Burgerville Workers Union Strikes, Calls for Boycott

My Aunt Dorothy

Advocates for People Without Housing Rally for Proposed Shelter in Southeast Portland

Finding Victory After One Year of Trump

My Aunt Dorothy

Story by Pete Shaw Wednesday, January 24, 2018 When my mother died about 8 years ago, my Aunt Dorothy, who…

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Burgerville Workers Union Strikes, Calls for Boycott

Story by Pete Shaw On second thought, hold the fries. In fact, hold the burgers and shakes too. That was the message sent to Burgerville management from February 1 through 3 when workers at four Burgerville stores went on strike and called for an indefinite boycott of Burgerville. For those three days, outside Burgerville branches…

11 Million Reasons Why Sanctuary Must Be More Than Words

Story and photos by Pete Shaw “We will always see ourselves as a sanctuary city and we will continue to be welcome to everyone,” said Ted Wheeler after he was elected mayor. His words were given official imprimatur in late March when the City Council declared Portland a sanctuary city. It was a symbolic gesture,…

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My Aunt Dorothy

Story by Pete Shaw Wednesday, January 24, 2018 When my mother died about 8 years ago, my Aunt Dorothy, who is also my godmother, came down from The City to New Jersey to provide Comfort…

Giving Thanks

Story and photos by Pete Shaw A year ago, as I began composing our Thanksgiving article, I was in the pits. I was in the middle of a 4 month bout with a foot infection…

Stoking Memories

Story and photos by Pete Shaw When my better 99% and I moved out here from Chicago on Labor Day weekend, 2000, the last leg was a doozy. We began somewhere around Billings, Montana. It…

Walking With Time

Story and photos by Pete Shaw It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I come from the sewers. Well, that is a bit of an exaggeration. However, the parcel of…