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  • Motorcycle Gun Bill Becomes Law(OR)

    08/06/2011 5:47:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5 August, 2011 | Oregon Firearms Federation
    Governor Kitzhaber has signed Gun Bill HB 2792 into law. That’s good news and bad news. Salem, Oregon --( 2792 clarifies lawful carry of firearms on motorcycles, snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles. The “short “ version follows. As always, concealed handgun license holders can carry handguns any way they choose while on motorcycles. This was always so. However,until this bill became law, there was no practical way for a person to legally transport a handgun on a motorcycle if they did not have a CHL. Now those without licenses can carry handguns on motorcycles if they are in a locked...
  • Bill Nemitz: Could a gun have saved their lives? (Maine)

    07/29/2011 6:36:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 29 July, 2011 | Bill Nemitz
    Several years ago, back when concealed-weapon permits were easier to obtain than they are today, a crazy idea popped into Lois Reckitt's head. "I said, 'Why don't we have this demonstration -- why don't we have thousands of women go and get concealed-weapon permits to act as a deterrent?' " recalled Reckitt, the executive director of Family Crisis Services, in an interview this week. "Of course," Reckitt quickly added, "I was joking." Of course. But Monday's shootings of Renee Sandora and Trevor Mills, allegedly by Joel Hayden, Sandora's boyfriend, brings the statewide domestic-violence death toll to nine so far this...
  • Alameda sheriffs threaten to kill paraplegic man's dog in marijuana raid

    07/26/2011 10:43:35 AM PDT · by Immerito · 25 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 21, 2011 | Russ Belville
    An Alameda County medical marijuana patient is reeling after sheriffs raided his garden and threatened to kill his pet dog today. Jason Rivera, a paraplegic who suffers severe chronic pain, was detained by sheriffs presenting a warrant at his recording studio. The warrant was based on the tip of an anonymous informant, said Rivera, recounting the statements of deputies on the scene. As sheriffs executed the warrant at the studio, one asked Rivera about searching his home. Rivera says the deputy threatened to kill his dog if he didn't cooperate. "We can do this the easy way and you can...
  • Jury awards $360,000 to building caretaker over urination dispute gone bad in downtown Portland(OR)

    07/05/2011 6:07:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 2 July, 2011 | Helen Jung
    A Multnomah County jury Friday ordered Nicholas Moyer Kassab and a friend to pay $362,500 to a downtown office building caretaker who confronted the men after Kassab -- the grandson of developer Tom Moyer -- allegedly urinated in the building's entryway. The verdict followed a four-day trial that touched on issues of class and privilege. "The only place that my client could find a neutral battlefield for his struggle against two rich and powerful men was in an American courtroom in front of a jury," said Greg Kafoury, the caretaker's attorney. "This is the highest form of justice." Richard Kuhn,...
  • Why do you carry? (OR)

    07/04/2011 4:03:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies ^ | 2 July, 2011 | Anderson
    Editor’s note: This is the fifth of a five-part series examining concealed weapons permits in Oregon and Idaho. ONTARIO — In recent national events, the Wisconsin Senate and House each voted to pass a law to allow residents of Wisconsin to own a concealed weapons permit. After the governor of the state signs the bill into law, Wisconsin will become the 49th state in the United States to allow it’s residents to possess and conceal a firearm, upon obtaining a license. The final state in the union to not allow for carrying is Illinois, where the debate is beginning to...
  • Deputies investigate Sunday shooting(OR)

    07/01/2011 7:30:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 28 June, 2011 | NA
    An inquiry about buying a dog ended with an assault in which one man said he was the victim of an unprovoked attack that forced him to shoot the attacker in self defense, Linn County authorities said. The shooting happened Sunday at 33105 Ridge Drive, west of Interstate 5, Sheriff Tim Mueller said Monday. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about 2:50 p.m. Sunday from John Allen Curran, who told deputies that he had been attacked by a man later identified as Leland Michael Wright, 26, of Sweet Home. According to Curran, 30, who raises and trains...
  • Man shot by girlfriend is arraigned(OR)

