climate crisis feels personal

Street Roots News Feed - Mon, 08/05/2019 - 22:58
Katherine Smyrk The author of 2005’s ‘The Weather Maker’ reflects on his teenage years and what’s important to him now

A new side of Amanda Palmer

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 07:00
David James Young The musician’s new album, ‘There Will Be No Intermission,’ contains more than her provocative and flamboyant fare

American heroes: Sikh Captain America is enlisting more champions

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 06:00
Lisa Edge Building on the work of Sikh Captain America, photographer Nate Gowdy has launched a project to broaden people’s minds about who gets to be American, and how much truly unites us

Street Roots vendor profile: An ambassador for the Earth

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:00
Pat Zimmer Perhaps Brandon’s most passionate cause is advocating for renewal of the U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement

Ground Score puts homeless Portlanders to work for a fair wage

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 03:00
Helen Hill Workers collect and sort recyclables and trash that would otherwise be left on the ground or shipped to landfills

In Clackamas County, court is a one-stop shop for social services

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 02:00
Emily Green While Clackamas County Community Court rolls out a new program, Multnomah County’s counterpart goes through the motions

SR editorial: Multnomah County homeless numbers remain stable, but so do the causes

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 01:00
SR editorial board 4,015 are experiencing homelessness, according to the 2019 Point In Time count; how are we going to fix this?

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