The “Village of Hope” Sits on City-Owned Land, and Is the First Such Community to Emerge Under Mayor Ted Wheeler Portland’s newest houseless village popped up this morning on city-owned land in a far-flung, woodsy corner of Northeast Portland’s Wilkes … Continue reading A New Self-Managed Homeless Village Just Sprang Up in Northeast Portland
Some residents are suing the landlords of The Melrose apartments in St. Johns, claiming their ouster is retaliatory and discriminatory Life is somewhere between hard and heartbreak for the majority-Latino tenants remaining in The Melrose apartments, where residents of 40 … Continue reading No-cause evictions imminent at North Portland apartments; tenants push back
Observers of hate speech in Portland argue that the watchdog organization is missing the obvious. The McCoy Village community room on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is an earth-toned space that hosts community meetings and the affordable housing complex’s … Continue reading 3 of 4 Hate Groups in Portland Are Black? How Is That Possible?
The following were part of the L.A. Times live-blog national coverage of the one year anniversary of the Women’s March: Oregon Tess Carter’s devastatingly simple words about surviving sexual violence were carried by a tiny battery-powered amplifier that couldn’t quite … Continue reading #MeToo, Impeachment rallies: LAT blog
Seven Months After the Village Moved, A Lot Has Changed. And A Lot Hasn’t. It’s mid-January and grain is falling at Right 2 Dream Too again. Tiny flecks drifting to the pavement look so much like snow that I briefly … Continue reading R2DToo is No Longer in the Epicenter of Portland’s Homelessness Crisis
Disability Rights Oregon’s Sarah Radcliffe talks about her new report about juvenile incarceration at NORCOR Kids disciplined for leaving an orange pip on the floor, falling asleep, using a tissue as a bookmark or “being needy.” Kids locked up for … Continue reading The ‘heart-wrenching’ youth detention conditions in The Dalles
Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear, has threatened to relocate the Portland headquarters of one of his brands, citing safety concerns. How to resolve the issue is leaving the city divided Threats by the billionaire CEO of Columbia Sportswear to … Continue reading Portland homeless crisis: sportswear CEO’s threat prompts soul-searching
Leonard Higgins faces up to 10 years for his role in the nation’s biggest takeover of fossil fuel infrastructure On Nov. 20, 350Montana.org hosted a mock trial of “Valve Turner” Leonard Higgins at the University of Montana in Missoula. One … Continue reading ‘I had no choice’: Portland ‘Valve Turner’ convicted in climate fight
It’s a Costly Side Effect of Portland’s Housing Crisis THE HAND SANITIZER-FUELED Bunsen burner was a form of streetwise ingenuity to make MacGyver proud—but it may have cost a life. When the body of Rachael Edwards was found in Oregon … Continue reading As Winter Approaches, the Homeless Are Using Dangerous Methods to Keep Warm
Released in November 2017, “Baralku” by Emancipator shot immediately to the top of the iTunes Electronic album charts. I play the lead hook on the title track and a blues solo on the album’s first single, “Goodness.” Billboard’s review notes … Continue reading ‘Baralku’ tops iTunes electronic charts
A group of roughly 20 immigrant detainees being held by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a privately run facility in the Dalles will go on hunger strike today, according to a clergyman working with the inmates. Rev. Richard … Continue reading ICE Detainees in the Dalles Are Planning Another Hunger Strike, Advocate Says
The Strip is gone… The “Strip,” a stretch of North Lombard Street in St. Johns where approximately 20 homeless people lived in a dozen RVs, is gone. In July, WW explored the location, a favorite dumping ground for abandoning RVs … Continue reading As City Officials Tow RVs Off the Portland Streets, People Priced Out of Apartments Wonder Where to Go Now
Despite Increased Enforcement—and Misinformation—the Agency No Longer Has Public Information Staff in the Pacific Northwest AROUND the same time US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was sending out erroneous media releases about mass arrests in Portland and Seattle last month, … Continue reading Why Is It So Hard to Figure Out What ICE is Up To?
A lack of data has led to funding cuts for some programs that otherwise might support these individuals, while others — such as OHSU — seek to boost their offerings In her 31 years, Willow Paloma has had many identities: … Continue reading Homelessness Compounds Health Challenges for Transgender Portlanders
Lawsuits, political resistance, immigrant rights and the state’s sanctuary law are forming a perfect storm over the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facilities Charles, the manager of a Hood River restaurant, wants his sous chef back. When Immigration and Customs Enforcement … Continue reading What’s the problem with NORCOR?