    An Alsea man who was shot by his girlfriend early Saturday morning was arraigned Tuesday on charges of two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, fourth-degree assault, strangulation and two counts of menacing at the Benton County Courthouse on Monday. Joseph Michael Pellett, 25, was arrested about 9:30 a.m. Monday at 28014 Vernon Road in Alsea, the residence that he shares with his girlfriend, Kaila Courtain, 22. He remained at the Benton County jail Tuesday on $100,000 bail. According to a probable-cause affidavit submitted Tuesday by the Benton County District Attorney's Office, Pellett and Courtain had been home drinking...
  • What our gun bill does(OR)

    06/11/2011 9:13:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 10 June, 2011 | Floyd Prozanski
    I want to thank everyone who sent me comments on the various gun bills that were assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. I especially want to thank the vast majority of individuals who discussed the merits of those bills with civility and respect. Unfortunately, many of you have received inaccurate “alerts” and other correspondence, including allegations that I am against keeping Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders’ and applicants’ personal information confidential. That is not true. In fact, I support keeping such information confidential. You also have been told that I am “anti-gun.” That is also inaccurate. Let me first set...
  • Gun bill gets ‘poison pill’(OR)

    05/31/2011 7:02:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 29 May, 2011 | Hasso Hering
    Advocates for Oregon gun rights sustained a setback when the state Senate Judiciary Committee amended a House-passed bill with a so-called “poison pill.” Three Democrats on the committee last week changed HB 2797 by adding provisions opposed by the main backers of the original, which was intended to clarify how people such as ranchers or hunters can legally carry handguns on motorcycles, ATVs or snowmobiles. It had passed the House 58-0. The two Republicans on the Senate panel, Doug Whitsett of Klamath Falls and Jeff Kruse of Roseburg, objected to the changes and served notice they may file a minority...
  • Gun bills have broad support(OR)

    05/02/2011 6:31:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 1 May, 2011 | NA
    The Oregon and U.S. constitutions unambiguously secure the right of the people to bear arms. Section 27 of the Oregon Constitution states: "The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defense of themselves ..." The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: —… the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Three important handgun bills that I strongly support were passed by the House with wide bipartisan support and are now in the Senate Judiciary Committee. HB 2787 prohibits any public body from disclosing information that identifies the holder of or...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Announces "Discussion on Topics Relating to Firearms."(OR)

    04/28/2011 5:13:49 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 25 April, 2011 | NA
    The Senate Judiciary Committee, dominated by anti-gun Democrats, has announced that on Thursday, April 28th, it will be holding an "informational meeting on topics related to firearms." On the agenda; guns on public school grounds, restoration of gun rights for people convicted of felonies, and access to firearms for persons "suffering from mental health issues". This meeting is scheduled for 8:30 AM in room 343 in the Capitol. The public is encourged to attend. In plain English what this means is that, once again, the anti-gun zealots will be trying to prevent CHL holders from being anywhere where school children...
  • Rifle giveaway closes Second Amendment Week at OSU(OR)

    04/16/2011 10:21:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 15 April,2011 | NA
    The week-long observance of "Second Amendment Week" at Oregon State University culminates today with a drawing for an AR-15 rifle and accessories. The annual observance is hosted by the College Republicans of OSU. The winner of the rifle will have to pass a background check, be at least 18 years old, have no felony convictions, be a legal resident of the State of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, or Nevada or must prove residency within 90 days. The College Republicans will have a booth set up on the quad outside the Memorial Union, under a tent. Interested, eligible persons can stop by...
  • 243 guns turned in at Portland event (OR)

