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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Betting on Diversity

Filmmaker creates jobs incubator for blacks, females

The fellowship is the brainchild of Ifanyi Bell, an accomplished and Emmy-nominated African American filmmaker who grew up a mile and a half north of the original 35-year-old Portland Community Media building in northeast Portland.

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Fighting Displacement

Zoning plan to protect affordable Mobile Home Parks

The city’s 56 mobile home parks are some the most affordable residential areas left in Portland and many of the residents of these parks cannot financially afford to move.

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Advocating for KairosPDX

One year lease brings uncertainty

KairosPDX wanted a five year lease, but the district offered only one year, plus a rent increase of over 30 percent, according to KairosPDX school board members.

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Scooter Rentals Begin

Pilot transportation option will be evaluated

Two companies were allowed to set up shop for their app-based scooter services last week thanks to permits from the Portland Bureau of Transportation as part of a pilot program to test the compatibility of e-scooters in the city.

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Final offer for school bus drivers falls short

Workers say stike is possible

Portland Public Schools special education bus drivers may go on strike

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Inspired by Science

Young inventor competes for top prize

Rishab Jain, a soon-to-be eighth grader at Stoller Middle School in Beaverton, was one of 10 finalists chosen to fight for the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” for his cancer treatment innovation.

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Team Beats Back Jail Door

Works with drug addicted, homeless to change outcomes

Pilot project helps struggling people, many living on the street, get connected with social services and treatment, instead of continuing to cycle through the criminal justice system.

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Court Pick Sets up Battle

Liberal groups in staunch opposition

Like Trump’s first nominee last year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump's latest Supreme Court judge pick Brett Kavanaugh could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare.

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Deadly Force Reviewed

First shooting by PSU campus police kills man

Multiple witnesses report that man killed was trying to break up a fight outside the Cheerful Tortoise

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Memory Walks for Healing

OHSU study finds benefits for aging brains

Unique program focuses on brain health while also serving as a way of preserving the stories of community black elders.

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