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  • Did Oregon Gov't Agency Collude With LGBT Group Against Christian Bakers?

    06/02/2015 8:35:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2015 | BY RAY NOTHSTINE
    There may be evidence that the government agency in charge of enforcing Oregon anti-discrimination laws colluded against Aaron and Melissa Klein, former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery, with the pro-LGBT group Basic Rights Oregon. The Daily Signal, the news arm of The Heritage Foundation, exposed the communications contact between officials at the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and Basic Rights Oregon, obtained through a public records request, in their story titled, "Emails Raise Questions of Bias in Case Against Bakers Who Denied Service for Same-Sex Wedding." The communications between the two groups raises questions of the impartiality...
  • Emails Raise Questions of Bias in Case Against Bakers Who Denied Service for Same-Sex Wedding

    06/01/2015 2:36:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | june 1, 2015 | kelsey harkness
    The Daily Signal has exclusively learned that the government agency responsible for enforcing Oregon’s anti-discrimination law appears to be working closely with a powerful gay rights advocacy group in its case against Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Communications between the agency, theOregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, and the LGBT organization, Basic Rights Oregon, raise questions about potential bias in the state’s decision to charge the Kleins with discrimination for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. In April, a judge for the agency recommended the Kleins be fined $135,000. Communications obtained through a public...
  • USGS Retracts Three ‘Ghost’ Earthquakes, Blames Northern California Sensors

    05/30/2015 7:06:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    l a times ^ | Ben Welsh
    In the past two days, malfunctions in the network of sensors that detect earthquakes in Northern California have issued three false alarms, forcing the U.S. Geological Survey to make a series of embarrassing retractions.. Just after midnight Friday morning, a magnitude 6.7 quake struck off the coast of Alaska. When its waves reached sensors operated by the Northern California Seismic Network, they were mistakenly interpreted as a 5.1 temblor near the Oregon border in Lewiston, officials say. ... The error occurred again Saturday morning after a magnitude 7.8 quake struck off the coast of Japan and the same Northern California...
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 54 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • Suspected gang shootings 'coming in so fast' that police playing catch-up (Portland, Oregon)

    05/30/2015 1:07:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | May 29, 2015 | Maxine Bernstein
    Turon Lamont Walker is accused of shooting three people after someone "eyed" him at the Last Thursday street fair on Thursday, May 28, 2015.Sgt. Don Livingston, a supervisor of the city's gang enforcement team, and his investigators were still busy gathering police reports and examining evidence from last week's shootings when bullets scattered the crowd and wounded three people at the jampacked Last Thursday street fair in Northeast Portland. "We're playing catch-up here," Livingston said in the aftermath of the latest violence. "They're coming in so fast." The shooting Thursday night pushed gang violence response calls to 64 this year...
  • ASSISTED SUICIDE IN OREGON: LESSONS LEARNED AND UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

    04/29/2004 1:16:08 AM PDT · by Deacon_m · 228+ views
    [LifeNews.com ^ | April 29, 2004 | By Alex Schadenberg
    On April 17, 2004 Dr. Kenneth Stevens, the President of Physicians for Compassionate Care (PCC) and a cancer specialist spoke to the provincial pro-life conference in Hamilton. Physicians for Compassionate Care is an organization which was founded in 1995 in response to the legalization of assisted suicide in the State of Oregon. Dr. Kenneth Stevens understands the issue of physician-assisted suicide both personally and professionally. In 1982 his terminally ill wife was told by her doctor that "Nothing more can be done." The doctor then said: "I can write an "extra-large" prescription." Dr. Stevens wife told him that: "he wants...
  • Brown: 'Some People Have a Right to More Water Than Others'

    04/05/2015 10:14:38 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 62 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 5, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    Jerry Brown, Democrat governor of drought-stricken California, appeared Sunday on ABC's This Week and defended his executive actions that placed mandatory water restrictions on citizens but not on the agriculture industry. "There are farmers who have senior water rights," Brown told guest-host Martha Raddatz. "Some people have a right to more water than others." Of his own actions, Brown stated: This executive order is done under emergency power and it has the force of law. Very unusual. And it's requiring action and changes in behavior from the Oregon border all the way to the Mexican border. It affects lawns. It...
  • America's First Openly Bisexual Governor Bans Gay Conversion Therapy in Oregon

