Crystal’s ‘Trapper Keeper’ & Rent Well’s beacon for technically homeless

You could tell how seriously Crystal O’Connor was taking Joan Mershon’s Rent Well class on a recent Saturday just by looking at her three-ring binder. Impeccably organized, layered with color-colored Post-It notes, it was every bit the 2017 equivalent of … Continue reading Crystal’s ‘Trapper Keeper’ & Rent Well’s beacon for technically homeless

Media elite talks ‘blue-collar’ journalism. Their approach could make things more dangerous for US

There is nothing inherently wrong with being rich, or educated. As studies have shown forever, these two things are very closely related in the U.S. The wrongness happens when elites no longer give a crap about people who are struggling. … Continue reading Media elite talks ‘blue-collar’ journalism. Their approach could make things more dangerous for US

Developers’ study finds deep support, ‘overwhelming’ need for homeless campus in Portland

A new feasibility study that looks at the idea of a “co-located, collaborative homeless campus” in Portland reveals significant support from local leaders. The study, in the works since March, includes the first in-depth look at the Oregon Harbor of … Continue reading Developers’ study finds deep support, ‘overwhelming’ need for homeless campus in Portland

‘Double dutching,’ cats and PTSD: Black & Blue at the July 15 North Precinct Gang Task Force meeting

Coming on the heels of the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, and the shooting of 14 police officers in Dallas, the July 15 North Precinct Gang Task Force meeting was emotionally charged and intense. The meeting, … Continue reading ‘Double dutching,’ cats and PTSD: Black & Blue at the July 15 North Precinct Gang Task Force meeting