Census: Oregon Stays at Five Congressional Districts


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The census numbers out this morning show Oregon didn't gain enough population in the last decade to add a sixth House seat, but that Washington has grown enough to add a 10th seat to its House delegation. The change also means one more electoral vote for Washington in the presidential election because each state's share in the Electoral College is based on adding its two senators plus its number ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 HANK STERN

One More Tidbit About the New Congress


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When the 112th Congress began this week, we did a quickie non-wonk guide of three tidbits to know about lawmakers from Oregon and Washington that you could use if pressed at a party that wasn't focused on the "important" stuff. Here's a fourth: This Congress is less than one week old and already the National Republican Congressional Committee has U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) in its political ...   More
 
Friday, January 7, 2011 HANK STERN

And The Local Place Making America's List of Gayest Cities Is ...


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Vancouver, Wash., at least according to The Advocate. The Advocate's 2011 annual gay and lesbian census lists the top 16 gayest U.S. cities and ranks Vancouver as number 6. So, why Vancouver and not Portland, which has an openly gay mayor? The LGBT mag's Mike Albo writes that it's because gay and lesbian Portlanders are moving across the river to settle down in Vancouver. The city of 165,000 ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Census: Oregon Stays at Five Congressional Districts


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 The census numbers out this morning showOregon didn’t gain enough population in the last decade to add a sixth House seat, but thatWashington has grown enough to add a 10th seat to its House delegation.The change also means one more electoral vote for Washington in the presidential election because each state’s share in the Electoral College is based on ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 HANK STERN

Need Cash? The Reward For The "River Rat" Now Up To $15,000


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The reward for any information leading to the capture of the “River Rat,” who has been robbing banks on both sides of the Columbia River, has been raised from $10,000 to $15,000. The FBI says witnesses to the River Rat's robberies describe the suspect as a white man in his 20s to mid 30s, 165 pounds, and with a medium build. He has been seen wearing a black athletic-style jacket ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Sasha Ingber

What Washington And Maine Election Results Mean For Same-Sex Marriage in Oregon


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Last night's election results in Maine and Washington left Basic Rights Oregon executive director Jeana Frazzini stressing this morning that she's a "half-glass-full" kind of person. "If I weren't, I couldn't do social justice work," Frazzini said. The quickie "half-glass-full" summary of yesterday's election when it comes to gay rights is that Maine voters overturned gay marriage in their ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 HANK STERN

Who in Oregon is Donating to Referendum 71 in Washington


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With one week to go until Washington voters decide whether to retain their state's domestic partnership rights for same-sex couples, we were curious which Oregonians and Oregon companies are donating their cash to the campaign across the river. Washington Families Standing Together, the group urging a yes vote Nov. 3 on Referendum 71 to retain domestic partnership, has collected more than $1.3 ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 HANK STERN

Basic Rights Oregon Wants Your Help In Washington


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Basic Rights Oregon is reaching across the Columbia River to help its counterparts in Washington. On Nov. 3, Washington voters will decide whether to retain domestic partnership when they consider Referendum 71. And BRO wants people to come to its downtown Portland office next week for some phone-banking of Washington voters on that question. Oregon's domestic partnership law took effect last ...   More
 
Friday, October 23, 2009 Anvi Bui

Oregon Bridge Lit Up In Purple And Gold?


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As an incredibly superstitious Oregon football fan, I'm very sensitive this week to anything that could tip the cosmic karma in the Ducks' rivalry game Saturday against the University of Washington. So imagine my "shock" to learn that Portland's Morrison Bridge is apparently lit this week in UW's purple and gold for something called "Husky Heritage Week." Could this be the final revenge of ...   More
 
Thursday, October 22, 2009 HANK STERN

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