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  • Illegal Immigrant Kills 2 Kids in Hit-&-Run, Avoids Deportation & Prison?! (Oregon)

    09/02/2014 9:25:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Sep. 02, 2014 9:25 PM
    An illegal immigrant who killed two children in a hit-and-run accident is not only avoiding deportation from the United States, she won’t receive any prison time at all. Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, an illegal immigrant, recently had her immigration case dismissed, despite the fact that she was convicted of two felonies for a hit-and-run that resulted in the tragic deaths of two young girls. On top of the fact that her case was dismissed—although the reason for dismissal and the judge’s name have not been released—Garcia-Cisneros received no prison time for her conviction, an example of how the immigration laws in the...
  • The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

    09/02/2014 3:53:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 54 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 1, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad and Alexis Levinson
    There is a new chart-topper in Roll Call’s latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators. Montana’s appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber at the time of the previous installment in early August, but his decision last month to not seek a full term opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has leapfrogged him on the list to become the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent. The Democrat is pushing hard to eclipse...
  • US lawmakers condemn crackdown on China's minority Muslims

    07/11/2008 9:15:45 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 22 replies · 143+ views
    AFP ^ | July 12 08
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US lawmakers on Friday "strongly condemned" what they called Beijing's harsh pre-Olympic crackdown in China's Muslim-populated far northwest Xinjiang region. The bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in a statement cited "credible" reports about a July 9 conviction in a closed trial of 15 minority Muslim Uighurs on terrorism charges that led to "the immediate execution of two" of them. Three others were given suspended death sentences and the remaining 10 received life imprisonment, it said. These are "abuses of due process and rule of law," said caucus co-chairmen Democrat Jim McGovern and Republican Frank...
  • Politico: Obama to Limit Campaigning to 'States Where He's Still Popular'...

    08/30/2014 1:11:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 8-30-14 | Tom Blumer
    A Friday afternoon dispatch at the Politico from Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein tells us that "The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular." The list of states where the Politico pair alleges that's the case is quite short: "Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California." That's it. Obama, in a situation resembling that of Richard Nixon in the final months of his presidency, when "Tricky Dick" was mocked for being able to find friendly audiences in just a few Southern states, is apparently...
  • It's time to legalize recreational marijuana: Editorial endorsement

    08/28/2014 11:26:39 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 132 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | August 23, 2014 | The Oregonian Editorial Board
    Oregon has had a wink-wink, nudge-nudge relationship with recreational marijuana use since 1998, when legalization for medical purposes created a wide, open system that distributes pot cards to just about anyone with a vague medical claim and the signature of a compliant physician. We're not suggesting that marijuana has no palliative value to those with genuine medical problems. But let's be honest: Recreational marijuana is all but legal in Oregon now and has been for years. Measure 91, which deserves Oregonians' support, would eliminate the charade and give adults freer access to an intoxicant that should not have been prohibited...
  • Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, sentenced in Forest Grove fatal crash, released from immigration...(OR)

    08/19/2014 9:42:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | August 19, 2014 | Samantha Swindler
    Full title: Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, sentenced in Forest Grove fatal crash, released from immigration, KGW reports The immigration case has been dropped against the woman sentenced in a fatal hit and run crash that killed two Forest Grove girls, KGW reports. The station quotes Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Andrew S. Munoz as saying, that Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros "was released from ICE custody Aug. 14 after an immigration judge dismissed her case." According to KGW, KXL radio was the first to report on her release. Garcia-Cisneros was convicted of felony hit and run in the October crash that killed two young stepsisters...
  • Breast-feeding moms stage nurse-in at Oregon restaurant

    08/19/2014 4:47:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 90 replies
    Dozens of mothers staged a nurse-in at an Oregon restaurant in protest on Sunday after a manager asked one woman to cover up while she nursed her baby. Erin Klein said a manager at the Ram Restaurant in Happy Valley asked her to cover up as she nursed her 11-month-old, because other customers had apparently complained....
  • Western cuckoo up for endangered species listing ( UN Agenda 21 )

    08/18/2014 9:14:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Record Courier ^ | August 14, 2014
    More than a half-million acres of land across nine Western states is being proposed for designation as critical habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 546,335 acres of critical habitat is up for listing in 80 separate units in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. The bird is a neotropical migrant that winters in South America and nests along rivers and streams in western North America. ... The Service is seeking information concerning the western yellow-billed cuckoo’s biology and habitat, threats to the species and current efforts to protect...
  • Fight racial disparity by legalizing marijuana: Guest opinion (Oregon lunicy)

