Danny Peterson

Danny Peterson is an accomplished writer, journalist and filmmaker from Juneau, Alaska. He received one-on-one coaching writing stories, taking photos, and voicing and editing professional broadcast pieces for local public radio station KTOO, in Juneau. During undergrad, he produced a documentary film about homeless advocates called “Invisible Hands,” which aired on public television in Alaska. He has a strong interest in arts and culture, homelessness and equality issues, and community reporting. He is a Community Reporter at Portland Observer and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Multimedia Journalism in Portland, Oregon. Contact Danny at djpeterson3@gmail.com or danny@portlandobserver.com.

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Help Moves East

Sunshine Division expands to meet growing need

The increasingly impoverished populations of east Portland are getting some relief this Thanksgiving season as a non-profit dedicated to food and clothing services has opened a second location.

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Woman Strong

Self-defense classes for women and girls

With multiple disclosures of sexual assaults by men against women making national headlines, from movie producer Harvey Weinstein to actor Kevin Spacey, now might be the time to consider getting some tips on self defense by enrolling or volunteering with WomenStrength.

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No More Gang Lists

How advocates, new practices and technology bought change

Practice of tracking suspected and known gang members was determined to be unfairly and disproportionately impacting minorities

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School board called out for ‘betrayal’

Black leaders respond to Tubman's delay in opening

African American community leaders are calling on Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero to “take steps immediately” to allow Tubman Middle School to open next fall, calling into question recent concerns over the safety of the building and grounds

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Albina Visionaries

New non-profit offers plan for Rose Quarter

Albina Vision for the Rose Quarter district would turn area into a fully functioning diverse neighborhood, keeping the sports and entertainment venues, but adding new residential and business-centered blocks

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Next Stop: Better Services

TriMet calls for input on service needs

TriMet wants to hear from you as it considers new service improvements

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Tubman in Limbo

School board wants more study; not sure on re-opening

The Portland School Board defers action on the opening of Harriet Tubman Middle School, slowing down its plan to bring equal access and quality academic programs to schools across the district.

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Less Force, More Empathy

Changes due after report finds police use too much force

Some insiders within the Portland Police Bureau and social justice advocates outside of it are hopeful for progress in officer training that will put a greater emphasis on de-escalating conflicts between police and the public, while others are cautious about empty promises.

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Access Gifted School Protests Closure

Academy faces breakup after KairosPDX saved

Students, teachers, and parents of Access Academy fight to keep their school intact

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