Portlanders at Seattle Peace Rally

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Evening News
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Sun, 10/28/2007

Eleven massive peace rallies were held this past Saturday in major cities across the country to call for an end to the war in Iraq.

This region’s rally was in Seattle, and hundreds, if not thousands of Portlanders were in attendance.

Patti from Sandy was one of those who attended the march.  She called Talk Radio on KBOO this morning and gave this report:

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City Council on renaming a street to Cesar Chavez

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Evening News
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Fri, 11/23/2007

The Portland City Council took testimony on renaming a major street in honor of César Chávez.

KBOO’s Andy Seaton has the report.

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Vancouver Examines its Walkability

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Evening News
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Tue, 10/23/2007

While many cities in the U.S. are finally coming to the realization that walkability is a necessity in city planning, Vancouver, Washington is actually doing something about it.

A non-profit group in the city invited Mark Fenton, the host of the PBS series "America's Walking” and walkability expert, to speak to a sold-out crowd last night.

He’s also headed out around the city to see just how pedestrian-friendly the city is.

KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Mark Fenton earlier today:

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Portland rally against expansion of NAFTA

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Evening News
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Tue, 10/23/2007

An emergency rally to stop the expansion of NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) was held in Portland.  Organized by a number of local groups, the rally was held outside the Federal Building on Southwest Third.

One of the speakers was Centolia Maldonado Vasquez, a Mexican community leader.  She spoke with KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund today:

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Felony Question Removed from Mulnomah County Job Application

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Evening News
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Fri, 11/23/2007

Starting a new life can be difficult after a felony conviction, but Multnomah County is removing one barrier.  It has gotten rid of a question on its job applications asking about felony convictions.  KBOO’s Helen Honey reports in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.

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The Portland Dream for Darfur

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/06/2007

A series of events are being held in Portland this week to call attention to the situation in the Darfur Region of Sudan. 

These events will also call attention to China’s role in arming the Sudanese government.

KBOO Reporter Kit Brazier spoke with Katie-Jay Scott of the Portland Coalition for Genocide Awareness about this week’s “Portland Dream for Darfur” activities.

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Industrial waste dumping threat to Sauvie Island

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/06/2007

 

 

A new proposal from the Portland-based ESCO Corporation would result in the dumping of hundreds of tons of industrial waste on Sauvie Island, north of Portland. 

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Jeff Joslin, who is leading a group of citizens who oppose the dumping:

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Latino Network on Cesar Chavez Avenue

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/06/2007

The Latino Network held a press conference this morning to support the renaming of Interstate Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue.

           KBOO’s Andy Seaton has the Story.

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Federal plan cancelled for NW wild salmon

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Evening News
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Wed, 10/31/2007

The newest federal salmon recovery plan has been abandoned.  Salmon advocates say the future is no brighter for the Pacific Northwest wild salmon and the people that rely on them.  Salmon advocates, fishermen, businesses, and communities are calling on Congress to step in and help.  Helen Honey reports with the Oregon News Service.

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NW Coalition for Pesticide Alternatives 30th Celebration

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Evening News
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Wed, 10/17/2007

the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides marks a special anniversary this weekend.  KBOO’s Adinah Little spoke with Aimee (ahh-may) Code about the group’s 30th anniversary Celebration and Auction.

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Los Angeles Police profiling Muslims

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Evening News
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Mon, 11/12/2007

The use of racial profiling has long been a major source of criticism for police departments all over the country and Los Angeles is no exception.

But with a new plan involving the second largest muslim population in the country the LAPD is now being accused of religious profiling

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Alleged Violations at Primate Research Center

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Evening News
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Mon, 11/12/2007

 

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, held a press conference today after filing a formal complaint  against the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Beaverton.

 

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Renaming of Interstate to Chavez postponed, background on Chavez

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/13/2007

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. 

3:06 minutes (2.84 MB)

Rule Limits Access to City Council

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/13/2007

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.

1:56 minutes (1.77 MB)

 

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