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The Flood of Vanport Remembered: Changes in the Black Community in Oregon

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Mon, 06/02/2008

Vanport, Oregon
was hastily built in 1943 as thousands of workers moved to the area to take up
jobs in the wartime seaports. Forty thousand workers took residence in the
town, which grew from shanty structures to massive public housing in a few
short years. At its peak it was the second largest city in Oregon but after the
war, the population dropped to just over eighteen thousand. But for the African
Americans who stayed, it was a place to call home.         

In 1940 Oregon had
fewer than 1800 blacks living in the entire state. By 1946 fifteen thousand had
chosen the Rose City for their home, most of which lived in Vanport. The white
workers in the publicly housed city often complained about their black
neighbors and angry community groups deterred attempts at integrating
neighborhoods.

As the state
rushed to build Vanport to accommodate the rapid influx of workers, they built
the city on reclaimed lowlands along the Columbia River. And when the spring
rains came in 1948, public officials assured residents that there would be
plenty of time to evacuate in the case of a flood. But what residents did not
know was that the water levels had risen to a record 23 feet above flood stage
and the dikes surrounding their city were in extreme danger.

As a ten foot wall
of water rushed towards the unsuspecting populace, debris and numerous sloughs
delayed the rushing waters for thirty minutes, giving extra time for the
citizens to escape as an emergency siren screamed its warning across the
panicked crowds. Miraculously only fifteen people were killed but the city of
Vanport was lost forever.

In the aftermath,
as refugees of the flood were relocated to shelters and various homes in the
area, a new community began to develop. North and Northeast Portland soon
became home to thousands of families who were no longer stuck in a segregated,
makeshift city. And a Portland that just ten years earlier had less than 1500
black residents was now home to over ten thousand.

The years that
have passed since the loss of Vanport have seen the condemnation of such gross
horrors as segregation and open racism, but with them new trials for the black
community have taken hold. From the gang violence of the nineties to the crack
epidemics that took hold in the eighties to today's real concerns of gentrification,
Vanport's history offers us a lesson of what it is to be a part of a community
and what that community must go through to be a part of history.

 

Republicans Prevent Public Access to Grand Jury System Information

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Wed, 05/28/2008

Civil rights leaders and civil libertarians have
launched a campaign to reform Oregon’s Grand Jury system.

During the recent legislative session, there was an
attempt to make grand jury testimony public in certain cases.

Republican legislators managed to stop that measure
from going forward.

KBOO
reporter Don Wolfe spoke with Dan Handelman from Portland Cop Watch and a civil
rights attorney Lauren Regan about the problems with the secrecy of the Grand
Jury system in Oregon.

 

National Wildlife Federation Update on Climate Security Act

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Tue, 05/27/2008

The National Wildlife
Federation held a Press Conference today in Portland, to bring attention to the
Climate Security Act. 

KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Doug Howell,
Director of the Western Natural Resource Center of the Wildlife Federation:

 

Misconduct by Natural Gas Companies: Lawsuit Update

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Thu, 05/22/2008

A lawsuit was filed in Washington County, Oregon yesterday alleging misconduct by companies involved in proposing natural gas pipelines in Oregon.

 

The lawsuit charges an Arizona-based surveying company working on the Palomar pipeline proposal with trespassing.

The plaintiffs claim that the company has been trespassing on private properties west of Forest Grove to survey the land for a gas pipeline project.

The lawsuit was filed at the same time that activists were locking down, letting off stinkbombs, and otherwise creating a ruckus at the shareholder meeting of Northwest Natural.

Northwest Natural is one of three companies that have proposed pipelines and terminals for importing liquefied natural gas and shipping it across the state to sell on the California market.

KBOO's Chris Andrae was at the protest yesterday.  She spoke to Steven Seacrest, with Northwest Natural company:

 

Black America: A State of Emergency: PSU NAACP Seminar

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Thu, 05/22/2008

The Portland State University chapter of the NAACP will host a seminar entitled Black America: A state of Emergency! this Saturday. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

KBOO reporter Christian Danielsen spoke with chapter organizers Aimeera Flint and Erica Lee-Johnson

Gas Prices Still Rise: Sierra Club Update

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Wed, 05/21/2008

Gas prices are on the rise in Portland, and a local chapter of the Sierra Club has something to say about it.  <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

KBOO’s Katie Arrants has more.

 

I-5 Bridge Expansion's Effects: Comment Period Extended

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Wed, 05/21/2008

Thirteen local environmental organizations have requested 60 additional days to comment on a plan to replace and expand the I-5 bridge over the Columbia River. 

In requesting the extension, the groups cite the potential for environmental harm, size of the proposed action, large number of people affected by the project, and high degree of controversy.

Mara Gross is with the Coalition for a Livable Future: <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

That was Mara Gross, with the Coalition for a livable future.

 

PDX Elects First Openly Gay Mayor

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Tue, 05/20/2008

With Sam Adams becoming Portland's first openly gay mayor, Gay rights advocates are cheering the victory as a landmark in the gay rights struggle.

Chuck Wolfe is the President of the Victory Fund for Gay and Lesbian Candidates:

That was Chuck Wolfe of the Victory Fund, commenting on the victory of openly-gay candidate Sam Adams in Portland's Mayoral election

Steelworkers Protest Senator's Support of Free Trade

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Mon, 05/19/2008

A group of workers held a protest outside of US Senator Gordon Smith's office in Portland today, challenging Smith's support of so-called 'free trade' agreements.

KBOO's Jacob Anderson-Minshall spoke with Ron Rogers of the United Steelworkers Union, who helped organize the protest: <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

That was KBOO's Jacob Anderson-Minshall, speaking with Ron Rogers of the United Steelworkers Union in Portland.

Paper Money Can Discriminate Against Blind

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Mon, 05/19/2008

US cash currency discriminates against the blind, according to a court ruling made today.

KBOO's Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more:

 

 

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