Goldberg: Anger over homelessness could turn Oregon red

PORTLAND, Oregon An ad for one of the candidates for governor of Oregon begins with shots of trash and the tarp-covered tent encampments that line ...

November 7, 2022
11:22 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon An ad for one of the candidates for governor of Oregon begins with shots of trash and the tarp-covered tent encampments that line many of Portland's streets. 'Nobody in Oregon would say, ‘Let's keep doing exactly what we've been doing,'' says the candidate. She continues, 'I called for a homelessness state of emergency nearly three years ago, while Kate Brown' — the current Democratic governor — 'did nothing.' It's not a surprising message in a campaign in which homelessness and crime are central issues.

MICHELLE GOLDBERG