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  • Oregon Could Become the First State to Require In-Home Surveillance of Newborn Babies

    01/17/2019 7:20:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/17/2019 | BY PAULA BOLYARD
    If Oregon Governor Kate Brown has her way, the Beaver State will become the first to require universal home visits for newborn children in the care of their own parents. Senate Bill 526, introduced this month in the Oregon Legislative Assembly as part of Brown's budget, orders the Oregon Health Authority to "study home visiting by licensed health care providers." Lawmakers went so far as to declare that SB 526 is an "emergency" measure — one that requires a resolution by the end of the year. The intro to the bill, the language of which has not yet been crafted,...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: The Last Defendant Is Sentenced-Brian Cavalier

    01/17/2019 2:41:43 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/17/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    With Cliven Bundy, his wife Carol and Shawna Cox of the Oregon Standoff case amongthose in attendance, Brian Cavalier was sentenced at the federal courthouse in Las Vegas Tuesday. Cavalier was sentenced to time served by US District Judge Gloria Navarro in his plea deal agreement with federal prosecutors. Brian Cavalier was one of the hundreds who came in defense of Cliven Bundy's family following the seizure of his cattle by the Bureau of Land Management and placement of snipers around the ranch by the BLM. The federal government was shutting down Bundy's grazing rights near his ranch in the...
  • Pickup drivers block Tesla chargers in widening trend

    01/02/2019 3:09:13 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 112 replies
    E&E News ^ | 01/02/2019 | Maxine Joselow
    Forget "rolling coal." A new trend called "ICE-ing," in which pickup truck owners purposefully block electric vehicle charging stations, appears to be gaining ground around the country. The practice, whose name is derived from "internal combustion engine," was observed over the holidays at a Sheetz gas station in Hickory, N.C. Reddit user Leicina shared a photo on Dec. 23, 2018, of three large pickups blocking access to Tesla Inc. charging stations. The drivers apparently chanted "----Tesla." "I've never had a supercharging experience like this one," wrote Leicina, who owns a Tesla Model 3. "These trucks blocked all the chargers, chanted...
  • Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley Tells Trump—But Not to His Face—That He Has ‘a Dark and Evil Heart’

    01/13/2019 8:22:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 13, 2019 | 6:22 PM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    Speaking from the Senate floor on Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) told President Donald Trump that he has “a dark and evil heart.” “You, Mr. President, have created a crisis, a humanitarian crisis,” Merkley said. “The arrivals on the border are not the crisis; it is your hardened heart, your dark and evil heart, your war on children; the deliberate strategy of inflicting trauma on children in order to send a message of deterrence, a political message of deterrence,” he said. Merkley also said Trump had created “internment camps” for children. …
  • Audit Reveals Alarming Problems at Portland Public Schools

    01/11/2019 6:39:10 PM PST · by aquila48 · 64 replies
    State of Oregon ^ | 01/11/2019 | DENNIS RICHARDSON
    Portland Public Schools (PPS) has an unacceptably high achievement gap of 53% between white and African-American students. This gap is far worse than the state average. There are also troubling gaps in student achievement for students who are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or economically disadvantaged. My team’s recent audit of PPS revealed a system that is grossly underserving low-income students and students of color. This is not acceptable in Portland, or anywhere. Every Oregonian should be alarmed and angered by these findings. Our kids deserve better. High Funding But Low Results Despite higher funding and lower poverty rates than most...
  • Oregon legislation would ban magazines with more than 5 rounds.

    01/11/2019 11:12:15 AM PST · by aimhigh · 58 replies
    Aimhigh ^ | 01/11/2019 | Aimhigh
    Senate Bill 501 Sponsored by Senator WAGNER, Representative SALINAS (at the request of Students for Change) (Presession filed.) SUMMARY Requires person to secure permit before purchasing or otherwise receiving firearm. Specifies qualifications for permit and manner of applying for permit. Creates procedures for appealing denial of permit. Punishes receipt of firearm without valid permit by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Requires person who owns or possesses firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container. Punishes failure to secure firearm by maximum of 30 days’ imprisonment, $1,250 fine, or both. Requires person...
  • Crab boat 'featured on Deadliest Catch capsizes in treacherous Oregon waters, killing all three crew

