And the City Council postponed its vote on whether to change the name of Interstate Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue.The item was originally scheduled for this morning’s city council meeting, but will now be voted on tomorrow at 3 pm at City Hall.
With all the controversy surrounding the renaming, KBOO news would like to take a short moment to give a little background as to who Cesar Chavez was.
At today’s city council meeting in Portland, local activist Jeff Cook spoke to the council challenging a new rule that prevents citizens from speaking to the council without signing up in advance.Here’s part of his testimony from this morning’s meeting.
Electricity consumer advocates, joined by commercial salmon fishermen, Native American tribes and conservation groups today called on customers of Pacific Power to join the struggle to remove four Klamath dams – and save themselves some money.
Pacific Power is a subsidiary of Pacificorp.The company has refused a proposal to remove four dams on the Klamath River, instead putting the cost of an upgrade on reatepayers.
Twenty-five thousand people gathered last weekend at fort Benning, Georgia, for the 18th annual vigil to close the School of the Americas – now known as the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Studies.
The school has been documented to be a training ground for central and south American military officials, many of whom have engaged in torture and attacks on civilians after being trained at the School by U.S. Military officials.
Hosted by Tom Becker, today's Old Mole features a conversation between Bill Resnick and anthropologist Kamran Asdar Ali about the recent history and current situation in Pakistan. Jan Haaken interviews Portland State Psychology student David Hall about his work on Native American concepts of sustainability. Thabiti Lewis shows us how little we learn about American gangsters from the film "American Gangster." Tom Becker reads what Bob Dylan's retelling of the story of Joe Hill. And Bill Resnick interviews members of the Custodians and Food Service Workers Union who are fighting for a just wage and benefits with the Portland Schools.