    04/11/2011 5:21:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies ^ | 10 April, 2011 | Wayne Havrelly
    PORTLAND -- Ceasefire Oregon collected 243 guns Saturday at a turn-in event at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum. The group worked with the newly reinstated Portland Police gun task force to host the event. The firearms collected Saturday were given to police and will be destroyed. For each gun turned in, the owner received a $50 Fred Meyer gift card. Helen Carons and Andrew Perez, who attended the event, were both affected by gun violence two years ago when Perez accidentally shot Carons' son. "I just want to thank everyone for turning in their guns,” Carons said. “I really do appreciate it....
  • CR’s at OSU doin’ it Right(OR)

    04/08/2011 7:02:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 7 April, 2011 | Melissa Haskin
    What’cha doin’ next week? Well, if you want to head over to OSU you may have a chance to win a gun! Yep, you read that right. This coming Monday, April 11th through Friday April 15th the Oregon State University College Republicans will be holding their annual Second Amendment Week. As part of the festivities they will be raffling off an AR-15 rifle. Unfortunately, while you need not be present to win the drawing, you must purchase the tickets in person. Tickets can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the MU quad. The...
  • Man fatally shot after argument over noise at Southeast Portland four-plex(OR)

    04/03/2011 6:36:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 31 March, 2011 | Maxine Bernstein
    The last that Karla Martin knew Thursday morning, her boyfriend Vincent L. Wyatt had gone to visit a couple who lived in a unit of a Southeast Portland four-plex. Martin headed there later in the morning to join him. But by then, Portland officers had the four-plex cordoned off with yellow tape, and Martin's boyfriend, Wyatt, lay dead in a stranger's adjacent unit from gunshot wounds. The morning shooting -- which prompted nearby Marshall High School to lock down its doors -- stemmed from an apparent dispute over noise. Dale Duncan, 69, had complained about noise coming from the adjacent...
  • Law Will Allow Americans to Bring Concealed Handguns to Oregon

    03/22/2011 5:13:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 21 March, 2011 | NA
    (SALEM, Ore.) - Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHL) from other states would be recognized by Oregon officials under legislation adopted by the Oregon House of Representatives today. House Bill 2792 was adopted by the House on a vote of 40 to 17. The measure was drafted by State Representative Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer, Newberg, St. Paul) “Your Second Amendment Right should not stop at the state border,” said Thatcher. “CHL holders in other states have taken the steps necessary to get these licenses. This legislation will be especially beneficial to those who travel out of state.” "HB 2792 is an important bill...
  • Oregon House votes to make gun records private; bill moves to Oregon Senate

    03/21/2011 3:41:59 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 17 March, 2011 | Janie Har
    Concealed handgun license holders would become anonymous under a bill approved by the Oregon House on Thursday. House Bill 2787 prohibits public bodies from releasing information that identifies who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun. The proposal cleared the House by a wide margin, 42 to 18. Oregon's public records law allows for public inspection of handgun license applications, which ask for character references, previous crimes and drug use. The application authorizes the sheriff's office to run a background check. Currently, applicants can claim personal safety reasons to keep information private. Privacy advocates say gun ownership is no one...
  • Oregon Teachers Union Requesting Additional 200 Million

    02/23/2011 3:42:31 PM PST · by dila813 · 19 replies
    Today | Me
    From the Radio in Portland: Discussion on whether Oregon should give another 200 Million to the teachers union. What should have been discussed, If Oregon residents were against giving an additional 200 Million to the teachers, would the politicians in Salem even care?
  • Those with the concealed weapons permits are the ‘good guys’(OR)

    02/13/2011 4:40:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 11 February, 2011 | Keith Steward
    The recent articles about "Protect thyself, should you buy a gun" were great. I applaud the Herald and News for printing them. It's not often you see nonbiased, factual information about guns in the media. The police were right about not fearing legal gun owners with a concealed carry permit. They're the "good guys." The mainstream media never reported that the brave citizen who ran toward the gunfire in Arizona and tackled the deranged shooter who was carrying a concealed pistol. He didn't shoot because of all the people. He did say that having the gun helped him be brave...
  • Wi-Fi service available on all Amtrak Cascades trains