    05/21/2015 8:07:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Oregon became the third state in the United States to ban gay conversion therapy, a practice that has attracted much debate. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown signed the bill into law earlier this week, though an ex-gay group has protested and called the bill "child abuse." CNN reported on Wednesday that the bill signed by Brown, the first openly bisexual governor in the U.S., will block therapist from offering conversion or reparative therapy on individuals who are younger than 18. Laws against the practice have also been made in California, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. While the American Psychological Association has...
  • Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax

    05/20/2015 11:34:05 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2015 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. The program is meant to help the state raise more revenue to pay for road and bridge projects at a time when money generated from gasoline taxes are declining across the country, in part, because of greater fuel efficiency and the increasing popularity of fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric cars. Starting July 1, up to 5,000 volunteers in Oregon can sign up to drive with devices that collect data on how much they have...
  • Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax

    05/20/2015 8:52:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    My Way ^ | 05/20/15
    Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. The program is meant to help the state raise more revenue to pay for road and bridge projects at a time when money generated from gasoline taxes are declining across the country, in part, because of greater fuel efficiency and the increasing popularity of fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric cars. Starting July 1, up to 5,000 volunteers in Oregon can sign up to drive with devices that collect data on how much they have...
  • Oregon Gun Owners Plan Noncompliance Rally

    05/17/2015 1:17:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 16, 2015 | Michael Strickland
    Now that Oregon’s SB 941 has been signed by the Governor, gun rights activists have banded together and are organizing a facebook event page for a rally entitled “SB 941 I Will Not Comply Demonstration“. The rally is set for May 30th, at the Capitol building in Salem, and will feature a host of speakers. SB 941 is the “universal background check” bill, meaning that if you want to trade guns with your next door neighbor whom you’ve known for 10 years, you must both submit yourselves to background checks and get permission from the state police before the exchange...
  • How Much Did It Cost Bloomberg to Force Gun Control on Oregonians?

    05/14/2015 8:54:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/14/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When the Oregon Senate passed expanded background checks on April 14, it marked a change from 2013 and 2014–when the same type of legislation was taken up but defeated without even making it to the floor for a vote. What was the difference in 2015? One huge differences was the influx of Michael Bloomberg’s money into the state, which showed itself not only in the establishment of an apparatus to help gun control candidates get elected but also in gifts to gun control senator Chuck Riley (D-Hillsboro).
  • Senate deals stinging defeat to Obama trade agenda (fails 52-45)

    05/12/2015 12:04:31 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday delivered a stinging blow to President Obama’s trade agenda by voting to prevent the chamber from picking up fast-track legislation. A motion to cut off a filibuster and proceed to the trade bill fell short of a 60-vote hurdle in the 52-45 vote. Sen. Tom Carper (Del.) was the only Democrat to back it. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) switched his vote from yes to no to reserve his ability to return to the measure at a later date. Fast-track is a top legislative priority for the White House, but it has run into significant...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • BREAKING THROUGH WITH INTIMACY [ charistmatic caucus]

    05/06/2015 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Intimacy is the key to your breaking through in your days ahead . So persevere as Daniel and Gabriel for I will send My angels of My Presence as Michael (AS GOD) as you spend time in mine . . . DANIEL 10:12-21 12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael,...
  • Gun Bill Passes Oregon House, Moves to Governor’s Desk

    05/05/2015 6:21:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-5-15 | Ashby Jones
    Ever since the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., gun-control advocates have worked hard to close so-called “loopholes” in background-check laws. Not all the efforts have been successful; gun-rights advocates say such measures are needlessly burdensome and do little to stop violent crime. But last year, Washington state residents voted to toughen the state’s background-check laws. And now the Oregon legislature has done the same. On Monday, the Oregon House voted 32-28 in support of Senate Bill 941, which requires background checks for all purchasers of guns through private sales. Currently, background checks in Oregon are...
  • Bake Me a Cake—or Else

