Vigil for Nepal

Posted by Mike Turner on April 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Mercy Corps Northwest held a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Nepal earthquake on Monday night.  Survivors are without food, water and shelter and Nepalese people living in Portland are worried for family and friends left behind.

The relief agency has a hundred workers in Nepal at present and will be available to begin distribution of supplies …

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American, Italian Hostages Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

Posted by Associated Press on April 23, 2015
Dr. Warren Weinstein

Dr. Warren Weinstein

WASHINGTON — Blaming the “fog of war,” President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and an Italian, two hostages held by al-Qaida, as well as two other Americans who had leadership roles with the terror network.

Obama somberly said he took full responsibility for the January CIA strikes and regretted the deaths …

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OES Sends Banner Of Support To West Germany High School

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 20, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — High school students at Oregon Episcopal School have signed their names to a banner of support and will send it to Joseph Koenig High School in West Germany.  The school lost 16 students on a Spanish exchange program last month when a Germanwings plane crashed into the Alps.

Mother Heather Wenrick says they came up with the banner …

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Portland Church Joins National Commemoration of End of Civil War

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 9, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — The First Congregational Church of Christ in downtown Portland will join organizations across the country by ringing its bells at 12:15pm Thursday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

This is the day Union General Ulysses S. Grant met at the Appomattox Court House with Confederate General Robert E. Lee to determine the terms …

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Kenya Attack Survivor Says Gunmen Scouted The Campus

Posted by Associated Press on April 3, 2015

GARISSA, Kenya — The Islamic extremists who slaughtered 147 people at a college in northeast Kenya as they shouted “God is great” appeared to have planned extensively, even targeting a site where Christians had gone to pray, survivors said Friday.

In Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, family members went to a morgue where some bodies had been airlifted from Garissa, victims of the …

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