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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Community Healing

A jobs and housing mission grows

A northeast Portland non-profit is breaking down employment and housing barriers

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Sugar Shack Comes Down

Blight to give way to affordable housing

The destruction of a much-maligned former strip club, the Sugar Shack, in the Cully Neighborhood of northeast Portland, kicked off Monday

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Shared Stewardship

Social justice advocates introduce new space for organizing

A new public gathering space for multiple organizations to share and one geared toward social justice issues and support for communities of color is giving various non-profit groups a better way to consolidate their limited resources and make a bigger impact.

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Menacing Behavior Arrest

Man accused of poking strangers with metal rod

A man was arrested Monday after he allegedly used a metal rod to poke strangers in southeast Portland

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Reo’s Ribs is Back

‘We’ve been packed every day,’ owner says on re-opening

Portland once again is enjoying the soul food offerings of Reo’s Ribs. The popular black-owned restaurant in the Hollywood District reopened this month after a fire totaled the interior of its historic building a year-and-a-half-ago.

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'Our Eyes Are Wide Open’

Anniversary of killing draws parallels to today

Small permanent memorials were placed atop street signs in a southeast Portland neighborhood to honor Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw on the 30th anniversary of his death when white supremacists attacked and killed him with a baseball bat because he was black.

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First Preference Housing

Beatrice Morrow first to open under new policy

Affordable housing advocates are celebrating the opening of The Beatrice Morrow apartments, an African American- led housing complex that is the first to open under a preference policy for displaced residents.

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Mayor’s Protest Curbs Draw Fire

Eudaly, Hardesty oppose new powers

Giving the city more power to curb potentially violent protests runs into opposition

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Soul of Albina

Friday concert to bring back musicians from era

A celebration of Portland’s once prominent soul music scene and featuring many of the talented local musicians who were active in the Albina community of north and northeast Portland in the 1960s, 70s and 80s will be take place this weekend at the Alberta Rose Theater.

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Mayor Proposes Protest Curbs

Would apply to groups with history of violence

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler will bring a proposed emergency ordinance to the City Council on Thursday asking the city to restrict when and where protest groups with a history of violence may gather and demonstrate, saying tougher regulations are needed to curb injuries to people, damage to public property and offset other safety concerns.

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