    02/01/2011 8:33:07 AM PST · by epithermal · 2 replies
    Everett WA blog ^ | February 1, 2011 | denisegl
    Amtrak Cascades travelers got what they have asked for when free Wi-Fi service became available yesterday on all Amtrak Cascades trains. Using any laptop computer or Wi-Fi-enabled device, Amtrak Cascades passengers traveling between Vancouver, B.C., and Eugene, OR, will be able to connect to the Internet for general Web surfing and access to e-mail. The free Wi-Fi service will also allow passengers to access corporate networks through most standard Virtual Private Networks (VPN), turning train trips into productive work time. “Amtrak Cascades continues to be a desirable travel option and a popular alternative to driving,” said Washington State Transportation Secretary...
  • Lincoln City (Oregon) Police Officer Shot During Traffic Stop

    01/24/2011 6:55:30 AM PST · by Inspectorette · 12 replies
    News - Lincoln County ^ | 01/24/11 | None
    A Lincoln City police officer was shot during what appeared to be a routine traffic stop for speeding near the Pro Build store in the 6-thousand block of Highway 101 in Lincoln City. But as the officer walked up and engaged the driver, the driver pulled out a gun and fired at the officer several times wounding him seriously. The driver took off. Officers re-spotted the green utility vehicle headed southbound on 101. As the SUV came close to Newport, Newport Police units pulled in behind him with full lighs and sirens. The driver didn’t pull over. Instead, he raced...
  • Mailbag: Dems and gun rights(OR)

    01/22/2011 4:19:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 21 January, 2011 | Gary Hartman
    I am reading Darlene Warner’s letter to the editor (Mailbag, Jan. 14) where she wonders why the NRA fears Democrats’ views on gun rights. A little research shows that in almost every case Democrats vote in favor of more and more gun control. (We are lucky to have Representative DeFazio as he is against restrictive gun laws!) And both Sens. Wyden and Merkley did vote to allow a concealed weapon license holder to carry a firearm in a national park. In Denali Park, that recently saved a woman’s life. Her licensed partner stopped an attacking grizzly with a .45 pistol....
  • Bill would exempt Oregon-made guns from U.S. rules

    01/19/2011 4:08:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 18 January, 2011 | Hasso Hering
    A Salem legislator has introduced a bill seeking to cancel federal regulation of firearms and ammunition that are manufactured in Oregon and never leave this state. Rep. Kim Thatcher, a Republican House member since 2005, had the proposal filed before the legislative session began on Jan 10. Similar proposals — sometimes called “firearms freedom acts” by their supporters — have been passed into law in Montana and several other states. But a federal district judge last fall found Montana’s law to be unconstitutional. Online sources said the case was headed for an appeal and only the Supreme Court could settle...
  • Kiosk robbery suspect arrested(OR)

    01/15/2011 5:16:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 15 January, 2011 | Jack Moran
    Late Friday afternoon, Dutch Bros. coffee chain co-founder Travis Boersma received the news he’d been waiting nearly two months to hear. He breathed a long-­suppressed sigh of relief after learning that Eugene police had arrested the man they suspect fled the scene of a Nov. 24 coffee stand robbery after his alleged accomplice was fatally shot by a Dutch Bros. barista. “It’s a huge relief,” Boersma said. A police SWAT team worked with detectives to take the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Eugene resident Brandon Lee Plunk, into custody Friday afternoon at his home in the 100 block of Hillcrest Drive,...
  • Heavy police presence in Rainier after reports of officer being killed (OR)

    01/05/2011 1:18:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 5, 2011
      The OregonianA Rainier police officer was shot and killed Wednesday. At least 30 police officers from as many as five agencies have converged on the Columbia County town of Rainier after reports that the town's police chief has been shot and killed. The shooting took place about 10:47 a.m. outside the Rainier Sound Authority, a business that installs car stereos. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office sent out a news release about 12:50 a.m. verifying that an officer had been shot and killed. "The officer responded to the disturbance at 75938 Rockcrest Street in Rainier, the location for Rainier...
  • DA: fatal Lowell, Ore., shooting was self defense

