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  • 9 Misdemeanors, $1500 in Fines and 30 Days in Jail, All Over Disputed Rainwater Rights

    07/05/2014 10:49:16 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    Free Patriot ^ | July 4 2014 | Tim Walker
    One has to ask you “who owns the rainwater that falls from the sky?” If you said the property owner then I’m sorry to say you are ‘dead wrong’. Gary Harrington has been in the news as of late and this week he entered a local jail to serve 30 days for collecting rainwater on his property. The issue at heart is the dispute of who really owns the water, snow and collective run-off that falls from the sky. Gary Harrington will begin serving a 30 day jail sentence for refusing to back down on that issue that surrounds his...
  • Refuse an alcohol breath test July 4? Expect to give blood

    06/30/2014 10:53:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    KVAL ^ | 06/25/14 | Chris Liedle
    EUGENE, Ore. - If you refuse to take an alcohol breath test this Fourth of July weekend, be prepared to give blood. Eugene, Springfield and Oregon State police plan a "No Refusal Weekend" over the Independence Day holiday. Police plan to work in coordination with prosecutors and judges to quickly obtain "blood draw warrants" for drivers who refuse blood alcohol content testing.
  • Bicyclist Hurt in Collision With MAX Train

    06/27/2014 5:15:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    KATU ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Bill Gallagher
    A 58-year-old man on a bicycle who rode right into the side of a MAX train, according to Hillsboro Police, suffered serious head injuries. The bicyclist, still unidentified, was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital. The collision occured at 8:35 p.m. in Hillsboro. The injured man was riding his bike southbound on 10th Avenue. The MAX train was travelling westbound on Washington St. The bicyclist was riding on the sidewalk when he ran into the side ot the train, police said. He fell onto the roadway but was not run over by the train. The train stopped as soon as the...
  • Obamacare Employees Behind Failed Oregon Exchange Now Getting Cushy Bonuses

    06/25/2014 2:34:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/24/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Now that Oregon’s Obamacare exchange has entirely given up on fixing or running its own Obamacare website, the state exchange is handing out hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funding as bonuses to employees that stick around until the federal government takes over. “Many of the employees who voluntarily left Cover Oregon had key skills that are not easily replaced both in IT and in health care laws and regulations,” interim director Clyde Hamstreet wrote to the exchange’s board, Oregon Live reports. “We cannot afford to keep losing valuable employees if we are to complete the workload for the...
  • LePage: I’ll cut off funding to cities that give state aid to ‘illegal’ immigrants

    06/24/2014 10:22:41 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | June 24,2014 | KEVIN MILLER
    Gov. Paul LePage is threatening to withhold all General Assistance funding for communities that ignore his administration’s new policy prohibiting undocumented immigrants from receiving state aid. LePage made the statement at the bottom of a two-page letter to municipalities throughout the state, effectively raising the stakes for Portland and other communities that have vowed to continue providing General Assistance to asylum seekers and other undocumented immigrants. Although the letter was dated Friday, several municipal officials said Tuesday morning they had not received a copy yet.For Portland, a total loss of state reimbursement would be a huge financial hit. In fiscal...
  • No Ordinary Weakling

    06/16/2014 10:19:07 AM PDT · by OregonRancher · 15 replies
    Register-Guard, Eugene, OR ^ | March 19, 2014 | Reis R. Kash
    Letter to the Editor: Obama is no ordinary weakling Those who compare the bare-chested conqueror of the Crimea with the metro-sexual ruler of the United States and find our emperor weak to the point of deserving ridicule, miss the essential strength of President Obama. It’s no ordinary weakling who can turn a once-respected country into an international joke; reduce Congress to a gaggle of sniveling sycophants; turn the world’s finest medical system into a failed third-rate socialist nightmare with a stroke of his pen; shatter our Constitution without attempted recourse by the sons and daughters of frontiersmen and pioneers whose...
  • Portland’s immigrants fear losing food, place to live

