Listen here: This weekend fishermen and fishing women gather in Astoria, Ore., to read poetry. Their work explores the modern problems of the fishing life, including climate change and women’s safety.
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.