The Safety Net Is Broken: How Police Became Mental Health First Responders
Politicians, mental health advocates and police say that law enforcement agencies have inherited a role they’re ill-equipped to play, but too often do. How did we get here? Co-written and co-reported with Conrad Wilson. Read here.
Hateful But Not A Hate Crime
Some hate crimes are so heinous there’s no debate about whether they should be prosecuted. But the law isn’t always so clear cut for police — including those in Oregon. Co-written and co-reported with Conrad Wilson. Read here.
For Homeless, Respite From Wildfire Smoke Isn’t Always Accessible
The state’s top health agency has advised that the most effective way to limit exposure is to stay inside, but that’s often not an option for houseless people seeking respite from unhealthy air. Read here.
As Oregon Grows, So Does Its Demand For Ethnic Grocery Stores
Grocery stores can provide some hints into who lives — and doesn’t live — in a neighborhood. As Oregon gets more diverse, the demand for ethnic grocery stores grows. Read and listen here.
Shooting At Shelter Only Adds To Trauma For Homeless Portlanders
On his first night back at the Cityteam homeless shelter after a deadly police shooting, Matthew Jackson could not relax. Read and listen here.
A Mural On 82nd Avenue And The Art Of Taking Up Space
Alex Chiu struggled to wrap his brain around why the seemingly innocent images in his mural made people so angry. Perhaps it wasn’t what the people in his artwork were doing, but the color of their skin. Read and listen here.
What A Scientist Lost In The Eagle Creek Fire
When a fire goes out, what does it mean for scientists studying a place that may no longer exist the way they remember it? Read and listen here.