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  • Mall says U.S. flags on kiddie train must go

    07/29/2012 5:56:19 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 77 replies
    KATU ^ | 7/29/2012
    CLACKAMAS, Ore. - A fight over the American flag is brewing at the Clackamas Town Center. The manager of the children's train at the mall says he's being forced to remove flags that he uses to decorate the train ride. Why? The mall told him the flags are against policy. Thomas Phelps said he was floored when he got a letter from mall management telling him that the flags were "unapproved visuals." That reference didn't sit too well with Phelps, who also happens to be a military veteran. "That is dedicated to veterans and military, police, firefighters, EMTs - all...
  • Was Portland State right in expelling student as safety risk? The student says no; the university

    07/28/2012 5:15:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 25 July, 2012 | Bryan Denson
    Henry Liu was a promising graduate student in Portland State University's conflict resolution program. He had excellent grades, with law school on the horizon. But his academic career swiftly derailed last spring after he confided to a classmate that he was upset with a faculty member and mentioned guns in the same conversation. Liu's classmate told campus police that her friend felt a lot of hatred and said of one assistant professor, "He could get shot." Liu, a gun enthusiast, denies making any such threat and says he never intended to harm anyone. Yet Portland State officials took swift and...
  • Three Portland area veterans, all Obama supporters, describe their lunch with the president (No Ham)

    07/26/2012 6:26:21 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 26, 2012 | Jeff Mapes
    The three veterans who had lunch with President Barack Obama Tuesday in outer Northeast Portland didn't just happen to wander into the Gateway Breakfast House. All have connections to the Obama reelection campaign and were presumably chosen for good political reasons.
  • Busted… Team O Plants 3 “Surprised” Veterans at Out-of-the-Way Diner to Speak With Obama –

    07/25/2012 4:37:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/25/12 | Jim Hoft
    What a coincidence! Obama just happened to find three friendly veterans in a booth at a Portland diner this week. It was a “surprise stop.” At least, that’s what local King5 told us.
  • Portland, Oregon protestor photos

    07/25/2012 10:27:55 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 3 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 07/24/2012 | The Oregonian
    The links take you to the protest photos for Obama's visit to Oregon yesterday.
  • Police: Man broke into Eugene homes to view porn websites

    07/23/2012 1:07:43 PM PDT · by Stoat · 34 replies ^ | July 19, 2012
    Police: Man broke into Eugene homes to view porn websites   Antone Forrest Deedward Owens  EUGENE, Ore. - The woman came home to find her computer on, displaying pornography. Nearby, she found lubricant, towels and a cell phone. As she picked up the cell phone, she saw a man standing outside her rear sliding glass door. She called 911 as the man shouted at her, threatening to break the door. He managed to open the door and stormed inside, threatening to kill the woman as he grabbed the phone and lube before fleeing the home at Van Buren and...
  • For all of you "Tenth Amendment Lovers"

    07/21/2012 12:33:14 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 8 replies
    I SPY Radio ^ | 7/21/12 | I SPY Radio
    This One is for All You Tenth Amendment Lovers brought to you by The I Spy Radio Show NOTE: You can download this 42 minute interview after Noon today, or listen live as described below. Saturday, 11a.m.- noon (West Coast time). Listen live on KYKN (1430-AM) or, if you’re outside of the Salem (Oregon) listening area, go to and hit the listen live button. Guest: Ken Ivory, Attorney and State Representative for Utah This week: We talk with Rep. Ken Ivory from Utah, about states’ rights—and individual rights. If you’re a big believer in the Tenth Amendment, you won’t...
  • Gun turn-in tries to collect more unwanted weapons(OR)