    08/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 08/16/2014 | Sandeep Kumar
    Racial disparities tend to exist where one doesn't expect them. Situations provoke them to appear, and — if we're willing — we take notice and act. For decades, social justice advocates have referenced the racial disparity in citations and arrests for marijuana. liberal blah, blah . . Ending the war on marijuana won't end racial disparity in Oregon, but it would diminish it. Criminalizing marijuana allows racial inequality to fester. We can't reduce racial disparity where we don't know it exists, nor when we lack practical solutions. In the case of marijuana arrests, we have both. Isn't it responsible and...
  • Mexican Gray Wolf Hearings In New Mexico, Arizona Expected To Draw Hundreds

    08/10/2014 8:35:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    KRWG ^ | August 8, 2014 | Center for Biological Diversity
    Large turnouts are expected at two upcoming public hearings on proposed changes to the Mexican wolf management plan, including expansion of the wolf-management areas in Arizona and New Mexico. The hearings, Aug. 11 in Pinetop, Ariz., and Aug. 13 in Truth or Consequences, N.M., will be the final opportunity for verbal testimony on proposed changes to management of the endangered Mexican gray wolf population in the two states. Public hearings last year in Albuquerque and Pinetop drew a total of around 1,000 people, most of whom were not allotted time to speak. ... The Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to...
  • Oracle sues Oregon over health insurance exchange [for breach of contract]

    08/08/2014 7:20:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 8/8/2014 | JONATHAN J. COOPER and GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    Oracle Corp. has sued the state of Oregon in a fight over the state's health insurance exchange, saying government officials are using the technology company's software despite $23 million in disputed bills. Oracle's breach-of-contract lawsuit against Cover Oregon was filed Friday in federal court in Portland. It alleges that state officials repeatedly promised to pay the company but have not done so. The suit seeks unspecified damages. Oregon's health insurance enrollment website was never launched to the general public. State officials have blamed Oracle, but the company says the state's bad management is responsible. Gov. John Kitzhaber has called for...
  • 4 Ethiopian W Junior Athletes Defect to US

    08/05/2014 3:37:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The four Ethiopian runners who disappeared from the IAAF Junior World Championships in Eugene this past weekend defected from their home country to avoid returning to widespread civil unrest there, police confirmed in a report released late Friday. The report, provided by police in Federal Way, Washington, describes an interview with Zeyituna Mohammed, an 18-year-old woman runner on the Ethiopian national team. She told police that she and the other athletes decided to stay in the US because they were too afraid to return to Ethiopia. The report confirms for the first time what many close to the case, including...
  • Your Tax Money Wasted When No One Watches State Contracts

    08/05/2014 9:54:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | August 5, 2014 | Jenni Bergal
    Hurricane Sandy victims were improperly denied grant money to rebuild. Criminals escaped from halfway houses and committed murder and assault. Case managers for people with developmental disabilities failed to file accurate reports about their visits with clients. Those were some of the findings of a recent Rutgers University study, which concluded that for years, New Jersey officials did a poor job overseeing state contracts with outside firms. The review, which examined how New Jersey procured and monitored contracts, determined that oversight failures not only wasted taxpayers’ money but put some of its most vulnerable residents at risk. ... shocked by...
  • Hales: ‘I welcome refugee children to Oregon’

    07/30/2014 6:41:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    kgw.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Sara Roth
    PORTLAND – Portland Mayor Charlie Hales personally backed Gov. Kitzhaber’s position on welcoming refugee children to the state Wednesday. Last week, Oregon took in 50 immigrant kids who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, supporting them as they await legal proceedings. Kitzhaber said he welcomed the children with open arms. Senator Jeff Merkley also supported the governor's position. On Wednesday, Hales weighed in. “Immigration is a federal issue. The City of Portland has no official position on this topic,” he said. “But I’m not just a mayor. I’m a father. And speaking as a father, I stand with Gov. John Kitzhaber and...
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship Targets Children of Portland under Harsh Criticism

    07/30/2014 3:27:50 PM PDT · by fwdude · 22 replies
    ChristianHeadlines.com ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Carrie Dedrick
    Christian group Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) has set its sights on bringing the children of Portland to Christianity. CEF’s Good News Club is targeting kids at typical summer locations such as pools and parks to join the group amidst harsh criticism. Oregon is known as the least religious state in the nation from Gallup polls in 2008 and 2012 which is why CEF chose the location for its outreach. And as the current law stands, the Good News Club does not need parent consent forms to approach children in public spaces, as they do for schools. According to the AP,...
  • Oregon Proposes Smoking Ban For All 362 Miles Of Its Coastline

