Thursday, December 13, 2007

New Street Roots tomorrow will knock your socks off

Street Roots lead story is a fantastic interview by Martha Gies with local author Jules Boykoff exploring how government and media play a role in suppressing dissent.

Other stories include a look at why housing advocates are clamoring for the city to step up its efforts to make affordable housing a priority for two Army centers slated for closure, and why the Department of Defense is standing in the way and the Portland Development Commission may be dropping the ball.

Portland Patrol Inc., a private security group downtown hands out a record number of park exclusions this year, police target people experiencing homelessness through the sidewalk obstruction ordinance and the ACLU brokers a deal with the city to prohibit the police bureau from working with the DEA on medical marijuana and assisted suicide investigations.

Jo Ann Bowman gives Portland her holiday wish for next year's mayoral elections, Howard Weiner talks public safety and homelessness on the campaign trail and Soup Can Sam is on fire in this Friday's issue of Street Roots.

All of this and much more in tomorrow's edition of Street Roots!

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