Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1378-1-.html Sat, 02 Aug 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Tea Party vs. Unions - Two groups, one public square. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17381-tea_party_vs_unions_two_groups_one_public_square.html Portland’s living room—a.k.a. Pioneer Courthouse Square—hosted two very different guests last weekend less than 24 hours apart. On a rainy Friday evening, April 15, the Oregon tea party held c]]> Hotseat: Jody Williams - A Nobel Peace Prize winner who threatened to fry Canada’s prime minister. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17345-hotseat_jody_williams_a_nobel_peace_prize_winner_who_threatened_to_fry_canadas_prime_minister.html Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams wasn’t always so anti-authoritarian and outspoken.  Williams, who is speaking in Portland this week, says she worried about getting in trouble growing ]]> Stiffing Working Stiffs - Lawmakers could have acted to shield day laborers from bosses who cheat them out of wages. Instead they turned their backs. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17648-stiffing_working_stiffs_lawmakers_could_have_acted_to_shield_day_laborers_from_bosses_who_cheat_them.html Antonio Sanchez says he worked long hours for Enrique Hernandez in June 2009.
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Hotseat: Evgeny Morozov - The revolution may not be televised, but here’s one man who says it’s not going to be posted on social media, either. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17317-hotseat_evgeny_morozov_the_revolution_may_not_be_televised_but_heres_one_man_who_says_its_not_going_.html Amid the torrent of words praising social media’s role in helping to overthrow governments, Evgeny Morozov has a different take.  Morozov, who speaks in Portland Wednesday, April 6, contrasts]]> Streets Of Death! - Stick to the neighborhood greenway—or else. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17526-streets_of_death__stick_to_the_neighborhood_greenway%E2%80%94or_else.html The Portland Bureau of Transportation says the city is getting safer to bike in: Portland’s bicycle traffic increased 190 percent between 2000 and 2009, and accidents declined 39 percent, the bur]]>