    07/25/2014 8:35:42 AM PDT · by Drango · 61 replies
    Consumerist ^ | July 25, 2014 | M B Quirk
    Any beachgoers that enjoy puffing away on a cigarette while they sit on the sand or frolic in the surf may have to get their nicotine fix elsewhere, as Oregon has proposed a ban on smoking that would include all 362 miles of beaches on its coastline. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has followed up an earlier ban on smoking at most state park properties with this proposal, partly because the agency is worried that all those smokers pushed out of parks will come to the beach, reports the Associated Press. The move would also serve to cut down...
  • Northeastern Nevada ranchers hit with grazing closures ( BLM )

    07/24/2014 12:27:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Elko Daily Free Press ^ | ‎7‎/‎24‎/‎2014‎ | Dylan Woolf Harris
    BATTLE MOUNTAIN — Once again ranchers who run cattle on the Argenta Allotment in Lander County were told Wednesday that due to drought a number of areas would be closed to livestock. Pete and Lynn Tomera were told by the Bureau of Land Management they had a week to remove cattle from nine segments of the allotment ... We have 7 days to ride the entire mountain and have the cattle off. We are right in the middle of haying and are forced to drop everything and begin gathering cattle,” the Tomeras wrote. “We are forced to put the cattle...
  • California Pot Farms Use 50% More Water than City of San Francisco

    07/23/2014 8:09:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Scientists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are warning that streams harboring endangered salmon and steelhead could go dry because of the heavy water consumption by marijuana growers. During the growing season, California “pot farms” consume 60 million gallons of water a day. That equals 50% more than is consumed by the entire city of San Francisco. ... Two men were arrested were arrested last week at a Santa Cruz County pot farm that state authorities said used diverted stream water and threatened steelhead trout and endangered Central Coast Coho salmon. The raid netted 180 mature marijuana plants...
  • Oregon recreational pot initiative qualifies for November ballot

    07/23/2014 9:59:46 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 21, 2014 | Sharon Bernstein
    An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has qualified for the November ballot, the state said on its website on Tuesday. Only two U.S. states, Washington and Colorado, currently allow recreational marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law. Oregon's proposal will come before voters just two years after they rejected a similar measure. [...] If passed in November, Oregon would be the latest in a string of U.S. states to liberalize marijuana laws, either for recreational or medical use. On Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill allowing children and adults with epilepsy to...
  • Obama Administration Ignores Reporting Law as Prairie Chicken Population Increases

    07/23/2014 5:58:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | July 22, 2014 | Audrey Hudson
    A new study shows the lesser prairie chicken population has exploded by 20 percent prompting concern by western lawmakers that the Obama administration acted hastily when it listed the bird as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The aerial survey conducted last month by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies showed the grouse species numbers jumped from 18,747 to 22,415. That study plus the Agriculture Department’s tardiness in reporting conservation efforts to Congress as required by law prompted a letter from lawmakers including Colorado Republican Rep. Scott Tipton demanding the report. “We request that your department provide this...
  • Melissa Bowerman arrested on sex abuse allegations involving boy, 17, on Madras High track team (OR)

    07/22/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 52 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/21/2014 | Margaret Haberman
    Melissa Bowerman, the daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman and head track and field coach at Madras High School, was arrested Monday on sex abuse allegations involving a 17-year-old boy on the team. She was taken to the Jefferson County Jail in Madras on suspicion of second-degree sexual abuse, luring a minor, second-degree online sexual corruption of a child and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor. The first three accusations are felonies and the fourth is a misdemeanor.
  • Q&A: Hillsboro School District recruiter reached more than 1,000 migrant students last year

    07/14/2014 8:27:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 14, 2014 | By Andrea Castillo
    Last week, the Hillsboro Argus followed two new migrant recruiters as they signed up students for summer school who live at farm worker camps. Those that qualify for federal migrant education services receive help during the school year, after-school tutoring, preschool and summer school. Q. How does the migrant recruiting process work? A. We work on the same 10-month contract as teachers. Afterward, there is a separate summer school program. Q. What changes have you noticed throughout the years? A. Ninety-nine percent of the kids in the program are Hispanic, mostly from Mexico. Many of them don't have papers; many...
  • Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail -- for Collecting Rainwater on His Property