    12/31/2010 5:52:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 30 December, 2010 | AP
    <p>LOWELL, Ore. (AP) -- The Lane County district attorney says a 62-year-old man acted in self defense when he fatally shot his stepson at the family's Lowell, Ore., home.</p> <p>District Attorney Alex Gardner said Thursday that an inebriated Shawn Gamble picked a fight with his stepfather Jimmie Allen Montgomery on Monday and assaulted him near a shed on the property.</p>
  • Anti-gun rappers' aim to curb violence off target(OR)

    11/27/2010 5:50:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner | 26 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Rappers rally against gun violence,” the Toronto Sun reports. With so many young black males being shot to death on our streets, local hip-hop artists have decided to join forces in the hopes of stopping the bloodshed. The rappers, who are going to hold a press conference Friday, plan to stop using guns in their music and they’ll urge other artists from their genre to do the same in an effort to convince the youth who listen to their music to stay away from firearms. Left unsaid is whether the artists will also caution their patrons against the choices and...
  • Coffee shop robber shot by armed employee (OR)

    11/26/2010 8:06:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Self Defense Examiner ^ | 25 November, 2009 | Eric Puryear
    An armed coffee shop employee reportedly shot a robber in self defense. Police say that at about 9:00pm, a pair of men entered a coffee shop on the 2100 block of Franklin Blvd in Eugene, OR, as part of a robbery plot. During the robbery, an employee of the coffee shop is said to have shot one of the robbers in self defense, causing the other robber to flee. A deceased suspect, whose name has not been released, was found at the scene, and police are reportedly seeking a second suspect. When law abiding citizens are armed, and therefore able...
  • Outside Group Makes OR-4 Race Competitive

    10/31/2010 5:10:30 PM PDT · by paudio · 20 replies
    RCP ^ | 10.31.20 | Scott Conroy
    A chemist by training, Robinson started gaining attention for his global warming views when he was asked to write an editorial for The Wall Street Journal on the subject 12 years ago, and he has since made the transition from skeptic to denier of man-made global warming. "I'm convinced now that there's overwhelming evidence the hypothesis is wrong," Robinson said of the belief that carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is causing the planet to warm. "There's one big environmental effect - it fertilizes plants, and there's a huge increase in plants and animals due to this thing... It's a...
  • More Liberal Hate In OR House Dist. 26: All Republicans Ought To Be Made Sterile [& go to The Hague]

    10/29/2010 10:05:25 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 2 replies
    NW Republican Blog ^ | October 29, 2010 | I am Coyote
    Matt Wingard is a State Representative from Oregon HD 26. We already know that the Democrats hate him with a passion (and we can't just say the "liberal" Democrats because it has been pretty well established that the Democrat party has been taken over by the hate-filled lunatic fringe and the mainstream of the party is driven by these kinds of folks.). In the last cycle they could not help themselves but to make up some of the most vile personal attacks against Wingard imaginable. Yet he beat them. But that did not stop the Democratics this cycle from taking...
  • Homeowner who shot intruder: 'I didn't want to kill anybody' (OR)

    10/06/2010 5:33:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 5 October, 2010 | Amdanda Burden and Michael Rollins
    ROCK CREEK -- The man who shot an intruder trying to break into his house told KGW "he's going to kill me, I figured it was either him or me" Homeowner Roger Buzzetti said, "I didn't want to kill anybody." The shooting happened Monday night around 8:15 in the 5300 block of NW Edgebrook, according to Sgt. David Thompson of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The incident began about an hour earlier when a woman called 9-1-1 to report that her son, James Sartor, 39, was tearing up her house in the 5400 block of NW Ridgmoor. Sartor had been...
  • Filmer gets punched for filming Oregon Dem Governor Candidate

    09/24/2010 12:17:35 PM PDT · by bray · 27 replies
    utube ^ | 9/24/10 | bray
    A guy gets punched in a church for videoing a public speech. Post this everywhere you can to show the Stalinistic Tactics of the left. The candidate is a doctor and doesn't even make a peep about someone being punched in front of him.
  • Denounce Portland Mayor Sam Adams, not Oregon Firearms Federation

