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Evening News on 05/12/14

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Evening News on 05/09/14

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Evening News on 05/08/14

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Evening News on 05/07/14

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Evening News on 05/06/14

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Evening News on 05/05/14

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Evening News on 05/02/14

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Evening News on 04/30/14

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Evening News on 04/29/14

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Evening News on 04/28/14

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Seattle City Council to Vote on Minimum Wage Proposal

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Thu, 05/29/2014
This morning the Seattle City Council’s Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality approved an ordinance that would increase Seattle’s minimum wage to fifteen dollars.
The ordinance will go before the full council next week.
The committee declined to speed up the slow phase-in of the ordinance, which gives most businesses three or more years to raise their wages.
The ordinance includes a number of contentious amendments, including a sub-minimum wage for teenagers and health-care credits for businesses that provide insurance.
The energy surrounding the push for a higher minimum wage in Seattle stems largely from grassroots organizing and the election of Socialist candidate Kshama Sawant to the Council on a platform that prominently included a fifteen-dollar minimum wage.
Nicholas Caleb, a Columbia University professor, ran unsuccessfully for Portland City Council on a similar platform in last week’s primary election.
Caleb spoke with KBOO’s Sam Bouman this afternoon about Seattle’s proposed ordinance and the ongoing push for a wage increase in Portland.
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Friends of the Earth Responds to Obama's Energy Strategy

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Thu, 05/29/2014
The Obama administration today released an update on its so-called “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.
The report advocates increased domestic oil and gas production, citing the nation’s economic growth and national security.
It endorses only a token increase in renewable energy production.
This report comes days before the president is expected to announce new greenhouse gas regulations for existing power plants.
Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica spoke with KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg about today’s announcement:

Portland City Council Approves G-4-S Contract

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Wed, 05/28/2014
The Portland City Council today approved a contract for private security officers in City Hall, the Portland Building, Union Station and several other city-owned buildings.
The contract was awarded to the controversial security firm G-4-S, but no objections were raised by any members of the public or city council members.
 
The measure passed the city council without objection, despite the call by human rights groups to boycott G-4-S because of their involvement in the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian land.
G4S supplies security equipment and services for use at Israeli prisons, checkpoints and settlements in the West Bank.
It also helps to maintain Israel's prison system, providing security for major Israeli prisons.
Hundreds of Palestinians held in these prisons recently went on hunger strike to protest conditions, and the fact that many are being held without charges, often for years on end.
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Maya Angelou Speaking at University of Cincinnati in May 1979

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Wed, 05/28/2014
 
The legendary author Maya Angelou died today at the age of eighty six.  Recorded here, Maya Angelou speaks at University of Cincinnati in May 1979.
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City Council Settlement for Kayla Wilson

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Tue, 05/27/2014
Also at today’s city council meeting, the council approved the payment of eight hundred thousand dollars to a pregnant woman who was left brain-damaged after a nearly head-on collision in 2010.
During a trial in 2012, Jack Dean Whiteaker, the man responsible for the crash, laughed and joked as he proclaimed his innocence and denied that he was high on meth at the time of the crash.
The city was sued for failing to arrest Whitaker when he was stopped by an officer earlier that same day before he caused the crash.
 
The city will pay the family of the victim eight hundred thousand dollars to settle the multimillion dollar lawsuit.
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Collage of speakers from Portland March Against Monsanto 2014

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Tue, 05/27/2014
Speakers:
-Cassie Cohn, March co-organizer, reading statement from Vandana Shiva, reknowned scientist and food safety/environmental/human rights activist from India https://www.facebook.com/MAMPDX
http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/
-Magdaleno Rose-Avila, long-time farmworker activist and organizer with the successful GMO Free Jackson County ballot initiative https://www.facebook.com/pages/GMO-Free-Jackson-County/356680184364473
Karen Swift, co-founder of the Bio-Safety Alliance http://biosafetyalliance.org/
Scott Bates of GMO Free Oregon and the Oregon Right to Know GMO ballot initiative currently gathering signatures for the November election http://www.gmofreeoregon.org/ http://www.oregonrighttoknow.org/
Cassie Cohn
Naga Nataka of Community Rights PDX http://communityrightspdx.org/
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Report Exposes US Fusion Centers' Spying

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Tue, 05/27/2014
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has released a new report based on thousands of newly-release government documents exposing a widespread spying effort on the Occupy Wall street protests nationwide by Fusion centers used to coordinate national and local law enforcement agencies.
The new documents roll back the curtain on the Fusion Centers and show the communications, interactions and emails of a massive national web of federal agents, officials, police, and private “security” contractors.
These officers accumulated and shared information reporting on all manner of peaceful and lawful political activity that took place during the Occupy movement, from protests and rallies to meetings and educational lectures.
This enormous spying and monitoring apparatus included the Pentagon, FBI, DHS, police departments and chiefs, private contractors and commercial business interests.
For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Carl Messineo, the Legal Director for the Partnership for civil justice fund:
 
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Portland Water Bureau's David Shaff on Portland's E.Coli Contamination

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Tue, 05/27/2014
 
Portland Water Bureau continues to deal with the E.coli contamination by observing federal regulations for public safety.  Portland is underway covering Powell Butte and Kelly Butte reservoirs.
For more on this story we turn to Barbara Nelson for KBOO evening news who spoke with David Shaff of the Portland Water Bureau:

Timbers Stadium Providence Field Naming Controversy

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Tue, 05/27/2014
The group ‘health care for all Oregon’ plans to gather outside Portland’s city council meeting tomorrow morning to demand that the city disclose the amount of money paid by Providence healthcare to rename the Timbers stadium to “Providence Field’.
In February, the Portland Timbers announced that naming rights for its stadium had been given to Providence for an undisclosed amount.
This comes soon after Moda Health purchased naming rights to the Rose Garden for $40 million.
Health Care for all Oregon is a nonprofit organization committed to bringing access to health care to Oregonians without having to pay premiums, deductibles, copays, or any other cost.
The group has been concerned about the high price being paid for advertising at the expense of patient care.
A representative of the group spoke with KBOO News about tomorrow’s action.

That was Lisa, with Health Care for All Oregon.  The group will be gathering at 9:15 tomorrow outside Portland City Hall to demand that Mayor Hales disclose the amount of money that Providence healthcare paid for the naming rights to the Timbers’ stadium.
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US Postal Service Hearing Held

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Fri, 05/23/2014
The U-S House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing this week to address what they called the ‘need for innovation’ in the U-S postal Service.

Portland Community & Postal Workers United Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/314208358664497/
 
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:
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