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Evening News on 03/27/15

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Evening News on 03/24/15

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Evening News on 03/23/15

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Evening News on 03/20/15

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Evening News on 03/19/15

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Evening News on 03/18/15

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Evening News on 03/17/15

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Evening News on 03/16/15

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Lawsuit Filed Against Port of Seattle Over Shell Oil Deal

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Thu, 03/12/2015
A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the port of Seattle Wednesday, challenging the commission’s move to enter an agreement with contractors for Shell Oil.
KBOO’s Robin Ryan spoke with a member of the Puget Sound-Keepers Alliance, one of the suit’s petitioners, about what prompted legal action and what concerns they have about the proposed lease.
  • Length: 5:13 minutes (2.39 MB)
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Oregon Legislature Considers Aerial Pesticide Regulations

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Thu, 03/12/2015
In Salem today, Oregon legislators considered a bill that will regulate the use of aerial herbicides which are sprayed from planes and helicopters in the state.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke to Steve Peddery of Oregon Wild for more.
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Rent Control Town Hall

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Thu, 03/05/2015
The Portland branch of Socialist Alternatives hosted what was billed as a Rent Control Town Hall meeting at First Congregational Church in downtown Portland last night.

Activists, public servants, civil rights organizers, and concerned citizens all came to discuss the serious issue of rising rent costs and gentrification that is reshaping Portland.

KBOO’s Ethan Martin spoke earlier today with previous Mayoral candidate Nick Caleb about the evening’s discussion.
  • Length: 5:14 minutes (4.79 MB)
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Multnomah County Restricts Sale and Use of E-Cigarettes

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Thu, 03/05/2015
The Board of Commissioners for Multnomah County has voted to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, and prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in business places where traditional smoking is already banned.
The ordinance will not exempt vape shops from the smoking ban, a stipulation that several people testifying at City Hall claimed to be unfair due to the need for consumers to try out products within vape shops.
The ordinance will go into effect in thirty days, on April 5th.        
KBOO’s Ethan Martin spoke earlier today with Gregory Conley from the American Vaping Association.
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Airport Workers Hold Teach-In on Hazards

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Thu, 03/05/2015
Workers at the Portland airport held a ‘teach-in’ at the airport today to demonstrate the hazardous conditions they encounter at work.
The workers have recently filed complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration against Prospect Airport Services – a contractor at PDX Airport responsible for providing cabin cleaning and other services.
At the teach-in, workers showed what it’s like to clean airplane toilets with substandard equipment.
They also provided  visual examples of the makeshift solutions they are forced to implement in lieu of adequate supplies.
For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Meg Niemi with the Service employees International union local forty nine, which represents workers at the Portland airport.
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Washington County Initiative Proposes Term Limits

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Thu, 03/05/2015
Activists in Washington County have filed an initiative to limit elected officials to two terms, in an effort to shake up the composition of the board.
Board Chairman Andy Duyck has been on the board for twenty-one years, and his fellow commissioner Roy Rogers has been on the board for thirty years and is one of the longest serving public officials in the state.
KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke with initiative sponsor Tom Black for more.
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Washington County Board Votes to Close Clinics

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Thu, 02/26/2015
On Tuesday, February 24, the Washington County Board of Commissioners votes unanimously to proceed with a plan to close the last two public health clinics in the county and move those services to non-governmental providers. Health and Human Services director Marni Kuyl says the goal of the plan is to expand primary care to uninsured, low-income patients. The plan has proven controversial however, both in content and process, with many members of the medical community as well as advocates for farm laborers and immigrants fighting against the closures. KBOO reported on the opposition to the plan back in September. 

Tuesday's vote was preceded by a three-hour-long public hearing, the first one held on the plan since it was first proposed back in September of last year. KBOO's Sam Bouman was at the hearing and filed this report.

FCC Issues Ruling on Net Neutrality

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Thu, 02/26/2015
A ruling this morning by the Federal Communication Commission to protect net neutrality has been praised as a victory by internet activists.
But although the debate about how best to protect net neutrality may have concluded this morning with the FCC’s new rules to govern the internet, some activists say that the battle may have only just begun.
The House Subcommittee on Commerce and Technology, which is chaired by Oregon Republican Greg Walden, met Wednesday.
At the meeting, Walden conveyed his fears that the designation of the internet as a utility will inspire a wave of litigation challenging that classification .
According to the website Open Secrets, a product of the Center for Responsive Politics, walden has received more than $1.6 million from the communications and electronics sectors over the course of his career.
KBOO reporter Robin Ryan discussed today’s announcement and what internet users can expect going forward with an attorney on staff at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
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Stop the TPP! protest outside Senator Ron Wyden's house

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Fri, 02/20/2015
Labor, environmental, and community rights groups across the country, including here in Portland, are in the midst of a week of activism to bring attention to efforts by some U.S. senators to fast-track the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a NAFTA style trade agreement between the U.S. and eleven other nations circling the Pacific Ocean, and would affect roughly forty percent of the world’s economy.
All negotiations shaping the TPP have taken place in highly secret meetings, with virtually no transparency or input from the public or non-corporate advocacy groups.

The limited information that is available to the public has been leaked, but indicates that the trade agreement would loosen labor laws, establish corporate authority in regional lawsuits, water down environmental regulation, and prioritize corporate monopoly over economic diversity.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch has stated he wants to introduce fast-track legislation for the TPP that would allow the Obama Administration to bypass congressional review and avoid a period of inquiry into the trade agreement.

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, who previously opposed the fast-tracking legislation, over the last week voiced support for it.

Today he published a statement that no fast track hearing will be necessary in congress, but activists are concerned about his wavering on this important issue.
A group of Activists have set up a protest, including a tent, where they are ready to wait for Wyden, at his home in south east Portland.

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Paige, one of the protesters at Senator Wyden’s house.          
  • Length: 8:24 minutes (7.68 MB)
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IPR Report on Police Targeting of Hip Hop Shows Released

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Thu, 12/18/2014
The Independent Police Review Commission of Portland (IPR) has released the findings of its report on the alleged targeting of hip hop shows for code violations and police presence. 
The Commission said that there is an appearance of discrimination, but stopped short of accusing the city of actually discriminating against hip hop performers and venues.
One of the artists interviewed for the investigation was Glenn Waco, a rapper from Saint Johns, who has also been active in the recent protests in Portland against police brutality and the grand jury decision in Ferguson Missouri and New York City.
KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke to Glenn Waco this afternoon about the IPR’s report.
  • Length: 9:38 minutes (8.82 MB)
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