    08/27/2010 7:21:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 August, 2010 | David Codrea
    Yesterday, I shared a message Portland Mayor Sam Adams sent me, where he "encouraged" me "to denounce the Oregon Firearms Federation statement" responding to his plan for imposing more "gun control" edicts in the city. Let's take a closer look at his message and respond to the points he raises: "David, please actually read the website; the quote, ' gun lobby,' is right on the front page." I have, Mr. Mayor. I linked to it last Friday at the end of my column. I'm wondering what's wrong with refusing to compromise our rights with those who would infringe on them....
  • Portland Mayor Adams wants me to denounce gun group(OR)

    08/26/2010 4:45:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 August, 2010 | David Codrea
    "A war of words has erupted between Portland Mayor Sam Adams and a local gun lobby over proposed gun law changes." Anne Yeager of News Channel 8 tells us. Oregon Firearms Federation's Kevin Starrett calls the mayor's latest "gun control" proposals "laughable and pathetic." Adams counters it's OFF's "bullying tactics...that stalls out even the most common sense gun safety legislation." Adams made the same claim on his Twitter social networking page: "MayorSamAdams (August 23, 2010 1:31:18 PM) Why common-sense gun reforms are often stalled: bullying by 'Oregon's [only] no-compromise gun lobby' #pdxsafety #pdx." It struck me that activists...
  • Shooter says he killed man in self-defense in NE Portland home(OR)

    08/23/2010 5:25:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 22 August, 2010 | Michael Rollins & Teresa Blackman
    PORTLAND -- A man was found dead of a gunshot wound inside a Northeast Portland home shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday. Police said the shooting was not gang-related. Officers were dispatched to 2700 block of NE Saratoga on a report of a shooting and found the man in his 30s inside a house, police said. Several people who were in the home were being cooperative in police interviews. The shooter told police the bullets were fired in self-defense. Police said the shooter will not face any charges but would not release any further details in the incident. 11th shooting in...
  • Man who shot at robbers takes plea deal (OR)

    08/11/2010 8:19:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 10 August, 2010 | Justin Burton
    GRESHAM, Ore. -- The man who shot his gun twice at a suspected getaway car used by thieves has taken a plea deal in court. Roger Witter, 48, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on July 14. As a result of the plea, the charge was reduced to a violation, and the judge dismissed the other charge Witter was facing: discharging a firearm. Witter was ordered to perform eight hours of community service as a result of the sentence. He told KGW News that he plans to facepaint with kids at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and he said he might perform more...
  • Search for Oregon boy who vanished from school grows

    06/07/2010 6:11:37 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 42 replies · 201+ views
    AP ^ | 6/7/10 | Anne Peterson
    <p>PORTLAND, Ore. — Investigators trying to find a vanished 7-year-old Oregon boy interviewed nearly 200 of his classmates and their parents as the FBI sent a team to take part in the expanding search.</p> <p>Kyron Horman disappeared sometime after his stepmother left him at his Portland elementary school on Friday morning.</p>
  • Kyron Horman Update: Family in turmoil; two 911 calls Saturday at Horman residence, dad moves out

    07/01/2010 9:30:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 7/1/2010 | Isabelle Zehnder
    ABC’s “Good Morning America” reports that two 911 calls were made from Kaine and Terri Moulton Horman’s Portland home last weekend, one with alleged threats of some kind lasting 13 minutes. FBI agent and ABC news consultant, Brad Garrett, said to file the type of emergency restraining order that he did, Kaine Horman would have had to make the case that his wife posed an immediate threat to him or their 18-month old daughter, according to Garrett. The restraining order prohibits Terri Horman from having contact with her other children, an older son and the toddler daughter. Kaine Horman is...
  • Kyron Horman's Stepmother Allegedly Tried to Hire Hit Man, Report Says

