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  • Wife of a Liberal Senator Gets ‘Mugged by Reality’

    12/09/2018 12:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Taylor Lewis
    I feel sacrilegious for invoking such numinous phrases, but it’s hard to think of a better personal metaphor for the Strand, New York City’s iconic bookstore located in Greenwich Village. Visiting the store is its own pilgrimage for any starved bibliophile. In a world of Amazon shipping and the $.01 paperback, Strand is an oasis, offering a rarified shopping experience that slakes our need for spontaneity through the adventitious wandering of stacks. The atmosphere begs for browsing books, both old and new. It’s anonymous and crowded, like a self-contained city. And, as everything else in our harried age, it’s in...
  • Unions Defy Supreme Court on Mandatory Dues, Suit Says

    12/07/2018 7:40:06 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 04, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Labor unions are collecting dues from public employees without their “affirmative consent” in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling that state laws requiring nonunion government workers to make such payments are unconstitutional, a new lawsuit alleges. The Freedom Foundation, a free market think tank based in Washington state, joined with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation to sue on behalf of 10 government employees in Oregon who argue that union dues or fees should not be deducted from their paychecks after they officially resigned from their union. “This is one of the biggest scandals I’ve ever witnessed from...
  • Portland’s next brainstorm: Cops without guns

    12/03/2018 12:23:38 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/3/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    The tagline “keep Portland weird” never really seems to go out of style. The Oregon city’s mayor will shortly be rolling out a new program designed to expand the city’s police force. Given all the Antifa violence they’re dealing with, that sounds like a good idea. But these new officers aren’t exactly cops. They’re Public Safety Support Specialists or PS3s, and they won’t be carrying firearms or responding to emergency calls. So what exactly are they going to be doing?
  • Portland Mayor Will Bring Proposal for Unarmed Police Officers to City Council Next Week

    12/02/2018 5:00:42 PM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies
    wweek.com ^ | November 29, 2018 | Katie Shepherd, Rachel Monahan
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to bring a new policing pilot program before City Council for final approval on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Public Safety Support Specialists, or PS3s, will be non-sworn officers who do not carry guns. "They will be engaged in the community in non-emergency calls, so that's things like property crimes, break-ins," Wheeler tells WW. The PS3s grew out of a proposal in the 2016 police union contract approved under then-Mayor Charlie Hales to create Community Service Officers who would respond to minor property crimes and nuisance calls, among other things. To fund the program, Wheeler cut the Mounted...
  • To protect salmon in the Columbia, will we have to kill more sea lions?

    11/27/2018 10:28:29 AM PST · by Tilting · 33 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 06, 2018 | Ryan Sabalow
    The dam straddles Oregon and Washington, and the sea lions' voracious eating there affects fish populations in both states, as well as in Idaho and elsewhere. Biologists have tried transporting the sea lions to other locations, but they just keep coming back. Other strategies, such as constructing barriers, shooting the animals with rubber buckshot and scaring them with firecrackers, have had little effect. States currently are allowed to lethally remove 93 animals each year, but fisheries managers, tribal officials and others argue that's not enough. Now, a bill that would give states the latitude to kill several hundred more sea...
  • Puerto Ricans may have elected Rick Scott and other midterm surprises

    11/24/2018 6:24:55 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/18 | Reid Wilson
    The narratives of the midterm elections were set when suburban voters turned against President Trump, women racked up record numbers of electoral wins and Republicans dominated rural states and counties. But dive deeper into the results and some more surprising storylines emerge, from familial ties to long shot candidates, expanding suburbs and new battlegrounds. Here are the overlooked stories that didn’t get enough coverage after the polls closed. Did Puerto Ricans elect Rick Scott? When Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated in 2017, almost 400,000 of the island’s residents moved to the mainland. Many of them landed in Florida, where...
  • Problem Solvers Dems: We 'cannot support' Pelosi for Speaker 'at this time'

