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What One Intrepid Portlander Has Done To Help Haiti And How You Can Help




Jeff Lorton, an unemployed graphic designer, couldn't afford to send a check to the Red Cross for Haiti relief efforts.

But Lorton had a better idea: take out the middle man and work himself to send aid directly to Hait...   More
 
Saturday, February 6, 2010 by Leah Dimatteo

A Different Pro-Israel Nonprofit To Launch A Local Chapter in Portland




This Thursday, a pro-peace nonprofit called J Street will kick off its national grassroots campaign by launching local chapters in Portland and dozens of other locations nationwide.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010 by Leah Dimatteo

Why Voters Choose How They Do




Ever wonder why your neighbors voted the way they did on Measures 66 and 67, or any other ballot question?

Jonah Lehrer, it turns out, has the answer. Gifted neuroscientist and author of the c...   More
 
Sunday, January 31, 2010 by Leah Dimatteo

A Doctor's Eyewitness Account From Haiti




Dr. Tom Hoggard, a Portland surgeon working in Haiti with Medical Teams International, has worked on 15 previous relief missions with the Oregon-based international relief agency.

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Friday, January 22, 2010 by Leah Dimatteo

SF Homeless Protest Update: Caravan Delayed, Still Moving Forward




Here's an update on the travels of local homeless people and housing activists to San Francisco for a large protest scheduled tomorrow to demand that the Obama administration provide funding for affordable housing.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Leah Dimatteo

House Divided

Portland housing activists head to S.F. for mega-protest of Obama’s policies on homelessness.


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When Barack Obama took office one year ago, he pledged to devote at least $50 billion to combat homelessness by creating jobs and distributing federal money to affordable housing programs nationwide. ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

Upcoming Forums on Ballot Measures 66 and 67




In addition to WW publishing its endorsement recommendation in tomorrow's paper on Measures 66 and 67, there are a bunch of forums in the days ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 by Leah Dimatteo

By The Numbers: Oregon's New Cell Phone Law




Starting this Friday, Jan. 1, Oregon is joining the hands-free movement that makes it a traffic violation to hold your cell phone while driving.

That means no more text messaging, updating your Facebook status from your iPhone, or dialing your BFF from behind t...   More
 
Monday, December 28, 2009 by Leah Dimatteo
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