    01/11/2019 12:56:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 9,2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Three fishermen have died after their crab boat capsized in the the treacherous Oregon waters featured on the TV show Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove. The US Coast Guard say the vessel was crossing the dangerous Yaquina Bay bar in 14 foot waves on Tuesday night when the tragedy unfolded.
  • Democrats Crack on the Wall

    01/10/2019 6:35:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10,2019 | Matthew Boyle
    Congressional Democrats are ditching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s ardent opposition to any barrier or wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as the partial government shutdown continues and President Donald Trump takes his case directly to the border itself. ““If we have a partial wall, if we have fencing, if we have technology used to keep our border safe, all of that is fine,” Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), the chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), said on CNN. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) also backed a barrier along the U.S. border with Mexico....
  • Professor uses ‘feminist buzzwords’ to get...Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ published in academic journal

    01/10/2019 6:13:10 PM PST · by walford · 18 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10th January 2019 | Phoebe Cooke
    A PROFESSOR is facing the sack after using "feminist buzzwords" to get an entire passage from Hitler’s "Mein Kampf" published in an academic journal. Peter Boghossian helped create a series of spoof academic papers to satirise a number of fields including what he describes as the "grievance studies" - including fields on gender, obesity and homosexuality. Assistant philosophy professor Peter Boghossian appears defiant for his role in the elaborate hoax. The assistant philosophy professor at Portland State University in Oregon penned a total of 20 "intentionally broken" and "nonsense" papers with the help of two collaborators. Each of one was...
  • Person with measles spent time at restaurants, stores in Hood River and The Dalles [Oregon]

    01/04/2019 6:53:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    KPTV ^ | Jan 4, 2019
    A person with a confirmed case of measles spent time at stores and restaurants in The Dalles and Hood River, according to Oregon Health Authority. The infectious person was in those areas from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31. An Oregon Health Authority spokeswoman said this is a separate case from the one that was reported Friday in Clark County involving a child. The two cases are not believed to be connected. In the Oregon case, the person was seen Wednesday at the Oregon Health & Science University emergency department in Portland between 9 a.m. and noon. No additional cases of...
  • He was accused of killing a Portland teen. Feds believe the Saudis helped him escape

    01/06/2019 7:27:06 PM PST · by Theoria · 38 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 23 Dec 2018 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    A black SUV pulled up to Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah’s home in Southeast Portland two weeks before his June 2017 trial. Noorah, a Saudi national charged the year before in the fatal hit-and-run of a teenage girl crossing Hawthorne Boulevard, had a bag packed that Saturday afternoon. The private car drove the 21-year-old Portland Community College student to a sand-and-gravel yard two miles away. That’s where Noorah sliced off the tracking monitor he had worn around his ankle for months, according to interviews with federal authorities. He then discarded it at the scene before vanishing, leaving a victim’s family crushed and prosecutors furious and...
  • NAACP links earthquake signs in Oregon to white supremacy

    01/05/2019 3:55:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 5, 2019
    A new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black people to move out of neighborhoods, the NAACP of Portland, Oregon, says. The group on Thursday decried the policy affecting some 1,600 unreinforced masonry buildings that are on average 90 years old, many in areas with a predominantly black population, The Oregonian/OregonLive reports. The policy “exacerbates a long history of systemic and structural betrayals of trust and policies of displacement, demolition, and dispossession predicated on classism, racism, and white supremacy,”...
  • How Nike Transformed the University of Oregon

    12/19/2018 5:25:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 19, 2018 | George Leef
    hile money is not the root of all evil, it is undeniably responsible for the transformation of the University of Oregon (UO). It changed from a typical state flagship where athletics were a nice diversion for some students and alums into a sports powerhouse where the quest for glory in football and basketball dominates the school. The person directly responsible for that is Phil Knight, the founder of the athletic shoe and apparel giant Nike. At a time when the university’s president was desperately looking for outside funding for the school, Knight, an Oregon alum and huge athletics booster, was...
  • Oregon may require middle, high schoolers undergo annual mental health exams

