Read at The Skanner News: The Multnomah County Detention Center is under scrutiny by Disability Rights Oregon, after an investigative report by the nonprofit revealed the jail’s rampant use of solitary confinement, restraints, and routine force against its mentally ill detainees.
Read at The Skanner News: A transformative new program called Flip the Script aims to end the cycle African Americans face yon returning from prison.
Read at The Skanner News: Portland landlords have filed a suit against the city over relocation assistance. The lawsuit follows directly on the heels of a unanimous vote on Feb. 2 by Portland City Council, which passed an emergency ordinance that stands up for renters’ protections – the boldest measure of its kind in Portland’s decades long housing crisis.
Read at The Skanner News: Some college campuses have already begun educating students on his deplorable campaign tactics, in what might be the first wave of university-level courses that link modern racism to the incoming president.
Listen at Marketplace: In southern Oregon, the city of Medford has a high concentration substance abuse. It’s even earned the nickname “Methford.” One of the problems that comes with drug addiction is child abuse and neglect. But the local Family Nurturing Center wants to prevent that, so it started the Farm & Food Program.
Read at The Guardian: Getting companies with annual sales over $25m to stump up for education and healthcare should be a no-brainer, right? Big business begs to differ.
Listen at Monocle M24: How a new urban wine collective in Portland, Oregon is changing the traditional wine industry business model.