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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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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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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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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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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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As Roseburg Motel Bans Locals, Long-Term Guests Struggle To Make Ends Meet

The Roseburg News Review | May 9, 2017 4:22 p.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

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.

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Living In Your Car Is No Camping Trip

Pamplin Media Group | April 30, 2017 10:11 a.m. | Portland

There is a growing number of people living out of their cars in Portland, and local officials haven't come up with any quick solutions or clear strategies to address it.

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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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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 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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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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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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Springwater Corridor Sweeps | UO Architecture Win | How To Raise Boys

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016 noon

We talk about Springwater Corridor sweeps, UO award winning architecture and how to raise young men right.

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As Problem Continues To Grow, Seattle Hires Director Of Homelessness

AP | Aug. 24, 2016 7:02 a.m. | Seattle

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has hired someone to manage what he calls the growing scope of work around the issue of homelessness in the city.

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Homeless Campers Move To New Site In Eugene

The Register-Guard | Aug. 18, 2016 7:08 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

More than a dozen homeless campers on Wednesday began settling into their newest digs: a garden plot on the Eugene Mission property.

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Developer Homer Williams And His Homeless Shelter Epiphany

OPB | Aug. 14, 2016 8:47 a.m. | Portland

Portland developer Homer Williams said his plan to build a 400-bed shelter will help solve the city's homeless problem. But what's in it for him?

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Terminal Housing: Portland To Vote On Industrial Land Homeless Shelter

OPB | Aug. 9, 2016 7 p.m. | Portland

Portland City Council is poised to vote on a proposal that would turn industrial land owned by the Bureau of Environmental Services into a shelter for homeless residents.

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Olympic Trials In TrackTown USA | Mayor Kitty Piercy | Portland Police Oversight

OPB | July 5, 2016 noon

We're broadcasting live from KLCC in Eugene and welcoming TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna and longtime Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy. We also sit down with Kathleen Saadat, who just retired as the chair of the Portland police oversight board.