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Daily Astorian Grabs "Green" Grantham Award




Congrats to the Daily Astorian and its sister papers of East Oregonian Publishing Co. for receiving the Grantham Prize Special Award of Merit for environmental reporting.

The recently announced honor, which comes with a $5,000 check ...   More
 
Monday, July 16, 2007 by Paul Leonard

UPDATE: Say It Ain't So, BRO...




In a story that ran this week, "Mail Trail," Bryan Boyd of Basic Rights Oregon told WW that his organization stopped using CoolerEmail — an email system that allows senders to spy on emails forwarded by recipients - two weeks ago.
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Thursday, July 12, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Road Warrior Takes On Commissioner Adams




Charles Lewis shoveled dirt on City Commissioner Sam Adams' proposed tax hikes to fix Portland's roads, forking over $24 of his own money to buy gravel to fill potholes in front of his house in Northeast Portland.

The founder and executive director of    More
 
Thursday, July 12, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Multiple Diagnoses

What else is being proposed to fix health care in the presidential race and in Oregon?


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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden likes to say he's the only person in the Senate not running for president, calling himself the "Senate's designated driver." But that doesn't mean the Democrat's many White House ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Paul Leonard

Back From The Dead?


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Michael Moore's pitch for universal health care in Sicko should give Oregon voters a healthy dose of déjà vu. In 2002, Health Care for All–Oregon, a grassroots group promoting healthcar ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Paul Leonard

Mail Trail

Look who knows you've forwarded their email.


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If you weren't feeling paranoid enough about the feds' wiretapping or the next-door lady always watering her rosebushes, know this: At least four prominent local nonprofits use — or have used &m ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Paul Leonard

At PSU, McKay Accuses Attorney General of Lying Under Oath




At a speech at PSU Thursday night, former U.S. Attorney John McKay accused Attorney General Gonzales of lying under oath during a Jan. 16 Senate hearing on the scandal.

It was the strongest public rebuke of the embattled Att...   More
 
Thursday, June 28, 2007 by Paul Leonard

He's Baaaack: Bill Sizemore's Latest Initiative




Anti-tax crusader Bill Sizemore and the Oregon Republican Party submitted a new ballot measure this week dealing with taxes and spending. Yes, we hope you were sitting down for that shocker.

The measure would allow a full deduction on state tax returns of all federal income tax p...   More
 
Thursday, June 28, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Friendly Fired

Portland welcomes an unlikely "rock star'' for its progressive set.


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Six months ago, U.S. Attorney John McKay would have made an unlikely contender to take a star turn for Portland's progressives. McKay, a 51-year-old lifelong Republican, had been western Washington's ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Paul Leonard

America's Vancouver: Love It Or Leave It.


Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard walked up to the podium at City Club's Friday Forum this afternoon, fiddling with something in his hands, the crowd silent, waiting for him to speak.

"The Cold War is over, let the duct-tape wars begin," Pollard quipped, unfurling a length of tape and fastening it to the carpet of the Governor Hotel's ballroom.

'War' might be the righ...   More
 
Friday, June 22, 2007 by Paul Leonard
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