    06/13/2014 6:44:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | June 13,2014 | TOM BELL STAFF WRITE
    The LePage administration’s plan to stop funding General Assistance benefits for undocumented immigrants has many immigrant families worried that they will lose their apartments and that their children will go hungry, say leaders in the immigrant community in Greater Portland. “People will have nothing to feed their kids,” said Mia Ntahobari, 43, of Portland, who leads the Burundian Women’s Commission. “They just don’t know what to do.”Ntahobari discussed the rule change Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Maine Immigrant Women’s Network, which drew 20 women from almost every immigrant group in the city. Many were surprised to hear about...
  • BREAKING: Reports of active shooter at high school near Portland (Oregon)

    06/10/2014 8:54:02 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 136 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | 06/10/2014 | Q13 Fox News Staff
    There were multiple reports of an active shooter around 8:30 a.m. at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon.
  • Three Planned Parenthood offices to close in Oregon and Washington

    06/04/2014 3:00:18 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:26 EST | Ben Johnson
    CLACKAMAS, OR, June 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Planned Parenthood affiliate has announced that, in order to remain financially viable, it is closing three offices in the Pacific Northwest and laying off employees at its remaining locations. Stacy Cross, CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, which covers Oregon and part of Washington State, said in a press release that the action is "necessary in order to maintain a fiscally solvent operation that continues to keep our doors open to patients in our region for the long-term.”
  • Can Republicans expand their reach in blue states? Oregon Senate race provides a test.

    06/02/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Philip Rucker
    PORTLAND, Ore. — To Republicans, the Senate race in this solidly Democratic state presents an alluring opportunity. Oregon’s health insurance exchange has been one of the country’s most troubled. President Obama’s approval rating has fallen below 50 percent. Sen. Jeff Merkley, a liberal Democrat first elected on Obama’s coattails in 2008, is not terribly well known. And in Monica Wehby, Republicans have a fresh-faced, female challenger who they believe matches the moment: a pediatric neurosurgeon and political outsider who rails against the Affordable Care Act but is relatively moderate on social issues. Republicans don’t need Oregon in order to win...
  • Why I finally let my son buy a dress: Father's moving story......

    05/29/2014 2:11:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 80 replies
    mail online ^ | Margot Peppers
    FULL TITLE: Why I finally let my son buy a dress: Father's moving story about coming to terms with his five-year-old's true identity father has opened up about how he came to terms with his young son's love of girls' clothes and toys. Yuvi Zalkow, a writer based in Portland, Oregon, writes in an essay published on Medium.com that when his son first started exhibiting feminine qualities, his instinct was to fight against it, attempting to steer him towards superhero action figures instead of dolls, dresses and nail polish. But ultimately he came to realize that the most important thing...
  • Gun Rights Advocate Who Interrupted Mark Kelly's Gun Control Speech Wins Primary

    05/24/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On May 20 a gun rights advocate who made a name for himself by interrupting Mark Kelly's gun control speech before the Oregon legislature won the GOP primary to run for the Oregon legislature. The gun rights advocate, Casey Runyan, "interrupted a hearing where Kelly, the husband of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, testified in support of [expanded background checks]." The expanded background checks never reached a floor vote and now Runyan is running for Congress. According to Oregonlive.com, Runyan won the primary by 14 votes. Narrowly beating out Jason Payne, "the Coos County Republican Chairman." The margin of victory...
  • SenateRaces, RINO Hunting live return thread

  • Primary Live Thread (AR,GA,ID,KY,OR,PA)

    05/20/2014 3:26:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 466 replies
    It was suggested that one be started so I'll take the lead!
  • All of Portland told to boil water after E. coli discovered

    05/23/2014 12:31:32 PM PDT · by windcliff · 28 replies
    q13fox.com ^ | 5-23-14 | CNN wire service
    PORTLAND (CNN) — A boil water order has been issued for the entire city of Portland. In three separate repeat water samples from May 20 to May 23, the presence of total coliform and E. coli was confirmed in routine drinking water. Until further notice, all Portland Water Bureau customers and those in the affected areas should boil all tap water used for drinking, food prep, tooth brushing and ice for at least one minute. Any ice or beverages prepared with unboiled tap water on or after May 20 should be thrown out. The water samples that tested positive for...
  • Cover Oregon director still getting paid $14K a month after “resignation”

