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Multnomah County Violated Veteran’s Preference in Hiring

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Evening News
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Fri, 05/23/2014
Monday is Memorial Day, the holiday celebrating U.S. Army veterans who died while serving their country’s wars.
And today Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries announced that the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office violated a law protecting preference for veterans in its hiring process.
The law, enacted in 2007, applies to all governmental bodies in Oregon.
It states that all veterans who meet the minimum qualifications must be given special considerations for civil service positions.
Sergeant Rod Edwards unsuccessfully applied for a promotion, and filed a complaint with the bureau as a result. 4:29 minutes (4.1 MB)

US Postal Service Hearing Held

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Evening News
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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.

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  4:19 minutes (3.95 MB)

Columbia River Crossing Bridge Office to Close

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Evening News
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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. 13:36 minutes (12.44 MB)

Two More Oregon Counties Ban GMOs

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Evening News
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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.
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Workers Demand Minimum Wage Increase in Portland

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Evening News
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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’.
  7:48 minutes (7.15 MB)

Staples Postal Privatization Plan Protest

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Evening News
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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.
5:27 minutes (12.48 MB)

Oregon's New Law on Concealed Firearms

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Evening News
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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 …
4:53 minutes (4.47 MB)

Reed College Fossil Fuel Divestment a Spoof

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Evening News
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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. 3:23 minutes (3.1 MB)

Oregon Marriage Equality Decision

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Evening News
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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. 26:50 minutes (12.28 MB)

May 28th is International Menstrual Hygiene Day

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 05/23/2014
Urmila Chanam, Indian activist has organized a campaign to raise awareness about the situation rural women and girls face in India around menstrual hygiene. Her campaign "Celebrate the Red Droplets" invites all of us to break the silence, to banish taboos, myths and shame around menstruation!

Learn more about her campaign HERE
Email Urmila Chanam: urmila.chanam@gmail.com

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