    07/10/2014 12:14:52 PM PDT · by Gunpowder green · 54 replies
    A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater. Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges under a 1925 law for having what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property – and for filling the reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff. “The government is bullying,” Harrington told CNSNews.com in an interview Thursday. “They’ve just gotten to be big bullies and...
  • It Begins… US Citizen Goes to Jail for Collecting Rain Water

    07/09/2014 1:57:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 117 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 9, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property, went to jail today. ... Gary Harrington will be serving in jail until September 2014 for collecting rainwater. ... “I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty,” Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.
  • Heather Has Two Textbooks

    07/07/2014 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 4, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    While parents of public school children may feel besieged by alternative lifestyles, one public school teacher doesn’t think the literature available to them is diverse enough. “It takes a lot of work to find books that include same-gender parents, step-parents, foster or adoptive children, or other nontraditional families as background in an adventure tale, a friendship parable, or a holiday romp; nontraditional families are either the topic of the story or, more likely, not included at all,” Willow McCormick writes in the summer issue of Rethinking Schools magazine. “When two-parent, heterosexual families are presented as the norm in story after...
  • Six Months After Legalizing Marijuana, Two Big Things Have Happened in Colorado

    07/02/2014 11:27:52 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 339 replies
    Mic.com ^ | 7/1/14 | Chris Miles
    $19 million in new tax revenue. Marijuana-related arrests, which make up 50% of all drug-related crimes, have plummeted in Colorado, freeing up law enforcement to focus on other criminal activity. By removing marijuana penalties, the state saved somewhere between $12 million and $40 million in 2012, according to the Colorado Center on Law and Policy. According to government data, the Denver city- and county-wide murder rate has dropped 52.9% since recreational marijuana use was legalized in January. This is compared to the same period last year, a time frame encompassing Jan. 1 through April 30.
  • Refuse an alcohol breath test July 4? Expect to give blood

    06/30/2014 10:53:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    KVAL ^ | 06/25/14 | Chris Liedle
    EUGENE, Ore. - If you refuse to take an alcohol breath test this Fourth of July weekend, be prepared to give blood. Eugene, Springfield and Oregon State police plan a "No Refusal Weekend" over the Independence Day holiday. Police plan to work in coordination with prosecutors and judges to quickly obtain "blood draw warrants" for drivers who refuse blood alcohol content testing.
  • [OR] Marijuana advocates submit 145,000 signatures

    06/28/2014 3:13:56 PM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 7 replies
    Advocates have submitted more than 145,000 signatures for a ballot measure to regulate and tax marijuana for recreational use in Oregon. If it qualifies for a statewide vote Nov. 4 -- 87,213 valid signatures are required -- Oregon would join Colorado and Washington in legalizing the drug for recreational use. "Treating marijuana use as a crime has failed, and it's time for a new approach," said Peter Zuckerman, spokesman for New Approach Oregon, the political committee promoting the measure. "Our measure regulates marijuana in a manner substantial to how beer and wine are regulated." Like the measures passed in the...
  • Court Documents: Oregon Gunman Stole His AR-15

    06/23/2014 5:15:26 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | June 22,2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Court documents relating to the June 10 murder/suicide at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, show the gunman stole the AR-15 he used to commit the crime. He also had a handgun which he had stolen. President Obama and Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) called for the passage of expanded background checks in the wake of the heinous crime at Reynolds High School. But background checks do not stop thieves.
  • Monica Wehby endorses ENDA (OR: RNC Bait and switch)

    06/19/2014 9:30:11 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 06/16/2014 | Jeff Mapes
    When (Republican) Wehby was first asked (before the primary)about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, she said she was not familiar enough with the bill to take a stand on it. Wehby also visited Portland's annual Pride Festival on Friday and tweeted pictures of her posing with participants. The festival, held in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, is tied to the annual parade celebrating the LGBT community.
  • Socialists (at Portland State) shut down meeting rather than have the discussion recorded

    06/18/2014 4:55:15 PM PDT · by Renfield · 29 replies
    AgainstCronyCapitalism.org ^ | 6-17-2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    These are the sorts of folks I’m talking about when I say that the “hipster fascists” are the enemy of an open sourced society. Of course it is probably fair to say that not one person in this meeting room would identify themselves as a “fascist.” In fact as this was a gathering of American socialists they would likely jump up and down swearing that they weren’t fascists and that in fact they fought fascism and everything fascism stands for. — Well clearly, just watch their open minds at work in the video. It has been my experience that many...
  • FReep this poll! make it a crime to endanger a minor by allowing access to guns?

