Extra! Extra!

Street Roots vendors pack the office every other Friday morning and share their positive stories about you, our readers. It’s an important relationship for so many of the men and women who work every day, rain or shine – and sometimes a little snow! Here’s what’s on the press right now:

“People will be talking about it:” An interview with Jo Ann Hardesty (formerly Bowman) about the Portland Charter Commission and the lost opportunities for police reform.

Social determinants of health “intrinsic” but left out in Salem: As lawmakers work to create a new health care structure around the Oregon Health Plan, people who work on issues of housing, addiction and socio-economic concerns are getting short shrift in new policies.

Vancouver, B.C.’s drug revolution: How the Canadian city pushes the envelope when it comes to harm reduction, addiction and recovery.

“Play your heart out … and hope that someone is out there listening:” An interview with musician Lindsay Fuller on her unusual lyrical style and need to inflict a little discomfort now and then.

And so the madness continues: Angela Martin with Economic Fairness Oregon follows up on our report on foreclosure reform efforts in Salem by looking at the real impact the laws could have to save people’s homes.

Plus, commentaries by economist Robin Hahnel and Neighborhood Partnerships, along with vendor poetry. New paper hits the streets Friday morning, so don’t forget to stash a buck in your wallet before heading out tomorrow, and carry a smile for your friendly neighborhood vendor. Thank you!

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