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New County-By County Unemployment Numbers For Oregon

The Oregon Employment Department's latest breakdown today of unemployment numbers last month by county remains bleak.

Here are some of the lowlights from the state's overall 12.2...   More
Monday, July 20, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

Lukewarm Reception

Oregon’s upcoming ban on hand-held cell phones while driving might not live up to all its promises.

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In the next several weeks, Gov. Ted Kulongoski is expected to sign a bill that would make Oregon the sixth state to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. Starting Jan. 1, violators of t ...   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

And So It Begins: Paperwork Filed To Try Recalling Mayor Sam Adams (UPDATED with signature sheets OK'd for circulation)

Aiming to pull off the first successful recall in Portland since 1952, the group trying to recall Mayor Sam Adams filed its paperwork (PDF) to...   More
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

Maybe You Should Ignore That Tap On Your Shoulder

Here's a little alcohol-buying factoid: the penalty in Oregon for buying beer for someone who's underage can be as much as a year in jail and $6,000-plus in fines

That tidbit comes courtesy of the drug and alcohol awareness    More
Monday, July 6, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

On The Street, What Some Portlanders Think About John Kroger's Report On Sam Adams

After Attorney General John Kroger released his report yesterday on Mayor Sam Adams, we went out to ask a few Portlanders what they made of the report and Adams' actions with Beau Breedlove. Here's what the people we spoke with had to say:

Niko Kerhulas ...   More
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

Online Voter Registration Passed by State Senate

A measure that would allow online voter registration in Oregon has passed the state Senate.

The measure, House Bill 2386, was approved Monday by the Senate and has already been approved by the House. But it must now return to the House for approval of several small amendments.

Henry Kraemer, political coordinator of the Oregon Bus Pro...   More
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

The Local Fallout From The Iran Crisis

There's a large group of Portlanders following the turmoil in Iran with more interest than most.

On Friday night, between 250 and 300 people from the local Iranian community gathered outside Portland State University's Millar library for a vigil to show soli...   More
Sunday, June 21, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

Former Basic Rights Oregon Head Roey Thorpe's New Job

According to The Lund Report, former Basic Rights Oregon boss Roey Thorpe has been chosen to be the next ...   More
Thursday, June 18, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

Baby-Face Politics

A grisly slaying gives new life to an old idea—criminalizing the killing of a fetus.

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The recent slaying of Heather Snively and her 8-month-old fetus reignited a hot-button political issue that’s popped up here and all over America after similar tragedies. Should Korena Roberts, ...   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Aaron Mendelson
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