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  • First statewide bicycle tax in nation leaves bike-crazy Oregon riders deflated

    07/18/2017 10:40:03 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7.17.17 | Valerie Richardson
    In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state Legislature’s approval of the first statewide bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders.
  • First bicycle tax in nation leaving bike-crazy Oregon riders crazy.

    07/18/2017 12:59:41 AM PDT · by gattaca · 105 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/17/2017 | Valerie Richardson
    In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state Legislature’s approval of the first bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign the sweeping $5.3 billion transportation package, which includes a $15 excise tax on the sale of bicycles costing more than $200 with a wheel diameter of at least 26 inches. Even though the funding has been earmarked for improvements that will benefit cyclists, the tax has managed to irk both anti-tax Republicans and environmentally conscious bikers. BikePortland publisher Jonathan Maus called it “an unprecedented step...
  • Oregon Poised To Decriminalize Meth, Cocaine And Heroin

    07/09/2017 9:47:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 130 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/7/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    The Oregon legislature passed two bills Thursday decriminalizing small amounts of six hard drugs, including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and ecstasy. The first of the two bills now headed to the governor’s desk, HB 2355, decriminalizes possession of the drugs so long as the offender has neither a felony nor more than two prior drug convictions on record, according to the Lund Report. The second, HB 3078, reduces drug-related property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Republican State Sen. Jackie Winters claimed the war on drugs as it currently exists amounts to “institutional racism” due to how more frequently minorities are charged...
  • Oregon Legislature Approves Plan to Start Charging Tolls (Trunc)

    07/08/2017 11:07:52 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | July 7, 2017 | Max Denning
    The Oregon Legislature has managed its big achievement of the 2017 session: It passed a massive transportation bill on July 6. The bill calls for Oregon to raise $5.3 billion in new taxes and fees over the next decade to pay for major freeway expansions and improvements to mass transportation. Some of those plans—like the nation's first bicycle sales tax—are drawing more attention than others. One of the key ways the bill hopes to raise revenue? Toll roads. The bill calls for tolls on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205, beginning at the Oregon-Washington border and continuing throughout the Portland metro...
  • We Want God (Saturbray)

    07/08/2017 8:39:55 AM PDT · by bray · 4 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 7/8/17 | bray
    I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. Psalm 138:2 KJV “We want God”, was the chant of the Polish people when they were calling for their freedom from Soviet oppression during the prayers of Pope John Paul in Warsaw. They did not want money or jobs or handouts they wanted God who represented their freedom just as our forefathers wanted to worship God freely when they sailed to America. It is time for America to go back to God...
  • Police kill gunman who tried to hijack helicopter at Hillsboro Airport

    07/05/2017 3:14:11 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Oregon Live.com ^ | July 3, 2017 | Everton Bailey Jr. and Olivia Dimmer
    Police kill gunman who tried to hijack helicopter at Hillsboro Airport Updated on July 3, 2017 By Everton Bailey Jr. and Olivia Dimmer As Christopher Neal watched planes fly in and out of the Hillsboro Airport with his wife and young son, a stranger in a gray hoodie caught their eye. With his hood up and hands in his pockets, the man walked from across Northwest Cornell Road toward a barbed-wire fence leading to airport property, Neal said. The man briefly looked at the family, then back toward the fence. It was the beginning of a bizarre attempt to hijack...
  • Oregon House Democrats pass bill providing free abortions for all, including illegal aliens

    07/03/2017 11:40:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    washington times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times
    An Oregon bill requiring health insurers to provide their customers with free abortions — including illegal immigrants — has advanced to the state Senate after winning approval in the state House with no Republican votes. House Democrats pushed through the Reproductive Health Equity Act after a nearly two-hour debate over the bill, which would allocate $10.2 million for services related to contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, including vasectomies and abortions, in the 2017-19 budget period. About $500,000 would be earmarked for the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program, for the estimated 22,873 women who would be eligible “except...
  • Oregon House Democrats pass bill providing free abortions for all, including illegal aliens

    07/02/2017 5:02:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    $10 million Reproductive Health Equity Act approved with no GOP votes, advances to state SenateAn Oregon bill requiring insurers to provide their customers with free abortions—including illegal immigrants—has advanced to the state Senate after winning approval Saturday in the state House with no Republican votes. House Democrats pushed through the Reproductive Health Equity Act after a nearly two-hour debate over the bill, which would allocate $10.2 million for services related to contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, including vasectomies and abortions, in the 2017-19 budget period. About $500,000 would be earmarked for the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program,...
  • Happy Birthday America (Saturbray)

    07/01/2017 8:15:14 AM PDT · by bray · 7 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 7/1/17 | bray
    Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1 Happy Birthday America and thank you George Washington! It has been over a decade since America could actually celebrate its birthday and not feel guilty about it. Whether it was protesting the war or the eight years of Obama trashing this Country one speech after another we finally have someone in office who loves America and what she stands for. America has been the beacon of freedom in a world of dictators and despots who oppress...
  • Judge places Oregon refuge occupier....on home detention, 2 years probation (OREGON STANDOFF)

    06/28/2017 6:06:01 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/26/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge on Monday sentenced Oregon refuge occupier Geoffrey Stanek, described as one of the more minor players indicted in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, to two years of probation, including six months of home detention. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown said the home detention was warranted, partly to ensure Stanek doesn't respond again to a "call to arms" from Facebook acquaintances on behalf of "We the People"......
  • Rainbow Family members start gathering in Oregon

