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Salem May Outlaw Sitting On Sidewalks In Homeless Crackdown

Statesman Journal | Sept. 21, 2017 2:30 p.m.

Salem is poised to outlaw sitting and lying on city sidewalks from dawn to dusk.

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Portland's Chinatown Community Association Resist Proposed Homeless Shelter

Portland Tribune | Sept. 20, 2017 midnight | Portland

The Old Town Chinatown Community Association "cannot support" city's proposed 200-bed shelter at Northwest Hoyt and Northwest Third Avenue. 

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Mayor: Portland Budget Can't Keep Up Big Spending On Homelessness

Pamplin Media Group | Sept. 14, 2017 9:32 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says the city cannot continue to spend a record amount of general fund dollars helping the homeless.

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Who Cares About Math When You Don't Have A Home?

OPB | Sept. 5, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Portland

Fourth grade marked his first time back in a public school after being homeschooled in his family’s trailer. But partway through the year, Ethan became homeless.

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Portland Eyes Warehouse In Old Town Chinatown For Homeless Shelter

Portland Tribune | Aug. 27, 2017 8:57 a.m.

The city and county Joint Office of Homeless Services is looking at leasing a three-story building and vacant adjoining property in Portland's Old Town Chinatown for a new shelter that would be the largest in the district.

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Community Courts | Portland Parks | Drag Queen Storytime

OPB | Aug. 24, 2017 noon

How do you use parks? Also, a Portland bookstore hosts Drag Queen Story Time, and the community court program in Eugene tries to help people arrested for crimes associated with homelessness.

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Tensions Rise Between Portland Neighborhood And Homeless Village

OPB | Aug. 23, 2017 10:41 a.m. | Portland

A recent attempt by the Overlook Neighborhood Association to restrict membership to those with a legal address further frayed relations between community leaders, the city and homeless residents. 

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Talking Business | Hazelnut Grove | Shipwrecks

OPB | Aug. 22, 2017 noon

We get a regional business news update, perspectives on Hazelnut Grove and the Overlook Neighborhood Association, and a glimpse into the life of a sunken treasure hunter.

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Eclipse Road Trip: Madras | Migrant Summer School | Neighborhood Association Vote | Gentrification And Mental Health

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 noon

Can remembering how a neighborhood used to be help preserve aging minds? Should people be required to have a legal address in order to join a neighborhood association? Also, an update on the "State of Wonder" eclipse road trip and a summer school for migrant students in Medford.

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Overlook Neighborhood Association Looks To Exclude Homeless

Portland Tribune | Aug. 10, 2017 9:59 a.m.

City says neighborhood associations aren't designed for just those who own homes. The future of Hazelnut Grove village remains in question.

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Eugene Police Chief | Redmond Homelessness | Photographing The Moon's Shadow

OPB | Aug. 9, 2017 noon

What does homelessness look like in rural Oregon? Also, Eugene is getting a new police chief as well, and NASA is recruiting local schools to take pictures of the eclipse.

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PSU Transforms Pickathon Music Stage Into 'Sleeping Pods'

OPB | Aug. 7, 2017 9:47 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Pickathon Music Festival's Treeline Stage, designed by Portland State University architecture students, will be reconstructed into sleeping pods for homeless veterans in Clackamas.

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SW Washington Homelessness | For-Profit Colleges | Seattle Income Tax

OPB | July 19, 2017 noon

On today's show, a look at homelessness in Southwest Washington. Also, a local woman who is suing the U.S. Department of Education over a loan forgiveness program. And an income tax in Seattle.

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News Roundtable | Portland Hate Crimes | Montavilla Homeless

OPB | July 7, 2017 noon

Our news roundtable discusses the week's big news, Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly talks about fighting hate crimes, and the Montavilla Neighborhood Association shares its approach to homelessness.

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Homeless Offer Their Wish List For Shelters

Portland Tribune | July 6, 2017 10:11 a.m.

Nonprofit planning homeless shelters in Portland using survey to gives users' input on design, rules, amenities.

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Washington's Homeless Population Grew 3.5 Percent Last Year

AP | June 7, 2017 8:24 a.m. | Seattle

The Seattle Times reports that surveys conducted in five of the six most populous counties in January showed a jump of 3.5 percent over last year.

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1st Affordable Housing Applications Roll In For Vancouver

OPB | May 19, 2017 4:41 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

City officials in Vancouver, Washington, are impressed with the first round of proposals submitted to the Affordable Housing Fund.

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Oregon Budget | Douglas County Homelessness | Lidia Yuknavitch

OPB | May 16, 2017 noon

On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.

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After Rent Doubled, This Portland Family Found A New Home In Their Neighbor's Backyard

OPB | May 10, 2017 4:31 p.m. | Portland

Could accessory dwelling units be the answer to Portland's housing crisis? They are for one family forced out by skyrocketing rent. 

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New Amazon Building In Seattle Will Include A Homeless Shelter

NPR | May 10, 2017 2:18 p.m.

The company is donating about half the space in a six-story building to a shelter with room for 65 families. Housing prices in Seattle have skyrocketed, along with the city's business fortunes.