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.

Recent Stories

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Neighbor Mourned

Miracles Club to honor 85-year-old killed

Recovery assistance center serving the African American community is mourning the death of local welder and fabricator Eugene C. Gora, 85, who was found murdered May 10 at his landmark red welding garage, next door.

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A Runoff for November

Smith optimistic she can catch Hardesty

It’s certain that Portland will seat its first black female City Council member next year as the two top candidates in the race, Jo Ann Hardesty, who captured 46 percent of the vote, and Loretta Smith, with the second highest total of 21 percent, will face off in the November.

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‘Left Hook’ to Displacement

New play premieres for Vanport Mosaic

A new play that touches on the history of displacement in 1970s Portland, where hundreds of homes and businesses were razed in historical black neighborhoods, will debut as part of the Vanport Mosaic Festival.

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Legacy Fabricator Killed

Community in shock after 85-Year-old murdered

Community members of a northeast Portland neighborhood have been stunned by the murder of an 85-year-old man whose welding shop was a landmark of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

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Writing to Make a Difference

Local playwright debuts new work after injury

Kwik Jones is set to premiere his new play, “Jupiter is Stormy” for a free one-day-only showing during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

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Malcolm X’s Daughter to Visit

Activist to keynote Portland NAACP event

Ilasah Shabazz is coming to Portland Saturday, May 26 to be the keynote speaker at a fundraising brunch by the Portland NAACP.

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Make Your Vote Count

Ballots due for vote-by-mail election

Official ballots must reach Elections Office by the Tuesday, May 15, 8 p.m. voting deadline

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N Touch Reunion

Portland musican brings back original players

After 17 years apart, the original members of a popular band that started in north Portland, N Touch, will reunite for a one night only performance

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Women of Color Rise as Top Candidates

Loca election races follow national trend

May 15 Primary Election shapes up to be a historic contest

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School Staffing Plans Upend King

Diverse school faces huge cuts; parents upset

Opponents say the proposal goes against the district’s own equity goals

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