Listen at Marketplace: On any given day, there are over 400,000 kids in foster care in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A little more than half will find homes. For kids and parents making that transition, the Bridge Meadows housing community in Portland, Oregon is experimenting with inter-generational living to help the new families work.
Read at The Guardian: The medical marijuana market is in a downward spiral as businesses, lured by big money, shift to recreational.
Listen at Marketplace: Police use of force has come under scrutiny in recent years – especially in communities of color. It’s raised concerns around aggression – and how officers can control it. One police department in Oregon is turning to mindfulness as a possible solution.
Read at The Guardian: The new law makes it harder for convicted domestic abusers to buy guns, but gun advocates say it will only breed confusion.
Read at The Guardian: The first of its kind in the US, a Portland housing-assistance policy is an effort to atone for the sins of gentrification.
Read at The Skanner: If passed, the measure would require all Oregon police officers to meet with a mental health professional at least once every two years.
Read at The Skanner: PPS rethinks middle school model for equity, but cuts Black charter school from the equation.