    12/15/2018 7:25:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 80 replies
    statesmanjournal.com | Dec. 13, 2018 | Natalie Pate, Salem Statesman Journal
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  • Wife of a Liberal Senator Gets ‘Mugged by Reality’

    12/09/2018 12:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Taylor Lewis
    I feel sacrilegious for invoking such numinous phrases, but it’s hard to think of a better personal metaphor for the Strand, New York City’s iconic bookstore located in Greenwich Village. Visiting the store is its own pilgrimage for any starved bibliophile. In a world of Amazon shipping and the $.01 paperback, Strand is an oasis, offering a rarified shopping experience that slakes our need for spontaneity through the adventitious wandering of stacks. The atmosphere begs for browsing books, both old and new. It’s anonymous and crowded, like a self-contained city. And, as everything else in our harried age, it’s in...
  • Macron Regime In France Pulls Out Stops To Stop "Yellow Vests", Will It Work?

    12/07/2018 10:43:16 PM PST · by Nextrush · 22 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/7/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The tactics resemble those used in 2016 in Oregon during the Oregon Standoff protest led by Ammon Bundy. Spread fear of "extremism" and "violence", target people for harassment or arrest and put people into the protest who claim to support it but who are there to disrupt it. An of course, militarize the police and create a "Red Dawn" occupation atmosphere. To underscore that armored vehicles are on the streets of Paris on Saturday. While the culture of protest is different in France, the tactics of the government are the same. On French television Friday night, the Prefect of Police...
  • Magic mushrooms may soon be legal in Oregon

    12/05/2018 2:57:13 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 202 replies
    nypost.com/ ^ | 12/4/18 | Natalie O'Neill
    “Magic mushrooms” may soon become legal in Oregon, where even powerful politicians seem high — on the idea, according to a report. The state’s attorney general green-lit language allowing the bill to hit the ballots in 2020, assuming advocates get enough signatures, according to Oregonlive.com If it passes, the initiative would decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms and allow them to be manufactured with a license. Oregon would become the first US state to legalize the drug. The bill will need 140,000 signatures in order to appear on the ballots in the 2020 general election, the paper reported. Nationwide, possession of psychedelic mushrooms...
  • Portland’s next brainstorm: Cops without guns

    12/03/2018 12:23:38 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/3/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    The tagline “keep Portland weird” never really seems to go out of style. The Oregon city’s mayor will shortly be rolling out a new program designed to expand the city’s police force. Given all the Antifa violence they’re dealing with, that sounds like a good idea. But these new officers aren’t exactly cops. They’re Public Safety Support Specialists or PS3s, and they won’t be carrying firearms or responding to emergency calls. So what exactly are they going to be doing?
  • ...Antifa Thugs With AR15’s Intimidate Journalist... Police Threaten Arrest for Filming (truncated)

    12/02/2018 8:55:39 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 2, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    FULL TITLE: “Are You Willing to Die for Your YouTube Sh*t?” – Antifa Thugs With AR15’s Intimidate Journalist Andy Ngo at Seattle Rally – Police Threaten Arrest for Filming Portland based video journalist and Quillette writer Andy Ngo (who happens to be gay and Asian) made the trip north to Seattle to cover a pro Constitution rally put on by III%’ers and other conservative groups, as well as the counter protest staged by the usual red flag toting communists of Antifa. As Ngo attempted to make his way into the communist group to capture the scene, several people confronted him...
  • Portland Mayor Will Bring Proposal for Unarmed Police Officers to City Council Next Week

    12/02/2018 5:00:42 PM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies
    wweek.com ^ | November 29, 2018 | Katie Shepherd, Rachel Monahan
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to bring a new policing pilot program before City Council for final approval on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Public Safety Support Specialists, or PS3s, will be non-sworn officers who do not carry guns. "They will be engaged in the community in non-emergency calls, so that's things like property crimes, break-ins," Wheeler tells WW. The PS3s grew out of a proposal in the 2016 police union contract approved under then-Mayor Charlie Hales to create Community Service Officers who would respond to minor property crimes and nuisance calls, among other things. To fund the program, Wheeler cut the Mounted...