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  • GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

    04/20/2014 10:40:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2014 12:10 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn’t been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade. Republicans back in Washington think they’ve found the right candidate in Monica Wehby, a children’s brain surgeon who’s raised more than $1 million and put her early opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care law at the center of her campaign. […] Wehby faces four other Republicans, most notably state Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, a lawyer who’s promoting his conservative credentials and his experience representing a district that,...
  • Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover

    04/19/2014 10:50:26 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Kristen Moulton
    It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. "It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now." Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen...
  • Portland Reservoir to be Drained After Teen Pees in Water

    04/17/2014 7:02:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 92 replies
    NBC ^ | April 17, 2014
    Peeved Portland, Ore., officials plan to drain millions of gallons of treated drinking water from a city reservoir after a teenager was caught on surveillance cameras taking a brazen bathroom break. The unnamed 19-year-old was captured urinating through the iron fence at the Mount Tabor Reservoir just after 1 a.m. Wednesday, water bureau officials said. Two others with him, ages 18 and 19, were also caught trying to scale a fence. The unsavory act has prompted officials to decide to flush 38 million gallons of drinking water — or the equivalent of 57 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Generally, urine in such...
  • Portland will flush 38 million gallons of water after man urinates in Mt. Tabor Reservoir

    04/18/2014 8:07:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 67 replies
    Portland administrators will flush 38 million gallons of water from Mt. Tabor Reservoir 5 after a 19-year-old man urinated in the city’s drinking supply. “Even though there is very minimal public health risk, the bottom line is that our commitment is to serve water that’s clean, cold and constant,” said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff. “That doesn’t include pee. Not from people, at least.”
  • Just In: Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

    04/17/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 133 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 04-17-2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong stalemate, members of the Bundy family were physically assaulted by armed officers, numerous cows were shot dead, and protesters faced threats of gunfire for merely expressing their outrage. Immediately after what many considered a victory against a tyrannical federal agency, a number of leftist voices – most notably, Sen. Harry Reid – indicated the action against this family...
  • New TriMet bridge gets Native American name [Commie name! No private cars or trucks allowed!!]

    04/17/2014 4:44:08 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 21 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Cornelius Swart
    Portland's newest bridge across the Willamette River is now officially called "Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People." The new name was announced in a ceremony along the waterfront Wednesday at around 10:30 a.m. --SNIP-- Tilikum Crossing: Referencing a Native American term for 'common people.' --SNIP-- The bridge is part of a new $1.5 billion, 7-mile Portland-Milwaukie light rail line. The bridge will be the largest in the nation to carry transit, pedestrians, bikes but no private cars or trucks. The bridge was estimated to cost $134 million and was expected to open in Sept. of 2015.
  • Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt on Immigration Detainers

    04/17/2014 4:27:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 17, 2014 | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keeping people in jail after they're eligible for release so that they can be considered for deportation. The rulings make it clear that local officials are not required to honor immigration authorities' requests that someone in custody continue to be held even though their original charges were resolved or they are eligible for bail, and that local...
  • Oregon woman kills hitman hired by her husband

    09/10/2007 11:38:34 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 120 replies · 5,041+ views
    NBC Channel 3 ^ | 9/10/07
    Oregon woman kills hitman hired by her husband Sep 10, 2007 01:50 PM EDT PORTLAND, Ore. (NEWSCHANNEL) -- An Oregon man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after hiring another man to kill his wife. Susan Kuhnhausen fought off the hit man and actually strangled the attacker with her bare hands killing him. In September 2006, Susan found an intruder in her southeast Portland home. "I saw a man step out of the shadows and he began to hit me in the head and the face with a hammer," said Kuhnhausen. For the first time publicly, she described...
  • 7 Things Conservatives Should Take Away From Last Week’s Siege On Nevada

