Updated Birth Canal Control: A New Rule Would Protect Anti-Abortion Physicians


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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has drafted a new federal rule that would block clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities getting federal grants from turning down physicians and nurses who won't perform abortions or dispense the morning-after pill. As with all matters related to abortion, debate on the proposed change is already sharply divided. A spokesman for the federal ...   More
 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 BETH SLOVIC

The Pitchfork Rebellion Comes to Portland


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Well, there didn't seem to be any federal agents this time (or were there?) at Sunday's rally in Pioneer Square for the so called “Pitchfork Rebellion” (a group of environmental activists from Lane County). The Pitchfork Rebellion was founded by husband and wife team Day and Neila Owen. The group is made up of forest-dwellers who say that Lane County lumber companies are making them ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Kevin Stark

No. 1 Problem: Cops blame gas prices for increase in roadside bladder bombs


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Here's a new angle on high gas prices: Oregon State Police blame soaring prices at the pump for a sharp increase in how many urine-filled bottles litter crews find on a stretch of Interstate 84. Huh? The theory goes like this: OSP Public Information Officer Lieutenant Gregg Hastings says it's long been true that commercial truckers will piss in a bottle rather than waste time to stop. And ...   More
 
Thursday, August 7, 2008 Kevin Stark

Finally, somebody writes the Beijing story I've been waiting for.


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Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm concerned that the Chinese gymnasts are, like, all four-year olds too. But, the Times UK was nice enough to research a much more important question that I've been pondering since all those digi-fireworks went off at the opening ceremonies: Who's getting laid at the Olympic Village? Answer: Everybody. Here's a taster from former Olympian Matthew Syed's hot, sweaty tell all ...   More
 
Friday, August 22, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

Who Was Responsible For $3.1 Million Mistake? City Has No Clue


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About half of the 1,800 pensioners enrolled in Portland's Fire and Police Disability and Retirement Fund have been getting overpaid by an average of $60 a month for more than a decade, city officials said this afternoon in a meeting with reporters. Since 1995, when officials believe a "miscalculation" in benefit payouts was introduced into the controversial system, the overpayments have totaled about ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 COREY PEIN

Making Sure You're Still Angry About James Chasse Jr.


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Wednesday, Sept. 17 marks the two-year anniversary of the death of James Chasse Jr., and the Mental Health Association of Portland wanted to be sure today that your outrage hasn't waned. Several association members spent the afternoon surrounding the Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct, drawing outlines of bodies and leaving a chalky roster on the sidewalk that lists the names of 12 mentally ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Katie Gilbert

These Demonstrators Give Planned Parenthood Some Love


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After months of protests opposing the new Planned Parenthood facility in Northeast at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Beech Street,, one group is coming out to demonstrate in support of the future health center. The newly-formed Portland Feminist Action League is holding two events in the next couple of weeks to voice opposition to the anti-abortion protesters that swarm NE MLK Blvd. almost ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Mariah Summers

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