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Onward Christian Voters

As same-sex marriage foes ready for a new crusade, how many old allies will follow?


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In 2007, host Ira Glass of This American Life came to Portland on a book tour and was scheduled to speak at the 1,500-seat New Hope Community Church in Happy Valley. He asked for a change of ven   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Disabled Portlanders File Suit to Keep Social Security Benefits

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Disabled Portlanders filed suit yesterday on behalf of about 700 recipients of Social Security benefits who fear their funds will be cut off when Safety Net of Oregon loses its federal qualification to manage their accounts on April 1, Street Roots News r...   More
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

KATU Hosts Live Town Hall Tonight on Failing Cover Oregon Web Portal

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KATU televison (Channel 2) will host a live town hall with lawmakers tonight to discuss what happens now that Cover Oregon has announced it won’t have a fully operational website by the federal deadline of March 31. The discussion will follow the release today of a state-sponsored study by First Data Government Solutions about what went wrong with Oregon’s healthcare exchange.The...   More
 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Deputies Vote Against Endorsing Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton for Re-election

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Multnomah County corrections deputies earlier this month voted narrowly not to endorse Sheriff Dan Staton for re-election. The Multnomah County Corrections Deputies Association was Staton’s biggest backer in 2010. But union leadership says Staton has been an absentee sheriff out of touch with what happens in his jails, the operations of which account for more than 80 per...   More
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Search Warrant Reveals $600,000 May Be Missing From Safety Net Oregon—and the Non-Profit's Director Blames a "Software" Glitch

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Investigators for the Social Security Administration seized computers, personnel and client files, bank records and correspondence when they executed a search warrant March 6 at Safety Net of Oregon, a Portland nonprofit that manages about $1 million in disability and veterans benefits. ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Sheriff Dan Staton Cruises Unopposed Toward Re-election

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County Sheriff Dan Staton failed to draw an opponent by the March 11 filing deadline despite a four-year term that has included bad news about overtime overspending, the still-unsolved investigation into the...   More
 
Monday, March 17, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Two U.S. Senators to Raise Money in Portland This Weekend

They include an anti-abortion Oklahoma senator campaiging for Monica Wehby, a pro-choice GOP candidate for U.S. Senate

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Two U.S. senators will pass through Portland this weekend on a fundraising sweep.  Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) will stop at the Paragon restaurant in the Pearl District for brunch Sunday as part of a Northwest fundraising tour for her re-ele...   More
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

FBI Will Ask Judge to Dismiss Torture Lawsuit

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The FBI this week will ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging its agents had Portland resident Yonas Fikre kidnapped and tortured for months in the United Arab Emirates, then refused to let him re-enter the United States. Fikre is living in Sweden, where he sought asylum after being released from a UAE facility in September 2011, and after being denied an...   More
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputy Posts About Public on Facebook

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A Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy has been using his Facebook page to discuss his police work, attracting the attention of a watchdog group.
Deputy Robby Nashif has been posting photos and comments on his personal Facebook page making light of people with whom he interacts while on duty. For example, he posted a photo of a motorcyclist stopped for speeding with the caption, �...   More
 
Monday, March 10, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Republican Senate Candidate Backs Same-Sex Marriage

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tim Crawley announced today that he supports gay marriage. “The State should not be in the business of marriage at all,” Crawley says in a press release. “In a civil as opposed to a religious context, marriage should mainly be seen as a contractual arrangement between consenting adults. But as long as the State has the authority to grant...   More
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 by KATE WILLSON
 

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