    04/15/2014 12:59:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 15, 2014 | MICHAEL OBERNDORF
    The events in Nevada this week have made a number of things crystal clear: 1) Our government, at least at the upper management/executive service level, is incredibly corrupt. 2) Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Misleader, is incredibly corrupt. 3) Obama’s Executive Branch, which allowed this situation to take place in the way that it did, is incredibly corrupt. 4) The judicial branch that has consistently allowed “environmentalists” to dictate public land policy is incredibly corrupt. 5) The “environmentalists” and their co-conspirators in Congress who foisted the so-called “Endangered Species Act” and numerous other extreme laws on us, and turned...
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 84 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman

    04/14/2014 4:55:33 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 122 replies
    Grumpy Opinions ^ | PUMABydesign001
    Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman. (See my post entitled, “Margaret Bundy Houston Tells Town Board of Being Tackled by BLM: Feds Take Cattle Watering System.”) His name is Michael Roop. Roop is a State Staff Ranger for BLM, Oregon and to put it mildly, on the internet, this punk with a gun, badge, pepper spray and a K-9 is trending.
  • Students Wear Shirts With Anti-Gay Message on Day of Silence

    04/12/2014 2:23:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    kptv ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Kimberly Eiten
    The phrase a few students decided to wear to class on a T-shirt sparked a social media blitz at a local high school. The matching shirts share one controversial message. "I just made it say 'Gay Day is not OK,' because I don't believe that it's OK," Oregon City High School student Alex Borho said. He and just a few of his friends wore the shirts at the school where there are more than 2,000 students. For some there, today was a day of silence. It's part of a national movement that only about 40 kids at Oregon City High...
  • Voodoo Doughnut Creates Hillary Clinton Doughnut

    04/12/2014 2:06:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KPTV ^ | Apr 09, 2014 | Ian Forrest
    Hillary Clinton is an odds-on favorite to be the next Democratic nominee for President of the United States, so when she mentioned a famous Portland doughnut shop Tuesday night, the sugar artists at Voodoo Doughnut took note. Inspired by a famous photo of Clinton, Voodoo's staff in downtown Portland created a doughnut likeness of the former Secretary of State. The doughnut depicts Clinton wearing sunglasses and checking her cell phone. If it looks familiar, it's because the image inspired by a whole Internet meme -- see textsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com. Clinton was giving a quick preview of her speech Tuesday at the Keller...
  • BLM Rangers Brought in From Out of State for Nevada Ranch ‘Emergency’

    04/11/2014 11:23:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    They’re almost like a hired gun’. Armed Rangers were brought in from out of state by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to assist in security surrounding the Bundy Ranch, according to the family. A heated confrontation on Wednesday resulted in Cliven Bundy’s son Ammon being tasered by BLM officials and a 57-year-old protester being shoved to the ground. Stetsy Bundy Cox, Cliven’s daughter, told the Washington Free Beacon that some of the rangers had Oregon and California license plates. “You know, some of these guys don’t even know why they’re here,” she said. “A few people have talked to...
  • Judge rules flashing headlights is free speech in Oregon case

    04/11/2014 7:15:04 AM PDT · by relictele · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | Associated Press
    Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way. The deputy pulled over Hill on U.S. Highway 140 in White City and handed him a $260 ticket for improperly using his headlights, saying another deputy had seen the flashing lights from behind the UPS truck and alerted him to stop the log truck because of the signaling. Outraged, Hill decided to fight the ticket, and on Wednesday, a Jackson County Justice Court judge dismissed the citation,...
  • Transparency Lacking in ESA Grouse Listing

    04/10/2014 8:22:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | April 9, 2014 | Audrey Hudson
    WASHINGTON — Colorado officials warned a House committee Tuesday that a lack of transparency in the Obama administration’s efforts to protect the sage grouse as an endangered species threatens the scientific validity of the process. Rob Roy Ramey of Nederland, an independent biologist whose career has focused on species protection, told the House Natural Resources Committee that the process has been closed to the scientific community and that federal officials refuse to share certain data being used to make a final determination. “It can be like pulling teeth to try and obtain that data,” Ramey said. “The (information) is shared...
  • Oregon Medicaid Plan Sees High Demand

