Blumenauer, Bikes and Getting Outside The Bike Bubble

Sometimes it's worth remembering we live in a bit of a bubble here in Bike City, where an estimated 6.4 percent of commuting is done by bike. There's this reminder of Portland's unique status as a bike-centric place in this piece that ran over the weekend in Arizona. The piece in the Arizona Daily Star reports how a new federal bike subsidy sponsored by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) hasn't ...   More
Monday, October 12, 2009 HANK STERN

The New York Times Looks For Frustrated Liberals, Finds Earl Blumenauer

The New York Times featured a piece over the weekend on progressives forced to re-tool their policy hopes nearly one year into the Obama Administration. And the man chosen by the newspaper to talk through all that angst over Obama's actions on global warming, Afghanistan and health care? U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.). Blumenauer, who endorsed Obama early over Hillary Clinton in 2008, came ...   More
Monday, October 19, 2009 HANK STERN

A Different Pro-Israel Nonprofit To Launch A Local Chapter in Portland

This Thursday, a pro-peace nonprofit called J Street will kick off its national grassroots campaign by launching local chapters in Portland and dozens of other locations nationwide. J Street differs from longer-established pro-Israel organizations such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee because it supports a two-state, peaceful solution in the Middle East, and because it's willing ...   More
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

Earl Blumenauer Catches Some "Friendly Fire" On Health Care Vote

Now that it's nut-cracking time (yet again) in the health care debate marathon, it's U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer's turn to take a little rhetorical fire for his views on the upcoming vote. The criticism in this case is "friendly fire" coming from the left after the Oregon Democrat wrote yesterday on Twitter in support of a yes vote, "Health care homestretch. People need to use their "inner wonk," ...   More
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 HANK STERN

Earl Blumenauer On CRC, Bikes and Saving Social Security

U.S. Rep Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) stopped by WW yesterday for his biennial endorsement interview. The seven-term incumbent explained why unlike previous years, he did not include a request for funding for the Columbia River Crossing bridge project in his list of congressional earmarks; why he thinks critics of the city's plan to spend $600 million or more on bicycle infrastructure over the next ...   More
Friday, April 2, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland-Area Postal Workers Protest Prospect of Five-day Mail Week

Today's rain didn't stop Portland-area postal employees from gathering to protest a Postal Service proposal to end Saturday mail delivery. About 40 sign-toting letter carriers and other employees chanted “Your mail, your service, six days a week” as they marched on the sidewalk this afternoon outside Portland's main post office on Northwest Hoyt Street. The proposed end to Saturday ...   More
Thursday, July 1, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Earl Blumenauer vs. Sarah Palin ... Again on End of Life Consults

Time for Sarah Palin to start beating the drums again about U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer's "death panels." Blumenauer (D-Ore.) plans to hold a news conference next week to announce his introduction of legislation that "would provide a Medicare and Medicaid benefit for voluntary patient-physician consultations regarding advance care planning." Sounds reasonable enough. But as you may remember, ...   More
Friday, July 2, 2010 HANK STERN

Earl Blumenauer, Film Consultant?

Yes, according to this piece in The Hill. The congressional newspaper reports today that Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) was the inspiration behind Alexandra Pelosi's “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County.” The documentary premiered last night night on HBO. And Pelosi—daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)—tells The Hill that Blumenauer put the bug in her ...   More
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 HANK STERN

New Center for Victims of Domestic Violence Hosts Grand Opening

For victims of domestic violence in Multnomah County, finding support has become a little easier. The new Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services holds its grand opening this afternoon at 1 pm. City Commissioner Dan Saltzman and County Chairman Jeff Cogen will co-host the event at Gateway, a city-county venture that is expected to be a “one-stop services center in the Portland area” ...   More
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Jacob Pierce


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