Portland-Area Postal Workers Protest Prospect of Five-day Mail Week

Today's rain didn't stop Portland-area postal employees from gathering to protest a Postal Service proposal to end Saturday mail delivery. About 40 sign-toting letter carriers and other employees chanted “Your mail, your service, six days a week” as they marched on the sidewalk this afternoon outside Portland's main post office on Northwest Hoyt Street. The proposed end to Saturday ...   More
Thursday, July 1, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Medical Marijuana Group to Protest Outside The Oregonian

This editorial that ran over the weekend in The Sunday Oregonian has inflamed a medical marijuana group to call for a protest Thursday, July 29 outside the newspaper. Oregon Green Free CEO Jim Klahr says his group was unhappy that the daily called an upcoming medical marijuana ballot measure a “charade.” The group also took offense to The Oregonian's use of quotation marks around ...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

PETA Takes The Fun Out of Everything

PETA protesters, calling the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus "The Cruelest Show on Earth," gathered downtown today to protest the circus's Sept. 2-5 visit to Portland. And in true PETA fashion, the animal rights group had a hook for its noon demonstration at the corner of Southwest Yamhill and Broadway. The protest of about 10 demonstrators was centered around Nicole Matthews, a ...   More
Thursday, August 12, 2010 Sarah Jacoby

Why There's a Protest Outside Dogs Dig It

Cristen Love doesn't dig Dogs Dig It any more. The 29-year-old woman says the dog daycare center in southeast Portland fired her last week after what she describes as her calling out owners and management on their business practices. And Love, while not quite going Steven Slater on her former employer, is responding by organizing regular protests with her supporters outside the business at 1132 ...   More
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Sarah Jacoby

Protesters Rally In Response to TriMet Fare Increase

City Hall this afternoon drew dozens of protesters concerned about recent changes at TriMet. Today, of course, marked the first day of TriMet's nickel fare increase, a move that raised the cost of riding a TriMet bus across two zones to $2.05. Meantime, TriMet has continued to cut services even as it prepares to ask voters for a new $125 million bond in November. While denouncing the service ...   More
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Protest and TriMet Alert: The Obama Edition

Here are a couple of things readers should know about President Obama coming to Portland this Wednesday Oct. 20 to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber at the Oregon Convention Center. 1) Anti-war protesters plan to rally from 3:3o pm to 6:45 pm near the convention center urging the president to end both wars and close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. 2) TriMet ...   More
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Jason Slotkin


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