$10,000 Offered To Members of UO Sexual Assault Prevention Review Panel


The University of Oregon will pay each member of its sexual assault prevention review panel a $10,000 honorarium, according to an announcement posted on the President's website yesterday. The payment will cover "the substantial time and expertise dedicated to this review effort,...   More
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

New York Times Profile Details Marcus Mariota's Rocky Beginnings


College football fans got the chance to learn more about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's journey from high school football benchwarmer to early Heisman Trophy favorite in a    More
Monday, August 25, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Citizen Panel Narrowly Votes 'No' GMO Labelling Measure


A citizen initiative review narrowly passed a "no" recommendation on a November ballot measure that calls for the labeling of genetically modified foods. 
The Oregon Citizen Initiative Review voted 11-9 to oppose Measure 92, which would require food manufacturers and retailers to...   More
Monday, August 25, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Dollar Shave Club's Mike Dubin Tells TechFestNW About Building a Brand Around Stories


Four years ago, Mike Dubin came home with a box of razors. “This is going to be the big one,” he told his girlfriend.
“She looked at me like I was crazy,” Dubin said at TechFestNW on Saturday. “But I hated spending all this money and time going to...   More
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

At TechFestNW, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Calls For Greater Privacy Protections


U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Friday called for a reform of U.S. privacy protections during a presentation at TechFestNW. "Laws should never be written for the convenience of the government," Wyden said. "Securing innovation and privacy in the 21st century will require major reform."Wyden, who has served on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee for 13 years, said that pr...   More
Friday, August 15, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

No Refuge From Cuts

The cost of dealing with undocumented children at the U.S.-Mexico border threatens money for refugee programs here.

Nefisa Alinur was 8½ months pregnant when she came to Portland from an Ethiopian refugee camp in 2011. Then 19, she left behind her entire family—her husband, parents and eight brothers and s   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 SAMI EDGE, SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

For Murrays, Facing Foreclosure, a Neighbor Starts a Crowdfunding Campaign

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A crowdfunding campaign is now underway to help save the house of Nelson and Helen Murray, the last African American family on their block of Northeast 11th Avenue. WW's current issue includes a story about the Murrays' battle against foreclosure in a neighborhood that—before gentrificati...   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

The Long Goodbye

The last African-American family on a Portland block faces losing its home.

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To Helen Murray, a tour of her home is a tour of her life. Over the fireplace, Helen, 77, and her husband, Nelson, 82, display photographs of their six children. Pictures of their 12 grandchil   More

State Child Welfare Worker Says Her Boss Questioned Her Ability to Speak English


A child welfare staffer at the Oregon Department of Human Services filed a complaint this month with the state labor board saying she was moved out of the job she's held for 14 years when a new boss complained her English wasn’t good enough.In her complaint to the Bureau of Labor and Industries, Carmenza Gonzalez-Garcia says she told her manager in May she was being discrimi...   More
Thursday, July 31, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Religious Community Prays for Conversion Therapy Advocates


When Dennis Parker was a young seminary student in the 1970s, doctors strapped electrodes to his scalp and shocked him each time he viewed a photo of a naked man. After his sessions, he would go outside, sit on the curb and weep. Today Dennis Parker is an openly gay pastor at St....   More
Monday, June 30, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO
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