    04/09/2014 11:19:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | April 8, 2014 | By Krisitian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting
    Millions of Americans who didn't have health insurance last year now do, as a result of the Affordable Care Act. In Lane County, Oregon, Trillium Community Health Plan is struggling to deal with a huge influx of new patients. CEO Terry Coplin says they expected 26,000 people to sign up in the first few years. Instead, about that many signed up in the first few months. "We weren't expecting to get such a large assignment of patients in the first two months," says Coplin. "These patients who are coming onto the program, many have not seen a physician for years....
  • Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

    04/08/2014 4:07:26 PM PDT · by sergeantdave · 55 replies
    FOX news ^ | April 7, 2014 | FOX news
    For 20 years, a tough-as-leather Nevada rancher and the federal government have been locked in a bitter range war over cattle grazing rights. This weekend the confrontation got worse, when the feds hired contract cowboys to start seizing Cliven Bundy's cattle, which have been grazing on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The government officials brought a show of force that included dozens of armed agents in SUVs and helicopters. Bundy, 67, who has been a rancher all his life, accuses BLM of stampeding over on his rights. “This is a lot bigger deal than just my...
  • Tea Party Rally, Corvallis, OR, Saturday, April 12, 2014

    04/08/2014 12:48:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    Me | April 7, 2014 | Me
    From the Corvallis Gazette-Times:Members of the Tea Party and those who share their concerns are invited to a rally from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday (April 12, 2014) in front of the Benton County Courthouse on fourth Street in Corvallis.Organizers said the rally will address such issues as the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of the tax status of conservative groups and the activities of the National Security Agency.They said the Tea Party favors tax reform, energy independence, lowering the national debt, a reduced federal government, a balanced federal budget and fewer regulations on...
  • So much for the GOP Establishment’s “Electability” Argument in Oregon

    04/08/2014 1:11:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the Beltway GOP Establishment has been pushing a liberal, pro-abortion candidate in the U.S. Senate Primary here in Oregon. I talked about how the tired narrative that somehow we have to be more liberal to win elections remains alive and well in DC circles and how the “experts” – including Karl Rove, Saxby Chambliss, Susan Collins, and Richard Burr — do not believe that a conservative pro-life candidate can win in Oregon. They think they know better than those of us fighting here in the trenches. Well, a new Harper poll just...
  • I-Team: Feds, Nevada rancher facing off over public lands

    04/07/2014 6:37:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    KLAS-TV Las Vegas ^ | April 4, 2014 | George Knapp
    Dozens of armed federal officers are preparing for a showdown with a Nevada cattle rancher regarded by some as an outlaw and a hero by others.
  • Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?

    04/06/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | April 6, 2014 | by Andrew Walden
    Homeless Tent Cities have proven a disaster in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and other mainland cities where they have been tried. Homelessness Industry organizers set up their tents in an area--and the meth-addled denizens generate a crime wave targeting local businesses and residents as they seek out anything they can steal to buy drugs. Exasperated local officials pay the organizers off in order to get them to move into a different jurisdiction where the cycle of crime and shakedown begins again. In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown...
  • Feds admit fault for Bandon mosquito infestation

    04/06/2014 12:53:52 PM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | April 5, 2014 | Rob Taylor
    The US Fish and Wildlife Service released the anxiously anticipated Draft Plan and Environmental Assessment for Mosquito Control for The Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge on March 11, 2014, which was followed-up a week later with an open house in Bandon on March 18, 2014. The 209-page document was a thorough evaluation of the mosquito infestation with The USFWS repeatedly and rightfully admitting to the agency’s guilt as sole perpetrator of this biological disaster.
  • Westmoreland grocer wants to clear up gay rights controversy (Oregon)

