KBOO volunteers recently visited the Oregon Food Bank distribution center in North Portland to find out more about their efforts to end hunger. Food bank staff gave a guided tour of some facility highlights including the teaching gardens, the chicken coop, and demonstration kitchens. Volunteers contribute thousands of hours to support Food Bank activities, some of which are highlighted during the tour.
A tribal ceremony took place in Pendelton on December 23 on the route of the Alberta tarsands megaload.
The coalition of indigenous people from across the Northwest were joined by other activists who oppose moving extraction equipment to Canada through Oregon.
Many people question the Oregon Department of Transportation decision to issue permits to a Hillsboro-based company to transport massive pieces of oil extraction equipment across Oregon.
The equipment is on its way to Canada, where it will be used in Alberta to extract tar sands that will then be shipped by pipeline through the U-S for export.