    05/02/2015 3:32:20 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/11/15 | Mark Hemingway
    In January 2013, Rachel Cryer and her mother walked into Sweet Cakes By Melissa, a bakery in Gresham, Oregon, and tried to order a wedding cake. Aaron Klein, the co-owner (and Melissa’s husband), was informed Cryer would be marrying another woman. He apologized and told them that providing a cake for a same-sex wedding violated his Christian convictions. Cryer walked out of the store. In a suburb adjacent to Portland, one of the most progressive cities in America, Sweet Cakes By Melissa was living on borrowed time once the incident became public. (The city is so famously tolerant that Sam...
  • No arrests after police clash with May Day protesters (Portland OR)

    05/02/2015 1:27:38 PM PDT · by mojito · 3 replies
    KGW ^ | 5/2/2015 | Staff
    Portland police used tear gas, flash bangs and what they called "noise distractionary devices" to try and disperse protesters in downtown Portland Friday evening. At least one officer was injured during the clashes. No arrests were made. The group Don't Shoot Portland, protesting excessive force by law enforcement, marched through downtown Portland Friday afternoon and joined an unrelated May Day rally for immigrant rights. Hundreds of marchers began winding their way through downtown Portland at 4:30 p.m., but some protesters disregarded the planned route and walked against traffic. TriMet buses and MAX trains were delayed.Streets in downtown Portland were blocked...
  • Scientists monitor undersea volcanic eruption off Oregon coast

    05/01/2015 5:31:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Courtney Sherwood
    An undersea volcano about 300 miles (480 km) off Oregon's coast has been spewing lava for the past seven days, confirming forecasts made last fall and giving researchers unique insight into a hidden ocean hot spot, a scientist said on Friday. Researchers know of two previous eruptions by the volcano, dubbed "Axial Seamount" for its location along the axis of an underwater mountain ridge, Oregon State University geologist Bill Chadwick said on Friday. But those 1998 and 2011 eruptions were detected months or years afterward, Chadwick added. Last year, researchers connected monitoring gear to an undersea cable that, for the...
  • Candidate cries foul over debate participation

    04/28/2015 6:46:30 AM PDT · by logi_cal869
    Register Guard ^ | 4/23/2015 | Josephine Woolington
    Eugene School Board incumbent Mary Walston, who is up for re-election next month, urged neighborhood organizers of a school board candidates’ debate next week to either reschedule the debate or prevent her opponent from participating because she will be out of town. Organizers of the debate agreed to honor Walston’s request to bar her opponent from the debate — which, in turn, prompted the opponent, Colin Farnsworth, to cry foul. A substitute teacher in the Bethel, Eugene, Springfield and South Lane school districts, Farnsworth said it is “extremely unfair and undemocratic that my participation and perspective will be censored during...
  • GoFundMe shuts down another donations page for a Christian business owner accused of discrimination?

    04/27/2015 3:15:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/27/15 | Allahpundit
    The question mark’s in the headline because they haven’t commented yet on where the page went or why, but you can guess what happened if you read Jazz’s post yesterday. A GoFundMe page for a different Christian-owned business, Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon, was yanked down by GFM because there are discrimination charges pending against the owner and it’s GFM’s policy not to raise money “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.” Politely refusing to cater a gay wedding is, evidently, now a “heinous crime.” But that raised a question: If charity...
  • Ex-Oregon jail staffer sentenced after caught having sex with inmate in closet

    04/26/2015 10:53:44 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 4/26/15 | BY NINA GOLGOWSKI
    Ex-Oregon jail staffer sentenced after caught having sex with inmate in closet BY NINA GOLGOWSKI An Oregon mother said it was her crumbling marriage and vulnerability that drove her to cheat on her husband. But it was the former jail staffer's decision to do it with a maximum security inmate — more than a dozen times in a supply closet — that earned her more than four years behind bars Monday. Jill Curry, sobbing before a Washington County judge and deputies, apologized for her actions over the last year that saw her repeatedly sneak a convicted gang member out of...
  • GoFundMe Page for Christian ‘Sweet Cakes’ Bakery Goes Dark

