Not a drop in the sky, which makes for perfect outdoor reading! The only thing that could perk it up this weekend would be a fresh edition of Street Roots, warm and waiting in the capable hands of your friendly neighborhood vendor come Friday morning. Here’s what’s rolling on the press right now:
Lost — in a moment: A traumatic brain injury on the job in Iraq turned journalist Bob Woodruff into an advocate for veterans experiencing homeless. An interview with Woodruff about his personal experience and how the work he does not to raise awareness of the plight of veterans.
Setting new sights on the city: An interview with City Council candidate Steve Novick on the state of Portland, it’s obsession with being cute, and the real work at hand.
But then the vets came to town: Portland author Martha Gies writes about her time at the Veterans For Peace National Conference, held last weekend here in Portland. The conference brought together more than 400 veterans for four days of engaging workshops and discussions about achieving real peace in the face of the military machine.
Hands on — from the heart: The Downtown Chapel prepares to exhibit a mural by their guests to display in the First Thursday art tour.
Plus, commentary from Portland author Michael Munk on the Longview labor dispute, a column by SR vendor Leo Rhodes, scenes from a demonstration and assorted news you can really use! Thank you, and as always, let us know what you think. Letters are always welcome at email@example.com, or drop a line via our blog, www.streetroots.wordpress.com, where you can catch up on our past editions.