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Evening News on 12/19/13

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Thu, 12/19/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Evening News on 12/18/13

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Evening News on 12/17/13

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Tue, 12/17/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Evening News on 12/16/13

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Evening News on 12/13/13

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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 5:00pm - 5:30pm
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Tonight on the KBOO Evening News:
 
:> The budget passed the house and will head to the senate for likely passage, thereby avoiding a nother government shut down.
 
:> An economic study indicates that the Northwest’s only nuclear power plant is so costly it might need to be shutdown.
 
:> Protestors in Thailand call for the ousting of the Prime Minister as she dissolves parliament.

We also hear a report on the student walkout at Wilson High School in support of teachers currently negotiating a contract.

Evening News on 12/12/13

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Evening News on 12/11/13

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Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Evening News on 12/10/13

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Tue, 12/10/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Tonight we hear about protests at the Mexican Consulate to free Nestora Salgado - and more!

Watch video from today's protest in Portland

Evening News on 12/09/13

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Mon, 12/09/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Here's what people experiencing homelessness need:

Tri-County Portland Metro Area

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  • Adult socks
  • Adult men’s and women’s underwear (all sizes)
  • Gloves (JOIN is completely out)

Evening News on 12/06/13

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Local Peace Groups Protest US Drone Strikes

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Thu, 04/25/2013

Several local peace groups will hold an action in Pioneer Courthouse Square at noon on Friday to protest the US military's drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere in the region.

The Obama administration's drone campaign was on the national stage earlier this week, when a Yemeni activist whose village was bombed in a drone attack testified in an unprecedented public Senate Judiciary hearing.

Drone attacks have severely strained US-Pakistani relations, and courted much controversy stateside, particularly for the prevalence of civilian casualties.

Members of CODEPINK, one of the groups behind tomorrow's action, call the drone deaths "unlawful."

KBOO reporter Jenn Chavez spoke with Trudy Cooper, a member of CODEPINK's Peace Delegation, which traveled to Pakistan to discuss the drone strikes with Pakistanis; she explained what she learned there, and what CODEPINK hopes to accomplish with tomorrow's action.

 

Portland Fluoride Supporters Given $20,000 Grants to Educate the Public

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Fri, 04/19/2013

The Secretary of State’s office has released details regarding financial contributions from the campaign pushing to add Fluoride to Portland’s drinking water.

 

According to expenditure records on the state’s website, the campaign “Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland,” donated approximately twenty thousand dollars to several local nonprofits.

 

KBOO’s Joe Meyer has more.

 

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Q Center's "Volunteer of the Year" Dismissed after Failed Background Check

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Thu, 04/18/2013

Portlander Natalie Marie, local LGBT advocacy and service non-profit Q Center's "Volunteer of the Year," has been dismissed after failing a state-mandated criminal background check. 

In her past, Natalie's struggle with addiction landed her in prison for seven years, and then in a halfway house, where she was targeted for her gender identity and denied medical care. 

She argues that her involvement with Q Center has been essential in facilitating her transition out of incarceration. 

But in recent months, she learned of a state statute, ORS 443.004, that says public funds cannot support the employment in any capacity of individuals in "certain positions" if they have "specific convictions." 

Because the Q Center receives state funding, and works with youth and elderly populations, they are effectively required to submit to background checks on all their employees and volunteers. 

In spite of ample documentation supporting Natalie's continued work, her background check was denied last month, leading to her dismissal. 

KBOO's Jenn Chavez spoke with Natalie for more details on her story and how she thinks the system needs to change.

Portland NAACP Opposes Water Fluoridation

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Wed, 04/17/2013

In a press release earlier today, the Portland Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or N.AA.C.P.,  came out against the proposed fluoridation of our Bull Run water.

 

The NAACP’s position is significant with the minority-benefit framing by fluoride proponents and with voter pamphlets due in two weeks.

 

 

 

KBOO’s Joe Meyer has been following the fluoridation issue and filed this report.  

 

 

 

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The Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness gets a Reset After Eight

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Wed, 04/17/2013

The Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness gets a Reset After Eight.

 

KBOO's Joe Meyer spoke with County Commissioner Kafoury for details.

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New Media Restrictions on Bradley Manning Trial

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Thu, 04/11/2013

US military spokespeople announced today new restrictions on media coverage of the pretrial of army whistleblower Bradley Manning, in proceedings several reporters have called more restrictive than Guantanamo Bay military tribunals.

Language used during the announcement was perceived by some as threatening.

Manning is being charged by the military for his involvement with massive leaks of Afghan and Iraqi war reports, US diplomatic cables, and other classified videos and records to the transparency website Wikileaks.

KBOO reporter Jenn Chavez spoke with Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network for more information on the new rules.

News interview with Tash Shatz of Basic Rights Oregon about equal treatment for trans people in healthcare

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Wed, 04/10/2013

In 2006 California passed the  Insurance Non-Discrimination Act, ensuring that transgendered people will have access to the same medical care as any other insured person.

Despite the passage of the act, transgendered people are frequently discriminated against, dropped from policies, and denied access to basic medical care.

This week California’s Department of Managed Health Care issued a directive to enforce the earlier act, a major victory to transgendered Californians.

KBOO’s Jennifer Kemp spoke to the trans justice manager of Basic Rights Oregon, Tash Shatz about what’s going on locally to stop discrimmination against trans people in healthcare…

SIERRA CLUB OPPOSES FLOURIDE IN PORTLAND WATER SYSTEM

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Wed, 03/27/2013

In May, Portlanders will be voting on Ballot Measure 26-151, whether or not to add fluoride to the city’s drinking water. According to the Surgeon’s general Statement in 2004, fluoridinated water is enormously beneficial to communities, giving people an automatic source of fluoride that they do not need to seek out on their own.

The statement claims that for every $1 million dollars invested in floridinated water, $38 million or more is saved on dental treatment.

Studies have also determined that people living in flouridinated cities suffer fewer cavities than people who don’t, however, opposing results have also been found.

On Monday, KBOO reporter Joe Meyer spoke to former Environmental Protection Agency senior scientist William Hirzy, who claims that according to the National Institute for Dental Research, there is no significant difference in dental health between people living in floridinated communities and people who don’t.

Prominent local environmental groups like the Columbia Riverkeepers and the Oregon Sierra Club are against floridinating Portland’s water for both health and environmental reasons. For more on the story, KBOO’s Jennifer Kemp spoke with Oregon Sierra Club spokeswoman Antonia Giedwoyn

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Arsenic in Portland City Council's Proposed Fluoridating Chemicals will add 12 Million in Health Care Costs

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Mon, 03/25/2013

The arsenic contained in fluoridating chemicals costs the United States up to six billion dollars a year in added health costs, according to a recent journal article.

 

KBOO’s Joe Meyer spoke with lead author Dr. William Hirzy and asked him to run the numbers for Portland’s proposed fluoridating chemicals.

Dr Hirzy reports that the arsenic alone will add tens of millions of dollars in health care costs for Portlanders and the fluoride itself will cause damage to developing brains.

 

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Earned Sick Leave Hearing at City Hall

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Thu, 03/07/2013

KBOO reporter Jamie Partridge interviews participants outside a City Council hearing on an earned sick leave ordinance -- Dan Clay, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers local 555, Charlotte, a Fred Meyer worker, Steve Hughes of the Working Families Party and Lee Mercer of the Main Street Alliance of Oregon.

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