In towns such as Junction City, rising housing costs push families to pantries to fill monthly budget gaps by Thacher Schmid | 2 Mar 2018 Walking through the immaculate, well-organized aisles of Junction City Local Aid’s food pantry, Jeanie Burr … Continue reading In rural Oregon, trips to food banks are the new normal
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
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
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
Margarita Reyes Pacheco’s story is one of immigration, family and hard work If cranberries decorate your Thanksgiving table or a Christmas wreath adorns your home, you might have Margarita Reyes Pacheco to thank. She’s a Mexican immigrant farmworker who spends … Continue reading Divided by deportation: ‘Hope is what I lean on’
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?