    05/22/2014 1:13:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/22/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The lack of ObamaCare accountability extends farther than just the boundaries of the Beltway. In fact, as The Oregonian discovers, it goes from sea to shining sea. The reviled director of Cover Oregon, whose failed web portal has prompted a federal investigation into potential fraud, supposedly resigned his post and got kicked out of his government sinecure. It turns out that he’s just on an extended vacation (via Drudge Report): Bruce Goldberg, the respected, long-time director of the Oregon Health Authority, offered to resign on March 18. Two days later, with the Cover Oregon tech mess going from bad...
  • Wehby wins GOP Senate Race in Oregon Primary

    05/20/2014 10:31:06 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 24 replies
    kgw.com/news ^ | May 20, 2014 | Frank Mungeam
    Dr. Monica Wehby won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, and will face incumbent Jeff Merkley in November. Republican voters chose Wehby over state Rep. Jason Conger. Wehby had the backing of the Washington establishment and much of the money in the race. Conger of Bend was supported by social conservatives and many of the Republicans in the state Legislature. Wehby got off to a strong start but stumbled in the final week, when police reports came to light showing her ex-husband and a former boyfriend called police to report that she was harassing them as their relationships fell apart....
  • US Subpoenas Oregon Insurance Website Documents

    05/20/2014 3:23:53 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2014 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    The governor's office says federal prosecutors have subpoenaed state records for a grand jury investigation of the troubled Cover Oregon health insurance website. The state abandoned its plans for an independent site after it didn't work. They decided to switch to the federal portal, the first state to do so. The governor's office released subpoenas Tuesday issued by the U.S. attorney's office. They demand records of communications between state officials involved in developing the website, five of whom have resigned.
  • Losing Oregon: Does the NRSC Vet Its Candidates?

    05/19/2014 5:51:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 5/19/14 | Erick Erickson
    I think the NRSC would much prefer beating up conservatives in 2014 than win the Senate. The NRSC has spent so much time and money attacking conservatives and running smear and whisper campaigns about them, we now have another candidate they did not vet. We have lost Oregon with Monica Wehby. She seemed to be a good candidate with a great ad that neutralized her pro-choice positions. She was impressive. In fact, with a mail in election, Monica Wehby is going to be the GOP’s nominee in Oregon. But there is this 911 call from her husband back in 2007....
  • An Open Letter to the Vandal Who Destroyed Our Pro-Life Signs

    05/20/2014 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Liberty Pike
    Within the last week or so, Oregon Right to Life posted 17 signs alongside Interstate 5, on private properties of pro-life landowners. Many of them (pictured) read: “Abortion: a Lifetime of Regret.” We started to receive word Friday that an unknown number of them had been vandalized with the words, “It’s OK” pasted over it. Today, a south-traveling supporter stopped and took pictures of three of the vandalized signs. vandalism27We obviously have no way of knowing who vandalized the signs. It appears to be well-planned and the vandal also had to cross barbwire fences to get to the signs. The...
  • Oregon ruling marks 13th gay marriage win in a row

    05/19/2014 4:24:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 19, 2014 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BRADY McCOMBS, AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge threw out Oregon's same-sex marriage ban Monday, marking the 13th legal victory for gay marriage advocates since the U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned part of a federal ban.
  • Federal judge strikes down Oregon's ban on gay marriage

    05/19/2014 12:28:06 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 124 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/19/2014 | Fox News
  • Obamacare Failures May Put Oregon Senate Seat in Play for GOP

    05/19/2014 9:16:37 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 May 2014 | Tony Lee
    Obamacare's failure in Oregon may make incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) vulnerable this year, and Republicans have two candidates battling for the nomination who will make it difficult for Democrats to frame them in the fall as "cold-hearted" or to play the "war on women" card. Jason Conger, a pro-life two-term representative in the Oregon State House, has an inspirational life story in a party the mainstream press have lambasted as being the party for rich people who look down on the "47%." Monica Wehby, the pro-choice frontrunner in the race, as Fox News noted, is a pediatric neurosurgeon who...
  • Poorer Health of Surgery Patients on Medicaid May Alter Law’s Bottom Line

