TriMet Urged to Extend Transfers to Three Hours

TriMet bus

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is starting a campaign to press TriMet to extend current bus and MAX transfer tickets to three hours.The current transfer times for bus are one hour from the end of the route and two hours from the time of fare purchase for MAX, which the community group says aren't long enough transf...   More
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Bill Would Provide In-state Tuition for Undocumented Oregon Students

Undocumented Student

A Democratic and a Republican state legislator have introduced a tuition equity bill that would give in-state college tuition to undocumented Oregon students.

Rep. Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) and Sen. Frank Morse (R-Albany), along with the Oregon Student Association and    More
Monday, February 14, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

CNN to Air Same-Sex Marriage Ad with Oregon Couples on Valentine's Day

Why Marriage Matters

Before that cynical voice in your head takes control and you swear off Valentine's Day as nothing more than a commercial holiday, tune into CNN this Monday to see a national ad campaign in support of same-sex marriage.
You might even see someone you know.Throughout the day Feb. 14, a commercial featuring four Oregon couples—two gay, two straight—will air nationwide as the beginning of a se...   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Soup’s Off

A new bill would outlaw the shark-fin trade in Oregon.

Oregon could become the second state in the United States to outlaw the grisly trade of shark fins that go into Asian delicacy soups selling for    More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

BAG IT!: The Northwest Film Premiere

Bag It

Mark your calendar for March 4, the Northwest premiere of the film BAG IT! at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd.).

In addition to viewing the film about plastic's impact on the world, audience members can learn more about the proposed statewide plastic ...   More
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Comcast's $23 Million Settlement in Oregon


Thanks to a class-action lawsuit, about 500,000 Comcast customers in Oregon will share compensation from a $23 million settlement in overcharged late fees by the cable company.The lawsuit under the state's Unlawful Trade Practices Act stemmed from charges Comcast collected during the past seven years—a $6 late fee it got from customers in Oregon.As a result, about 500,000 Oregon residents who us...   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Local Company Offers Valentines Delivered by Bike


Here's a way to help the Portland Women's Crisis Line and share some bike love this Valentine's Day.
Owners of the Portland-based company Trees By Bike, Max Kirchoff and Christina Collada, have expanded their business with the creation of    More
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Learn More About A Publicly Owned State Bank Proposed for Oregon

Oregon State Bank

The Oregonians for a State Bank group is holding a forum Tuesday, Feb. 1 on a proposal circulating in the state Legislature to establish a publicly owned bank in Oregon.The state bank proposal—which opponents have said is barred by the state Constitution and deals with a subject the state lacks expertise in—aims to benefit Orego...   More
Monday, January 31, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Portland Peace Activists Host Candlelight Vigil Tonight

Committee to Stop FBI Repression

Portland activists are holding a candlelight vigil downtown tonight in honor of nine Midwest anti-war activists who were ordered to appear before a grand jury in Chicago by U.S. Attorney General Patrick Fitzgerald.The FBI delivered grand jury...   More
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Mountain Shop Moves Up the Street

Mountain Shop

After operating in the same inner Northeast Portland spot for 74 years, The Mountain Shop is moving a little farther east—to NE 37th Ave. and Sandy Boulevard on March 1.

Store owner David Pietka listed multiple reasons for the Mountain Shop's move from its longtime location on NE 7th Ave. and Broadway.

Available parking in ...   More
Monday, January 24, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER
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