The idea seemed simple enough. Last year, Portland passed a law to ease the pain of renters being forced out of their homes or facing large rent hikes. Officials and housing advocates in particular were worried about those facing “no-cause” … Continue reading Portland ordinance to protect renters may be a model for other cities. But landlords are fighting back.
You could say Ana Maldonado goes out of her way to get to Portland Community College’s new DREAM Center. First she walks, then takes light rail, then a bus. That brings her to the PCC campus closest to her house. … Continue reading In Oregon, one college tries to make a home for ‘Dreamers’
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
The soft voice from inside the tent could barely be heard over the howling wind, freeway noise and wild flapping of the tarp. So Tiffany Grigg, perched on a milk crate in the mud, leaned in to listen. It was … Continue reading She used to get high on heroin and lived in a tent. Now she’s helping homeless people get off the streets
On June 10, 14 residents moved into 14 tiny houses in Portland’s first government-supported homeless village. Just 18 days later, two residents were gone. One was evicted for “highly disruptive” behavior, said the director of the nonprofit that co-manages Kenton … Continue reading In Portland, a fitful start to a new way to help the homeless: A village of tiny houses
When he was in college, Taliesin Namkai-Meche took an introductory religion class on Islam and impressed his professor with a deep desire to understand how others see the world. Rick Best spent years in Muslim countries as an Army platoon … Continue reading Portland praises its heroes after fatal stabbing
A 35-year-old white supremacist with a criminal record has been identified as the suspect under arrest in connection with the stabbing death Friday of two people on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., who intervened when he began to hurl … Continue reading White supremacist identified as suspect who fatally stabbed 2 after anti-Muslim rant
Depending on the point of view, Portland’s most visible homeless encampment has become either a terrible eyesore, or an innovative way to house the unsheltered, with nonprofit status, a board of directors and even a makeshift computer lab. But now, … Continue reading Portland’s longtime homeless camp is moving, but underlying problems persist