Sesame Street Blues

Sesame Street

We're happy to learn Elmo and his cronies from Sesame Street are coming to Portland in mid-May for a three-day stint.According to a blurb for this "Elmo's Healthy Heroes" musical coming to the Memorial Coliseum, "When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of Healthy Heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, ...   More
Thursday, March 17, 2011 by

Blumenuer's Questions About Nuke Contingency Plans

Earl Blumenauer

 U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore) has more than one question about the feds' contingency plans to monitor radiation levels and prepare residents along the West Coast if there are fallout problems here from the Japanese nuclear disaster.Here's the letter Blumenauer released this afternoon to the Environmental Protection Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission with his questions:March 16, 2011 Lisa ...   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 by

Blumenauer's Big Battle

Earl Blumenauer

 In Oregon congressional news this week not dealing with Democratic Rep. David Wu, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) was in the middle of a squabble on the House floor with Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.).This video below from the verbal battle Thursday deals with Republicans' claim about a "government takeover of health care."Lungren took issue with Blumenauer lumping him in with what's been judged by ...   More
Friday, March 4, 2011 HANK STERN

Watch the Video: Blumenauer Says "Public Broadcasting in the Crosshairs"


With the newly Republican-controlled Congress set to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the federal budget, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) has joined with NPR and local PBS stations in warning those cuts could drastically affect public broadcasting.At a time when public broadcasting has come under attack from the right wing for alleged liberal bias, Blumenauer argues that rural Oregonians ...   More
Monday, February 14, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Add Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader to the List of Obama Tax Deal Foes From Oregon (UPDATED )

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenuaer (D-Ore.) has become the third House Democrat from Oregon to oppose President Obama's tax deal. In urging the president to in essence show some backbone in dealings with Republicans, Blumenauer joins with Reps. Peter DeFazio and David Wu as opponents of Obama's deal with the GOP. UPDATE: And U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader has become the fourth of Oregon's four House Democrats ...   More
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 HANK STERN

U.S. Congressional District 3 (Democrats)

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Monkey Bite: Salem Attack Under Investigation (Updated)

As the state Legislature moves to outlaw exotic pets, the past weekend brought a reminder of why some lawmakers say a ban is necessary. AP is reporting that police are seeking a man and his pet monkey, after the monkey bit a 6-year-old girl at Salem's Riverfront Park. Salem police have not yet responded to a phone call from WW seeking an update on the case. If they have a name for the owner, ...   More
Monday, April 20, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Interested in Clean Energy? Go Here

Remember when clean, alternative energies for the future were a fairly big concern, back before the current economic deathmatch began and clean energy opponents seized on the freefall to say now's not the time to change our approach? The nonprofit Focus the Nation is coming to Portland to remind you that the time is now for cleaner energy. Founded in 1999 by Portland's own Green House Network, ...   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Ryan Fleming


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