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A Troubling Update on a Football Story

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A couple weeks ago, WW ran this piece before the Super Bowl about former NFL players living in the Northwest who are fighting for health benefits to cover their severe post-career injuries.One of the more serious concerns expressed by those ex-players and many others is over a relatively unstudied diseas...   More
 
Monday, February 21, 2011 by TIFFANY STUBBERT

Planned Parenthood Rally Tonight

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Volunteers and supporters of Planned Parenthood will rally tonight (Feb. 21), from 5 pm-6pm at the organization's Columbia/Willamette's Regional Center (3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.), to protest the U.S. House of Representatives vote last Friday that would p...   More
 
Monday, February 21, 2011 by TIFFANY STUBBERT

City Council Meets on Joint Terrorism Task Force

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 Portland's City Council heard today from the American Civil Liberties Union, the U.S. Attorney for Oregon and others on the question of whether the city should rejoin the federal Joint Terrorism Task...   More
 
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 by TIFFANY STUBBERT

Workers Protest Janus Youth Programs

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Workers at two of the at-risk and homeless programs run by Janus Youth Programs hit the streets today to protest.

Laura Taylor, a 24-year-old employee of Harry's Mother, a runaway shelter for young people, says the non-profit Janus is trying to force employees to accept contract c...   More
 
Monday, February 7, 2011 by TIFFANY STUBBERT

Bruce McCain Files to Run for Reynolds School Board

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Former Multnomah County Sheriff's Capt. Bruce McCain has been an active commenter on the    More
 
Monday, February 7, 2011 by TIFFANY STUBBERT

Oregon Board of Pharmacy Targets Bath Salts (Not Those Ones)

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On March 23, the Oregon Board of Pharmacy will amend the list of controlled substances for the State of Oregon.

So called "Bath Salts," or methylenedioxypryrovalerone, MDPV, is currently available in a variety of places like smoke or head shops and online. Bath Salts have emerged as a popular drug in the South and Midwest with effects comparable to amphetamine and cocaine. Los Angeles is   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 by TIFFANY STUBBERT

Live Review: Marc Maron

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If you haven't heard Marc Maron's podcast, WTF, you might not be fully prepared to see him live. His acerbic wit and piercing honesty jolted the audience more than once. He's been performing for over 20-years, but recently found a larger audience through his podcast, developing his unique style of comedy as therapy (see    More
 
Saturday, January 29, 2011 by TIFFANY STUBBERT

Protest Planned at Pioneer Square to Support Protesters in Egypt

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There's a gathering planned for Pioneer Courthouse Square in support of the protesters in Egypt on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 29.
The Egyptian Association for Change—a group of Egyptians and Egyptian Americans interested in the country's democratic, economic, political and social reform—is hosting a peaceful protest at the downtown Portland square from 2 pm to 5pm.
For more information on...   More
 
Friday, January 28, 2011 by TIFFANY STUBBERT

Stadium Neighbors' Parking Recommendations for Timbers Games

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With the Portland Timbers' first Major League Soccer home game approaching on April 14, the Northwest District Association is ready to send the city some recommendations for parking around PGE Park.

Stadium neighbors have worried about the impact of large crowds in...   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by TIFFANY STUBBERT

One Night Street Count

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About 50 volunteers from Multnomah County and the city of Portland will head out this Wednesday, Jan. 26 to the street, into homeless camps, and under bridges to count the number of homeless people.
"We're hearing there's more, new homeless," said Maileen Hamto, a spokeswoman for the Portland Housing Bureau. "We're looking to confirm that's what's really happening."The goal of the count ...   More
 
Monday, January 24, 2011 by TIFFANY STUBBERT
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