As same-sex marriage foes ready for a new crusade, how many old allies will follow?
In 2007, host Ira Glass of This American Life came
to Portland on a book tour and was scheduled to speak at the 1,500-seat
New Hope Community Church in Happy Valley. He asked for a change of
Disabled Portlanders filed suit yesterday on behalf of about 700 recipients of Social Security benefits who fear their funds will be cut off when Safety Net of Oregon loses its federal qualification to manage their accounts on April 1, Street Roots News r...More
KATU televison (Channel 2) will host a live town hall with lawmakers tonight to discuss what happens now that Cover Oregon has announced it won’t have a fully operational website by the federal deadline of March 31. The discussion will follow the release today of a state-sponsored study by First Data Government Solutions about what went wrong with Oregon’s healthcare exchange.The...
Multnomah County corrections deputies earlier this month voted narrowly not to endorse Sheriff Dan Staton for re-election. The Multnomah County Corrections Deputies Association was Staton’s biggest backer in 2010. But union leadership says Staton has been an absentee sheriff out of touch with what happens in his jails, the operations of which account for more than 80 per...
County Sheriff Dan Staton failed to draw an opponent by the March 11 filing deadline despite a four-year term that has included bad news about overtime overspending, the still-unsolved investigation into the...More
They include an anti-abortion Oklahoma senator campaiging for Monica Wehby, a pro-choice GOP candidate for U.S. Senate
Two U.S. senators will pass through Portland this weekend on a fundraising sweep. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) will stop at the Paragon restaurant in the Pearl District for brunch Sunday as part of a Northwest fundraising tour for her re-ele...More
The FBI this week will ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging its agents had Portland resident Yonas Fikre kidnapped and tortured for months in the United Arab Emirates, then refused to let him re-enter the United States. Fikre is living in Sweden, where he sought asylum after being released from a UAE facility in September 2011, and after being denied an...
A Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy has been using his Facebook page to discuss his police work, attracting the attention of a watchdog group.
Deputy Robby Nashif has been posting photos and comments on his personal Facebook page making light of people with whom he interacts while on duty. For example, he posted a photo of a motorcyclist stopped for speeding with the caption, �...
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tim Crawley announced today that he supports gay marriage. “The State should not be in the business of marriage at all,” Crawley says in a press release. “In a civil as opposed to a religious context, marriage should mainly be seen as a contractual arrangement between consenting adults. But as long as the State has the authority to grant...