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Occupy Portland's Next Big Protest: "Shut Down the Corporations," Coming Feb. 29

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Occupy Portland is planning its next big event for Wednesday, Feb. 29, a protest called “Shut Down the Corporations.”

Occupiers call it “F-29,” and while the idea originated here in Portland, it has spread to an estimated 60 cities nationwide

The protest will target corporate members of the    More
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

UPDATED: Union Groups Co-Host Rally But Disagree on Title, Priorities

Oregon State Capitol.

Union groups plan to descend on the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, but they can't seem to agree on what to call the rally—or why they're having it.

The SEIU 503, which represents state workers, advertises the Presidents Day event as “A Day of Action for Oregon’s Future.” (Fliers for the rally were handed out at an Occupy Portland event Thursday night.)

But the Oregon Educati...   More
Friday, February 17, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Grant High Principal Tells Students "Rites of Passage" Are Over Following Assaults


In the wake of controversy over alleged locker-room assaults, the principal of Grant High School has told students that the history of hazing or initiations—what she calls "rites of passage"—must end.

Principal Vivian Orlen sent a letter to students following reports of a ...   More
Thursday, February 16, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

“G-ing” in the Spotlight

Grant High students speak out about the locker-room assaults.

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For the past four weeks, Grant High School in Northeast Portland has been under a cloud of scrutiny and shame. Four of its students face criminal investigation for allegedly assaulting two of th   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Valentine's Day in the Naked City: Couple Arrested After Sex Role-Playing in Grocery Parking Lot


A Northeast Portland couple took sex-in-a-car to new places in celebration of Valentine’s Day, much to the annoyance—and alarm—of the Portland Police Bureau.
At 12:35 p.m., workers at the New Seasons on North Interstate Avenue called the police because they were concerned about the blue Subaru Legacy leaving the parking lot. They saw a naked woman in the back, bound and with duct tape ove...   More
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Occupy Arrestees Win Their Right to Full Trials—Even Though They May Not Need It


The estimated 160 people arrested during Occupy Portland protests in the past five months have won the right to jury trials—a legal victory that advocates say will force prosecutors to mount a case in every arrest.

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Albrecht ruled Wednesday that for certain misdemeanors charges—class A and B—defendants have the right to a trial, even though...   More
Thursday, February 9, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Have A Fossil-Fuel-Free Weekend, Courtesy of PSU


In an effort to assess Portlanders’ actual enthusiasm for electric cars, Portland State University is conducting a survey about them—and they are dangling the possibility of winning prizes if you take part.

People filling out the survey—which seeks opinion about cars and foreign oil—are put...   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

KGW Steps Back On Interview with Alleged Grant High Victim’s “Relative”


The families of two alleged victims of a hazing incident at Grant High School have lashed out at KGW TV Channel 8 for airing an interview with a woman they say posed as a relative of one of the victims.

The families have told school officials that the person interviewed was not a relative, and that the KGW interview provided false information about what allegedly happened during the inciden...   More
Monday, February 6, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

UPDATED: Four Laid Off in Oregonian Takeover of Hillsboro Argus


The Oregonian has taken over management of the Hillsboro Argus, according to Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia.
Bhatia announced the change in Tuesday’s issue of the Argus.
Four Argus employees were laid off during the takeover, a nearly 25 percent cut to the newspaper's staff.   More
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

UPDATED: Lincoln Posts Lowest Grad Rate for African-American Students of Any PPS High School


At one high school in Portland, only 38 percent of black kids graduate in four years, according to data released by the Oregon Department of Education on Friday.

It’s Lincoln High—the worst in the district for black students graduating on time, according to data released for the 2010-11 school year.

Lincoln, me...   More
Monday, January 30, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN
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