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Astoria LNG Terminal Approved by Feds: 1 Down 2 To Go

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Thu, 06/05/2008

Federal regulators have given the environmental go-ahead for a proposed liquefied natural gas, or LNG, terminal near Astoria.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its environmental impact statement on the controversial Bradwood Landing Project late this afternoon.

The commission said the terminal would have “limited adverse environmental impacts".

To address those adverse impacts, the commission laid out 110 recommendations to mitigate the most serious environmental effects.

The LNG terminal would import, store and process supercooled liquefied natural gas for movement through pipelines to points across the country.

The backers of the project, Houston-based NorthernStar Natural Gas, can now move forward on the seven hundred million dollar project.

The Company got the approval after submitting a biological assessment to the Federal Agency on Wednesday.

Opponents to the LNG Terminal have voiced concern about the Company’s biological assessment, saying it minimized the project’s environmental impacts.

Brent Foster is with the Columbia Riverkeeper Environmental group:

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The Astoria project is one of three proposed LNG terminals in Oregon.

All three are unnecessary, according to critics, because the gas is not necessary to meet Oregon’s energy needs.

Most of the gas would be shipped via pipeline to California.

The environmental group BARK will be hosting a ‘hike the pipe’ event on Tuesday to encourage the public to view the vital ecosystems that will be destroyed when the pipeline is constructed.

 

City Council: Police "Use of Deadly Force" Redefined

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Wed, 06/04/2008

Yesterday,
Portland's City Council voted to approve new guidelines on the 'Use of Deadly
Force' by the Portland Police.

KBOO's Don Wolfe has more

 

Obama's Declaration to Give Jerusalem to Israel

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Wed, 06/04/2008

With the New York
Times reporting that Senator Hillary Clinton will resign from the Presidential
race, the Democratic nomination will almost certainly go to Senator Barack
Obama.

Obama gave a
speech yesterday that raised a great deal of criticism among human rights
advocates.

In the speech, given at the annual conference of the
American-Israel Political Action Committee, or AIPAC Obama stated that he would
give the disputed city of Jerusalem to Israel without any negotiation.

KBOO's Saed
Bannoura spoke with Professor Naseer Aruri about the implications of Obama's
speech:

That was Professor Naseer Aruri, speaking with
KBOO reporter Saed Bannoura.

 

Homeless Tie Themselves to Trees at City Hall

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Wed, 06/04/2008

Two protestors
have tied themselves to trees outside of Portland's City Hall. 

The two are
organizers with the homeless sit-in that was dismantled by Portland police two
weeks ago.

KBOO's Kyle Burris reports from in front of City
Hall:

 

Bradley-Angel House Bi-Gender Discrimination Case

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Wed, 06/04/2008

According to Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and
Industries, Portland domestic violence shelter Bradley-Angel House
discriminated against a bi-gendered individual. 

KBOO’S Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more on the
story:

 

Winter Soldier Northwest: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Speak in Seattle

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Tue, 06/03/2008

Iraq Veterans Against the War hosted an event
called Northwest Winter Soldier at Seattle’s town hall on Saturday.

Winter Soldier brings together Iraq and Afghanistan
veterans to share their experiences and tell stories that have not been covered
in the mainstream media.

Over 600 people attended Saturday's event, which
culminated with a peaceful anti-war march from 
Seattle’s Town Hall to the city’s Federal Building.

The following excerpts were taken from the
testimonies of veterans who spoke at the event.

Those were excerpts of testimony by Iraq and
Afghanistan war veterans given at the northwest winter soldier event this
weekend in Seattle.

KBOO
will air the full testimony at 9:00 am on Friday June 13th.

 

Hunger Strike Against Liquefied Natural Gas

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Tue, 06/03/2008

On Sunday June 1st, the battle to halt the siting
of a Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline through Oregon entered a new phase. a man
named Rick also known as Brokenfeather 
began a 10 day Hunger Strike in front of the NW Natural Energy Company
Headquarters at 220 NW ist ave.

Nw natural is just one of several pipeline
proposals being considered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. It is
working with Palomar Gas Transmission System on a plan that would install 500
miles of Oregon’s public and Private lands.

Brokenfeather has scheduled his hunger strike to
coincide with the Rose Festival in attempt to bring attention to the proposal
and to gain support in opposing any  LNG
pipeline plan in Oregon.

Kboo reporter Linda Olson- Osterlund spoke with Nat
of the Earth Community Alliance about the Hunger Strike.                            



 

The Flood of Vanport Remembered: Changes in the Black Community in Oregon

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Mon, 06/02/2008

Vanport, Oregon
was hastily built in 1943 as thousands of workers moved to the area to take up
jobs in the wartime seaports. Forty thousand workers took residence in the
town, which grew from shanty structures to massive public housing in a few
short years. At its peak it was the second largest city in Oregon but after the
war, the population dropped to just over eighteen thousand. But for the African
Americans who stayed, it was a place to call home.         

In 1940 Oregon had
fewer than 1800 blacks living in the entire state. By 1946 fifteen thousand had
chosen the Rose City for their home, most of which lived in Vanport. The white
workers in the publicly housed city often complained about their black
neighbors and angry community groups deterred attempts at integrating
neighborhoods.

As the state
rushed to build Vanport to accommodate the rapid influx of workers, they built
the city on reclaimed lowlands along the Columbia River. And when the spring
rains came in 1948, public officials assured residents that there would be
plenty of time to evacuate in the case of a flood. But what residents did not
know was that the water levels had risen to a record 23 feet above flood stage
and the dikes surrounding their city were in extreme danger.

As a ten foot wall
of water rushed towards the unsuspecting populace, debris and numerous sloughs
delayed the rushing waters for thirty minutes, giving extra time for the
citizens to escape as an emergency siren screamed its warning across the
panicked crowds. Miraculously only fifteen people were killed but the city of
Vanport was lost forever.

In the aftermath,
as refugees of the flood were relocated to shelters and various homes in the
area, a new community began to develop. North and Northeast Portland soon
became home to thousands of families who were no longer stuck in a segregated,
makeshift city. And a Portland that just ten years earlier had less than 1500
black residents was now home to over ten thousand.

The years that
have passed since the loss of Vanport have seen the condemnation of such gross
horrors as segregation and open racism, but with them new trials for the black
community have taken hold. From the gang violence of the nineties to the crack
epidemics that took hold in the eighties to today's real concerns of gentrification,
Vanport's history offers us a lesson of what it is to be a part of a community
and what that community must go through to be a part of history.

 

Republicans Prevent Public Access to Grand Jury System Information

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Wed, 05/28/2008

Civil rights leaders and civil libertarians have
launched a campaign to reform Oregon’s Grand Jury system.

During the recent legislative session, there was an
attempt to make grand jury testimony public in certain cases.

Republican legislators managed to stop that measure
from going forward.

KBOO
reporter Don Wolfe spoke with Dan Handelman from Portland Cop Watch and a civil
rights attorney Lauren Regan about the problems with the secrecy of the Grand
Jury system in Oregon.

 

National Wildlife Federation Update on Climate Security Act

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Tue, 05/27/2008

The National Wildlife
Federation held a Press Conference today in Portland, to bring attention to the
Climate Security Act. 

KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Doug Howell,
Director of the Western Natural Resource Center of the Wildlife Federation:

 

 

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