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Vigil for Domestic Partnership Law Delay

Airs at: Tue, 01/01/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Candlelight vigils will replace a celebration that the groupBasic Rights Oregon had expected to host tonight.     This follows the news that a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on Friday, delaying the implementation of Oregon's new Domestic Partnership law.... Read more

Jan. 2nd Updates Show Resources

For More Information about the San Francisco Eight:  http://www.freethesf8.org/ For More Information about the Jena Six:  http://www.freethejena6.org/ For More information about the noose incident at Reed:http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/11945... Read more

Corps of Engineers saves PDX trees from FEMA demolition

Airs at: Wed, 12/05/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The fight to save 100 mature trees along the Bridgeton levee in north Portland got a needed boost today from the U-S Army Corps of Engineers.The Corps is currently reviewing its levee vegetation policy and plans to issue the revised standards as part of a National Levee Veg... Read more

ACLU sues CIA on case of "extra rendition program"

Airs at: Sun, 12/16/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
On Friday the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, filed legal papers against the Central Intelligence Agency of the U.S. government.the ACLU is suing on behalf of five victims of the U-S government's QUOTE “extraordinary rendition” program. KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Os... Read more

Nuclear Power Resurgence? / 2004 OH Election Theft

Airs at: Tue, 12/18/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for People Rise Up
12/19/07A double header today.  First a look at the (domestic) nuclear power industry, long thought dead, but poised for a possible resurgence thanks to congressional actions and the fear of climate change and global warming.  But is it appropriate?  That's what Michael Mar... Read more

National Applications Office and the Privatization of Intelligence

Airs at: Tue, 12/11/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for People Rise Up
Investigative journalist Tim Shorrock speaks about the new, but interrupted, National Applications Office (NAO).  He has written extensively about the privatization of intelligence, and how private contractors drive domestic surveillance policy, and then secure lucrative co... Read more

The Supremes Go to Guantanamo (again)

Airs at: Tue, 12/04/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for People Rise Up
Featuring Emi Maclean, Staff Attorney with the Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights.  Today, they went before the U.S. Supreme Court to argue two cases (docket 1, 2) regarding Guantanamo detainees and habeas corpus.  Described as "the... Read more

Mexican Human Rights Threatened by War on Drugs Funding

Airs at: Sun, 10/28/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
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.  The plan is similar to one instituted in Colombia a few years ago. Th... Read more

City Council on renaming a street to Cesar Chavez

Airs at: Fri, 11/23/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The Portland City Council took testimony on renaming a major street in honor of César Chávez. KBOO’s Andy Seaton has the report. Read more

Portland rally against expansion of NAFTA

Airs at: Tue, 10/23/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
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... Read more