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Why Some Central Catholic Neighbors Are Mad


Some residents around Central Catholic High School in Southeast Portland have formed a petition seeking to relocate the school after years of what they call struggling with limited space, parking and traffic issues.As Central Catholic prepares to implement a $30 million expansion that would eliminate all but two on-site parking spaces, the campus' disgruntled neighbors have organized to stop the s...   More
Saturday, April 2, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

Wyden Supports Obama's Efforts in Libya's "Humanitarian Crisis"


U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is supporting President Obama's decision to launch U.S. forces in Libya—for the moment.
Unlike Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) who voiced "serious concerns" about the Democratic president's Libya decision or Rep. Peter DeFa...   More
Friday, April 1, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

The Seven-Year Itch

Same-sex marriages from 2004 celebrated. A ballot measure to restore same-sex marriage rights? Not so fast.

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Last weekend, First Unitarian Church of Portland marked the seventh anniversary of the brief moment in 2004 when Multnomah County    More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Today's Sermon at Same-Sex Marriage Anniversary: We're Tired of Waiting For Marriage Rights (UPDATED with videos of TV ads)

same-sex marriage

On the morning of March 3, 2004, hundreds of same-sex couples waited in line hoping to be among the first to receive a marriage license in Multnomah County.
In that line were First Unitarian Church of Portland members who then hurried down to their church with their new licenses to participate in marriage ceremonies. Over the ensuing week, Rev.    More
Sunday, March 27, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

Merkley Voices "Serious Concerns" with U.S. Involvement in Libya

Jeff Merkley

Put U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley on the lengthening list of Democratic lawmakers to express frustration with President Obama's decision to launch U.S. forces in a military intervention against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.  In a written statement, the Oregon Democrat's office told WW he "has serious concerns ab...   More
Friday, March 25, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

Portland Disaster Relief Events for Japan (UPDATED)

Japan earthquake

While Japan tries to recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami, Portlanders are organizing events to raise money for relief efforts and to mourn for the victims.
UPDATED on March 23 with upcoming events and fund-raisers:
Donations to Real Medicine
The Ace Hotel, Rudy's Barbershop, Bimbo's Cantina and the Cha Cha Lounge will match up to $18,000 in donations to Real Medicine's ...   More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

Updated Lineup Annouced for "From Oregon, With Love" Japan Relief Benefit

Pink Martini! Storm Large! Ballet dancers!


Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 27, if you want to help raise money in Portland for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.
Stephen Marc Beaudoin, who produced a local benefit concert for Haiti earthquake victims last year that raised $162,000, is co-producing next weekend's music...   More
Friday, March 18, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

Portland Students Rally Against Wisconsin Union Bill


More than 100 people gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square this afternoon to show solidarity with thousands of Wisconsin students who participated in a walk-out today to protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's "budget repair" bill.The bill, which the Republican governor signed into law today, limits collective bargaining rights for most unionized public employee workers in Wisconsin. In Portland, st...   More
Friday, March 11, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

From The Shores Of Tripoli

Three generations of Libyan women living in Portland voice their fears for their homeland.

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When the insurrection against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi spread to Tripoli a few weeks ago, Lutfia Zarrugh could hear endless   More
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Libyans in Portland Plead for U.S. Help


Members of the Libyan community in Portland held a rally to support rebel opponents of Moammar Gadhafi's regime and to plead for U.S. aid in ousting the strongman from their homeland.  The rain fell heavily on Pioneer Courthouse Square Friday evening, but the voices of more than 50 Libyan-Americans and other supporters were strong as they marched bearing signs and flags, chanting "No more Gad...   More
Sunday, March 6, 2011 by AILIN DARLING
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