    11/23/2018 7:56:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/18 | MELANIE ZANONA
    A band of Democrats who are demanding House rule reforms have yet to reach a deal with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the group announced Friday, putting up a potential roadblock in Pelosi’s quest to reclaim the Speaker’s gavel. Nine Democrats on the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus have vowed to withhold their votes for Speaker unless the candidate agrees to overhaul the House rules. Pelosi, who has been open to such changes, met with the group last week and promised to put in writing the changes to which she would commit. But the Democrats say they have yet to receive...
  • 911 Tapes Answer Questions in Oregon Murder, Self Defense Shooting

    11/22/2018 5:14:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 21 October 2018, Tyler Herrick entered his neighbor's house, uninvited. Kyle Adams woke to find Herrick in his bedroom. He is said to have told Herrick to leave, and that Herrick did so.  Herrick and Adams were both 33-years old. Adams called his roommate, Brennan Pebbles, who is 31 years old. Pebbles left work and came to the house.While roommates Adams and Pebbles were talking in the front room, Herrick came back with an AR-15 type rifle, shot through the front window and killed Kyle Adams. Pebbles ran upstairs to access his 9mm self-defense pistol. Herrick shot out...
  • ‘I was assaulted by a mob’: Journo shares videos of Antifa attacking the #HimToo rally in Portland

    11/19/2018 10:18:22 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 6:59 am on November 19, 2018 | Greg P.
    Journalist and photographer Andy Ngo reports that he and others was assaulted by Antifa protesters at this weekend’s #HimToo rally in Portland, Ore. while Portland Police just sat by and did nothing. First up, some background on the event:
  • Loggers support Trump's claim that wildfires caused by 'poor forest management'

    11/19/2018 8:27:04 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/16/2018 | Jennifer Harper
    A national logging organization is offering support to President Trump following catastrophic wildfires in California and a political debate over the causes of the destructive blazes. “President Trump blamed poor forest management for wildfires in California and throughout the West, and there is truth to statements he has made,” said Daniel Dructor, executive vice president of the American Loggers Council, a coalition of state and regional associations that represents independent contract loggers. “It’s time to rise above political posturing and recognize that active forest management — including logging, thinning, grazing and controlled burning — are tools that can and must...
  • My sister and I are nurses who are disabled by life-shortening diseases. Let us die our own way

    11/18/2018 6:08:25 PM PST · by Coleus · 149 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.13.18 | Laurie Wilcox
    My sister and I are nurses who are disabled by life-shortening diseases. As a result, we know from first-hand experience about both the limits of modern medicine at life's end and the challenges of living with disabling medical conditions. I'm 61 and have suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years. It has invaded my lung tissue and requires me to wear an oxygen tank most of the day to breathe. I've had 18 surgeries. I plan to fight my illness for as long as I can. I enjoy life. But at the end stage of my disease, I do not want...
  • Demonstration Events Conclude in Downtown Portland -- Six People Arrested (Antifa)

    11/18/2018 5:52:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    portlandoregon.gov ^ | November 17, 2018
    On Saturday, November 17, 2018, during protest events near Terry Schrunk Plaza and Chapman Square Park, six people were arrested.  The General Services Administration, the federal agency responsible for Terry Schrunk Plaza, approved a permit for a group to use the plaza today. As part of the General Services Administration permit, the permit holder had the authority to determine who could and could not enter the park while the permit was in effect. In preparation for today's permit, the Federal Protection Service erected fencing around the perimeter of Terry Schrunk Plaza.  There was also a demonstration in Chapman Square today....
  • Anti-Trump mayor of Portland, Ore., mutters he 'can't wait' to leave office

    11/18/2018 8:52:13 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 23 replies
    fox ^ | 11/18/2018 | Luis Casiano
    Being mayor of Portland, Ore., may have gotten to Ted Wheeler. On Thursday, after finishing a speech at the Oregon Health Forum in which he was heckled, Wheeler mumbled, “I can’t wait for the next 24 months to be over,” indicating he may not seek re-election, the Oregonian reported.
  • Police arrest 6 in dueling Portland rallies involving Patriot Prayer

