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Shelters and Red Cross open severe winter shelters for homeless

For the next two nights, severe winter shelters will open their doors to get homeless people off the streets during the coldest part of the day.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

What color is your parachute? FBI asks for help in linking kids' backyard find to D.B. Cooper

Dinosaur bones. Buried treasure. Artifacts from a by-gone era in American history. Those are some of the things children have been known to accidentally find when they muck around in the dirt making their mud pies.

And in early March, two children foun...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Vote By Shelter

A Good Meal And A Chance To Choose Between Obama And Clinton.

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Homeless people are getting more than a warm lunch from Sisters of the Road Cafe this year. They’re getting a chance to vote. Recognizing Oregon’s vote-by-mail system requires a mailing ad ...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Amanda Waldroupe

Portlanders are marching for peace...right now!

Thousands of Portlanders came out to the South Park Blocks today to protest the Iraq War despite the crappy weather, and they are marching downtown as I write this post.

Saturday, March 15, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Green peace rally this Saturday

This Saturday at the South Park Blocks, the PDX Peace Coalition as well as a number of other groups are putting on an anti-war rally to mark the fifth anniversary of the War in Iraq, which began March 20, 2003.

The organizers claim that this peace is the ...   More
Friday, March 14, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

UPDATE, March 5: Council votes to designate Block U as site for access center

UPDATE: 03/05/2008, 3:00 PM

The City voted unanimously today to designate Block U (bounded by Northwest Broadway, Hoyt, Irving and 6th) to be the site for an access center for the homeless.

“I'm very excited to bring this forth,&#8221...   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Q&A: Gary smith

This Portland priest-turned-author cusses and helps African refugees.

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Gary Smith is a 70-year-old Catholic priest who says things like “Darfur is a frickin’ mess” and “humans are fucked up.” “I don’t fit the stereotype,” ...   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Amanda Waldroupe

Popping the Collar

WW gets the LOOK treatment.

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Most of the time I tell people to fuck off if they tell me what to wear. But I do like playing dress-up once in a while. But I will only take it so far. I’ve always thought that contemporary fas ...   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 Amanda Waldroupe

Phone Numbers

A Riddle: What’s 4,527 pages and keeps landing at our Door? Here’s another: Why?

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They’re big, they’re heavy and they take up a lot of space near your phone. If you still even have a land line. And in the Internet age, with Aunt Martha’s phone number at your Googl ...   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Amanda Waldroupe

Has democracy been rebooted?

It showed this morning in the banquet room at Montgomery Park that the Bus Project had thrown a party. With the tired looks and hangovers, it seemed as if some people had hung out dancing and partying until…oh, I wouldn't know…one in the morning.

(L...   More
Sunday, January 13, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe
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