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Oregon Senators Uncommitted On Alito

1031_alito.jpgOregon's two Senators are uncommitted as to whether Judge Samuel Alito should ascend to the U.S. Supreme Court.

But as Ley Garnett reports, state political interest groups are speaking out on the nomination.

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Also on Monday's Oregon Considered

Forecast Calls For Wi-Fi Cloud Over Portland

Minutemen Leave After Month Of Watching A Quiet Border

Work Begins On New Columbia Elementary School

Posted by Michael Clapp

The Three Rabbis' Profiles Leaders Of Portland's Jewish Community

1027_rabbi1.jpg'The Three Rabbis' that airs on OPB Television Thursday and Sunday profiles Joshua Stampfer, Emanuel Rose and Yonah Geller, all of whom came to Portland at nearly the same time in the 1960's.

OPB Producer Jessica Martin wrote and produced the film and she spoke with Oregon Considered host Allison Frost in our Portland studios.

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Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered

NW Volunteer Reflects On Hurricane Relief Experience

Senate Democrats Consider Closing Caucus To Media

Sen. Wyden Puts Foward Flat Tax Proposal

Mediators Want Oregon Trail Talks To Continue

Posted by Michael Clapp

Digging For The Past At Fort Clatsop

1026_clatsop.jpgNext month is the climax of the nation's bicentennial celebration of Lewis and Clark's arrival at the Pacific Ocean.

But when all the dignitaries, tourists, and historical re-enactors converge on the site thought to be the explorers' 1805 winter camp, they'll find an empty clearing in the woods.

A 50-year-old replica of Lewis and Clark's Fort Clatsop burned to the ground earlier this month. But archeologists see the blaze not as a tragedy, but as an opportunity to find actual evidence of the Corps of Discovery.

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Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered

Tri-Met Breaking Ground With Fuel Cell Technology

2000th Death Inspires Vigils And Memorials

12 Oregon Schools On Federal Watch List

Posted by Michael Clapp

Bankruptcy Bills 'Staggering' For Portland Archdiocese

1025_catholic.jpgSince declaring bankruptcy in the summer of 2004, the Catholic Archdiocese of Portland has spent more than $6.5 million on attorneys fees.

One lawyer called the cost staggering. Yet, the money has not yet resulted in major breakthroughs in resolving the case.

But as Colin Fogarty reports, the church is scheduled to offer a reorganization plan next month.

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Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered

Deschutes Commissioner Resigns After Groping Charges Made Public

School's Out As Contract Talks Fail In Oregon Trail District

Portland Aquires Slough Land For Natural Area

Water Bureau Workers Help Out With Hurricane Damage

Posted by Michael Clapp

After 29 Years, Woman May Be Deported Under 'Widow's Penalty'

Canadian immigrant Rose-Marie Barbeau-Quinn faces deportation by the end of this month.

She's lived and worked in Portland for the last 29 years, but a little known immigration law says surviving spouses of U.S. citizens must leave the country if they were not married for at least two years.

Colin Fogarty reports.

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Also on Monday's Oregon Considered

Grand Jury Returns No Indictment In Kaady Case

Air Still Hazy Around Oregon's Efforts To Adopt Emission Standards

County's Wapato Jail To Open Next Year

Governor Hopes Vegas Trip's A Winner

Crossing East: Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest

Posted by Michael Clapp

IKEA To Open Store In Cascade Station Near Airport

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Swedish furniture giant, IKEA, announced Thursday that it plans to build a new store in Portland.

As Kristian Foden-Vencil reports, the company says it will employ about 350 people locally.

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Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered

Former-Rep. Doyle Sentenced To 10 Months In Jail

Officials Declare Fort Clatsop Fire Accidental

Forest Restrictions Lifted Just In Time

Portland District Looking To David Douglas For Ideas

Posted by Michael Clapp

Three Counties Halt Measure 37 Claims Process

Three of the Oregon counties that have received the bulk of claims under property compensation initiative, Measure 37, have stopped waiving regulations for landowners.

Their action comes days after the Marion County court decision that overturned the measure.

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Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered

Wyden Sees ANWAR Battles Ahead For Senate

'Nation's Report Card' Shows Oregon Students Doing Well

Deschutes Commissioner Won't Face Prosecution

Posted by Michael Clapp

Oregon Senators Get Lobbied From Both Sides Of Abortion Issue

As the U.S. Senate prepares to consider Supreme Court nominee Harriett Miers, both sides of the debate over abortion rights are raising doubts about her, albeit for different reasons.

Colin Fogarty reports.

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Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered

Dept. Of Education Given Additional Time In TAG Case

Opponents Say Smoking Ban Initiative Goes Too Far

Recovery Program Will Fill 'Big Hole' Downtown

Posted by Michael Clapp

AFL-CIO To Be One In Oregon

The national labor movement may be split, but the Oregon AFL-CIO will likely remain intact.

The national president of the labor federation, John Sweeney, told a convention of state labor leaders in Portland Monday that break-away unions can remain unified on the state level.

