Nurses Union Asks for Review of Proposed Merger

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Evening News
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Tue, 01/12/2016
A national nurses union called upon Oregon and California attorney generals to review a proposed merger between Providence and St. Joseph health systems.
KBOO’s Paul Reich has more on this story: 1:20 minutes (623.27 KB)

Province of British Columbia Votes Against Kinder Morgan Pipeline

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Evening News
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Tue, 01/12/2016
The proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline in British Columbia would carry tar sands fuel from Edmonton, Alberta to the Vancouver, BC harbor.
The project was dealt a heavy blow yesterday when the Province of British Columbia officially voted to oppose it.
KBOO News’ Lisa Loving spoke with Sven Biggs of Forest Ethics Advocacy about the corporate roots of Texas-based Kinder Morgan and what’s next. 6:09 minutes (5.63 MB)

Trial of Delta Five Continues

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Evening News
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Tue, 01/12/2016
Today is the second day in the trial of the Delta Five, the five activists who in September 2014 blocked a mile-long train carrying volatile explosive Bakken crude through Washington State. 
They held up the train for eight hours in the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe, or BNSF Railway Company’s Delta Yard.
The five activists were arrested and taken to the Snohomish County jail for the night.
The Delta five are now on trial in Washington.
The legal defense team behind the Delta Five has gained national attention as they argue in court that the action was necessary to forgo imminent destruction to the environment. 
A necessity defense means the team can call on expert witnesses such as a BNSF whistleblower.  6:09 minutes (5.63 MB)

Supreme Court Hearing on Right-to-Work

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/11/2016
The Supreme Court heard a case today that could have wide ranging implications for union members across the country.
Several conservative judges on the court have made statements indicating they would rule against the unions, but although arguments were heard today, a decision won’t be issued for several months.
Since 1977, the Court has said non-union employees can be required to pay a portion of union dues to cover the cost of collective bargaining and prevent "free riders" — workers who get the benefits of a union contract without paying for it.
Now, in a case brought by non-union teachers in California hoping to get the earlier decision overturned, the justices are asked to decide whether even that requirement violates free expression. 6:42 minutes (6.13 MB)

Immigrant Rights Groups Demand Stop to Raids

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/11/2016
Immigrant rights groups, along with labor, faith, families and members of Congress, held a news conference in front of the White House.
They demanded that the Obama administration immediately put an end to the immigration raids that have stepped up significantly over the past two weeks.
For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Revered Noel Anderson with the World Church Service: 5:44 minutes (5.26 MB)

Public Hearing on Tesoro Savage Oil Terminal

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/11/2016
A public hearing on the proposed Tesoro Savage oil terminal in Vancouver along the Columbia River is scheduled for tomorrow in Ridgefield, Washington.
The project, if completed, would ship about three hundred sixty thousand barrels of oil per day, almost half as much crude oil as the entire Keystone XL Pipeline.
Last week, more than one thousand people attended the first public hearing on the terminal, most of them opposed.
KBOO reporter Doug McVay spoke with Don Orange, a Vancouver business owner and an opponent of the oil terminal, to learn more.
Tomorrow’s hearing will be held from 5:00 PM until 11:00 PM, at the Clark County Event Center at the county fairgrounds in Ridgefield, Washington. 4:43 minutes (4.31 MB)

Nurses Protest Outside U.S. Supreme Court

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Evening News
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Fri, 01/08/2016
Arguments for the case Friedrichs versus California Teachers Association are set to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this Monday.
The case is another in a series of legal challenges throughout the country targeting public-sector unions in recent years.
The issue surrounding Monday’s case deals with whether mandatory union fees violate the First Amendment.
In response, nurses from Washington to California will gather on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court Monday morning to warn that relaxing the union fee system further poses a significant threat to public health.
In this clip, David Koesters of KBOO News speaks to the Ken Zinn of National Nurses United. 6:08 minutes (5.61 MB)

PSU Students Protest New Armed Campus Police

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Evening News
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Fri, 01/08/2016
Students at Portland State University say they’re being threatened with expulsion by administrators over their protests against implementation of the university’s new armed campus police squad.
 
KBOO’s Jamie Partridge spoke with Alyssa Pagan, a member of the PSU student union, about the recent PSU Board meeting in which students tried to keep the panel from cutting off public comment. 2:55 minutes (2.68 MB)

Islamophobia Discussion at The City Club of Portland

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Evening News
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Fri, 01/08/2016
Islamophobia and its impact on the Pacific Northwest brought a full house to The City Club of Portland today.
Speakers from the Islamic community included activists, academics and students all speaking on their experiences dealing with discrimination in Portland.
The panel took questions from the audience – here’s an excerpt of today’s session, which took place at the Sentinel hotel in downtown Portland: 4:13 minutes (3.86 MB)

Two US Anti-Regulatory Bills Approved in House

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/07/2016
Two anti-regulatory bills were approved in House yesterday and today along strongly bipartisan lines.
The HB 1155, known as the SCRUB Act, and HB 712, known as the Sunshine for Deregulatory Decrees and Settlements Act, were approved by the Republican majority en-route to a likely death in the Senate and certain veto by President Obama.
However, both bills represent a strong deregulatory zeitgeist on the right, and have strong backing from industrial lobbyists.
For more, KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with Amit Narang, a regulatory policy advocate with Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog group based in Washington D-C. 6:33 minutes (6 MB)

Landslides in Oregon City

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Evening News
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Wed, 01/06/2016
Two apartment buildings in Oregon City are slowly sliding down the hillside, according to a local geologist.
The residents of the apartments had to evacuate just before Christmas, and have been unable to return to their apartments since then.
Retired geology professor Scott Burns predicted a landslide on this very spot, when he did a study in the 1990s, and recommended at the time that a planned new development be cancelled.
But the development went ahead, and now, Professor Burns says, it is collapsing just as he predicted.
He spoke with KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg today about the history of the Oregon City site, and what’s happening now: 5:45 minutes (5.26 MB)

US Flint Water Quality Issues

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Evening News
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Wed, 01/06/2016
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency Tuesday, but not until after calls for a federal investigation into the matter of elevated levels of lead found in the water for nearly a hundred thousand people in the city of Flint.
Residents in the area began reporting water quality issues just after the city’s emergency manager switched sources for the town’s water supply late in 2014 from Lake Huron to the Flint River.
Progress Michigan called on the U.S. Attorney’s office to launch an investigation into the matter.
A member of their communications team, Sam Inglot, spoke with KBOO Reporter Robin Ryan about what led up to the current situation in Flint: 7:28 minutes (3.42 MB)

Eastern Oregon Standoff Update

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News In Depth
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Wed, 01/06/2016
As a takeover of a wildlife refuge by anti-federal government protestors continues in Eastern Oregon for the fifth straight day, members of a Native American nation have taken issue with the idea that the federal land should quote “be returned to its rightful owners”.
The Burns-Paiute Tribe said in a press conference this morning  that if the white militia is serious about returning it to its rightful owners, they, the member of the Paiute nation, are ready to take it back.
Meanwhile, the entire Burns community is feeling besieged by the occupation and all the media attention. 13:46 minutes (12.61 MB)

The Necessity of Disobedience, with guest Tim DeChristopher

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Wed, 01/13/2016
While a group of armed antigovernment militants casually tears down fences and accesses personal and official files in their second week of occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge offices in Eastern Oregon, another group of protestors in Seattle goes on trial for blocking a mile-long oil train in September, 2014.
56:16 minutes (77.27 MB)

 

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