    05/18/2014 2:09:02 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 18, 2014 02:10 GMT | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — Surgery patients covered by Medicaid arrive at the hospital in worse health, experience more complications, stay longer and cost more than patients with private insurance, a new study has found. The study, by researchers at the University of Michigan, may offer a preview of what to expect as millions of uninsured people qualify for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
  • What Did This 13-Year Old Boy Draw That Caused His School to Suspend Him and Call Police?

    05/17/2014 8:07:11 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 47 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-18-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsDo you remember playing “hangman” as a child? Me too. But apparently no one among the staff of Beaverton Junior High School in Oreon ever has. Or they are so hysterical as a result of politically correct indoctrination that they have lost their collective minds: The school suspended a 13-year-old student and turned him over to police because of a “doodle” he drew showing a person being hanged, as part of the game 'Hangman', his father claims in court.
  • Thousands have not paid premiums for Cover Oregon health policies, placing coverage at risk

    05/16/2014 10:24:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | May 15, 2014 | by Nick Budnick
    A large number of people who've signed up for private health insurers through the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange have not paid their first month's premiums, meaning they are at risk of going without coverage through November. "I've already had clients not pay and lose their coverage," says Lisa Lettenmaier, who owns the health insurance brokerage Health Source NW in Tigard. "It's imperative for people to pay their premiums on time." More than 81,000 people went through through Cover Oregon – either through paper or electronic applications—to select a private health plan. Of those, 5,000 have already cancelled policies or...
  • 3 women arrested after twerking in Beaverton

    04/29/2014 10:07:58 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 54 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | April 29, 2014 8:27am
    <p>BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Three women were arrested after twerking at an impromptu dance party in the Beaverton City Hall parking lot.</p>
  • Ore. Man Dials 911, Asks Where He Can Buy Marijuana

    05/14/2014 5:32:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Dispatcher tells him she doesn't have a clueA man in Washington County called 911 to see where he could get some marijuana. The Washington County dispatch center released the May 1 call as part of its "You called 911 for that?!" campaign. The dispatch agency also posted the call on its Facebook page. "This is just one of many examples of what you shouldn't be calling 9-1-1 for," the agency wrote on Facebook. During the call, the man asks the dispatcher where he could buy some marijuana. The dispatcher tells him she doesn't have a clue. The call ends. The...
  • Slain Woman Shot by Salem Police in Head, Chest

    05/14/2014 3:29:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    KOIN ^ | May 11, 2014 | Carla Castano
    The woman killed by a Salem police officer Friday night died from gunshot wounds to the head and chest. State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson conducted the autopsy on Jacklynn Rashaun Ford, officials said in a release. Ford, 25, was pulled over by Officer Trevor Morrison shortly after 10 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Watson Ave and NE Alameda Street. Officials said she ran and was hit by a bullet in Eastgate Basin Park. Salem police shot Jacklynn Rashaun Ford to death after she ran from a traffic stop, May 9, 2014. She was 25. (KOIN 6 News) Salem...
  • Oregon Ballot-double mailing -Vanity but troubled

    05/09/2014 9:49:48 PM PDT · by ssschev · 25 replies
    self | 5/9/2014 | self
    I am in Oregon and received two mail-in ballot forms. This concerns me on multiple levels: 1)fraud 2)voter fraud and 3)constitutional fraud. How do I address this in the proper legal forum? I want to record this in the right way to dispel any attack that I am making any false statement. Help???
  • 9-year-old led away in handcuffs by Portland police prompts outrage