    06/23/2017 7:31:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    hosted2.ap.org ^ | 6/22/2017 | ANDREW SELSKY
    Concern is growing in a conservative, remote corner of Oregon as people start arriving in a national forest for a Rainbow Family of Living Light annual gathering, a counter-culture get-together expected to draw thousands. Officials with the Malheur National Forest said this week that around 600 Rainbow Family members are already camped at a gathering site near Flagtail Meadow and that between 10,000 and 30,000 are likely arriving by July 4, when the multi-day event peaks with a prayer for world peace. People with small children, those with disabilities and senior citizens were among those who wrote to the event's...
  • Oregon state official admits taking bribes: 'I'm dirty' (Green Energy)

    06/21/2017 7:53:54 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 06/21/2017 | Ted Sickinger
    A former official with the Oregon Department of Energy has pleaded guilty to accepting $291,017 in kickbacks in connection with the sale of state energy tax credits, prosecutors said.
  • Judge didn't violate rules in letting immigrant leave through back door, review finds (barf)

    06/19/2017 6:39:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 19, 2017 | Aimee Green
    Multnomah County Circuit Court administrators have determined that Pro Tem Judge Monica Herranz didn’t violate any rules of judicial conduct when she allowed an undocumented criminal defendant to leave her courtroom through a back door as immigration agents waited in the hallway. Trial Court Administrator Barbara Marcille investigated Herranz's actions from Jan. 27 and found that Herranz didn’t knowingly help impaired-driving defendant Diddier Pacheco-Salazar elude capture. Marcille listened to an audio recording of the hearing, viewed video footage and interviewed 10 people who were in and around the courtroom that day -- including Herranz, her staff and courthouse deputies. Those...
  • Former Oregon governor cleared in influence-peddling case

    06/18/2017 7:44:39 AM PDT · by Twotone · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 16, 2017 | Steven Dubois
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber insisted he broke no laws, and federal prosecutors backed him up Friday, announcing that no criminal charges will be filed against Kitzhaber or his live-in fiancee over allegations she used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business. Kitzhaber surrendered to political pressure in February 2015 and resigned over allegations that Hayes used their relationship to win contracts for her green-energy consulting business and failed to report the income on her taxes. The U.S. Attorney's office in Portland said in a brief statement that the criminal investigation that began more...
  • Oregon Senate Votes To Allow Dementia Patients To Be Starved To Death

    06/17/2017 12:18:06 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 151 replies
    Technocracy.News ^ | June 16, 2017 | CLAIRE CHRETIEN
    A bill allowing the starvation and dehydration of dementia and mentally ill patients against their will passed the Oregon Senate 17-13 on June 8. SB494 would remove safeguards in Oregon law that protect the right of patients to receive food and water as part of basic treatment. It would give healthcare representatives power to potentially coerce doctors into starving patients against their will.
  • Scott Walker says he's open to tolling

    06/17/2017 5:01:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 31, 2017 | Mark Sommerhauser
    BELOIT — Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday signaled he’s open to charging tolls on Wisconsin’s Interstates, but with a key condition: linking it to a reduction in the state’s 30.9-cent-per-gallon gas tax. Walker also said an impasse over the state’s next transportation budget risks costly delays to billion-dollar highway projects now under construction. That includes a $1.2 billion expansion of Interstate 39-90 from the Madison area to the Illinois state line. The Interstate formed the backdrop for Walker’s remarks in a press conference at a Beloit rest stop. Republicans who control the state Assembly have proposed seeking federal approval to...
  • Art Depicting A Crucified Trump Submerged in Urine Will Be Unveiled In Portland

    06/16/2017 5:12:09 PM PDT · by bkopto · 81 replies
    Willamette Weekly ^ | 6/15/2017 | Shannon Gormley
    Next Thursday, Washington sculptor James Kelsey will unveil Piss Trump, a giant photography piece depicting Donald Trump naked, crucified and suspended in a tank of piss. Kelsey says it's not totally his intention for Piss Trump to be inflammatory. "I want the unveiling to be a catharsis for us," he says. "Not another reason to express anger." Piss Trump resembles Andres Serrano's 1987 Piss Christ, a photo of a ghostly crucifix tinted yellow by the dark urine in which its submerged. The controversy over Piss Christ was exacerbated when the work won an award that was partly funded by the...
  • Transgender ANTIFA punches Videographer and immediately regrets it !

    06/10/2017 8:25:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    Published on Jun 10, 2017 6-10-17, Portland Oregon The leftist groups organize an event to counter ACT "no to sharia law" events across the US, this paltry group of a dozen or so show up at the original sight of the infamous MAX stabbings, the Videographer filming them along with me is continuously shouted at and finally it comes to a head with punches thrown, the police respond but no charges are filed.
  • BLM ditches obligations as Oregon ranchers’ water rights lawsuit dismissed

    06/08/2017 7:33:49 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Freerange Report ^ | June 8, 2017 | Mateusz Perkowski
    PORTLAND — An Oregon ranching couple claims their lawsuit over grazing and water rights against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management was wrongly dismissed. Jesse and Pamela White of Malheur County have asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a federal judge’s decision to throw out the case for jurisdictional reasons. During oral arguments in Portland on June 6, attorneys for the Whites and BLM sparred over whether the federal agency had a legal duty to alter or remove water reservoirs before reducing the ranch’s grazing levels. The dispute originated in the 1960s, when BLM constructed 20...
  • Live updates: Free-speech, counter protests converge in Portland

    06/04/2017 2:37:47 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/4/2017 | Casey Parks
    Despite pleas to cancel and concerns about violence, numerous political demonstrations are planned in downtown Portland..... 2:20: Joey Gibson, organizer of today's "Free Speech" rally is speaking. "Mayor Wheeler says I spit out hate speech," Gibson said. "We've got to prove them wrong.".....