January 2018

January was busy, but really fun. I was able to focus on some more significant stories. The first female national commander of the American Legion visited Oregon and I spent almost a full day with her as she visited the Capitol and an all-female post. The Womxn’s March again drew thousands, despite the rain. And January was the start to the Statesman Journal’s big push to focus on stories of homelessness this year. On the day of the annual Point-in-Time homeless count, we sent out 12 reporters and photographers. We met with people experiencing homelessness, as well as advocates and volunteers. We hope to do many more stories, and more in-depth stories, this coming year on all issues surrounding homelessness.