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Dan Savage endorses Sam Adams for mayor




City Commissioner Sam Adams added Dan Savage to his list of endorsements for mayor at Rebooting Democracy's PolitiPalooza party tonight.

Dan Savage--well-known for his syndicated column Savage Love--emceeded Rebooting Democracy's political fashion sh...   More
 
Saturday, January 12, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Rebooting Democracy: Days one and two




About 450 people are here at Montgomery Park this weekend for Rebooting Democracy, jazzing themselves up for the election year.

(Here let me disclose that when I'm not blogging for WW, I'm volunteering for the conference. One of my friends from co...   More
 
Saturday, January 12, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Booty Call: Get To Rebooting Democracy This Weekend




All the presidential election results from 3,000 miles away giving you that political itch to take action? This weekend gives you a chance to scratch that itch, and to scratch it hard.

The event at Montgomery Park is Rebooting Democracy — and ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Update to Shelter from the Storm




Here's an update to WW's report about City Council voting this week whether to provide $338,043 to a non-profit that provides case management and other services to the Portland homeless, to operate ...   More
 
Thursday, January 3, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Shelter From The Storm

The city focuses on homeless women—for the moment.


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The amount of shelter space set aside for homeless women in Portland may soon triple for the rest of the winter. City Council is expected to pass an ordinance today, Jan. 2 that will allocate $338,043 ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 Amanda Waldroupe

Imitation Being the Sincerest Form of Flattery, Check Out Boise's plan to end homelessness.




The Idaho Statesman reported last week that the Boise City Council voted to spend $2 million on ending homelessness, as part of a "10-year Plan to Reduce and Prevent Chronic Homelessness."
...   More
 
Monday, December 24, 2007 by Amanda Waldroupe

Sam Adams could use some spelling lessons. Maybe his education endorsers could help.




In a press release this week to show off mayoral candidate Sam Adams' education bona fides, Adams listed quite a long list of endorsements.

The header on his press release is
Portland will succeed as a...   More
 
Thursday, December 20, 2007 by Amanda Waldroupe

Anti-LNG protesters call on Governor to oppose LNG




About 150 people opposed to a liquefied natural gas pipeline that would cut across Oregon gathered Wednesday outside NW Natural's headquarters in Portland and called on Gov. Ted Kulongoski (who considers his political legacy to depend upon his record on    More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2007 by Amanda Waldroupe

Anti-war protest Thursday




What says the holidays better than protesting the possibility of a second (stupid) war?

That's what some Portlanders will be doing this Thursday at noon, when they'll meet outside the Portland offices of U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer and David Wu (both D-Oregon)...   More
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 by Amanda Waldroupe

Who is the real Gordon Smith?, Oregon Democrats ask


More than 50 people gathered outside of Gordon Smith's Portland office at the World Trade Center Wednesday morning to protest his inconsistent voting record in the U.S. Senate.

"We need to hold him accountable and have him stand on his record," says Meredith Wood-Smith, chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon.

The protest was organized by the Democratic Party of Orego...   More
 
Friday, December 7, 2007 by Amanda Waldroupe
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