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Portland Sit-In Planned for Real Health Care Reform

While the Senate Finance Committee passed a health care bill out of committee today in Washington DC (with the    More
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by Sasha Ingber

Oregon Gay/Lesbian Vets Group Wants Obama To Go Faster on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

President Obama's pledge on Saturday at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign to “end 'Don't Ask Don't Tell” comes at an opportune time for Veterans for Human Rights.
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Monday, October 12, 2009 by Sasha Ingber

Need Cash? The Reward For The "River Rat" Now Up To $15,000

The reward for any information leading to the capture of the “River Rat,” who has been robbing banks on both sides of the Columbia River, has been raised from $10,000 to $15,000.

The FBI says witnesses to the River Rat's robberies describe the ...   More
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 by Sasha Ingber

How You Can Help Victims of Recent Quakes and Tsunamis

Local relief agencies have been quick to address the recent round of natural disasters that killed hundreds and left countless others injured and homeless.

Mercy Corps has been po...   More
Monday, October 5, 2009 by Sasha Ingber

How Playing Sudoku Can Help Mercy Corps

Portland-based Mercy Corps announced this week it has established a partnership with a new website whose visitors amuse themselves with online games like Sudoku, Solitaire, and Bubble Burst.

Why is Mercy Corps aff...   More
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 by Sasha Ingber

What One Health Care Expert Told Portlanders Last Night

Dr. Atul Gawande's June 1 piece on health care in the The New Yorker, The Cost Conundrum, has gotten the attention of policy-makers at the highest levels, including    More
Thursday, September 24, 2009 by Sasha Ingber

Sarah Weddington

What the lawyer who argued Roe V. Wade in the 1970s now thinks about the women’s movement and Barack Obama.

Q & A
(L) THEN: Weddington was 26 when she argued Rose v. Wade before the Supreme Court. (R) NOW: Weddington, now 64, still worries about women’s access to all reproductive options. When Sarah Weddin ...   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Sasha Ingber

A New Meal Deal

Sisters of the Road has reopened with a plan to reduce drug dealing. Is it working?

News Stories
Sisters of the Road temporarily closed July 27 because of an increasing number of drug deals between the cafe’s customers. Fistfights resulted outside the Old Town nonprofit for homeless and poo ...   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Sasha Ingber

The Original Floating Party

The Labor Day Weekend brought evidence that Captain Jack Stiles may have discovered the best way to party on the Willamette. For more than 20 years, Stiles, whose nickname is “Mad Jack” and is a semi-retired harbor master at the Waverly Marina, has been an...   More
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 by Sasha Ingber

Vacuum Business Owner Sentenced For Tax Evasion

A bizarre case came to the end of one chapter this morning when a federal judge sentenced Beaverton resident Lili Brown to four months in prison and four months of house arrest. The sentence for tax ev...   More
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 by Sasha Ingber
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