    07/05/2010 4:26:23 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 1,037 replies · 30+ views
    One month after the disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman, police reportedly said a landscaper told them the Oregon boy's stepmother tried to hire him to kill her husband, Kaine Horman. After a month with no trace of Kyron the family still hopes for his safe return.The allegation, first reported in The Oregonian but confirmed by ABC News affiliate KATU-TV in Portland through a source close to the investigation, thickens the cloud of suspicion surrounding Terri Horman, the last person to see Kyron before he went missing on June 4 The landscaper allegedly told police that Terri Horman approached him about...
  • Police seek info. on stepmom of missing Oregon boy

    06/18/2010 4:16:21 PM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies · 477+ views ^ | 6-18-10 | Steven Dubois
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Detectives investigating the disappearance of a 7-year-old Oregon boy two weeks ago put out a call Friday for information on the whereabouts that day of his stepmother — the last person to see him alive. Investigators refuse to say whether they have a suspect. Police passed out fliers Friday in hopes of jogging the memory of anybody who might have information on Kyron Horman's case, said Capt. Jason Gates of the Multnomah County sheriff's department. A questionnaire that accompanies the flier has gone to everybody who was at Skyline School on June 4, he said. The boy...
  • Police Record Alleged Murder-for-Hire Talk with Terri Horman (stepmother of missing OR boy)

    07/07/2010 3:22:06 PM PDT · by Justaham · 1 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 7-7-10 | Eunice Oh
    The landscaper who claims Kyron Horman's stepmother offered him "a large sum of money" to kill her husband recently went back to Terri Moulton Horman at the request of police, according to a local report. Wearing a body wire and accompanied by an undercover officer during a June 26 meeting, the landscaper told Horman he wanted $10,000 or he'd go to authorities with the alleged murder-for-hire plot, The Oregonian reports. Horman, the stepmother of missing Oregon boy Kyron Horman who has come under police scrutiny, cut off the conversation fairly quickly, sources tell the paper.
  • Cops Search For Missing Portland Second Grader

    06/07/2010 1:14:13 PM PDT · by MarMema · 53 replies · 147+ views
    Americas Most Wanted ^ | 6-6-2010 | Americas Most Wanted
    Authorities in Multnomah County, Ore. say the last reported sighting of Kyron Horman was walking down the hall of Skyline Elementary School on June 4, 2010. Kyron and his stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, had come to school that morning to attend a science fair. At around 8:45 a.m., Kyron left his stepmom and headed to class. However, cops say, the second grader never made it. When Kyron didn't show up at his school bus stop later that afternoon, his parents called the school. Kyron was nowhere to be found. Over the course of the next few days, air units, canine...
  • Vatican lawyer stresses Supreme Court ruling was not on merit of case

    07/01/2010 6:39:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | July 1, 2010
    Berkeley, Calif., Jul 1, 2010 / 06:22 am (CNA).- Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling earlier this week that allowed a lawsuit against the Holy See to continue, U.S. Vatican attorney Jeffrey Lena spoke to CNA, clarifying that the move had nothing to do with and “is not a comment” on the individual merits of the case. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined an immunity appeal by the Holy See in a case that attempts to sue the Vatican for transferring a priest accused of sexually abusing a minors several decades ago. The ruling by the Supreme Court...
  • Oregon gun ruling a victory for medical marijuana users

    06/18/2010 5:47:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies · 508+ views ^ | 17 June, 2010 | Aimee Green, The Oregonian Aimee Green
    Oregon's 32,929 medical marijuana users can't be denied concealed handgun licenses, despite the efforts of at least two sheriffs who want to keep concealed weapons out of those hands. The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled this week that Washington County Sheriff Rob Gordon and Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters were mistaken in their interpretation of the federal Gun Control Act. The act states that "an unlawful user ... of any controlled substance" can't own a gun, and the sheriffs contended the federal act trumps Oregon's medical marijuana law. Though federal law prohibits marijuana, Oregon's 12-year-old law legalizes pot possession for...
  • Republican law professor wins Ore. Senate primary

    05/18/2010 9:19:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 585+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2010 | Tim Fought
    Jim Huffman, a law professor and newspaper essayist, has won Oregon's Republican Senate primary, setting up a contest with Democrat Ron Wyden, who's seeking his third full term. In a field of eight candidates, Huffman had 42 percent of the vote with 65 percent of the expected vote counted. His closest opponent, Loren Later, had 15 percent. Wyden faced two primary opponents but won easily. He has amassed $3.7 million in his campaign treasury, compared with $344,000 Huffman has raised.

