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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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.
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.
City officials in Vancouver, Washington, are impressed with the first round of proposals submitted to the Affordable Housing Fund.
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.
Could accessory dwelling units be the answer to Portland's housing crisis? They are for one family forced out by skyrocketing rent.
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.
This couple and their adult daughter, who is mentally disabled, were grandfathered into their room at the Motel 6 in Roseburg. Had they tried renting a room last month, they would have been denied.
The city has forecast a $18.4 million surplus for the next budget year. Mayor Ted Wheeler has proposed splitting it between two of his priorities: transportation infrastructure and services for the homeless.
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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.
Children make up more than half the documented homeless population in Clackamas County's 2017 count.
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.
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.
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.
The relationship between home and school is evolving for thousands of Oregon children.
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.