Look What Hate Group Is Returning to Town


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The Westboro Baptist Church, a Topeka, Kan.-based hate group that evangelizes against homosexuals, Jews, Catholics, and soldiers, will return to the Portland area over Memorial Day weekend and linger into the following week to picket local churches, synagogues and schools. The group's nationally notorious pickets have included the funerals of soldiers because, according to founder Fred Phelps, “Military ...   More
 
Friday, May 14, 2010 Jacob Reingold

Protesters Question CRC Panel's Independence


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About a dozen demonstrators gathered today at the Portland Expo Center to protest the first meeting of a panel appointed by the governors of Washington and Oregon to review the Columbia River Crossing . Protesters, organized by Stop the CRC Coalition, handed out sheets of paper that called the panel a “rubber stamp.” The implication of course with those handouts, which were stamped ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Peter Griffin

Randy Leonard vs "Raging Architects" on Beavers Baseball


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Our newspaper neighbor to the north, The Columbian, has an account today of Commissioner Randy Leonard's last-ditch effort to keep the Beavers in Portland, now that PGE Park is being refashioned for Major League Soccer. Vancouver and Clark County had been mentioned before as possible new spots for the minor-league baseball team once PGE Park gets remodeled to the exclusion of baseball. But Leonard's ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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