February 1, 2010


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We’ve had some technical difficulties in the GNPDX newsroom and so in the interest of expediency we are combining our two most recent stories into one, handy-dandy post. 

Last week we told you about Amy Wood, a local realtor and contractor who got resourceful when times got tough.  Rather than complain about the state of affairs, she registered for her food handlers card and OLCC license so whenever a money-making opportunity presented itself, she could pounce.  She is still taking on client and is open to new gigs if you’d like to get in touch.  Her e-mail is AWOOD@PRU-NW.com


And this morning we told you about Fences for Fido.  Have you ever driven by a home and seen a dog, chained up in the yard?  Eating, sleeping, going to the bathroom and living most of his or her days in a small patch of grass and dirt.  That does not necessarily mean the owners are cruel.  They may just not have any better option.  Fences for Fido creates an alternative.  Volunteers show up and build a brand new fence, install a warm dog house and offer a free spay and neuter in the space of one afternoon.  Right now they are hitting about 6 homes a month but could do a lot more (they are already wait listed into mid-spring) but they need your help.  Check them out for more on how you can get involved.

January 13, 2010

Polar Plunge

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If you think you’re tough enough to follow in the footsteps of Chelsea and her classmates who are supporting the Polar Plunge (or if you’d like to watch from the sidelines and kick in some support to Special olympics) go here.

January 11, 2010

The Pongo Fund

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Today we told you about Larry Chusid and his beloved pooch Pongo.  When Pongo was diagnosed with a serious medical problem, the Chusid’s wanted to make his last days as comfortable as possible.  They indulged his gourmet pallet with fresh meats and veggies. 

Pongo proceeded to live another six and a half years.

Chusid believes it was that top-quality diet that helped Pongo continue to fight and gave the family so much more time with their beloved pet.  In memory of his dog, Chusid created the Pongo Fund.

To say that they deliver pet food to homeless pets or that they have a pet food bank open to anyone in need does not quite do justice to their efforts.  For info on how to donate or to learn more about the effort check out their website.


December 18, 2009

10,000 Turkeys

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13 years ago, the Radio Cab drivers of Portland delivered 50 Christmas turkeys to families in need.


This year, they dropped off their 10,000th turkey.  Complete with sides and dessert. 


To learn more about how YOU can help this great group go here.

December 6, 2009

Portland Metro Mommies

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Here’s the link we talked about on Monday’s GNU … Portland Metro Mommies.  It’s a great place for local moms to talk about raising kids, meet friends, set up playdates.  Portland Metro Mommies.

November 20, 2009

No GNU — for Good Reason

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Some people have e-mailed in today and wanted to know why there was no Good News Update on KXL this morning.  For those who tuned in, you know the station hosted it’s annual Radiothon for the Portland Rescue Mission (running tally thus far, nearly ten thousand bucks!) which needed the extra air time to talk about the cause.  We’ll be back on Monday with a great segment.


In the mean time, I wanted to tell you about a story I covered this morning for the General News Side which totally qualifies as Good News.


That big empty lot downtown by Union Station, is just eighteen months away from being a state-of-the-art hub for Portland’s Homeless.  It literally will serve every step of the process to get people off the streets.  Beds for homeless men.  Showers, storage and telephones for people who just need a place to crash for a few hours.  Low income studio apartments.  Even, and this is probably my favorite piece, voicemail boxes for people to use in their job search. 


It’s temporary and long term solutions.  We dig it.


**Incidentally, the views and opinions expressed here are those of Good News PDX and do not necessarily represent the thoughts or feelings of KXL and Alpha Broadcasting**

September 30, 2009

Tickets going fast for RMH Gala

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There are still a few seats available for the big Ronald McDonald House fundraiser this weekend but they are going fast.  Guests will dine on top-fare at The Nines hotel while bidding on all kinds of great prizes (we’re particularly curious about the Need for Speed package which includes a ride in an airplane and race car).

To get one of the last tickets, go here.

August 13, 2009


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Hey everybody . . . Sorry for the lagged posts this week.  We’ve been working through some back end issues but (fingers crossed) it’s all fixed.


Thanks for reading!

July 29, 2009

Life Flight is number 1

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Life Flight is the number one air medical service in the world

Life Flight is the number one air medical service in the world

When it comes to air ambulance service, you can’t get better than Life Flight.  Anywhere.  Like, in the world.

The Life Flight network is the recipient of a major award this week from the body that oversees all air medical services for outstanding service.  Not only is it the first time any such service in the Pacific Northwest has been recognized, it’s the first time any crew on the WEST COAST has been honored.

You can learn more about Life Flight, how to donate to the nonprofit AND how to become a member (which works a lot like an insurance policy) by clicking here.

July 10, 2009

For Technorati purposes

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