    04/05/2014 12:20:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    http://www.kgw.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Reggie Aqui
    A new Westmoreland grocery isn't even open yet and already its owner has created a controversy with statements she made online. But the owner told KGW Thursday she wants to make amends. In about one week Chauncy Childs plans to open her natural grocer on Southeast Milwaukie Avenue. But after a series of postings she made on her Facebook page, she now finds herself at the often dangerous intersection where social media and gay rights meet. The Moreland Farmer's Pantry will offer fresh produce, raw milk and foods that are free of genetic engineering. Westmoreland resident Sean O’Riordan was looking forward to the...
  • Owner's anti-gay views cause furor over soon-to-open Sellwood grocery store (OR)

    04/04/2014 6:12:36 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 43 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 04/03/2014 | Harry Esteve
    Another controversy has erupted over a Sellwood-Moreland business, this one over the owner’s views on gays and same-sex marriage. Facebook and other social media sites have exploded over a soon-to-open fresh meat and vegetable store called Moreland Farmers Pantry. Neighbors and nearby business owners, once excited by the prospect of the new shop, are now backing away. “They’re choosing to open a business in a very open-minded neighborhood,” said Tom Brown, owner of Brown Properties and president of the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance. “I think their personal views are going to hurt.”
  • Oregon State University pays $101,000 to settle suit over trashed conservative paper

    04/03/2014 2:24:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 03, 2014 | (With AP)
    Oregon State University has paid $1,000 plus $100,000 in legal fees to a former student to settle a lawsuit over the confiscation of distribution boxes for a conservative-leaning student newspaper. Supporters of the newspaper called The Liberty sued the school in 2009, alleging the university president and other school officials granted the official campus newspaper numerous bins while restricting The Liberty’s distribution. The suit alleged that school officials confiscated distribution bins for The Liberty and tossed them onto a trash heap. The bins, which contained copies of the paper, were allegedly removed without notice and thrown next to a dumpster....
  • Confirmed: Americans Searched Without Warrants

    04/02/2014 8:03:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    CBN ^ | April 02, 2014 | CBN
    The National Security Agency has searched the communications of American citizens without obtaining warrants, the administration's top intelligence official confirmed this week. James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, confirmed the practice in a letter to Congress Tuesday. He didn't say when or how often the searches took place. The NSA gathers the communications of ordinary Americans, but it had not been clear if those records had been searched. "Senior officials have sometimes suggested that government agencies do not deliberately read Americans' emails, monitor their online activity or listen to their phone calls without a warrant," Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and...
  • How to tell an oil train in Oregon apart from others: photo guide

    04/01/2014 11:09:31 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 48 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 31, 2014 | Rob Davis
    My inbox has been full of questions from readers wanting to know whether a train they've seen moving through Oregon was carrying oil. Not every train moving big black tank cars is hauling oil. Here's a quick guide to tell whether you're looking at an oil train or not and whether its cars are newer models or outdated ones. First, check the placard on the train car. Every car moving hazardous materials has a placard identifying what's in it. Crude oil is shipped in cars with placard No. 1267. Here's what the placard looks like: Rob Davis/The Oregonian These small...
  • Oregon drops proposed ban on pot-laced munchies

    03/31/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2014 8:37 PM EDT | Chad Garland
    Oregon officials are backing off their proposal to prohibit sales of pot-infused treats at medical marijuana stores. In a new set of rules released Monday, the Oregon Health Authority will only ban marijuana-laced products that are made or packaged in ways that might appeal to children. That means nothing brightly colored or formed in the shape of animals, toys or candies. …
  • Sage Grouse Rebellion

    03/30/2014 10:38:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    wsj ^ | March 11, 2014
    Will Obama use two small birds to limit oil drilling in the West? Almost half the land west of the Mississippi belongs to the federal government, including 48% of California, 62% of Idaho and 81% of Nevada. No surprise that the Obama Administration wants to control more. But the result could be to suppress the country's booming oil and gas development. In partnership with green activists, the Department of Interior may attempt one of the largest federal land grabs in modern times, using a familiar vehicle—the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A record 757 new species could be added to the...
  • Jessica Dutro murder trial: Motive for Tigard killing was 4-year-old's perceived homosexuality

