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Homeless protesters vow to carry on protest after arrests

After seven homeless protesters outside of City Hall were arrested yesterday, the 70 to 100 people continuing to protest outside of City Hall are resolved to keep it up until Tuesday, when the police are scheduled to conduct a sweep of the area around City Hall.
Sunday, May 11, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Sisters of the Road pulls out of SAFE committee

This morning, Sisters of the Road announced in a press conference outside of City Hall it was ending its involvement in the Mayor's Street Access for Everyone (SAFE) oversight committee.

"It's a question we wrestled with a long time," ...   More
Thursday, May 8, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Park exclusions law needs to be changed, say City Hall homeless protesters

The dozens of homeless people who have been protesting outside of City Hall for the past week cite the parks exclusions law for why they are there.

"We're tired of the police kicking us out of doorways and bridges where we usually sleep," ...   More
Friday, May 2, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Activists say homeless population may be double official count

In a May Day action event, advocates for the homeless are calling attention to the number of homeless people counted in the City of Portland's biannual street count.

Today in the South Park Blocks, activists with nonprofit homeless se...   More
Thursday, May 1, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Bill Clinton pumps up Hillary support at Lincoln High School

Lincoln High School was the last event of a six-stop Oregon tour for former President Bill Clinton, who campaigned yesterday in Oregon for his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, in her own quest for the presidency. Oregon's May 20 primary may be the state's first in four decad...   More
Sunday, April 27, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Bus revs up for Tuesday voter registration deadline

If you're young and un-registered, the Bus Project is going to do its best to nail your party affiliation to the wall this weekend.

This Saturday morning beginning at 11, Bus Project volunteers will meet up at Southeast's Green Dragon (928 SE 9th Ave.) to canvas...   More
Friday, April 25, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Phony Law

Cops aren’t enforcing a new ban on teens driving while on cell phones.

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When the Legislature passed a bill last May prohibiting teenage drivers younger than 18 from talking on their cell phones, Rep. Greg Macpherson (D-Lake Oswego) said the measure was overdue because of ...   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Amanda Waldroupe

Sisters of the Vote: Homeless activists meet registration goal

Sisters of the Road, an Old Town nonprofit that provides meals and other services to the homeless, met its voter registration goal of 300 about a week ago, according to Patrick Nolen, Sisters' community organizer.

"We're pushing about 320 now," says Nolen.
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Monday, April 21, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Local Beijing Olympic games protesters met with a counter protest

Protesters calling attention to the human rights abuses in China in the South Park Blocks in the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic games today were met with an unexpected counter-protest.

The Human Rights Torch Relay, a global grassroots campaign raising aw...   More
Saturday, April 12, 2008 by Amanda Waldroupe

Trading Spaces

The city’s new winter shelter for women found lasting homes for many.

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As Portland’s winter shelters closed April 1 for the season, one of them felt successful because it placed more than one in five of its women clients into permanent housing. Last fall, the city ...   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Amanda Waldroupe
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