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Jim Parsons is making your commute safer, one sewer grate at a time.

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In the past decade, Jim Parsons moved to Portland from Southern Oregon, lost his job as a travel agent and went back to school at PSU to study linguistics, where he’s currently a part-time student   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 AILIN DARLING

The Woman Hugo Chávez Calls "Venezuela's Girlfriend" Visits Portland

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When Eva Golinger—the American lawyer, journalist and vocal supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez—got up to speak at First Unitarian Church on Friday, May 6, I wondered what I was in for. Fliers for the event, sponsored by the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), summed up the activist's West Coast tour as “Eva Golinger on WikiLeaks and the Empire’s Web.” And a...   More
Sunday, May 8, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

PSU Latino Students Ask: Where's the Casa Latina Center?


Five Portland State University students held a protest this week in President Wim Wiewel's office to demand more support for the university's Latino students and hold Wiewel accountable for his own promises.
Last October, Wiewel introduced a new initiative called    More
Saturday, May 7, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

Why Some Central Catholic Neighbors Are (Still) Mad


After months of negotiations, some residents around Central Catholic High School in the Buckman neighborhood are still unhappy about the school's plan to expand its campus. The threat of increased traffic and a perceived lack o...   More
Friday, April 29, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

Victims of TriMet Tragedy Remembered

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On Saturday night, family and friends of Jene...   More
Sunday, April 24, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

Where There’s A Spill, There’s A Way

What one group of Oregonians learned from the BP disaster one year ago.

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Last July, Mike Rosen led a 22-member expedition from Portland to document the aftermath of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, on the anniversary of the April 20, 2010, spill, the group i   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Stark Statistics on Discrimination Against Transgender Employees (Update with bill to be re-introduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley)


Today's story in WW about a transgender woman who alleges she got fired after asking to dress as a woman on the job is not unusual, says Mike Silverman, executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.
"Forty-sev...   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

Lost In Transition

Why an Oregon transgender woman says she got fired.

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When Tea Gillis started work last August as a senior designer at Northwest Natural Products in Vancouver, Gillis went by Todd Gillis and wore slacks and men’s shirts. But Gillis, who has two chi   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Timbers Army Gives Three Fans the Axe


Several dozen people identifying themselves as members of the Timbers Army engaged in a mass bout of "cyber-bullying" against three fellow fans earlier this week. Officials with the Portland Timbers, who are days away from the franchise's Major League Soccer home opener April 14 after starting...   More
Friday, April 8, 2011 by AILIN DARLING

Friends of Last Thursday Makes Public Debut

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At a town hall meeting Saturday, city Commissioner Amanda Fritz introduced Friends of Last Thursday, an organization 15 months in the making that will assume the task of overseeing the monthly street festival on Northeast Alberta Street.
Reaction was mixed as Fritz unveiled the steering committee-a long-awaited answer to Last T...   More
Sunday, April 3, 2011 by AILIN DARLING
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