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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Getting Ahead with a Degree

Instructor applies life experiences

Usha Ramanujam gets inspired when she talks about her perspective students.

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Shootings Draw Response

Vancouver leaders look for answers

Two southwest Washington civil rights groups are looking for answers after a string of officer-involved shootings in Clark County.

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Toran Offers a Plan for Wapato

New proposal for never used jail

A new vision for the never-used Wapato jail been drafted by Volunteers of America. This time the proposal is to create a 100-bed residential treatment program for addiction and mental health services for men and women.

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Emotions Run High

Chief joins screening of ‘The Hate You Give’

“We still have to recognize and acknowledge that there’s bias in the world and we’re not always aware of it…we know as Portland Police officers that anything that happens anywhere else in this country impacts us here, in the winds of how we do our jobs here.”

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Rib Pit Finds Way to Survive

Wayne Cannon downsizes to keep barbeque history alive

“We're in the process of trying to maintain a reasonable price of our product and keep the costs down to survive,” proprietor and chef Wayne Cannon said.

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De La Salle’s New Home

Diverse high school plans move to St. Charles Parish

The culturally diverse De La Salle North Catholic High School has signed an historic agreement paving the way for its move from the Kenton Neighborhood of north Portland to the St. Charles Parish, a diverse congregation in the Cully Neighborhood of northeast Portland.

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A Legacy of Action

Vancouver Avenue First Baptist celebrates 75 years

The Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church is an important epicenter for African-American life in Portland, where its members find a welcoming space to make an impact on social justice issues of the day.

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‘It looked like a river’

Burst water main sees swift repair

“It looked like the Deschutes River right here,” said Kevin Hendrickson, whose home was about 100 feet from the break. “I am amazed they succeeded at replacing that pipe that fast.”

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Emotionally Raw

PSU Board faced with pleas to disarm

Portland State University’s Board of Trustees has a lot to digest after an emotionally raw meeting with the campus community to discuss a new report and investigation of the PSU security office and its controversial policy to arm campus police officers.

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Not on Board

Groups align against I-5 expansion

A coalition of dozens of organizations, small businesses, and Portland community members are worried Oregon Department of Transportation’s proposed Rose Quarter freeway project will further worsen the air quality of nearby Harriet Tubman Middle school, among other concerns, despite a recent environmental assessment from the state agency claiming the opposite would occur.

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