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Blumenauer's Big Battle

Earl Blumenauer

 In Oregon congressional news this week not dealing with Democratic Rep. David Wu, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) was in the middle of a squabble on the House floor with Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.).This video below from the verbal battle Thursday deals with Republicans' claim about a   More
 
Friday, March 4, 2011 by HANK STERN

Joint Terrorism Task Force Decision Goes on Hold For a Little Longer

Mayor Sam Adams

Last month, Mayor Sam Adams announced a delay of a decision on whether Portland would re-join the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force on the eve of a Feb. 24 City Council hearing to consider the question.    More
 
Friday, March 4, 2011 by HANK STERN

Stephen Paea and His Feats of Strength

Stephen Paea

 Oregon State University's Stephen Paea wowed observers at the National Football League's pre-draft meat market where college players undergo all kinds of physical and mental tests in hopes of getting selected higher by a pro team.In this video below from over the weekend at the "draft combine," Paea bench-pressed 225 pounds a    More
 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by HANK STERN

Libya Support Rally This Weekend in Portland

Libya support rally II

Given the rapidly changing events in Libya, who knows what the state of affairs there will be in the days ahead?

But regardless of whether strongman Moammar Gadhafi remains in power, plans are underway in Portland for another rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square on Saturday, March 5 to support the protesters in ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by HANK STERN

A Second Must-See Sports Video

Concordia game winner

 I'm violating my unofficial rule of no more than one silly sports video a day with this post. But this women's basketball clip from last night's buzzer-beater at Portland's Concordia University...   More
 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by HANK STERN

Portland School Board Member Dilafruz Williams Not Running for Re-election

Dilafruz Williiams

A second incumbent on Portland Public Schools' board of directors has decided against running for re-election this May. Dilafruz Williams, who was elected to the board in 2003, announced today she won't seek a third term. She joins current board member    More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by HANK STERN

Obama Administration Stops Justice Department From Defending Federal Gay Marriage Ban

same-sex marriage ceremony

 Remember when U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said a couple years ago that his 1996 vote for the federal Defense of Marriage Act was the worst vote of his congressional career?Turns out the Obama administration now thinks lawmakers li...   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by HANK STERN

Portland's Joint Terrorism Task Force Decision Delayed Until Next Month

Joint Terrorism Task Force FBI

 Tomorrow is no longer decision day for the Portland City Council on whether the city should rejoin the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force.Mayor Sam Adams' office announced that the hearing scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 24 has been...   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by HANK STERN

David Wu Tells Good Morning America "I'm in a Good Place Now"

David Wu

 U.S. Rep. David Wu went on ABC's Good Morning America for an interview this morning to take specific questions for the first time about his    More
 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 by HANK STERN

Kitzhaber Hires Metro's Michael Jordan to Be Oregon's Chief Operating Officer

Oregon State Capitol.

 One day after announcing he was bringing Clackamas County Chairwoman Lynn Peterson into his cabinet, Gov. John Kitzhaber revealed today he is reaching into Metro to hire that agency's chief operating officer.The Democratic governor is hiring long-time Metro chief ope...   More
 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 by HANK STERN
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