    03/30/2014 3:55:26 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    Qregon live ^ | 3/27/2014 | Qregon live
    Jessica Dutro believed her 4-year-old son, Zachary Dutro-Boggess was gay, prosecutors told the court Wednesday, and that was her motive for subjecting him to deadly beatings. Dutro, charged with murder, murder by abuse and second-degree assault, is on trial in Washington County Circuit Court. Emergency crews brought Zachary to a Portland hospital Aug. 14, 2012, where doctors determined he was dying from trauma to his abdomen that caused tears in his bowel. He was taken off life support two days later. After jurors were released for the day Wednesday, Judge Don Letourneau ruled that a Facebook message from Dutro to...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 153 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 30th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.THIS WEEK...
  • Jason Conger searches for footing in GOP Oregon Senate race as abortion, health care issues loom

    03/29/2014 7:56:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 3/28/14 | Jeff Mapes
    In the Republican race for the U.S. Senate, Jason Conger is the candidate who thought he would be the front-runner but now finds himself metaphorically waving his hands and saying, "Hey, pay attention to me." The state representative from Bend entered the contest in October with the support of many of his colleagues in the Legislature and an inspirational back story of his rise from poverty to Harvard Law School. Instead, he was overshadowed by the later entry into the race of Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby. She captured the imagination of national GOP strategists who figured she had the...
  • National media spotlights Jason Conger (OR Senate)

    03/28/2014 5:26:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    Jason Conger for U.S. Senate With the Primary Election right around the corner, Jason Conger has been picking up momentum with national conservative media outlets. On Tuesday Townhall.com described Jason Conger as the conservative anti-establishment candidate in the Oregon Senate race. The article pointed out that Jason clearly represents the traditional values of the GOP, unlike his opponent. The Townhall.com article highlights Jason Conger’s incredible story and conservative values, and criticizes the DC establishment for picking pro-choice candidate Monica Wehby. “…Conger’s success story is just as worthy of an endorsement. The Harvard Law graduate worked his way through law school...
  • Agenda 21 Takeover in Klamath Basin ( Oregon )

    03/27/2014 6:34:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Farm Wars ^ | March 26, 2014 | Barbara H. Peterson
    Agenda 21 is alive and well in Klamath County, Oregon. Klamath Basin farmers are feeling the wrath of the Klamath Tribes in collusion with the Federal and Oregon state governments. Water is now basically off limits to ranchers unless they get approval from the tribes, and approvals are few and far between. ... The success of this plan spells disaster for not only the Klamath Basin family farmers, but for all family farmers, as it will be a precedent. Without locally grown produce and animal feed, we will be even more dependent on imported food at a much higher price....
  • Climate trends don't back up alarmist claims: Guest opinion

    03/27/2014 8:40:20 AM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | March 15, 2014 | Gordon J. Fulks
    Keeping score is an American sport. We want to know if our favorite baseball player has hit another home run or if our politicians really do as they promised or if the National Weather Service got the forecast correct. We cheer the winners and lament the losers. Its part of our competitive spirit and our success. The recent front page Oregonian article “Fall Chinook salmon run expected to be huge...” pointed out the enormous rebound of our local fisheries from the lows of a few years back to the record highs recently.
  • Now it's Jason Conger's turn to get some national attention in Oregon GOP Senate race

    03/26/2014 5:47:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Jeff Mapes
    As I've written before, Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby has benefited from a fair amount of national buzz about her GOP senate candidacy in Oregon. But now her main primary challenger, Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, is finally getting some of his own national attention. Townhall.com, a popular conservative site, posted an article Wednesday whose headline neatly encapsulated its theme: Beltway GOP Supporting Pro-Choice Over Pro-Life Candidate in Oregon The story was inspired by a post from Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, on RedState, another national conservative site. "It is simple," Atteberry wrote, "the Beltway GOP...
  • Wyo spent $7.9 million on sage grouse conservation, Barrasso on LNG exports and more

