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The P Club Faces State Investigation Over Alleged Discrimination Against Gays and Trannsexual Patrons

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The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries says it's opening an investigation into a North Portland bar that's allegedly discriminating against gays and transsexuals. BOLI Commissioner Brad Avakian issued a complaint Wednesday against the P Club, 5264 N. Lombard St. The complaint alleges that Christopher Penner, owner of P Club, called at least one regular customer and left voice...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by KATY SWORD

SEIU 503 Endorses Charlie Hales


The Service Employees International Union Local 503 has announced it's endorsing Charlie Hales for mayor. This follows the announcement last month that SEIU 49—the state's second largest labor union—would endorse Hales. Hales announced the endorsement Tuesday on    More
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by KATY SWORD

State Tells Restaurant Workers No Gloves Required

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The gloves are off, and they can stay that way.

The Oregon Health Authority says that new code requiring food handlers to wear gloves while touching food isn't going to be enacted after all. The requirement was supposed to go into...   More
Friday, July 13, 2012 by KATY SWORD

Know Your Rights

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People with badges are used to getting their way—even if the badge was issued by Blart Security. Teenagers aren’t always crazy about people telling them what to do. So when the guy in the unif   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 KATY SWORD

Hales Names Replacements for Fired Campaign Staff


Former City Commissioner Charlie Hales is starting to replace the campaign staff he let go after finishing first in the May 15 mayoral primary. He's named Evyn Mitchell as his campaign manager and Liz Burns as campaign finance director. Mitchell has worked for Senate Democrats, Suzanne Bonamici, the A...   More
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by KATY SWORD

Backers of "Robin Hood" Tax Help Kick Off Campaign


Local members of the Robin Hood Tax, a campaign to tax Wall Street trades, helped launched their effort today in front of the Chase Bank at Southwest Sixth Avenue and Yamhill Street. The campaign is calling on Congress to impose a .05 percent tax on every $100 of stocks, bonds, currency and derivatives traded in the U.S. Backers say such a ...   More
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by KATY SWORD
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