Posted inMedia & Culture

Ken Schram: 1947–2014

Today, our region lost one of its feisti­est and most spir­it­ed broad­cast per­son­al­i­ties with the death of long­time KOMO com­men­ta­tor Ken Schram. Schram, six­­ty-six, had been bat­tling an inter­nal infec­tion for many months, and final­ly suc­cumbed to his ill­ness today. KOMO anchor Eric John­son, who just took over Dan Lewis’ duties last week, has a […]

Posted inBreaking News, Elections, Party Politics

Oregon Republicans choose Monica Wehby as Jeff Merkley’s November opponent; Dennis Richardson to face Governor John Kitzhaber

As in sev­er­al states on the East Coast, tonight is pri­ma­ry night in two of the three states in the Pacif­ic North­west: Ore­gon and Ida­ho. Vot­ers belong­ing to or iden­ti­fy­ing with the coun­try’s major polit­i­cal par­ties are choos­ing the nom­i­nees who will go on to the autumn gen­er­al elec­tion as the par­ties’ stan­dard bear­ers. In […]

Posted inBreaking News, Civil Liberties, Policy Topics

Marriage equality is now the law of the land in the great state of Oregon, at long last!

Hur­rah for equal­i­ty! Moments ago, U.S. Dis­trict Judge Michael McShane hand­ed down a rul­ing declar­ing that Ore­gon’s pro­hi­bi­tion on mar­riages between LGBT cou­ples vio­lates the equal pro­tec­tion clause of the Unit­ed States Con­sti­tu­tion. He also refused to stay his deci­sion and allow a nation­al right wing orga­ni­za­tion to inter­vene in the case. That means couples […]

Posted inBreaking News, Civil Liberties, Policy Topics

Idaho’s ban on marriage equality struck down as unconstitutional by federal judge

Mar­riage equal­i­ty appears well on its way to becom­ing the law of the land through­out our entire region with the joy­ous news tonight that the chief U.S. Mag­is­trate Judge for the Dis­trict of Ida­ho, Can­dy W. Dale, has struck down Ida­ho’s ban on mar­riage between LGBT cou­ples as uncon­sti­tu­tion­al. “Idaho’s mar­riage laws with­hold from them […]