A Eugene activist is suing the Eugene Chief of police after he was arrested only to have the charges dropped when a police officer was found lying on video tape. KBOO’s Paul Munday talks to his lawyer.
A school district in Washington is starting a little late this year. Teachers in the Kent school district are on strike against the orders of the King County Superior Court. They’re asking for better conditions for students and more efficient funding. KBOO’s Stefan Kamph has more.
A group of physicians dubbed the ‘Mad As Hell Doctors’ launched their 20-city tour of the United States today in Portland. They’re advocating for single-payer health insurance and they plan to hold events around the country, culminating with a rally in Washington DC on October first. The ‘Mad as Hell Doctors’ support the bill HR 676, which would provide a healthcare system of ‘medicare for all’. KBOO Reporter David Rosenfeld was at their send-off rally this morning in downtown Portland, and filed this report.
Anti-nuclear activists came together in Portland this weekend to strategize about local actions to call for nuclear abolition worldwide. Paige Knight with Hanford Watch gave an update about the cleanup of Washington state’s nuclear dumping ground:
A seventy Year Old grandmother and a Nineteen year Exemplary Employee was fired by Fred Meyer on June 29th. The reason behind the firing was a twelve dollar cash handling mistake. Kboo’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Larry Hall from The Grocery Workers Union.
A Press Conference is being held today in Portland at the annual conference for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Press Conference from In Defense of Animals and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will release a complaint filed with the Zoo association seeking censure of Acting Oregon Zoo Director Mike Keele. KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Catherine Doyle from In Defense of Animals.
More than 300 people gathered in the courtyard beneath Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon headquarters in downtown Portland today in support of comprehensive healthcare reform. Regence employees could be seen looking down on the demonstrators as the speakers shouted through a megaphone. Organized by MoveOn.org, the rally brought together both single payer and public option advocates. It ended with a march around the building. We're going to hear first from OHSU physician Kyle Gorman and then Tom Leedham with the Teamsters Union and Jobs with Justice. Both men spoke at the rally.