Street Roots Raising Money to Publish Weekly

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Not every Portland newspaper is cutting back its print editions. Street Roots, the scrappy urban-issues newspaper sold by homeless vendors, is making plans to go weekly. Executive director Israel Bayer announced at the annual Street Roots breakfast Thursday that the nonprofit paper is raising money to pay for two new members of the editorial staff."We're starting a campaign at the end of this month ...   More
 
Friday, October 11, 2013 AARON MESH

Street Roots Makes Twitter Worth It Today

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For all you Twitter holdouts, Street Roots' social media experiment today may make you rethink your resistance to the 140 character format.The nonprofit newspaper, sold by homeless folks around Portland, is taking to Twitter for 24 hours, putting a fleet of eight reporters on the streets themselves.They're talking to formerly homeless folks, social services, city leaders, police and those experiencing ...   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Market Watch: Tossing 'barbs at People's

Buying rhubarb pie and a newspaper at People's Co-op

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There are two good reasons to swing by the People's Co-op Farmers Market in Southeast Portland. The first is homegrown. The second is Hungarian. Reason number one is rhubarb—a little-understood vegetable fruit plant that's in season right now (look for freshly cut stalks to be firm and glossy) filling the stalls at farmers markets across the city. However, it is only at the Co-op where ...   More
 
Friday, June 1, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Homeless, Not Faceless

Occupy Portland forced the city to face its persistent problems with homelessness.


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The homeless were back occupying the spaces under the Burnside Bridge on Monday, one day after their downtown real estate had been reclaimed by the city over the weekend. The city shut down the    More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 BRENT WALTH

Skidmore Prize Winners Honored at City Club


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One thing became apparent from hearing four young nonprofit leaders get their $4,000 Skidmore Prizes at a ceremony today as part of WW's annual Give!Guide. None of the four is afraid to get their hands dirty or to be creative in helping people. "The biggest philanthropists and the biggest community servants are the small businesses and the people who work for nonprofits," WW publisher Richard ...   More
 
Friday, November 19, 2010 Jacob Pierce

More Help for More Homeless


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I have some good news, and some bad news. Lets start with the good: Street Roots, a nonprofit newspaper that helps those living with homelessness and poverty, has launched an easy-to-use website to accompany its Rose City Resource publication. The Rose City Resource site offers a “comprehensive guide to the public services and assistance programs in the Portland and tri-county area.” ...   More
 
Friday, May 29, 2009 Megan Brescini

Street Roots Joins The Portland Business Alliance


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In news from the "wolf shall dwell with the lamb" desk, Street Roots director Israel Bayer announces in the paper's upcoming edition that Street Roots is joining the Portland Business Alliance. (No, Street Roots isn't a wolf. And the PBA isn't a lamb. But we like the comparison for its image of unlikely peacemaking) For those who don't know the contentious history between the paper sold by homeless ...   More
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009 HANK STERN

Street Roots Vendor Returns To Selling The Paper After Protesting Director's Column on Addiction, Homelessness


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Mike DeBee is back at work this week selling the Street Roots newspaper in the Hollywood neighborhood after ending his protest over a column written last month by Street Roots director Israel Bayer. DeBee returned to work Monday in the Northeast Portland neighborhood — three weeks after a suspension that followed his objections to a column written last month by Bayer. DeBee felt Bayer ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Katie Litvin

Jada Mae Langloss: Gone But Never Forgotten


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Just as in life, Jada Mae Langloss' words and message continue to resonate five years after her death. Street Roots has created a memorial blog to celebrate the life of Langloss, a frequent political candidate as well as a homeless activist, professional vagabond, and champion of extraterrestrials' rights. And the non-profit newspaper also is in the process of compiling stories, photos and other ...   More
 
Thursday, October 15, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

SF Homeless Protest Update: Caravan Delayed, Still Moving Forward


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Here's an update on the travels of local homeless people and housing activists to San Francisco for a large protest scheduled tomorrow to demand that the Obama administration provide funding for affordable housing. Demonstrators are delayed by a snowstorm near Mount Shasta but have chained their vans and cars to arrive in San Fran for tonight's downtown rally sponsored by the Western Regional ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

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