Interested in Clean Energy? Go Here


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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

Monkey Bite: Salem Attack Under Investigation (Updated)


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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

Earl Blumenauer Vs. George Will On The House Floor


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[youtube 0_0RKWfO37s] As reported here yesterday, George Will mocked Portland in a column this week for Newsweek as a place that "liberals hope is a harbinger of America's future. Portland's ambassador for all things sustainable, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, then responded via Twitter, as noted on Blue Oregon, to the affront by inviting Will to come to Portland for a throwdown debate. And now the ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 HANK STERN

Look What Convention Is Coming to Portland In 2010


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Who says Portland needs to gamble on a convention center hotel to land conventions? We learned this morning from Poker News Daily that the National Council on Problem Gambling is coming to town next June 10-12. This year's convention in Indianapolis drew 350 people, most of whom are counselors. And we also learn there's another Oregon connection to the issues facing the council. U.S. Rep. ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 HANK STERN

David Wu's Town Hall Meeting: Round Two


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U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) took the floor at Good Samaritan Hospital Tuesday afternoon to face critics for a second day in a row. And despite an onslaught of criticism about healthcare reform, he called both meetings "civil discussions." Only about 60 people were allowed into the meeting out of a crowd of hundreds who began lining up along Northwest 22nd Avenue at 8 am. The randomly selected ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Allison Ferre

Lars Larson vs. Earl Blumenauer: The Highlights


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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and radio's Lars Larson went national last night with the debate over the congressman's health care proposal that would require Medicare to reimburse physicians for discussing end-of-life choices with patients. The back story for their appearances on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" is that Blumenauer has been angry that some Republicans and their amen chorus ...   More
 
Friday, July 31, 2009 HANK STERN

Killing Health Care Reform: Where are Wu, Schrader and DeFazio?


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For those of us who are so sickened watching the slow death of comprehensive health-care reform that we may have to see a doctor ourselves, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and other progressive House members have provided some welcome relief. Blumenauer and 56 other House lawmakers signed a letter last week saying they won't support any health-care legislation that doesn't include a strong ...   More
 
Monday, August 3, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Earl Blumenauer On End of Life Care


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Thursday, July 30, 2009 HANK STERN

Aging Pipes And Sewers Vs. Tax on Soda and Soap


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Here's a question: Would you pay a tax on soda, soap and toilet paper if you knew the money would go toward fixing "corroded pipes and overburdened sewer systems" nationwide? We ask because U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is co-sponsoring a bill that would create an infrastructure fund to tackle those repairs. And the funding mechanism that Blumenauer and other sponsors want to tap in what ...   More
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009 HANK STERN

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