Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dispatches: Accountability at the Fed, H1N1 virus, condors, mushrooms, and more

Items from the p3 inbox:

  • CREDO, the progressive mobile network, is partnering with Living Liberally to get Anheuser-Busch to cut its ties with the US Chamber of Commerce, and will donate $1 to Living Liberally for every signature on the petition to A-B. (Living Liberally)

  • In violation of its contract with the UFCW, the Hillsboro Fred Meyer had three union representatives arrested when they came to the store to talk to their members about current contract negotiations. (Oregon AFL-CIO)

  • Senate Banking Committee members Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Bob Corker (R-TN) introduced legislation that will require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct an audit of the Fed’s emergency lending programs , and not a moment too soon. (Sen. Jeff Merkley)

  • State Sen. Mark Hass and State Reps. Jeff Barker and Tobias Read will lead information clinic on the on the H1N1 virus, featuring Dr. Mel Kohn, Oregon’s acting Public Health Director and Kathleen O’Leary, Washington County HHS Director, Wednesday, October 21st, 7pm, at the Beaverton Public Library. (Sen. Mark Hass)

  • Oregon Wild is sponsoring two Wild Wednesday events tomorrow night, Wednesday October 21st: Mushroom Madness, 6:00-7:30 pm at Davis' Restaurant, 94 W. Broadway, in Eugene, and Comeback for the Condors, 6:00-7:30pm at Roots Organic Brewery, 1520 SE 7th Avenue, in Portland. (Oregon Wild, via Facebook)

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