    04/27/2010 5:06:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 448+ views ^ | 25 April, 2010 | NA
    New York's "Mayor for Life" Michael Bloomberg, is on a personal crusade against gun ownership. But not just in the paradise he runs. He wants to attack gun ownership nationwide. In his "Blueprint for Federal Action," Bloomberg's screed against gun rights, he expresses his support for Senate Bill 843, a bill to end private sales at gun shows nationwide. But Bloomberg has no problem with guns for himself. In a New York Times article we learn; "The mayor also takes along a police detail when he travels, flying two officers on his private plane and paying as much as $400...
  • Forest Grove man scares off attacker with warning shot(OR)

    04/09/2010 6:44:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies · 951+ views ^ | 8 April, 2010 | Christian Gaston
    A 55-year-old Forest Grove man narrowly escaped a brawl with a drunk 21-year-old from Cornelius early Wednesday morning by firing a warning shot from his pistol while he was pinned, Police said. John McKnight was walking his dog on the 1700 block of Elm Street about a half-hour after midnight Wednesday when he was accosted by a trio of inebriated young men. McKnight said the three men assailed him with insults and continued to threaten him. McKnight then drew a .38 caliber pistol and told the trio to back down. Police say Michael W. Ryan III, a Cornelius man with...
  • Archbishop Vlazny cancels newspaper subscription after anti-catholic rant

    04/05/2010 1:15:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 391+ views
    cna ^ | April 5, 2010
    Archbishop Vlazny / The Oregonian cartoon Portland, Ore., Apr 5, 2010 / 11:01 am (CNA).- Responding to an anti-Catholic column penned by Eugene Joseph Dionne and an editorial cartoon portraying the Holy Father as deaf to abuse claims, Portland Archbishop John Vlazny has canceled his subscription to The Oregonian newspaper and asked Catholic pastoral ministers to do the same.Archbishop Vlazny decried a March 31 editorial in the newspaper, a piece by syndicated Washington Post columnist Eugene Joseph  (E.J.) Dionne and a cartoon by The Oregonian's Jack Ohman depicting Pope Benedict XVI responding, “say what?” to demands that he “do...
  • Anatomy of an Incident: Guns seized in Medford(OR)

    03/28/2010 12:00:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 86 replies · 1,648+ views ^ | 28 March, 2010 | Anita Burke
    Police reports on a disgruntled Oregon Department of Transportation planner who surrendered to a police negotiator and SWAT team early March 8 indicate that the man hadn't made any threats, but people who worked with him were increasingly concerned that violence could erupt. Incident reports from Medford police and the Jackson County Sheriff's Department describe verbal outbursts and "a declining state of mental health" seen in slipping personal hygiene and appearance, and a "somewhat disorderly and uncooperative" exit when the man was placed on administrative leave on March 4. Fears of retaliation prompted electronic surveillance that notified authorities when the...
  • Police keep public in the dark(OR)

    03/27/2010 7:29:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 530+ views ^ | 19 March, 2010 | Anita Burke
    Every year during Sunshine Week, newspaper editorial boards take pains to explain that open records and public meetings laws are important not just for news organizations but for every member of the public. It helps when we have a high-profile example. On Thursday, the city of Medford obligingly handed us one, by refusing to release records that could explain why a SWAT team took a man into custody last week and seized his legally obtained firearms without a warrant or any criminal charge. Medford is not the only entity dragging its feet on informing the public. Oregon State Police told...