If your “to do” list for the weekend is getting a little long, then pencil in a break with your friendly neighborhood Street Roots vendor and a great read. The new Street Roots will arrive early Friday morning, so don’t forget to pack a buck for the best little newspaper in town. Here’s what’s rolling on the presses now:
Trash Talk: An interview with author Edward Humes about his new book, “Garbology” about the consequences of our garbage affliction.
Death by plastic: What happens to all that plastic we throw away? The albatross are eating it. Photographer Chris Jordan documents the revealing contents of their stomachs.
The homecoming: Despite renewed support for voucher system to house veterans, local numbers fall short.
Oregon’s great health care experiment: This month the state puts $240 million on the line with coordinated care organizations.
Plus, the latest from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, the Western Regional Advocacy Project and Ramona’s mom, Melissa Favara. And, of course, the best street poetry in the country! Pick up your copy first thing Friday morning and the weekend will be off to a great start. From all the vendors, volunteers and staff — thank you!
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