    05/07/2014 9:04:55 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 33 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 05-07-2014 | Maxine Bernstein
    Two uniformed Portland police officers showed up at the home of a 9-year-old girl last May, questioned her on the front porch about a fight at a youth club six days earlier, then handcuffed her as she stood in a blue-and-white bathing suit. They drove her to police headquarters in downtown Portland, where she had her fingerprints and mugshot taken. Latoya Harris couldn't believe what was happening as she watched the officers head off with her daughter in the back seat. The girl was still wet after running through a neighborhood sprinkler, wearing flip flops and a pink Velco wrap-around...
  • Sen. Introduces Bill To Test Out Taxing Motorists For Every Mile They Drive (California)

    05/07/2014 4:30:57 PM PDT · by OneVike · 49 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 5/7/14
    The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would tax motorists for every mile they drive.KCAL9’s Bobby Kaple reports that Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, introduced a bill to test out the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax because the state’s gas tax was no longer bringing in the revenue it used to due to people driving more fuel efficient vehicles.The program is modeled after ones in Oregon and Washington.“We want to do as Washington and Oregon have done in a much bigger state with much longer commutes…to make sure that we find out whether it would work, whether the...
  • Conservatives are engaging in identity politics — and it's working: Oh, the irony

    05/06/2014 3:51:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | May 6, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    As the GOP seeks to seize control of the U.S. Senate in the midterms, and hopefully takes back the White House in 2016, the party faithful is increasingly turning to female and minority candidates. We conservatives tend to oppose affirmative action in favor of merit, and resent the use of identity politics when employed by the Left. So perhaps encouraging GOP candidates to politicize — either subtly or explicitly — their gender or race seems like a philosophical conundrum. At the same time, it is an entirely rational act of self-preservation. We're seeing hints of it in places like Michigan,...
  • Mass. discarding broken ObamaCare site

    05/05/2014 3:29:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    thehill.com ^ | may 5, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    Massachusetts is preparing to abandon its troubled ObamaCare website, a system so problematic that the state was forced to enroll tens of thousands of people in temporary insurance plans through Medicaid.  The plan underscores the depth of technical problems with the Massachusetts Health Connector and echoes a recent decision by Cover Oregon, another glitch-ridden marketplace, to hand federal health officials the reins to its system this month.  Massachusetts officials are pursuing what they described as a "dual-track strategy" for their insurance marketplace, combining new, off-the-shelf enrollment software with a back-up plan to shift the system into HealthCare.gov if the transition takes...
  • BlahBlahBlahGate: Watch What Really Happened

    05/03/2014 11:21:08 AM PDT · by djwright · 15 replies
    willamette weekly ^ | May 2nd, 2014 | Aaron Mesh
    Full title: BlahBlahBlahGate: Watch What Really Happened when We Kicked a U.S. Senate Candidate Out of Our Offices (snip) Maybe it was the part where Callahan rebuked our reporter Nigel Jaquiss for writing "blah blah blah" in his notepad while another candidate, Joe Rae Perkins, who was supposed to be talking about health care, was instead talking about eliminating the U.S. Forest Service. Maybe it was the bit where Callahan called climate change "a myth," and Jaquiss asked him, "Where are you on the Easter bunny?" Maybe it was the way our "thin-skinned liberal" editors helpfully pointed the direction in...
  • Tense Video: Reporter Writes ‘Blah Blah Blah’, Asks Mocking Climate Change Question — GOP Candidate

    05/02/2014 1:39:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies
    A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Oregon was thrown out of a meeting with the alternative weekly newspaper Williamette Week after he confronted a reporter for writing “blah blah blah” on his notepad while another GOP candidate was talking.
  • Oh my: GOP challenger leads Dem incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley — in Oregon

    05/02/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/02/2014 | AllahPundit
    A mini-bombshell from the Daily Caller. The only poll of the race taken before this came at the start of April and had Monica Wehby trailing Jeff Merkley by 12 points. A month later, the Caller finds her up 40/39 among “active voters,” i.e. newly registered voters plus longtime registered voters who voted in one of the last two elections. What’s changed? Maybe nothing; with so few polls to go by, it could be that one of these is an outlier. Or, it could be that Wehby’s much-praised “Trust” ad that made the rounds a few weeks ago raised her...
  • MUST WATCH: Oregon Republican calls out Liberal reporter, gets THROWN OUT of candidate meeting