    04/25/2015 6:22:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/25/15 | Jim Hoft
    Christian Bakery Ordered To Pay $135,000 To Lesbian CoupleThe trials and tribulations for Sweet Cakes By Melissa continue. You may recall that this is the Oregon bakery that refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding. Since then, they’ve been on the receiving end of protests, hit piece articles, and a lawsuit.The Klein family The Oregonian reports: The lesbian couple turned away by a Gresham bakery that refused to make them a wedding cake for religious reasons should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering, a state hearings officer says.Rachel Bowman-Cryer should collect $75,000 and her wife,...
  • Bakers must pay $135,000 for refusing to make cake for gay wedding

    04/25/2015 4:35:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    The owners of an Oregon bakery learned Friday that there is a severe price to pay for following their Christian faith. A judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recommended a lesbian couple should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering after Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to make them a wedding cake. As a result - Aaron and Melissa Klein could lose everything they own — including their home. The Oregonian reports the recommended penalty is not final and could be raised or lowered by State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. The controversy started in 2013...
  • Gaystapo Takes No Prisoners: GoFundMe Torpedoes Sweet Cakes

    04/25/2015 10:59:09 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 37 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/25/15 | Steve Berman
    The LGBT-Gestapo adapts rather quickly.  After Memories Pizza raised $842,432 in just a few days, and Arlene’s Flowers raised over $173 thousand on GoFundMe, the Gaystapo couldn’t let Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the now-shuttered Sweet Cakes by Melissa, use that fundraising platform. A GoFundMe account was established for the Kleins, and raised over $6,000, until the website took it down. The website GoFundMe said in a statement Saturday that it took down the page because the campaign violated the policy against raising money “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.” “The...
  • Same-sex couple in Sweet Cakes controversy should receive $135,000, hearings officer says (Oregon)

    04/24/2015 7:35:43 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 120 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 04/24/2015 | George Rede
    The lesbian couple turned away by a Gresham bakery that refused to make them a wedding cake for religious reasons should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering, a state hearings officer says. Rachel Bowman-Cryer should collect $75,000 and her wife, Laurel Bowman-Cryer, $60,000 from the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, an administrative law judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said in a proposed order released Friday, April 24.
  • State Says Bakers Should Pay $135,000 for Refusing to Bake Cake for Same-Sex Wedding

    04/24/2015 1:34:05 PM PDT · by mykroar · 115 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/24/15 | Kelsey Harkness
    An Oregon administrative law judge recommended today that the bakers who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding should be fined $135,000. “[T]he forum concludes that $75,000 and $60,000, are appropriate awards to compensate [the same-sex couple] for the emotional suffering they experienced,” wrote Alan McCullough, administrative law judge for Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries in his proposed order. Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa located in Gresham, Ore., say the fine is enough to potentially bankrupt their family of seven. The dispute began in January 2013, when Aaron denied Rachel Cryer a...
  • OREGON SHERIFFS Tell Gun Grabbers To Shove It

    04/23/2015 8:27:54 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-23-2015 | Michael Strickland
    Oregon Sheriff’s Tim Svenson and John Hanlin Just a few weeks ago, Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer made headlines for his staunch opposition to the gun registry bill moving through the Oregon Legislature. He is now being joined by several other Sheriffs across the state.Just yesterday the House rules committee held their hearing on SB941, which is being sold as a “universal background check” bill. Among the folks testifying against the bill were Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin. “My fear with SB 941 is that these citizens will now be at risk of being...
  • Some Coastal Communities May Not Have Time for Tsunami Evacuation

    04/20/2015 10:26:21 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 27 replies
    USGS ^ | 4/13/2015 | Leslie Gordon
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Tens of thousands of people along the U.S. Pacific Northwest coastline may not have enough time to evacuate low-lying areas before tsunami waves arrive, according to a new publication by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Colorado Boulder, and California State University, Sacramento. “All coastal communities in the U.S. Pacific Northwest are vulnerable to varying degrees to tsunami hazards from a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake,” said Dr. Nathan Wood, lead author of the study and scientist with the USGS. “Having a better sense of how a community is specifically vulnerable provides officials with the ability...
  • Gun control: Burdensome legislation won’t stop criminals from getting guns

