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One Portlander's Eyewitness Report from Egypt

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We've been following the rapidly changing scene in Egypt and the impact it's had on Egyptians now living in the Portland area.
For Erica Mandell, a native Portlander, the protests in Egypt have been right out her front door. A 2005 graduate of Lincoln High School, Mandell has been working in Cairo as a...   More
 
Monday, February 7, 2011 by HANK STERN

Portland Schools Campaign Nears $200,000 Mark

Portland Public Schools

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If you're keeping track of fund-raising for Portland Public Schools' money requests this May, there have been some large corporate donations in the past week. Portlanders for Schools, the campaign fund to pass both a $548 million bond measure and renewal of a local-option levy, collected $25,000 apiece from Portland General Electric and    More
 
Monday, February 7, 2011 by HANK STERN

George Takei Beaming in to Portland

George Takei

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George Takei, who since his days as "Mr. Sulu" on Star Trek in the 1960s, has gone on to become a noted activist for gay rights, is coming to Portland later this month.

The 73-year-old Japanese-American actor, who spent part of his childhood in internment camps in the United States, will speak at a Feb. 20 event sponsored ...   More
 
Friday, February 4, 2011 by HANK STERN

Come Show Your Support For Protesters in Egypt

Egypt rally in Portland

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As events continue to develop quickly in Egypt, the local Egyptian community is planning another rally this Saturday, Feb. 5 in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Organizer Ahmed Raslan, one of the people featured in this week's ...   More
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011 by HANK STERN

Barbara Bush (The Younger Version) Endorses Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Barbara Bush

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If and when supporters of same-sex marriage rights in Oregon bring a measure to the state ballot, they might consider enlisting Barbara Bush for the campaign.Not the former First Lady Barbara Bush who's married to former President George H.W. Bush.
The ex-First Lady's granddaughter, as in the   More
 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by HANK STERN

Merde: Now It's Nicolas Batum's Turn For a Knee Injury

Nicolas Batum

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By now, Trail Blazers fans shouldn't be surprised by one more player suffering a knee injury.
But Merde! Now it's apparently Nicolas Batum's turn to join the growing list of weak-kneed Blazers, ...   More
 
Friday, January 28, 2011 by HANK STERN

Dennis Kucinich, An Olive Pit and the Dentist

Dennis Kucinich

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We know U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) has his fans in Oregon from his presidential campaigns and anti-war position.
So in the interest of updating those fans—and becaus...   More
 
Friday, January 28, 2011 by HANK STERN

Portland-Vancouver Will Try Again to Host 2012 Presidential Debate

Palin1

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It's the year before a presidential election, and supporters of bringing a presidential debate to Portland are trying again for 2012.

Similar efforts have failed before. But project manager Mark Kirchmeier says debate organizers have met with officials at the Metropolitan Exposition Recre...   More
 
Friday, January 28, 2011 by HANK STERN

President on Pot Legalization

President Barack Obama

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 If political futures turned on the popularity of questions sent into President Obama's second question-and-answer session with YouTube, cannabis legalization supporters in Oregon and    More
 
Thursday, January 27, 2011 by HANK STERN

Wyden Prevails on Secret Holds, Merkley Doesn't On Filibusters

Ron Wyden

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We've written a bit about efforts by Oregon's two Democratic senators to make major procedural reforms in the U.S. Senate.Today, both Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley learned the fate of their efforts.
Wyden prevailed in his effort to ban secret holds, the practice that allowed any senator to h...   More
 
Thursday, January 27, 2011 by HANK STERN
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