    06/13/2014 2:00:21 PM PDT · by Rio · 32 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 13, 2014 | Yuxing Zheng
    ...take our poll and let us know if you think Oregon should pass a bill to make it a crime to endanger a minor by allowing access to guns.
  • NRA mouthpiece Wayne LaPierre quiet as Oregon high school shooter revealed to conceal AR-15 rifle

    06/12/2014 5:48:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | TODD WINSTON , NINA GOLGOWSKI , CORKY SIEMASZKO
    The teen fatally shot Emilio Hoffman, 14, and injuring a teacher before killing himself. Why he would go on a shooting spree using the same weapon as Sandy Hook mass murderer Adam Lanza is a mystery, cops said Wednesday. All the while, the NRA remains unusually quiet.The killer carried the murder weapon in a guitar case and used it to score a tragic and all too familiar tune in yet another American school — but there’s been nary a peep from the National Rifle Association. It’s like Wayne LaPierre, the NRA mouthpiece, has a sudden case of lockjaw. Never mind...
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Police: Reynolds gunman was a freshman & heavily armed (Oregon school shooter)

    06/11/2014 1:39:47 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 48 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 06/11/2014 | Teresa Blackman, KGW.com Staff
    Jared Michael Padgett, 15, rode the bus to school with an assault-style rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, a knife and nine loaded magazines hidden in his guitar case and duffel bag, according to Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson. He was also wearing a non-ballistic vest and a helmet with a camouflage design.
  • Armed Guards Ended Reynolds High School Attack

    06/11/2014 9:14:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    When a teenage student brought a gun into Troutdale, Oregon's Reynolds High School on June 10, the carnage he could have caused was cut short by two armed resource officers who ran toward the sound of the shots. The officers--Nick Thompson and Kyle Harris--closed in on the shooter's proximity in "less than a minute."
  • BREAKING: Reports of active shooter at high school near Portland (Oregon)

    06/10/2014 8:54:02 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 136 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | 06/10/2014 | Q13 Fox News Staff
    There were multiple reports of an active shooter around 8:30 a.m. at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon.
  • Does Navy spokesman mean we should keep the lights on for a Sgt. Bergdahl?

    06/09/2014 11:26:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel ^ | June 10, 2014 | Craig Ladwig, editor, Indiana Policy Review.
    This generation is going to have to study war some more, alas. Even admirals today don’t seem to know how it works outside their politically corrected service academies. Rear Adm. John F. Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, commented the other day that — wait, they assign admirals as flacks now? Isn’t that expensive? Anyway, Rear Adm. Kirby doesn’t think the American military leaves anyone behind. “When you’re in the Navy, and you go overboard, it doesn’t matter if you were pushed, fell or jumped,” he said the other day in justifying the prisoner exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “We’re going to...
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.
  • Oregon school district to offer condoms to students starting in 6th grade

    06/05/2014 2:49:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/4/2014 | Shelby Sebens
    An Oregon school district plans to offer condoms to students starting in sixth grade as part of an updated sex education policy aimed at decreasing teen pregnancy, sparking debate over whether 11-year-olds are too young for such a program. The plan by the rural Gervais School District comes after a 2013 survey by nursing students found that 7 percent of district high school girls had experienced pregnancy and 42 percent of students reported "never" or "sometimes" using protection. “Over the past few decades, teen pregnancy in our community has remained somewhat constant, but higher than the board felt comfortable with,”...
  • Three Planned Parenthood offices to close in Oregon and Washington

    06/04/2014 3:00:18 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:26 EST | Ben Johnson
    CLACKAMAS, OR, June 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Planned Parenthood affiliate has announced that, in order to remain financially viable, it is closing three offices in the Pacific Northwest and laying off employees at its remaining locations. Stacy Cross, CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, which covers Oregon and part of Washington State, said in a press release that the action is "necessary in order to maintain a fiscally solvent operation that continues to keep our doors open to patients in our region for the long-term.”
  • High Court Refuses To Block Oregon Gay Marriage

    06/04/2014 2:30:18 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 6/4/14 | Jonathan Cooper
    LEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to halt same-sex weddings in Oregon while a federal appeals court considers whether a group opposed to gay marriage can intervene in the case.
  • Can Republicans expand their reach in blue states? Oregon Senate race provides a test.

