The Bush Administration is asking for one and a half billion dollars to fight the War on Drugs in Mexico. The money will be going towards police training, surveillance sharing, and weapons appropriations.
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:
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.
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.
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.