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Evening News on 03/27/14

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Evening News on 03/24/14

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Evening News on 03/21/14

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Evening News on 03/20/14

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Evening News on 03/19/14

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Evening News on 03/18/14

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Evening News on 03/17/14

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Evening News on 03/14/14

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Columbia River Crossing Bridge Office to Close

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Thu, 05/22/2014
The office of the now-defunct Columbia River Crossing Bridge is closing its office for good next week.
Oregon and Washington have spent a total of two hundred million dollars on the project –about half of which came from federal matching funds.
The new I-5 bridge was expected to cost around four billion dollars, but was eventually shut down due to a lack of legislative support – mainly from the Washington side.
Opponents of the planned bridge, including environmental groups and neighbors of the site, have stated that alternative bridge options that were ignored previously may now have a chance to be explored.
Tune in after this newscast, from 5:40 to 6, for a full report on the way forward after the shutdown of the Columbia River Crossing, with Sharon Nasset of ‘Third Bridge Now’.
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Workers Demand Minimum Wage Increase in Portland

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Wed, 05/21/2014
Around a hundred workers and supporters gathered outside Portland’s City Hall at noon today to call for an increase in the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour.
One of the speakers at the rally was Nicholas Caleb, who got eighteen percent of the vote in his run against Commissioner Dan Saltzman in yesterday’s election.
Caleb ran on the platform of increasing the minimum wage in Oregon to fifteen dollars an hour, what he and other supporters of the measure call a ‘living wage’.
 
The workers chanted ‘what do we want? fifteen.’ in reference to the fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage that they are proposing the city of Portland adopt.
The protesters took a petition to the office of Mayor Charlie Hales, whose representative made no specific promises, but said that Mayor Hales would bring up the idea of an increase in the minimum wage nationwide to the upcoming national conference of mayors.
KBOO also spoke with Ann, who works at the Portland zoo and participated in the rally:
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Two More Oregon Counties Ban GMOs

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Wed, 05/21/2014
Jackson and josephine Counties in southern Oregon successfully passed ballot initiatives yesterday that will ban genetically modified crops.
The measures faced a well-funded opposition campaign that was led by agricultural giant Monsanto.
At the time of this broadcast, the Jackson County measure had passed by a large sixty-six percent majority.
Kboo’s paul Roland spoke this afternoon with Elise Higgley of Our Family Farms Coalition and a campaign director for the initiative.

Jackson county, home to Medford and Ashland, and Josephine County in southern Oregon, now join five other counties in Oregon Washington that have banned the cultivation of genetically modified crops.
The long-term safety of genetically modified crops remains unknown, since no long term studies have been performed, but critics say that we cannot afford to make a wrong decision that could impact our entire world food supply.
KBOO will continue coverage of this issue this Friday morning with Positively Revolting talk radio at eight on Saturday’s March on Monsanto in Portland, and at eleven with an hour-long special with host Paul Roland on the initiative victories and the on-going campaign against genetically modified crops and for GMO labelling in Oregon.
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Oregon's New Law on Concealed Firearms

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Tue, 05/20/2014
A new state law will soon allow correctional officers to transport personal firearms in their cars from home to work in Oregon’s prisons. 
House Bill 4035 was born after an officer was killed in 2011 because he stopped to help someone having car trouble. 
But the new law will come with restrictions. 
KBOO’s Don Merrill has more …
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Staples Postal Privatization Plan Protest

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Tue, 05/20/2014
A protest over the weekend in Portland challenged a U-S postal service plan to privatize some postal services by opening centers in Staples office stores.
Seventy protesters, chanting "the U.S. Mail is not for sale", picketed the Staples office supply store in Cascade Station shopping center, before being kicked off the premises by mall security Sunday afternoon.
KBOO’s Sekoynia Wright spoke with Jamie partridge, who helped organize the protest.

Oregon Marriage Equality Decision

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Mon, 05/19/2014
A federal judge threw out Oregon's same-sex marriage ban today, marking the 13th legal victory for gay marriage advocates since the U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned part of a federal ban.
State officials earlier refused to defend Oregon's voter-approved ban and said they wouldn't appeal.
The National Organization for Marriage sought to intervene, but both U.S. District Judge Michael McShane in Eugene and a federal appeals court rejected its attempts to argue in favor of the ban.
Many county clerks in the state began carrying out same-sex marriages almost immediately after Monday's ruling.
KBOO’s Rose Lyn Scott and Ken Jones were at the Multnomah County Building at 501 SE Hawthorne just before the decision was announced at noon. After the announcement, they talked to couples and officials at the Melody Ballroom, where officiants were available to conduct marriage ceremonies for those who had licenses.
 
Ken Jones and I talked with Amy Ruiz of Oregon United for Marriage, and then Mayor Charlie Hales.
 
We then talked with Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, who also visited the Melody Ballroom to celebrate the decision.

Photo album of the event by KBOO volunteer Al Stern

Reed College Fossil Fuel Divestment a Spoof

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Mon, 05/19/2014
According to the Portland Tribune, Reed College announced during commencement ceremonies this morning that they are following Stanford’s lead and divesting from fossil fuel companies.
According to Reed College spokesman Kevin Meyers, this was a spoof.
Given that the commencement speaker was Igor Vamos of the Yes Men, smart money is on the spoof.
KBOO’s Jimmy Tardy was on the scene and captured this audio of Mr Vamos.

Meeko Williams State of Detroit

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Tue, 05/13/2014
After Party Detroit Organizer . Meeko Williams, speaks with Kristin Yount about the emergency city management, the mayor and the governor and their roles in the city of Detroit's bankruptcy hearings  in Michigan's capital. 
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La Grande Domestic Violence Shelter Faces Demolition

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Thu, 05/08/2014
A domestic violence shelter in La Grande Oregon is facing closure to make way for a new county courthouse in Union county.
Shelter From The Storm filed a litigation suit in April to seek resolutions that would minimize the impact of construction on the group’s facility.
KBOO’s Sekoynia Wright spoke to Shelter from the Storm’s director, Theresa Krauser, for more on the story.
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GMO-Labeling Initiative Approved by State Supreme Court

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Thu, 05/08/2014
After receiving the approval of the Oregon Supreme Court today, a group trying to get a GMO-labeling initiative on the November ballot is poised to begin gathering signatures.
For more on the initiative, KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke to Sandeep Kaushik, a spokesman with Oregon Right to Know.
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