Portland International Airport Wants Court to Delay Debut of Clearcutting Ads

UPDATE: Judge says no delay; airport will display ad

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UPDATE, 4 pm: Port of Portland spokesman Steve Johnson tells WW the airport will display an anti-clearcutting ad as soon as environmental group Oregon Wild sends the poster.But Johnson says the Port plans to appeal the Multnomah County Circuit Court decision."We believe that if the Port were to accept and post political and religious advertising in the PDX terminal, the public might conclude that ...   More
 
Friday, December 20, 2013 AARON MESH

ACLU Wary that New Portland Police Tactic Could Increase Racial Profiling

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As budget cuts loom for the department, the Portland Police Bureau is pitching a new "hot spot policing" technique, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon is worried that it may increase racial tensions between minorities and the cops.The new method was pitched to the Portland City Council this week. Hot spot policing uses data to show exactly where crime occurs, and then officers are dispatched ...   More
 
Friday, March 22, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Textual Taboos

Celebrate Banned Books Week with some censored literature. Like Where's Waldo?

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Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-Oct. 1) is a nationwide celebration that highlights banned or challenged books and educates readers of their First Amendment rights. Marking its 30th anniversary this year, the ACLU of Oregon is running several events in Portland, including a banned books reading at Powell's on Sunday Sept. 25 and a party at Someday Lounge on Saturday Oct. 1. Co-sponsored by the American ...   More
 
Friday, September 23, 2011 EMILEE BOOHER

ACLU of Oregon Stops Breathalyzer Tests at Grant Prom


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Grant High School's prom Friday night at the Tiffany Center featured one fewer guest than expected. After announcing this winter that he wanted breathalyzer tests at the prom, Principal Joe Malone didn't get what he wanted. ACLU of Oregon, prompted by news of Malone's proposal, raised numerous questions about the constitutionality of searching students going to the prom. Among those questions: ...   More
 
Monday, May 17, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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