    04/19/2015 10:29:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    registerguard.com ^ | 4/19/2015 | James Fritz
    I’m a Democrat, I’m socially liberal, and I’m a gun owner. And when I say a new law won’t stop criminals from getting guns, I hope readers will at least pause for a moment to consider. The bill’s unintended consequences will further polarize politics, while doing nothing to keep guns away from criminals.
  • Oregon gold miners in BLM dispute call on armed supporters to stand down

    04/17/2015 10:23:14 AM PDT · by redreno · 15 replies
    http://www.oregonlive.com ^ | April 16, 2015 at 8:01 PM | AP
    GRANTS PASS -- A man who owns a gold-mining claim on federal land in southwestern Oregon asked for help defending it after U.S. authorities ordered him to stop work, but he is now telling his armed supporters to back off. Rick Barclay said Thursday that he hoped to prevent his fight with federal regulators from turning into the kind of high-profile standoff at a Nevada ranch last year. He initially called in a local chapter of constitutional activists known as the Oath Keepers because he thought the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would seize the equipment on his mining claim...
  • Oregon sheriff says proposed gun background-check law won't be enforced

    04/15/2015 3:50:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    FoxNew.com ^ | 4/15/15 | FoxNews
    An Oregon sheriff said Tuesday that he will not enforce an upcoming state law that expands gun background checks to include private sales, The Herald and News reported. Sheriff Dave Daniel, from Josephine County, which sits on the border with California, told the paper that it appears that the law is not in line with the county’s charter and said he does not have the personnel to pursue violators committing a misdemeanor.
  • UPDATE on BREAKING NEWS: OREGON GOLD MINING STAND OFF WITH BLM….NEXT BUNDY RANCH

    04/14/2015 4:00:02 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 64 replies
    Agenda 21 Radio ^ | April 11 2015 | PAUL PRESTON
    BLM issued a cease and desist order without a court order and without 'Coordination Authorization'....with local authorities. Federal officials acting lawlessly. Possible federal land grab to seize gold rich property on behalf of Chinese government. snip Galice Mining District, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON-The next Bundy Ranch incident is developing in Josephine County, Oregon. The BLM has served notice to gold miners that they have until April 25, 2015 to stop gold mining….Oath Keepers are on site…Militia on the way. BLM DID NOT seek ‘Coordination Authorization’ with the local community….Sheriff Dave Daniel is NOT considered to be a Consitutional Sheriff. Josephine County...
  • Trayvon Martin’s mom: ‘I didn’t sign up for this’

    04/14/2015 3:22:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    KOIN-TV ^ | April 14, 2015 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke in Portland Monday night about the loss of her son and the message she hopes his legacy will instill in others. The free event was sponsored by the YWCA of Greater Portland at Marantha Church on Northeast 12th Avenue. Fulton, whose teenage son was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in an incident that sparked a nationwide debate about race, talked about transforming the tragedy into social change. “It’s not a speech, it’s not a lecture,” Fulton said. “It’s a message.” The mother of two shared the...
  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 1:37:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 86 replies
    whdh ^ | 4-13-2015 | JEFF BARNARD
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Pacific Northwest if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows. The report published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at 73 communities along 700 miles of coastline in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. The area is considered most at risk from the next major earthquake and tsunami in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, where two plates of the Earth's crust come together miles off the coast. Emergency preparedness experts...
  • Billionaire backer of Art Robinson now reportedly a chief funder of Ted Cruz presidential campaign

    04/09/2015 6:23:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jeff Mapes
    New York hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, who spent more than $1 million trying to elect Republican Art Robinson to Congress in Oregon, is reportedly now putting his fortune to work for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The National Review reports that Mercer controls one of the four super-PACs that together claim to have raised $31 million to support the Texas senator's presidential bid. The super-PACs are set up so that they can raise donations of unlimited size. While the leaders of these groups can't coordinate directly with the candidate's campaign they can otherwise conduct a wide range of advertising and...
  • Want to talk about Portland, Oregon--(VANITY)