    07/21/2012 10:48:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 20 July, 2012 | Peter Korn
    With gang violence on the increase in Portland, nonprofit Ceasefire Oregon is increasing the incentive for people willing to turn in unwanted guns at its Aug. 18 gun turn-in. Each workable gun given to authorities at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum parking lot — no questions asked — will net a $75 Fred Meyer gift certificate. The 2012 Gun Turn-In is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at the parking lot on the north side of Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Last year’s event brought in 261 guns, up from 142 in 2010 but a decline from the 424 turned...
  • Cops seize 6 pounds of meth

    07/20/2012 7:55:56 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    KTVL Medford, Or ^ | July 20, 2012 | Ktvl
    MEDFORD, Ore. -- Law enforcement officials have taken more than 6 pounds of methamphetamine off the streets. On July 13, agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations contacted Miguel Angel Rebolledo-Aviles, 23, on a commercial bus line that was passing through Medford. They found one unclaimed bag that had 6.6 pounds of methamphetamine, according to a press release from the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement. Federal law enforcement officials asked MADGE officers to help in the investigation. Once the investigation was complete, police arrested the suspect on the suspicion of unlawful distribution of a controlled...
  • Naked TSA protester protected by Constitution

    07/19/2012 4:27:58 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    RT ^ | July 19, 2012 | Unattributed
    If you ever want to strip down naked at Portland International Airport, congratulations — there’s now a legal precedent that puts you in the clear. John Brennan, 50, was found not guilty this week over indecent exposure charges filed earlier this year. On April 17, Brennan was attempting to fly out of Portland International in the state of Oregon when a routine security screening raised a red flag. After a TSA agent allegedly identified traces of nitrate on Brennan’s body, the would-be passenger stripped off his clothes in what he says was an act of protest.
  • 'Flash rob' targets Troutdale Albertsons

    07/17/2012 8:44:11 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 67 replies
    KGWNews Portland ^ | 6/18/12 | KGW staff
    TROUTDALE -- A flash mob targeted a Troutdale store last weekend and investigators are trying to identify the suspects. Investigators said as many as 40 kids entered the Albertsons store at 25691 SE Stark Street at the same time late Saturday night and started stealing things. Raw video: Flash robbery Security officers chased the thieves out, but no one was captured. They also left employees pretty shaken up, including one woman who was in tears after getting terrorized by the robbers. Investigators have not said exactly how many items were taken. "Basically it looks like they went in, just to...
  • City's Gun-Crime Exclusions, So Far, Mostly Affect Black Portlanders

    07/17/2012 4:54:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 16 July, 2012 | Denis C. Theriault
    Nearly two years after Mayor Sam Adams first announced plans for a package of local gun ordinances meant to ease gang shootings—including a controversial plan to exclude gun criminals from shooting hotspots—an oversight committee has released a report that, at first blush, appears to confirm some of the worst fears raised by civil liberties advocates. So far, of 42 people convicted or charged with a gun crime, and then given an exclusion, 36 are African-American. In other words, 75 percent of everyone told they can't come back to one of the three zones, in downtown, along Interstate 5 in North...
  • Police: Man playing with gun shoots TV; bullet goes into nearby home(OR)

    07/17/2012 4:45:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 16 July, 2012 | NA
    SALEM, Ore. -- Police said a Salem man who had been drinking while playing with a gun ended up shooting his own television. The incident happened just before midnight July 14 in the 4000 block of Cranston Street Southeast in Salem. Steve Birr of the Salem Police Department said Robert Edward Walters, 54, was entertaining himself and his dog with a laser scope on his gun. He eventually pointed it at someone on the television and pulled the trigger, forgetting the gun was loaded. The bullet went through the wall into an adjacent home where five people were. One of...

