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SCOTUS Ruling On Special Education | Right 2 Dream Too | Japanese Internment & Resistance

OPB | March 27, 2017 noon

We learn what a recent SCOTUS ruling means for students with disabilities, what's next for a Portland homeless camp, and how Oregonians fought against discrimination during WWII.

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Portland Mayor: Homeless Camp Will Stay For Now

OPB | March 22, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says the city wants to bring in a team of mediators to help determine the fate of the Hazelnut Grove homeless encampment in North Portland.

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Homeless Man Found Dead In Portland Tent

AP | March 20, 2017 11:47 a.m. | Portland

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers discovered the man last week while conducting a welfare check. Officers opened the tent after getting no response and found the body of 32-year-old Christopher Martin.

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Homeless Campers Start Building At Park Near Troutdale

Portland Tribune | March 18, 2017 8:01 p.m.

About 15 people live in the Sandy River Delta Park, though some transients build multiple camps and others leave shelters behind after moving on for good.

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News Roundtable | On The Ragged Edge Of Medicine

OPB | March 17, 2017 noon

Our news roundtable guests discuss the biggest news of the week, and we talk to Portland doctor Patricia Kullberg about her new memoir.

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Inadequate Access To Showers, Laundry Lead To Health Problems For Portland Homeless

Portland Tribune | March 11, 2017 12:42 p.m. | Portland

Poor access to hygiene facilities in Portland carries dire public health impacts and other insidious effects that keep homeless people on the streets.

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Secretary Of State Dennis Richardson | Ibrahim Mubarak | Cyber Security

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 noon

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson joins us to explain a letter he wrote to the President Oregon's voter system. One of the leaders of Portland's Right 2 Dream, Too homeless camp has left the organization. Also, a futurist looks at possible cyber threats.

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Landlord May Evict Portland R2DToo Homeless Camp

Portland Tribune | Feb. 10, 2017 1:51 p.m. | Portland

Homeless campers in Portland's Right 2 Dream Too could be evicted soon unless Commissioner Amanda Fritz guarantees a new location for it by next week.

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Washington State Unfurls Plan To Curb Youth Homelessness

Northwest News Network | Jan. 24, 2017 4:12 p.m.

Lawmakers, community leaders, and advocates in Washington state told the press Tuesday they want to be the first in the nation to completely end homelessness for teens and young adults.

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Winter Weather | Homeless In The Cold | Clowns Without Borders

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 noon

We check in on the frightful weather in much of the state. We hear about what nonprofits and Multnomah County are doing for people without homes in this weather. And we talk to a clown who travels all over the world.

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Homeless Portland Woman Who Died Suffered From Schizophrenia

OPB | Jan. 9, 2017 7:33 p.m.

A woman who died of hypothermia in a downtown Portland parking garage struggled for much of her life with schizophrenia.  And she had been recently evicted from an affordable housing complex.

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Outgoing Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy Reflects On Her 3 Terms In Office

OPB | Dec. 12, 2016 noon

Three-term mayor Kitty Piercy says she leaves office with no regrets.

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White House Recognizes Portland For Curbing Veteran Homelessness

OPB | Dec. 10, 2016 3:46 p.m. | Portland

Portland leaders and non-profits that provide services for families of homeless veterans announced Saturday that Portland and Multnomah County were recognized by the White House for their efforts.

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Panhandling Laws | Transportation Funding | Revolution Fundamentals

OPB | Nov. 30, 2016 noon

New laws in several Oregon cities make giving money to panhandlers illegal. Also, will the legislature compromise on transportation funding? And if marches and protests don't have any effect, how will social change happen?

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New Winter Shelter Opens in Downtown Portland

OPB | Nov. 23, 2016 4:11 p.m.

Portland’s Joint Office of Homeless Services opened a new wintertime shelter this week, the latest shelter in a space donated by a private developer.

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More Oregon Students Are Homeless

AP | Nov. 22, 2016 12:10 p.m.

More students in Oregon are homeless than the number last year, a disturbing trend that has now gone on for three years.

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Eugene To Expand ‘Rest Stops’ For Homeless Into All Wards

The Register-Guard | Nov. 17, 2016 9:32 a.m.

Eugene city councilors on Wednesday initiated the expansion of the “rest stop” program that provides temporary and legal shelter to homeless people.

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Homelessness In The US Was Down Slightly Over The Past Year

NPR | Nov. 17, 2016 6:35 a.m.

Despite the overall decline, there were large increases in several cities. Among veterans and families, homelessness improved. Communities count the homeless on one night in January each year.

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News Roundtable | Developer Donates Shelter | Lincoln High Football Players Protest

OPB | Nov. 4, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable discusses the biggest stories of the week, we hear from a developer who is donating property for a homeless shelter and we talk to football players protesting the national anthem.

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Portland Developer Donates Space For Temporary Winter Homeless Shelter

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 1:11 p.m.

Multnomah County and the City of Portland have announced the opening of a temporary winter homeless shelter in downtown Portland. The shelter is expected to open around Thanksgiving.