Better Life Expects Portland Signal Soon
Better Life Broadcasting Network, based in Grants Pass, Oregon, hopes to be on the air throughout the Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington, area by the end of June. The exact date is dependent on final arrangements with the Federal Communication Commission's approval of the license transfer, and fundraising results to acquire needed equipment. The station will initially be broadcast only and not available through cable providers. Updated information is available online at www.blbn.org or by calling 877-741-2588.
NRLA President Receives National Award
Gregory W. Hamilton, Northwest Religious Liberty Association president, received the 2010 A.T. Jones Medal of Freedom during the Religious Liberty Dinner in Washington, D.C., on April 13. This annual event is sponsored by the North American Religious Liberty Association and Liberty magazine. Hamilton was instrumental not only in the passage of Oregon's Workplace Religious Freedom Act, but also in promoting the recent Oregon House Bill 3686 signed into law. This overturned a 1923 statute barring teachers from wearing religious clothing in the state's classrooms. Rep. Dave Hunt was also honored with the NARLA national award for his legislative sponsorship of both the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act and HB 3686.
Fall Heritage Tour Planned
Northwest Adventists are invited to join the 2010 Adventist Heritage Tour, "In the Footsteps of the Pioneers." Led by Jim Nix, Ellen G. White Estate director, the tour will include the birthplace of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington, D.C., New Hampshire, Hiram Edson's farm near Niagara Falls, the William Miller farm, Ascension Rock and many other sites. For more information, visit www.npuc.org or contact Sue Patzer, tour organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.