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Basic Rights Oregon Takes Up Trans Issues In Health Care Debate

The hot topic of health care reform hits everyone differently. From the perspective of Basic Rights Oregon, one ignored group is transgender people, so BRO announced this week that it's building a campaign for transgender people to get ...   More
Friday, October 9, 2009 by Amanda Ingram

Ralph Nader Talks To Portland

Ralph Nader always proves a popular draw in Portland. And today was no different as he told a crowd of 400 people packed into the ballroom at University Place Hotel in downtown Portland this afternoon that "The weaker we think we are, the stronger we see the opposition....   More
Sunday, October 4, 2009 by Amanda Ingram

Noam Chomsky on Getting Rid of Elites and Much, Much More

"When elites fail, what should we do about it?" Noam Chomsky asked a crowd of Portlanders on Friday. "Simple answer: get rid of them,"

The crowd attending his lecture at The First Unitarian Church downtown loved that opening statement and much of his hourlong...   More
Sunday, October 4, 2009 by Amanda Ingram

Fair Trade Music

Can Portland provide fair wages for working musicians?

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The health of Portland’s thriving music scene is evident when you’re waiting in line Saturday night to see your favorite band, clutching a sweaty $5 bill to hand to the doorman. But not en ...   More
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Amanda Ingram

Screw Stigma At Annual AIDS Walk

The 23rd Annual Aids Walk Portland on Oct. 11 will include 100 HIV-positive men, women and children wearing red shirts that read "Screw Stigma!"

The Screw Stigma team for the Oct. 11 walk starting at Pioneer Square comes from Project 150+, a group dedicate...   More
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 by Amanda Ingram

Revisiting The Laramie Project In Oregon

"The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later" is the epilogue to "The Laramie Project" play that was based on the notorious 1998 murder in Wyoming of a gay man named Matthew Shepard. There are only 100 theaters across the world...   More
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by Amanda Ingram

TriMet Increases Security After Terrorist Suspects Arrested in Denver

TriMet announced this morning it's boosting security on public transit in response to the Sept. 19 arrests of two Denver men allegedly involved in a terrorist plot to set off explosives in the New York City su...   More
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by Amanda Ingram

Oregon Schools See Spike In Homeless Students

We know the economic recession has plunged many Oregon adults into unemployment. What sometimes goes overlooked is the recession's shattering effect it also has on kids.

Friday, September 18, 2009 by Amanda Ingram

Earl Blumenauer Changes Tune on Federal Recognition of Gay Marriage (UPDATED)

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies gays and lesbians federal legal recognition of marriage. Blumenauer's decision to join with 68 other federal lawmakers to sign ont...   More
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by Amanda Ingram

Politicos' Facebook Rankings

If Facebook is the real indicator of awesomeness for our politicians, Oregonians clearly love former Gov. John Kitzhaber.

Though it was only nine days ago that Kitzha...   More
Friday, September 11, 2009 by Amanda Ingram
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