Portland Alliance

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Portland Alliance
TypeMonthly newspaper
EditorTim Flanagan
Headquarters6935 SW Merry Lane, 97008
 United States
Circulationapprox. 21,000[1][2]

The Portland Alliance is a free monthly newspaper in Portland, Oregon. The newspaper is the primary project of a non-profit organization, the Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media and Education (NAAME). The newspaper has no paid staff and is developed and distributed by volunteers.

Describing itself as "Portland's oldest alternative progressive newspaper," the newspaper typically explores the topics of environmentalism, trade unions, social justice, and other topics "missed by the mainstream press".

In 2000, investigative journalism by the newspaper uncovered a series of tapes in which the Portland Police Chief at the time, Mark Kroeker, made anti-gay statements ten years before.[3][4] This was the first in a series of public embarrassments for Kroeker, who was eventually forced to resign as Portland Police Chief in 2003.[4]

The Portland Alliance was nominated for an Utne Independent Press Award in 2003 in the category "Local/Regional Coverage".[5][6]

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  1. ^ Dresbeck, Rachel (2007). Insiders' Guide to Portland, Oregon. Globe Pequot. pp. 351–352. ISBN 0-7627-4189-9. Retrieved 2009-03-18.
  2. ^ "Advertising with the Portland Alliance". The Portland Alliance. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
  3. ^ Murphy, Kim (2000-11-23). "Portland Feels Pain of LAPD". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-03-18.
  4. ^ a b "Portland Mayor Orders Police Chief's Resignation". KGW Newschannel 8, Portland. 2003-08-29. Archived from the original on August 20, 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Utne Independent Press Awards Nominees -- 2003". Utne Reader. November 2003. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
  6. ^ "Portland's gossip rototiller". Willamette Week. 2003-11-19. Retrieved 2008-07-16.

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