    04/09/2015 5:30:13 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 66 replies
    vanity | 4/9/15 | Mamzelle
    Dear Oregon Freepers--it's been my misfortune to have a particularly obnoxious, arrogant, condescending liberal from Portland become part of a cherished social circle. I have heard so much about "how we do it in Portland" that I started doing research about this area of the country, its politics, and finally its cruelty to the religious.
  • Internet gun sales in Oregon creating dangerous, unregulated market, report claims

    04/08/2015 9:47:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 4/7/2015 | Jeff Mapes
    The report from Everytown for Gun Safety said that sellers using just four popular websites may be transferring as many as 25,000 guns a year in Oregon without conducting criminal background checks. Everytown also conducted a sting-like operation by posting 17 ads that had inquiries from 11 people with criminal records who are legally prohibited from buying firearms. Among them were two felons with a record of methamphetamine use as well as two others with domestic violence convictions.
  • Giffords: Oregonians Should Have To Pass Same Background Check My Attacker Passed

    04/07/2015 7:59:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 4/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 27 215 Gabby Giffords backed Oregon Democrats in pushing all future Oregon gun purchasers to pass the same background check Jared Loughner passed to acquire the firearm with which he attacked Giffords and eighteen others in Tucson. The legislation–SB 941, sponsored by [longtime gun banner] state senator Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene)–would require a background check for every gun sale and/or transfer in Oregon–whether retail or private–except for sales between “close relatives,” which would continue to be a privilege the government allows.
  • Letter to the editor: Ted Cruz has capability to reclaim nation’s future

    04/06/2015 12:17:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | April 6, 2006 | James B. Pickett
    I was very pleased when Ted Cruz decided to enter the presidential race. Mr. Cruz talks with ease, clarity and humor that shows his ultimate evaluation that is needed to reshape American politics. With President Obama’s efforts to remake our nation, the government is involved in virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Mr. Cruz can get the country back on course by redefining our liberty, ensuring the equality of the natural rights to private property and religious freedom and preventing Obama’s radical remake of our country. We must listen to Mr. Cruz’s strategy to reclaim our future by rediscovering...
  • Oregon Sheriff: Gun Control Push ‘Borderline Treasonous,’ Will Not Enforce

    04/05/2015 12:04:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/05/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    While Oregon Democrats stood with Gabby Giffords and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to push expanded background checks on April 1, Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer stood for the law-abiding citizens whom the checks will target by describing the gun control push as “borderline treasonous.” Palmer also made clear that if the Democrats pass the measure there is zero chance of his office enforcing it.Breitbart News previously reported that the push for expanded background checks in Oregon is being spearheaded by state senator Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene). His efforts are strongly supported by the Brady Campaign and Giffords.
  • United Van Lines Annual National Movers Study Shows Oregon Increases Lead as Top Moving Destination

    04/05/2015 1:01:01 PM PDT · by bgill · 35 replies
    United Van Lines ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | unknown
    Oregon holds on to its title as “Top Moving Destination” and continues to pull away from the pack, while the Northeast loses residents for the third consecutive year. Those are the key findings from United Van Lines’ 38th Annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ migration patterns state-to-state during the course of the past year. The study found that Oregon is the top moving destination of 2014, with 66 percent of moves to and from the state being inbound — that’s a nearly 5 percent increase of inbound moves compared to 2013. Arriving at No. 2 on the list was...
  • Read Cylvia Hayes' 94,000 emails with governor's office staff

    04/04/2015 10:42:33 AM PDT · by dila813 · 17 replies
    oregonlive ^ | April 04, 2015 at 10:17 AM, updated April 04, 2015 at 10:20 AM | Laura Gunderson
    After Friday afternoon's release of 94,000 emails between Cylvia Hayes and former Gov. John Kitzhaber's staffers, reporters poured over the documents dating back to the beginning of his third term in 2011. Now it's your turn. Cast of characters The Governor's office Mike Bonetto, Kitzhaber's chief of staff, had a front-row seat to the blurring between Hayes' public and private roles. No longer working in the governor's office. .........snip........ You can access the same archive as reporters by going to this link on Gov. Kate Brown's state site.
  • GOP hopefuls criticize Obama marijuana policy but hedge on their own

