Page 2 March 23, 2016 Crowds Pack Sanders Rally; Clinton visits for Hillary Vancouver has been historical- ly overlooked during presidential campaigns, but not anymore. More than 7,500 people turned out to support Democratic presi- dential candidate Bernie Sanders at Hudson Bay High School in Vancouver Sunday; while former President Bill Clinton appeared at smaller gatherings in Portland and Vancouver on Monday to support Hillary Clinton. Sanders is taking his campaign to Washington and other West Coast states that he hopes will help him make up ground after a solid delegate lead built up by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Established 1970 USPS 959 680 4747 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97211 The Portland Observer welcomes freelance submissions. Manuscripts and photographs should be clearly labeled and will be returned if accompanied by a self addressed envelope. 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The Portland Observer--Oregon’s Oldest Multicultural Publication--is a member of the National Newspaper Association--Founded in 1885, and The National Advertising Representative Amalgamated Publishers, Inc, New York, NY, and The West Coast Black Publishers Association P ublisher : e ditor : Mark Washington, Sr. Michael Leighton e xecutive d irector : Rakeem Washington A dvertising M AnAger : Leonard Latin Office Manager/Classifieds: Lucinda c reAtive d irector : Baldwin Paul Neufeldt CALL 503-288-0033 FAX 503-288-0015 email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Postmaster: Send address changes to Portland Observer , PO Box 3137 , Portland, OR 97208 Bill Clinton at Powell’s Books (KOIN photo) front-runner, former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady. In Vancouver, the longtime U.S. senator from Vermont de- clared to a packed gymnasium that the nation’s economic, campaign finance and criminal justice sys- tems are “rigged” and criticized pharmaceutical companies for ris- ing drug costs. Sanders applauded the progress for gay marriage, efforts to enact a $15-an-hour minimum wage and his intent to implement univer- sal health care and fight climate change. “In my view we have a moral responsibility to leave this planet to our children and grandchildren in a way that is healthy and habit- able,” he said. The Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks in Vancouver Sunday drawing more than 7,500 people to Hudson Bay High School for a rally. Sanders urged his supporters to vote in Washington’s Democratic caucuses on Saturday. (AP photo) Bill Clinton surprised folks with a visit to Powell’s Books in downtown Portland Monday af- ternoon, escorted by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who announced her endorsement of Hillary Clinton the same day. The former president also ap- peared early Monday night at a rally at Clark College in Vancou- ver with Washington Gov. Jay In- slee, another endorser of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The former president talked about his wife’s agenda for creating jobs, clean en- ergy, making college more afford- able and how she can bring people together. in Week Review Terrorist Attacks in Brussels The Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, claimed responsi- bility for the attacks at the Brus- sels Airport and a subway termi- nal Tuesday that killed at least 34 people and hurt 230, which include a U.S. service member and their family. The deadly ex- plosions were condemned by Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel as “blind, violent and cow- ardly.” President Visits Cuba President Barack Obama urged Cubans on Tuesday to look to- ward a hopeful future with the United States, casting his historic visit to the commu- nist nation as a moment to “bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas.” The address was carried live on Cuba’s tightly controlled state television, offering him a rare, unfettered opportunity to speak directly to the country’s citizens. HIV Research Stuns OHSU Researchers at the OHSU Primate Center say they are stunned by the results of an experiment using a massive dose of human antibodies created in a lab to eliminate HIV from newborn monkeys. “We’re very excited about this study be- cause we think it opens some doors for alternative therapies that could be used to prevent infection in babies and children,” said Nancy Haigwood, the lead investigator. Great Finish at Indoor Meet The United States finished with 23 medals, the most in U.S. Track and Field history and five times more than second place Ethiopia, at the 2016 World Indoor Cham- pionships held last weekend at the Oregon Convention Center. The American women led the way, pil- ing up 13 medals. Marijuana Brings $3.5 Million Oregon officials say they’ve col- lected about $3.5 million in taxes from recreational marijuana sales in January. The 25 percent-tax on rec- reational pot sales began at the start of 2016 and the state began collecting the taxes from dispensaries last month. Bus Fares Out of Town The Portland City Council ap- proved a new program to combat a housing emergency last week that offers bus fare and other sup- port services to homeless people who have lined up another place to live. The effort is directed at people who volunteer to leave the city to live with family or friends, or land a job but have no means of moving. TriMet Fares Stolen A man who worked inside the Fe- dEx distribution center in Troutdale was charged last week with steal- ing over $10,000 in TriMet passes and tickets that were scheduled for shipment to area retailers. TrMet said it started a criminal investiga- tion a year ago, after noticing that some retailers were not receiving their full allotment of fares.