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Portland Homeless Shelters | Flintstones Comic Book

OPB | April 24, 2017 noon | Portland

A new temporary homeless shelter has opened in SE Portland. And Oregonian Mark Russell tells us about the Flinstones, which he has re-written in comic form as biting social satire.

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More Than Half Of Clackamas County Homeless Are Children, 2017 Count Says

OPB | April 21, 2017 9:33 a.m. | Portland

Children make up more than half the documented homeless population in Clackamas County's 2017 count.

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Live From Portland Design Week

OPB | April 21, 2017 noon | Portland

"Think Out Loud" is live from the headquarters of Portland Design Week Friday, April 21, 2017.

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Portland Developers Donate Space For Temporary Homeless Shelter

OPB | April 17, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland

Two Portland development firms are donating space for a temporary homeless shelter in the Shleifer Furniture building in the heart of the city’s central east side.

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Prosecutor: No Charges For Homeless Portland Woman Found With Stillborn Infant

OPB | April 16, 2017 7:15 a.m.

The Multnomah County District Attorney will not press charges against a homeless Portland woman who gave birth to a baby on the streets during a winter storm.

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In Fast-Gentrifying Portland, A Memorial For A Panhandler

OPB | April 12, 2017 6:52 p.m. | Portland

This arts district is now a tourist magnet, a place where people with money come to buy designer ice cream and fancy coffee. But the other day, Alberta Street held a parade for a panhandler.

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Class Of 2025: From Homeschooled To Homeless

OPB | April 12, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

The relationship between home and school is evolving for thousands of Oregon children.

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Eugene's Downtown Dog Ban Goes Into Effect Monday

The Register-Guard | April 9, 2017 9:21 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The ban exempts licensed dogs owned by people who live and work in the area, K-9 ­officers, and canines who remain in vehicles.

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Right 2 Dream Too Homeless Camp To Move Across Willamette River

OPB | April 6, 2017 12:31 p.m. | Portland

Right 2 Dream Too has 60 days to move to a city-owned site near the Moda Center. It can stay at the new site for up to two years.

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For Some Homeless Oregonians, Dogs Are More Than A Luxury

OPB | April 5, 2017 7 a.m. | Portland

Eugene city leaders recently banned all dogs from the downtown core, except for those belonging to people who live or work there. Critics argue that it unfairly targets homeless people in the area.

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As Homelessness Increases, Vancouver Struggles To Find Solutions

OPB | March 29, 2017 4:43 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Homelessness in Southwest Washington is on the rise. On Wednesday, Clark County released its annual tally of people sleeping on the streets or in their cars. 

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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.