    05/02/2014 1:08:36 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 05/02/2014 | The Right Scoop
    This has to be the best thing I’ve seen since Newt Gingrich was calling out the liberal media in 2012. Republican Mark Callahan, who is running for US Senate in Oregon, was in a candidate review meeting with other colleagues in order for Willamette Week, a publication in Portland, to decide who they would endorse in the upcoming primary. An opponent of his, Republican Joe Rae Perkins, was on speaker phone. There were others in the room but I’m not sure who they were specifically. The clip starts with Perkins answering a question on speaker phone. While she was answering...
  • 9 questions that are still hanging over Cover Oregon (Scrapped Health Exchange)

    04/29/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT · by dila813 · 6 replies
    Portland Business Journal ^ | Apr 29, 2014, 12:06pm PDT | Elizabeth Hayes
    After the Cover Oregon board of directors decided to scrap the troubled health exchange and transfer to the federal government’s site, a colleague asked me if the whole sorry saga was over. Far from it, I said. A host of questions remain that could take months to resolve. Here are a few that come to mind:
  • Study Finds Trace Levels of Fukushima Radiation in Albacore

    04/29/2014 1:39:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KVAL ^ | Apr 28, 2014 | Mark Floyd
    Albacore tuna caught off the Oregon shore after the Fukushima Daiichi power station in Japan was destroyed in a 2011 earthquake had slightly elevated levels of radioactivity but the increase has been minute, according to a newly published study. In fact, you would have to consume more than 700,000 pounds of the fish with the highest radioactive level – just to match the amount of radiation the average person is annually exposed to in everyday life through cosmic rays, the air, the ground, X-rays and other sources, the authors say. Results of the study are being published in the journal...
  • Newt Gingrich provides Monica Wehby with another out-of-state endorsement in Senate race

    04/29/2014 9:01:01 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 04/29/2014 | Jeff Mapes
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday joined a growing list of out-of-state political figures who have endorsed Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby in her race for the Republican Senate nomination. . . Wehby's chief rival in the Republican primary, state Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, has been promoting himself as the real conservative in the race and has been emphasizing his opposition to abortion rights. Wehby has said that she supports a woman's right to choose.
  • MSNBC Host Calls Cover Oregon Failure ‘Biggest Obamacare Train Wreck In The Entire Country’

    04/26/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called the now defunct Cover Oregon website the “biggest Obamacare train wreck in the entire country” Friday on MSNBC. “Today the state gave up and called for help on what has to be the biggest Obamacare train wreck in the entire country,” he said. “Oregon became the first state to dump its own troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. Oregon spent $248 million of $305 million in federal grant, including $3 million on this cool ad campaign.”
  • After getting $300 million in federal grants, Oregon switches to federal exchange.

    04/25/2014 1:56:32 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 14 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 5-25-14 | Ed Walton
    Earlier today, Oregon became the first state-run health exchange to adopt the federal HealthCare.gov exchange portal. After receiving more than $300 million dollars in federal grants, the state struggled to sign up private insurance enrollees through their own online portal, Cover Oregon. Due to these difficulties and the projected costs of fixing the exchange, a technological advisory committee recommended to Oregon’s exchange board on Thursday that the state transition to using the federal exchange, rather than attempt to fix its existing exchange. Today, state officials approved the advisory board’s recommendation. Examining the cost projections between the two options, state officials...
  • Pet duck attack leads to neighbor's $275,000 injury lawsuit

    04/25/2014 1:58:41 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 45 replies
    CBS 12 KATU ^ | April 25, 2014 | KATU
    Cynthia Ruddell claims Lolita Rose's duck attacked her after it wandered down the street. Ruddell's attorney, Gregory Price, told KATU, "... The duck flapped its wings at her and knocked her back and she fell down on an outstretched hand and fractured her wrist in two spots." The incident happened May 7, 2012. Ruddell broke her right wrist, sprained or strained her elbow and shoulder, and suffered a rotator cuff injury. The lawsuit claims Rose knew the duck had, "Abnormally dangerous propensities in attacking people."
  • Obamacare Exchange 'Cover Oregon' Collapses in Failure