    04/02/2015 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Mr. Obama has respected those decisions. Others have refused to say how they would wield the federal bureaucracy against marijuana. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of the few potential candidates to take a firm stance, saying he would insist on following federal statutes that outlaw the drug....
  • Police: Motorcyclist uses helmet to knock gun away from man threatening teens

    04/01/2015 12:05:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    www.kptv.com ^ | march 31, 2015
    A man who pulled a gun on two teens and said, "Get ready to die," had the weapon knocked out of his hand by a man wielding a motorcycle helmet, according to deputies. The situation began at 4 p.m. Sunday in Salem. Investigators said two 17-year-old boys crossed the street in front of a truck on Center Street near Lancaster Drive Northeast. Deputies said the driver, 59-year-old Edward West, yelled at the teens to get out of the street. When they yelled back, deputies said West drove into a nearby parking lot and confronted them. A verbal altercation ensued, deputies...
  • Nike president & CEO condemns Indiana’s new RFRA law

    03/31/2015 11:24:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WLFI-TV ^ | March 31, 2015 | Alexandra Kruczek
    As major corporations, business leaders and organizations continue to speak out against Indiana’s Religious Free Restoration Act, Nike President and CEO Mark Parker said this new law “is bad for business.” Parker released his statement to the Human Rights Campaign — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization. He said Nike proudly stands for inclusion for all and he hopes Indiana will quickly resolve this issue. “We believe laws should treat people equally and prevent discrimination. Nike has led efforts alongside other businesses to defeat discriminatory laws in Oregon and opposes the new law in Indiana...
  • Oregon Universal Background Check Bill Hearing Schedule for April Fools Day

    03/28/2015 10:34:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Dan Zimmerman
    Well, Oregonians, are you ready to lose your ability to privately transfer guns? A senate bill under consideration would require you to appear before a gun dealer and go through a background check. How fun would that be? It probably won’t be cheap and it certainly won’t be private. Here’s an email blast we received from the Oregon Firearms Federation:
  • Firearm Background Check Bill Surfaces In Salem (Oregon)

    03/27/2015 9:40:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    boisestatepublicradio.org ^ | 3/27/2015 | Chris Lehman
    Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another round of debate over firearm regulations. Democrats introduced a measure Thursday that would require criminal background checks for most private gun sales. If the proposal sounds familiar, it's because similar measures were introduced and failed in the last two legislative sessions. The difference now? "It's all about the votes,” said bill co-sponsor state Senator Ginny Burdick, a Democrat. "We have the votes now and we did not have the votes before. That's the main difference."
  • Monsanto Settles Farmer Lawsuits over (Escaped) Experimental GMO Wheat

    03/22/2015 4:03:55 PM PDT · by jonatron · 13 replies
    Organic Consumers ^ | 11/12/14 | Carey Gillam
    Monsanto Co said on Wednesday it reached a settlement with U.S. wheat farmers who sued the seed company over market disruption after unapproved genetically engineered wheat was discovered growing without oversight in Oregon. Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" wheat, which was never approved by U.S. regulators and which the company said it stopped testing a decade ago, was found growing in an Oregon farmer's field in 2013. The company had said all the experimental grain was destroyed or stored away. South Korea and Japan temporarily halted purchases of U.S. wheat after the announcement on fears the unapproved wheat, engineered to withstand Roundup...
  • Southern Oregon medical marijuana growers fear industrial hemp could ruin their crops

    03/22/2015 4:32:29 PM PDT · by gundog · 75 replies
    The Oregonian/Oregon Live ^ | February 17, 2015 | Noelle Crombie
    Southern Oregon marijuana growers want to ban industrial hemp production from the region out of fear that hemp may pollinate their crops and render them worthless. Some outdoor marijuana growers want industrial hemp cultivation to be limited to eastern Oregon - far from their lucrative marijuana crops. At the very least, they don't want hemp in Josephine, Jackson and Douglas counties. Compared to Oregon's marijuana legalization movement, the effort to launch an industrial hemp industry in Oregon has been an understated one propelled by a small but passionate group of advocates. When one of them, Edgar Winters, of Eagle Point,...