    07/16/2012 5:37:59 AM PDT · by Phlap · 8 replies
    Ref Desk ^ | 07/16/2012
    Ginger Rogers (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer who appeared in film, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century.
  • Fossilized human feces hints at long-lost, 13,500-year-old West Coast culture

    07/12/2012 2:19:04 PM PDT · by Sopater · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2012 | Gene J. Koprowski
    <p>Maybe the 1992 movie Brendan Fraser film Encino Man wasn’t too far from the mark?</p> <p>Fossilized human feces and other evidence from a West Coast cave demonstrates the existence of a long-lost, 13,500-year-old American culture, scientists said Thursday.</p> <p>The fossilized feces, known to researchers as a coprolite, from the Paisley Caves in Oregon has turned assumptions about the history of the Americas on its ear.</p>
  • (Your Government Dollars At Work) Bureau Of Land Management Gives Advice On Finding Bigfoot

    07/11/2012 7:37:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies ^ | July 11, 2012 | Sean McLachlan
    Bureau Of Land Management Gives Advice On Finding Bigfoot Last week we reported on how the U.S. National Ocean Service publicly denied the existence of mermaids in response to a joke documentary on Animal Planet. Meanwhile, another federal agency has taken a different course. The Bureau of Land Management in Oregon & Washington has released this video titled "Bigfoot and the BLM." In it, people, who I assume to be BLM staff, are asked about their belief in Bigfoot and the narrator gives handy tips about where to go looking for the mysterious creature. Is this all just a bit...
  • Court docs detail [homosexual] attack on boy in Wendy's restroom

    07/11/2012 7:05:57 AM PDT · by kevcol · 118 replies
    NewsChannel 8 (Portland) ^ | July 10, 2012 | Staf
    PORTLAND – Court documents obtained by KGW Tuesday outline details of the kidnapping, stabbing and strangling of a 10-year-old boy in a restaurant’s restroom. According to the affidavit, the victim's family was on the way home from from a camping trip and got a flat tire, which was why they stopped. They initially parked at the Les Schwab next door to the Wendy's, but the store wasn't open. Then, they boy walked over to the Wendy's on Northeast Sandy Blvd. to go to the restroom, while an older cousin waited outside. Charges filed into court allege Adam Brown, 49,...
  • Hunting your own dinner (pro-hunting)

    07/10/2012 2:01:11 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    CBC Books ^ | 07/09/2012 | unknown
    For most of her life, journalist Lily Raff McCaulou was against hunting. Like her parents, and many other urbanites who grew up in the Washington, D.C., area, she saw it as a cruel sport and felt hunters were trying to satiate a lust for blood. But when her reporting career took her from big cities to rural Bend, Oregon, she found herself in an exotic new land. Nearly everyone hunted, for sport and for food. Like any good journalist, she wanted to learn more about her community, even if it meant immersing herself in hunting. Much to her surprise, she...
  • Police identify 12 suspects in Troutdale 'flash rob' case (Troutdale, Ore.)

    06/20/2012 7:29:41 PM PDT · by B Knotts · 25 replies
    KOIN-TV ^ | 6/20/2012 | Kacey Montoya
    TROUTDALE, Ore. -- Police say they have identified 12 teens who ransacked a grocery store in Troutdale Saturday night as part of a 'flash mob.' Sgt. Steve Bevens, spokesman for Toutdale police, said the 'flash rob' happened Saturday around 11:15 p.m. at the Albertsons store on Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 257th Avenue in Troutdale. Bevens said 30 to 40 black teens, all minors, rushed the store to cause chaos, overwhelming employees as they ran through the store throwing things from shelves, stealing items, throwing produce on the floor. "We are working to get more information and have put a...
  • Professor fired after expressing climate change skepticism

    06/20/2012 6:39:47 AM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/20/12 | Daily Caller
    Oregon State University chemistry professor Nicholas Drapela was fired without warning three weeks ago and has still been given no reason for the university’s decision to “not renew his contract.” Drapela, an outspoken critic of man-made climate change, worked at the university for 10 years. In the early years of his career, he published a number of textbooks, received a promotion to senior instructor and, in 2004, received a Loyd F. Carter award for outstanding and inspirational teacher. In 2007, Drapela began giving talks on his own climate change skepticism. He often and openly questioned the science behind man-made global...