Colin Fogarty reports.

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Also on Monday's Oregon Considered

Clackamas DA Investigating Kaady Shooting

Dam Demolition Planned on White Salmon River

PUC Wants More Tax Information From PacifiCorp

Posted by Michael Clapp

Measure 37 Transfers Face Court Test

The state Attorney General has intervened in a case involving Oregon's property compensation initiative, Measure 37.

Jackson County had asked a court for permission to allow property owners to sell -- or transfer -- lands with Measure 37 rule exemptions.

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Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered

Ft. Clatsop Cleanup To Begin Soon

Wirth Turns Herself In To Salem Police

Oregon AFL-CIO President Tim Nesbitt Steps Down

Utility Tax Revenue Cap Proposed

Posted by Michael Clapp

Zoo Focuses On Global Warming Threat To Polar Bears

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One of the favorites at the Oregon Zoo may be among the first victims of global warming. The zoo held a news conference Wednesday to warn of the dangers facing polar bears in their natural habitat.

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Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered

Homegrown Biodiesel Industry Drives Twisting Road

Oregon Schools Show Improvement On State Report Card

Corvallis Rep. Faces Meth Investigation

Posted by Michael Clapp

Portland Mayor Seeks To Create A Safer Downtown

1011_portlandia.jpgPortland Mayor Tom Potter announced a plan Tuesday to crack down on panhandling and property crimes downtown.

Police officers will start by targeting aggressive panhandlers, drug dealers, and people who commit property crimes near the bus mall and Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Past attempts to go after people hanging out on Portland's downtown sidewalks have sometimes gone too far, and infringed on Oregon's free speech provisions.

Potter says he's calling for more precise enforcement this time.

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Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered

What Will Oregon Do If Disaster Comes Our Way?

Student Nurses Experience Refugee Plight

The Money Trail: Who's Bankrolling Washington's Initiatives?

Board Votes To Build New North Portland School

Posted by Michael Clapp

Oregon Christian Coalition Head Stepping Down

Lou Beres has stepped down as head of the Oregon Christian Coalition after accusations surfaced that he sexually molested three female members of his family.

The long time political activist issued a statement Monday saying he intends to withdraw from public life to deal with his wife's illness.

Beres has not been charged with any crimes. And it's still unclear exactly what he's being investigated for. But a multidisciplinary team of metro-area child abuse detectives is responding to accusations by three female members of his family.

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Also on Monday's Oregon Considered

Medical Malpractice Looms Large on Washington's Ballot

Local Agencies Responding to Pakistan Earthquake

Plans For A New Damascus Receive Public Comment

Listen to Allison Frost's interview with The Oregonian's Harry Esteve on the Democratic Party meeting in Sunriver

Posted by Michael Clapp

Portlandia Has Watched The City Change For 20 Years

1006_portlandia1.jpgPortlandia, the large hammered copper statue of Lady Commerce' that stands over the entrance to the City of Portland building, turns 20 years old Thursday.

The 36-ton piece of art has become one of Stumptown's best known icons and as Kristian Foden-Vencil reports, seen the city turn into a very different place.

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Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered

Ballot Measures Take Aim At Taxes

Young Musician Shows a Talent For Chopin

BTA Looks For Ways To Improve Portland Bike Commuting

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Death With Dignity Act Takes Center Stage

1005_court.jpgAdvocates of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act left the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday optimistic the justices will uphold the state's one-of-a-kind physician-assisted suicide law.

After an hour of intense debate, the justices took the case under advisement.

Colin Fogarty was in Washington, D.C. to attend the hearing and has this report.

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Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered

Welfare Checks Frozen in Time

Katrina Cats and Dogs Fly To Oregon

Plaintiffs Claim Archdiocese Is Using Mediation To Stall

Posted by Michael Clapp

The Death with Dignity Act: From Oregon Ballot to the Supreme Court

1004_court.jpgWednesday the Oregon Death with Dignity Act gets its ultimate test.

The U.S. Supreme Court will debate whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has the authority to block doctors from using federally controlled drugs to help their terminally ill patients die.

The lawsuit is the latest challenge in what has been a string of skirmishes over the law. Colin Fogarty has this brief history of physician assisted suicide in Oregon.

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Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered

Clearing The Air: Senators Feud Over Exhaust Rules

Officials Debate Rebuilding Fort Clatsop

Posted by Michael Clapp

Portland Streets Getting Safer For Bikes and Pedestrians

1003_powells.jpgThe number of accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists and cars has decreased significantly in Portland over the past eight years -- according to a new study released by the City's Office of Transportation Safety.

Officials held a 'Transportation Summit' Monday to discuss the figures.

Kristian Foden-Vencil talked to several participants and files this report.

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Also on Monday's Oregon Considered

Design Team Considering Future of Jefferson High School

Mercury Levels in Willamette Fish Exceed EPA Standards

The Death With Dignity Act's Eight Years of Surprises

Posted by Michael Clapp