There is a jewel buried amongst the businesses and warehouses of SE Portland. Volunteers of America Oregon operates a facility that helps women rise out of addiction into a better life and helps moms improve life for their kids. This is not your parent's VOA. These days, it does a lot more than pick up mattresses and refrigerators. Don Merrill followed the trail of a klatch of women standing in a parking lot to a truly remarkable pair of heroic and life changing programs. 15:17 minutes (13.98 MB)
Last month we learned that the Energy Department does not have an adequate system at Hanford to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers.
More than 50 workers in the past year have reported smelling vapors and then becoming ill after working around some of Hanford's 177 underground storage tanks holding nuclear waste. The workers were checked by doctors and cleared to return to work.
The nuclear reservation near Richland contains waste left over from the Cold War-era production of plutonium for nuclear weapons.
Yesterday Washington State AG Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that Hanford workers since 1987 have been reporting exposure to harmful vapors, with no solution found.
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On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 12:03 AM, Mazin Qumsiyeh <email@example.com> wrote:
I return to this country (and it is one country) to find the situation more
tense than it was two weeks ago when I left. An Israeli colonial settler
runs over Palestinian children killing one 5 year old and injuring another.
A Palestinian native runs over Israeli border police in Jerusalem killing
one officer and injuring several. Such incidents are increasing. Zionism
started here as a colonial movement to change a multi-religious flourishing 13:01 minutes (11.92 MB)
Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discussDear White People, an independent first feature written and directed by Justin Simien; funded in part via Indiegogo, it has been a big hit at Sundance and with critics. It's currently playing in Portland at Cinema 21. Dear White People centers around the lives of four Black students at the a fictional Ivy League university. Sam (played by Tessa Thompson) runs the controversial campus radio show ‘Dear White People’ which has been accused by the administration of stirring racial tensions around the school. 15:20 minutes (7.02 MB)