    11/17/2018 7:00:43 PM PST · by Nextrush · 34 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/17/2018 | Eder Campuzzo
    Dueling ralliea concluded with police trying to separate members of Vancouver, Washington-based Patriot Prayer and counter-demonstrators as the two groups quarreled in the streets Saturday afternoon. Media at the scene reported small scuffles breaking out, and police reported six arrests. The scene unfolded days after Portland City Council voted down Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed ordinance to regulate some protests. Police, federal and municipal, kept the groups separate for most of the day.....
  • House votes to remove protections for gray wolves

    11/16/2018 12:27:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2018 | Timothy Cama
    The House passed a bill Friday that would remove federal protections for the gray wolf, allowing ranchers, hunters and others to kill the animals. The Manage Our Wolves Act passed 196-180, mainly with Republican support. It would direct the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to end Endangered Species Act protections for the species and prohibit lawsuits challenging the removal. The GOP and many western states have long argued that four decades of federal protections have been too successful in bringing the wolf back from the brink of extinction, and the species now poses a significant threat to livestock, pets and...
  • Booby trap on bike path in Portland injuries bicyclist; 3 men arrested, police say

    11/11/2018 8:42:11 AM PST · by ETL · 68 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 11, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    <p>The Portland Police Department said in a news release that officers received a report around 10:53 p.m. of an injured person on the Interstate 205 Multi-Use Path, and arrived at the scene to find an injured woman.</p> <p>During the investigation, officers learned that the woman was traveling north when she became "entangled and injured" by material that was strung across the path.</p>
  • Oregon Votes to Force Residents to Fund Abortions Up to Birth After Planned Parenthood Spends...

    11/06/2018 9:31:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 7, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Oregon Votes to Force Residents to Fund Abortions Up to Birth After Planned Parenthood Spends Millions Oregon voters voted today to force their fellow residents to keep funding abortions with their tax dollars. By a 2-1 margin, residents of the left-win state voted to keep killing unborn children with taxpayer funds — and the voted for that after a massive out of state spending campaign by the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Outside pro-abortion groups poured massive amounts of money into Oregon this fall to continue forcing state taxpayers to pay for elective abortions. Oregonians considered Measure 106, which...
  • Will Oregon amend Constitution with ballot measures?

    11/06/2018 8:11:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    KOIN TV ^ | KOIN TV
    "Will Oregon amend Constitution with ballot measures?", "Measures 102 through 106 deal with a number of issues", " "The measures -- with shorthand slugs of Affordable Housing, the Grocery Tax, 3/5 Vote Requirement, Immigration Law and Abortion -- touch on hot topics that revolve around culture, economics and how personal faith plays out in the public square.", PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The statewide ballot measures Oregon voters will decide could amend the Constitution. As with any measure of this kind, big money supporters and opponents have dominated the conversation trying to make their argument more persuasive. The measures -- with...
  • Illegal Alien Murders Wife after Portland Sheriff Sets Him Free Without Notifying ICE

    11/03/2018 8:52:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 3, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    Multnomah County “sheriff” Mike Reese is now taking heat for failing to notify I.C.E. when he had an illegal alien in custody up on assault charges. Those charges were dropped, of course, and the illegal alien was set free, only for said illegal alien to go on to murder his wife by stabbing her to death and dumping her body in a ditch. Multnomah County is home to Portland, Oregon. ... A man accused of murdering his wife and leaving her body in a ditch is at the center of a firestorm between ICE and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office....
  • How Colorado’s all mail ballot system benefits the political left

    11/02/2018 8:36:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | November 1, 2018 | Jon Caldara
    Colorado is one of only three states that run their elections with all-mail ballots. The other two are the west coast progressive strongholds of Washington and Oregon... So, between this and Jared Polis’s goal of 100% renewable energy five years sooner than California’s unreachable goal, we’re out-Californicating California... Colorado mandated all-mail ballots the last time the Democrats controlled both the state house and senate, 2013. And it fundamentally changed electioneering ... We used to have an election day, a 12-hour period for civically minded folks to get to their neighborhood polling place and exercise their voice. Voting was for those...