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


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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

Earl Blumenauer, Film Consultant?


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Yes, according to this piece in The Hill. The congressional newspaper reports today that Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) was the inspiration behind Alexandra Pelosi's “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County.” The documentary premiered last night night on HBO. And Pelosi—daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)—tells The Hill that Blumenauer put the bug in her ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 HANK STERN

New Center for Victims of Domestic Violence Hosts Grand Opening


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For victims of domestic violence in Multnomah County, finding support has become a little easier. The new Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services holds its grand opening this afternoon at 1 pm. City Commissioner Dan Saltzman and County Chairman Jeff Cogen will co-host the event at Gateway, a city-county venture that is expected to be a “one-stop services center in the Portland area” ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Jacob Pierce

It's on! Blumenauer Hits Back During WW Endorsement Interview (With Video)


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WW's endorsement interview Thursday with the candidates for the Third Congressional District inspired a heated exchange between two of the hopefuls. The fireworks started when Jeff Lawrence, an Intel exec running on the Libertarian and Independent tickets, got under the skin of the incumbent, Democrat Earl Blumenauer. Blumenauer is known to have a prickly personality, but when confronted ...   More
 
Friday, September 10, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Obama: Republicans Drove the Car into a Ditch and Dems, Kitzhaber Can Pull it Out


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A good speaker knows his audience. So when President Obama led off his nearly 35-minute speech Wednesday night at the Oregon Convention Center by noting his best friend from high school lives in Eugene and is a "big Ducks fan" and his brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, coaches the Oregon State Beavers men's basketball team, he pretty much owned the crowd that had already greeted him like a rock star. "I've ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

At Last, A TV Ad That Carries a Party Label


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We've been on the lookout this election season in Oregon for a candidate ad that mentions his or her party affiliation. Credit to The Oregonian's Jeff Mapes for finding one. It's from U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9QUiSWbXHo[/youtube] The east Portland Democrat faces little opposition in his overwhelmingly Democratic district and his 30-second TV ad ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 HANK STERN

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