    04/25/2014 6:39:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Breitbart News and others have chronicled the "Unmatched failure" that Cover Oregon has now officially become. As was pointed out on March 20 of this year, "The Oregon Obamacare exchange has received $305 million in taxpayer-funded federal grants, spent $160 million on its busted website, dropped $10 million on hipster promotional ads, erroneously enrolled 4,000 illegal immigrants in full Oregon Health Plan coverage contrary to federal law, and has not enrolled a single Oregonian online." Oregon was even given "a $48 million "early innovator" grant for states whose exchanges were intended to serve as models for the nation." While the...
  • Feds to Take Over Oregon's Failed $300 Million Health Insurance Exchange [zero enrollees]

    04/24/2014 4:43:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    Reason ^ | April 24, 2014 | Peter Suderman|
    The state of Oregon received $303 million in federal grants—more than all but two other states—to build and operate a health insurance exchange, dubbed Cover Oregon, under Obamacare. One of those grants was a $48 million "early innovator" grant for states whose exchanges were intended to serve as models for the nation. The state was among the most enthusiastic about implementing the law, with Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber touting both the law and his state's work building the exchange. The state's work on its exchange recieved praise throughout the media, and it was reportedly loved by the Obama administration: In...
  • So Much For 'It Can't Happen Here'; Fetal Waste Turned Into Energy in Oregon

    04/24/2014 12:48:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 23, 2014 | By Tom Blumer
    A month ago, the UK Telegraph reported that "The remains of more than 15,000 babies were incinerated as 'clinical waste' by hospitals in Britain with some used in 'waste to energy' plants." Prolife news sites and blogs as well as many other center-right outlets covered the story. The establishment press almost completely ignored it. Matt Balan of NewsBusters noted on March 26 that the story "got picked up by newspapers across much of the Anglosphere – including The Vancouver Sun and The Ottawa Citizen in Canada," but that it did not "receive wide coverage in the United States." More like...
  • Oregon county puts stop to incinerating aborted babies for electricity: ‘we are outraged’

    04/24/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 04/24/2014 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    SALEM, Oregon, April 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Marion County Board of Commissioners announced late Wednesday that they are putting a stop to a waste-to-energy facility’s program that was incinerating aborted babies to produce electricity. The B.C. Catholic’s Steve Weatherbe revealed April 21 that the British Columbia government was sending fetal remains to the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility to be burned along with other medical waste. The story made national news after LifeSiteNews reported on the revelation Wednesday afternoon. “We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility,” said Commissioner Janet...
  • ‘Carloads’ of terrorists turned Oregon ranch into training camp

    04/23/2014 8:27:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4-23-14 | Rich Calder
    An Oregon woman says she thought she was opening up her family’s ranch to local Muslims to teach them how to grow and can veggies — and that her husband was even expecting a tax write-off. But US-born Muslim convert Eva Hatley testified in Manhattan federal court Tuesday that after the “carloads’’ of fellow Muslims she met through her mosque arrived at the 160-acre ranch in Bly in 1999, the couple watched helplessly as their home was turned into an al Qaeda training camp. “It wasn’t anything like I envisioned for the property,” insisted Hatley, testifying at the trial of...
  • Oregon woman claims 'carloads' of radical Muslims turned Oregon ranch into training camp for terror

    04/23/2014 8:39:42 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 33 replies
    Dailymail ^ | April 23, 2014 | Daily mail reporter
    Title of thread shortened to fit: Oregon woman claim 'carloads' radical Muslims turned her Oregon ranch into a training camp for terror Testifying in Manhattan federal court Tuesday, Eva Hatley swore she never meant for her Oregon ranch to become a training camp for al Qaeda. Her plan, she claimed, was to teach local Muslims to grow and can vegetables. But as 'carloads' of fellow Muslims she'd met through her mosque began arriving at the 160-acre ranch in 1999, she and her husband were helpless to stop their home from becoming a magnet for terrorists-in-training.