    06/02/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Philip Rucker
    PORTLAND, Ore. — To Republicans, the Senate race in this solidly Democratic state presents an alluring opportunity. Oregon’s health insurance exchange has been one of the country’s most troubled. President Obama’s approval rating has fallen below 50 percent. Sen. Jeff Merkley, a liberal Democrat first elected on Obama’s coattails in 2008, is not terribly well known. And in Monica Wehby, Republicans have a fresh-faced, female challenger who they believe matches the moment: a pediatric neurosurgeon and political outsider who rails against the Affordable Care Act but is relatively moderate on social issues. Republicans don’t need Oregon in order to win...
  • 6 climbers dead on Mount Rainier

    05/31/2014 9:37:38 PM PDT · by steve86 · 84 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 31, 2014 | CORAL GARNICK, et. al.
    There is no chance of survival for six missing Mount Rainier climbers, officials say. The two guides and four clients from Seattle-based Alpine Ascents International were last heard from at 6 p.m. Wednesday by satellite phone. Six climbers were killed in a 3,300-foot fall along the steep north slope of Mount Rainier, officials said Saturday, in the worst disaster on the mountain in more than three decades. Searchers found tents and clothes, mixed with rock and ice, in a debris field along the Carbon Glacier at 9,500 feet, according to the National Park Service. The group’s climbing route, to Liberty...
  • Seattle surpasses 6-month rainfall record in just 4 months

    05/28/2014 1:00:11 PM PDT · by steve86 · 31 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 27-May-2014 | Paige Cornwell
    Seattle broke its record for rainfall from February through July last Sunday — with more than two months to spare, according to the National Weather Service. As of Sunday, 22.87 inches of rain had fallen at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport since Feb. 1, surpassing the record set in 1972 when 22.81 inches of rain fell from Feb. 1 to July 31, weather-service meteorologist Josh Smith said Tuesday. Fifteen inches is the average rainfall from February through July at the airport, which is where Seattle’s official weather data are recorded. “Basically, we are well ahead of normal rainfall for February to July,” Smith...
  • One man, two horses, and Old Glory

    05/24/2014 12:55:26 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | May 20, 2014 1:23pm | Kevin Oleskey
    An Oregon man is making a patriotic journey, carrying the U.S. flag across the country on horseback. Samuel Hopkins-Hubbard—or as he prefers, simply Sam Hubbard—of Milton-Freewater, Ore., stopped through Chadron Wednesday and departed for Hay Springs late Thursday morning. Hubbard began riding east from Milton-Freewater on April 5 and hopes to make the Atlantic coast by September at the latest. :snip: His website, OneNationRide.com, states, “We all have different ideas, beliefs, cultures, and different needs, but this nation’s founding documents make us Americans, united in one cause; to defend and honor this nation’s Constitution—based on freedom of religion, freedom of...
  • Gun Rights Advocate Who Interrupted Mark Kelly's Gun Control Speech Wins Primary

    05/24/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On May 20 a gun rights advocate who made a name for himself by interrupting Mark Kelly's gun control speech before the Oregon legislature won the GOP primary to run for the Oregon legislature. The gun rights advocate, Casey Runyan, "interrupted a hearing where Kelly, the husband of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, testified in support of [expanded background checks]." The expanded background checks never reached a floor vote and now Runyan is running for Congress. According to Oregonlive.com, Runyan won the primary by 14 votes. Narrowly beating out Jason Payne, "the Coos County Republican Chairman." The margin of victory...
  • Portland Residents Under Boil Notice After Feces Contaminates Water Supply (Oregon)

    05/24/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 15 replies
    Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | Friday, May 23, 2014 | Jennifer Pfalz
    Memorial Day weekend is starting off on a bad note for residents of Portland, Oregon, after the Water Bureau issued a boil notice covering the entire city on Friday. The warning was issued after employees at the Water Bureau detected the presence of E. coli bacteria in three separate water tests performed on each of the past three days, indicating that the water supply had been contaminated by feces. The Oregon Health Authority advised that the notice be given city-wide. Also affected are Portland’s wholesale customers, who receive their water from the Bull Run Watershed. The Bureau advises that affected...
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  • All of Portland told to boil water after E. coli discovered

    05/23/2014 12:31:32 PM PDT · by windcliff · 28 replies
    q13fox.com ^ | 5-23-14 | CNN wire service
    PORTLAND (CNN) — A boil water order has been issued for the entire city of Portland. In three separate repeat water samples from May 20 to May 23, the presence of total coliform and E. coli was confirmed in routine drinking water. Until further notice, all Portland Water Bureau customers and those in the affected areas should boil all tap water used for drinking, food prep, tooth brushing and ice for at least one minute. Any ice or beverages prepared with unboiled tap water on or after May 20 should be thrown out. The water samples that tested positive for...