Swimming anyone? A report released by the Oregon Environmental Council reveals that the Willamette and Columbia rivers are the most polluted rivers in Oregon. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality rules currently allow “persistent bioaccumulative toxins in amounts or concentrations that violate chronic or acute toxicity criteria” for human and aquatic life.
The Red and Black Café in Southeast Portland is like many other small businesses facing the challenge of gentrification. The building site on SE Division had been sold to a developer who plans to start major renovations when their lease expires this year.
A member of the collective that runs the Red and Black, John Langley says tenants have the option to move back in after the renovations but that the café could not survive being closed during an undetermined period of renovation.
Red and Black’s rent is now about $1800 and tenants fear rent could double in the renovated building.
John Langley spoke to reporter Craig Burk about the issue.
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Recent emails revealed top Justice Department officials have different reasons for the Prosecutor firings than the reasons they told Congress while under oath.
A review of 3,000 documents regarding the firing of eight federal prosecutors shows a glaring absence: There are no email messages by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Gonzales Office says he doesn’t use email.
The fact is that many top officials in the Bush Administration are using Outside email accounts whose contents are not public.
Author and Analyst Jason Leopold spoke about the issue on KBOO's Wednesday morning program Locus Focus. Listen here for highlights of his talk.
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The Iraq Accountability Act sponsered by Nancy Pelosi narrowly passed in the House or Representative as Democrats begin to challenge the Bush administration’s policies on Iraq.
Ryan White reports.
Tensions rise between the West and Iran as Britain protests the detentions of 15 British sailors and marines seized by Iran after they had boarding merchant vessels in disputed territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
Political Analyst Reese Ehrlich spoke to KBOO reporter Chris Andre.
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