Fighting For a 15 Dollar Wage

Posted by Mike Turner on May 21, 2014
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Union workers show up at City Hall to FIGHT for a 15 dollar and hour minimum wage.

They say there are too many barely getting by on multiple jobs in what they call America’s inequitable economic system.

This coalition brought a giant blow up fat cat holding a union worker by the throat to get its message to Portland City Council members.


FBI Subpoenas Information on Cover Oregon Failure

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on May 20, 2014
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Jim Ferretti contributed to this report. 

Salem,Ore.– The FBI wants to know what was happening at Cover Oregon as the Website was failing.

Tuesday afternoon the Governor’s officer released subpoenas from the FBI seeking information from Cover Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority. The investigation is demanding communications regarding the failed website and how federal money was spent. Dennis Richardson who is hoping to be …

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It’s Election Day: Full Coverage Here

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on May 20, 2014
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Associated Press contributed to this story

To the minute updates available here.

PORTLAND – Ballots are due by 8 p.m. in Oregon’s primary election.

About half the voters have already cast ballots, meaning new allegations against Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby are unlikely to shake up the race.

A police report says her ex-husband called police to accuse her …

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Wehby Takes U.S. Senate Primary Over Conger

Posted by Associated Press on May 20, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Monica Wehby has won Oregon’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Wehby defeated state Rep. Jason Conger of Bend. Wehby is a physician from Portland. She has excited Republicans in Washington, D.C., who hope she’s the perfect candidate to attack President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Wehby was embarrassed, however, by recent revelations that her ex-husband and a former boyfriend …

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Oregon’s Gay Marriage Ban

Posted by Associated Press on May 19, 2014
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PORTLAND – A federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said the ban unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples and ordered the state not to enforce it. State officials earlier refused to defend the constitutional ban in court.

McShane joined judges in seven other states who have struck down gay …

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