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.
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 Mexican community leader.She spoke with KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund today:
Starting a new life can be difficult after a felony conviction, but Multnomah County is removing one barrier.It has gotten rid of a question on its job applications asking about felony convictions.KBOO’s Helen Honey reports in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.