Tag Archives: Homeless/Homelessness

Election 2018: Kate Brown and Knute Buehler on homelessness

There are few issues as complex as homelessness or ones that inspire as much passion. Source: Election 2018: Kate Brown and Knute Buehler on homelessness

Can candidates execute plans on homelesness?

Gov. Kate Brown and challenger Knute Buehler have both unveiled plans to reduce homelessness in Oregon. They deserve credit for elevating homelessness to a top issue in the governor’s race. Their solutions, if implemented, will resonate throughout Oregon, including Lane County. One study said the county had one of the nation’s highest rates of homelessness. […]
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Governor Brown’s four strategies to end homelessness in Oregon

On Tuesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released her comprehensive strategy on how to end child and veteran homelessness and how to make housing more affordable in Oregon. According to the policy agenda, Brown’s ultimate vision is to increase accessible housing that will enable families to flourish. Source: Governor Brown’s four strategies to end homelessness in […]
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Court to cities: Public sleeping is not a crime 

Cities in the West are now on notice: Provide shelter for homeless people or stop arresting them for sleeping in public places. That has been an issue in Ashland, and both Ashland and Medford are working to increase available shelter, especially in the winter months. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that […]
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Catching Up With Right 2 Dream, Too – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Portland homeless encampment Right 2 Dream, Too has been in its temporary location in the Lloyd district for about a year. We’ll talk to member of the neighborhood association and a camp resident about how it’s been going and what the future might hold for Right 2 Dream, Too. Our guests are Sarah Carlston with R2D2 and Keith […]
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Local officials discuss federal ruling on public spaces

Cities around the country are examining their local ordinances in regard to public spaces after a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that cities cannot prosecute individuals found sleeping on public property, if no alternative shelter is obtained, as it violates their constitutional rights. Source: Local officials discuss federal ruling on public spaces | Local News […]
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Editorial: Street-sleeping ruling raises questions for Central Oregon

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that cities cannot arrest the homeless for sleeping on the streets if there’s nowhere else to go. Those prosecutions, the court said, violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The ruling raises questions for Central Oregonians. Source: Editorial: Street-sleeping ruling raises questions for Central […]
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Four takeaways from Gov. Kate Brown’s affordable housing and homelessness strategy

The ambitious plan would target families, veterans and boosting the housing stock. Though she’s made some moves to help boost the state’s efforts around affordable housing and homelessness, Gov. Kate Brown hasn’t made those her signature issues. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Four takeaways from Gov. Kate Brown’s affordable housing and homelessness […]
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Oregon Trail | Homelessness Ruling – OPB’s Think Out Loud

 Some eastern Oregon residents are voicing opposition to a planned high-voltage electrical transmission line. The Boardman-to-Hemingway line is a 500,000-volt electrical line, requested by Idaho Power, that would run from a yet-to-be-built substation in Boardman, to the Hemingway substation in western Idaho. Most of the route runs on private land — some of which contains […]
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Ruling Could Have A Big Impact On Anti-Camping Laws In The West

Portland officials say the city’s controversial ordinance outlawing camping on public property isn’t going anywhere. Source: Ruling Could Have A Big Impact On Anti-Camping Laws In The West