Legislation

Green burials

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/16/2009

The Oregon state Senate recently passed a bill requiring burial facilities and death care consultants to be licensed by the state mortuary and cemetery board.
While this may appear at first to be an uncontroversial regulatory measure, local ‘green burial’ groups say the new bill is meant to put them out of business. KBOO’s Melati Kaye has more.
 

4:36 minutes (4.21 MB)

A "Juneteenth" rememberance: confronting racism in Oregon

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Wed, 06/17/2009

June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but to reflect on the African American experience - from progress made to challenges that remain. As Oregonians celebrate the 150th anniversary of their statehood, Juneteenth is an opportunity to look at how we are contributing - or not - to overcoming racism in Oregon.

56:46 minutes (45.48 MB)

Cesar Chavez Avenue

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Thu, 06/18/2009

Cristina Gonzales hosts a discussion of the renaming of 39th Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue. In May Portland’s Planning Commission voted 7-1 to recommend that the Portland City council rename 39th Avenue for Latino-American labor and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. The Portland City Council holds a public earing on the proposed street renaming on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6PM in the Council Chambers at Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave., 2nd Floor

54:19 minutes (21.76 MB)

Tobacco control bill

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/16/2009

The Senate has passed A bill that allows the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco, including new dissolvable tobacco products packaged to look like mints or candy. It’s being called the strongest anti-tobacco measure since the U-S Surgeon General said smoking causes lung cancer more than 40 years ago.

The U.S. House of Representatives took one more look at legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulatory authority over cigarettes and other tobacco products from ingredients to labeling and marketing. KBOO reporter EmMarie Badio has more.
 

1:48 minutes (1.66 MB)

Foster care bill

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Evening News
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Mon, 06/15/2009

The Oregon state senate passed a bill today calling for an investigation of racism in the state’s foster care system.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson—Oregon Senate Majority Leader and co-sponsor of the bill. The Foster care study bill will now go to the State House of Representatives for consideration.
 

3:18 minutes (3.02 MB)

A "Juneteenth" rememberance: confronting racism in Oregon

June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but to reflect on the African American experience - from progress made to challenges that remain. As Oregonians celebrate the 150th anniversary of their statehood, Juneteenth is an opportunity to look at how we are contributing - or not - to overcoming racism in Oregon.

Voices from the Edge on 06/18/09

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Thu, 06/18/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A "Juneteenth" rememberance: confronting racism in Oregon

June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but to reflect on the African American experience - from progress made to challenges that remain. As Oregonians celebrate the 150th anniversary of their statehood, Juneteenth is an opportunity to look at how we are contributing - or not - to overcoming racism in Oregon.

Healthcare forum

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/04/2009

Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer held a town hall meeting on health care, at Portland Community College on JUne 5th.

2:11 minutes (2.01 MB)

Oregon to expand state health coverage

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Evening News
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Mon, 06/08/2009

The Oregon House has approved a plan to expand state health coverage to an additional 80,000 uninsured children and 35,000 low-income adults.
     The measure calls for raising taxes on hospital revenues and establishing a tax on health insurance premiums to pay for the expansion.
     Democratic lawmakers and Governor Ted Kulongoski said the measure provides a way to expand health coverage at a time when the economy is struggling.
     Republicans opposed the bill, saying the taxes will raise health care costs for businesses, and make it tougher for some to provide health benefits for their workers.
The measure is now headed to the Senate.

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