    03/26/2014 8:24:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | March 26, 2014 | BENJAMIN STORROW
    Wyoming has spent $7.9 million on sage grouse conservation since 2005. That was the finding of a new report by the Western Governors Association, which inventoried the efforts of 11 western states to protect the bird and its habitat. The report comes in advance of an expected 2015 ruling by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over whether to add the species to the endangered species list. The sage grouse's listing could curtail energy development throughout the West. ... Utah, by comparison, spent $8.8 million on improvements to sage grouse habitat in 2013 alone.
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate

    03/24/2014 3:12:48 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03.24.14 | Lloyd Green
    When it comes to green gentry liberalism, think of an Americanized version of the PBS hit—where everyone knows his or her place, and our betters look best. Last week was a good week for natural gas, but a bad one for green gentry liberalism. John Podesta, a veteran of the Clinton White House who is once again a presidential adviser, tried to explain some energy facts of life to the true-believing liberal base. Still, it’s unclear if Podesta’s intended audience was listening, and that willful blindness may cost the Democrats control of the Senate. Podesta warned that opposition to natural...
  • Obama administration ignores eco-radicals, approves another natural gas export terminal

    03/24/2014 2:50:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Before today, the Obama administration had only approved six of the more than two dozen pending permit applications for natural gas export terminals for countries with which we do not already have free-trade agreements. In just the past few months, however, the Obama administration has tentatively signaled that they are finally ready to really recognize the boon the recent shale gas bonanza has been for boosting the economy as well as consider the potentially helpful long-term geopolitical benefits that could be reaped from allowing our domestically produced oil-and-gas to flow more freely into the world market — and even of...
  • Message to Moscow? Feds give initial approval for Oregon facility to export natural gas

    03/24/2014 3:02:41 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | FoxNews
    The Energy Department gave conditional approval on Monday to an Oregon-based facility to export liquefied natural gas, in a move hailed by the energy industry and congressional lawmakers who want the U.S. to step up gas exports to counter Russian influence. "Given the situation in Ukraine, this license sends a positive signal to our allies and to energy markets that the United States is ready to join the growing global gas trade," Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said in a statement. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for weeks have been pressing the Obama administration to expedite permits for natural...
  • Oregon Obamacare website cost $300 million in tax dollars, 0 enrollees, as in none.

    03/23/2014 1:21:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    I can barely put 2 pieces of code together but I’ll bet I could have made a website which enrolled at least one person at this point. Well I could have hired someone anyway. Oregon couldn’t even do that. (From Breitbart.com) Rep. Jason Conger, the other Republican on the panel, says officials in charge including executive director Rocky King, who left his job in December, should have known better than to try to pull off a project of this scope without hiring an IT contractor to run it. “I think it reflects a certain amount of arrogance that it...
  • 'I Am Angry': Oregon Governor Releases Obamacare Investigation Findings

    03/20/2014 3:40:03 PM PDT · by bkopto · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | staff
    SALEM, Ore. – Cover Oregon director Bruce Goldberg has resigned, Gov. John Kitzhaber said during his press conference on Thursday at which he released the results of an investigation into the troubled website. Goldberg, who was head of the Oregon Health Authority while the website was being built, took over after Rocky King stepped aside in December. The announcement came as Kitzhaber discussed what he called “very credible and very sobering” report from First Data. “I am angry and I am disappointed by the rollout of Cover Oregon,” he said. Among the problems the report outlined were a fundamental breakdown...
  • Baristas hope packing pistols will discourage robberies ( WA )

    03/19/2014 3:58:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | March 19, 2014 | Jody Lawrence-Turner
    Coffee stand hit three times. Krystal Cogswell wears a holstered pistol on her hip while pulling espresso at Jitterz Java in Northwest Spokane. “I figure if they can see it, maybe it will be a deterrent, apparently being a girl isn’t enough,” the 24-year-old said. Robbers have struck Jitterz Java twice in February. On Sunday, a man who appeared to be armed ran off after a barista grabbed her gun and called police. The recent string of violence has owner Sara Chapel fed up. “The way I’ve been scheduling the girls is that at least one girl who carries a...
  • Pro-gun group endorses Republican Jason Conger in Oregon Senate race

    03/19/2014 5:43:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 3/18/14 | Jeff Mapes
    The Oregon Firearms Federation -- which bills itself as "Oregon's only no compromise gun lobby" -- has endorsed state Republican Jason Conger in the U.S. Senate race. The endorsement gives Conger, a state representative from Bend, additional inroads with pro-gun activists while also raising an issue that his chief Republican rival -- Portland pediatrician Monica Wehby -- has sought to dismiss. Kevin Starrett, director of the firearms federation, and the Conger campaign both sought to tie Wehby to pro-gun control positions taken by the American Medical Association. Wehby served on the board from 2011 to 2013 and was in the...
  • GOP forum: Candidates agree on forest control ( Oregon )

    03/18/2014 6:08:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Herald and News ^ | March 18, 2014 | Tipler
    Candidates squaring off in the Republican primary, seeking to unseat Democrat Jeff Merkley in November, all support turning Oregon federal forests over to local ownership. Jo Rae Perkins, former Linn County GOP Chair, noted 53 percent of Oregon land is owned by the federal government. “This land should not be owned by the federal government. It needs to go back to the state and back into private ownership. Let the people take care of the land,” Perkins said. “We’ve got environmentalists who don’t even live in Oregon who want to bring a lawsuit against every timber sale there is. And...
  • The Beltway GOP Establishment is Pushing a Pro-Abortion Senate Candidate on Oregon

    03/18/2014 4:18:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 3/18/14
    *Promoted from the diaries – Aaron* The national narrative today suggests that the chances of the Republican Party taking over the Senate in November are increasing as the map of competitive races expands. One of the states that the pundits are increasingly talking about is Oregon. If you are listening to the Beltway establishment, including Rove, you would think that there is only one Republican candidate running in Oregon — Dr. Monica Wehby. The problem with this is two-fold: 1) Monica Wehby is not the only candidate running for the Republican nomination 2) Monica Wehby is a liberal Republican and...
  • School officer hailed as hero after deadly shooting

    03/16/2014 8:09:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    KGW.com ^ | Mar 13, 2014 | Jeff Thompson
    School officer hailed as hero after deadly shooting by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff Posted on March 13, 2014 at 5:13 PM PORTLAND -- The school resource officer who shot and killed a violent kidnapping suspect Wednesday was treated and released from a Portland hospital after being hit with gunfire. Officer John Romero, an 8-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to youth services, was shot in the hand while investigating reports of a suspicious man near Wilson High School. Romero's job was to protect students and on Thursday, many were calling him a hero. "Through his actions, he put a...
  • A big election win in Oregon (Saturbray)

    03/15/2014 7:53:44 AM PDT · by bray · 51 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 3/15/14 | bray
    And the chief captain answered, with a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, but I was free born. Acts 22:28 It appears the stranglehold of the Marxists may be loosening from America. Not only was the national election in Florida for David Jolly a major victory, but here in deep blue Oregon we had a special election on Light Rail that Conservatives won. Not only was it a defeat for the crown jewel of liberalism, but we won the election against the Oregon Democrat machine which never loses. This election was in a town that runs pretty...
  • A potent threat of major earthquake off California's northern coast

    03/13/2014 9:34:45 PM PDT · by John W · 32 replies
    latimes.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia
    If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect. A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More than 100 bridges would be lost, power lines toppled and coastal towns isolated. Residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to flee to higher ground, and as many as 10,000 would perish. For years, scientists believed the largest earthquake the area could produce was magnitude 7.5. But scientists...