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  • Japanese dock torn off in tsunami floats to beach in Oregon

    06/07/2012 12:04:10 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 7, 2012 | Nick Allen
    Video @ link...A 66ft long floating dock that was ripped from the shores of Japan during last year's tsunami has arrived on a beach 5,000 miles away in Oregon.
  • Looking at possible move to Oregon

    06/03/2012 9:38:51 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 69 replies
    vanity ^ | June 3, 2012 | ChocChipCookie
    Our family is considering a possible move and we're looking at Oregon and central-northern Idaho. A friend lives in Bend, Oregon, and we'll be checking out that area next month. I'd love to hear about specific areas of Oregon and Idaho to avoid, what the current job and housing markets are like. Husband is an electrical contractor with 17+ years experience in commercial, residential, and light industrial. Thanks in advance.
  • Portland Tomb Opened Only 90 Minutes a Year

    06/01/2012 8:55:20 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    KGW ^ | Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | Pat Dooris
    Portland tomb opened only 90 minutes a year PORTLAND -- An unusual Portland tradition lets the public tour a tomb each year for just 90 minutes on Memorial day. With the sad sounds of bagpipes playing nearby, hundreds gathered at the Wilhelm Portland Memorial funeral home in Westmoreland on Memorial Day. Some were there to remember family. Many were there to see the private Rea tomb. “If you haven’t been inside, it’s really different," author Roy Widing said. He’s been fascinated by the tomb and its occupants for years and recently wrote a book about it called “Whispers from the...
  • Oregon's unemployment claims drop 8% when work search required

    05/31/2012 7:50:20 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 20 replies
    Beginning Sunday, April 29, 2012, the Oregon Employment Department began requiring all individuals to report their weekly work search when claiming a week of unemployment benefits. Prior to this date, only one extension (EB) required work search to be reported. The above date translates to week number 18 in Oregon's system. So, what happened? Claims dropped dramatically! Week 16 - 114,566 weekly claims filed. Week 17 - 113,092 weekly claims filed.Week 18 - 104,437 weekly claims filed. This is an 8.3% drop! Week 19 - 104,248 weekly claims filed. Week 20 - 101,398 weekly claims filed. The statistics are taken...
  • Art Robinson's New Book

    05/26/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT · by Gabrial · 9 replies
    5/26/12 | Vanity
    Anyone out there read Art Robinson's new book entitled "Common Sense in 2012"? I received a draft copy in the mail and think it is very impressive. Any comments welcome.
  • Americans Elect, after qualifying for ballot in 29 states, won't nominate a third-party...

    05/22/2012 9:11:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | May 17, 2012 | Jeff Mapes
    Americans Elect, after qualifying for ballot in 29 states, won't nominate a third-party presidential candidateAmericans Elect qualified for the presidential ballot in Oregon and 28 other states, but the group on Thursday said it is abandoning its effort to field a third-party presidential candidate this year. The well-funded group developed an elaborate online process aimed at attracting millions of voters who would nominate a candidate for president.  But the group said that no candidate managed to get enough voter support to participate in an online convention in June. "We will not hold a June convention," Ileana Wachtel, the group's press...
  • On AZ Investigation of Obama Birth Certificate Fraud - "Arizonians just hate Black Presidents"

    05/22/2012 3:58:49 PM PDT · by dila813 · 11 replies
    99%+ hate free unless it is hate pointed at what are perceived to be conservative cave men. One of these days, this state is going to secced from the union. .... Arizonians just hate Black Presidents. No hate here .... the venom was just dripping today
  • With one of nation's strictest rules, State Board of Education bans Native American mascots

    05/19/2012 8:55:47 AM PDT · by MovementConservative · 45 replies
    Oregonlive ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:36 PM | Ryan Kost
    Under a new rule that may be the toughest in the nation, at least 15 Oregon schools must get rid of their Native American-themed mascots by 2017 or risk losing state funding. The State Board of Education passed the new policy in a 5-1 vote Thursday afternoon. "I'm overwhelmed, but I'm holding back on my emotions -- I have a meeting to finish," said board Chairwoman Brenda Frank, a member of the Klamath Tribes. "It's been a long time coming." The decision, in the works for six years, requires schools to eliminate names like "Indians," "Chiefs" and "Braves." "Warriors" may...
  • Oregon: Unofficial Election Results, May 15th Primary (Updated Often!)

    05/16/2012 8:54:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Secretary of State's office ^ | 05-16-12 | Secretary of State's office
    Less than 1/3 total voter turnout, but the GOP managed 40%. Note: Republican vote totals for SoS, AG and Treasurer include nonaffiliated voters who chose to vote these republican contests at the invitation of the Republican Party. View statistics by county     View county reporting status         Registered Voters Ballots Cast Voter Turnout _________________ _________________ _________________ Democrat 830,502 299,829 36.10% Republican 671,329 269,055 40.08% Nonpartisan (nonaffiliated, minor parties & others) 551,724 96,380 17.47% _________________ _________________ _________________ Totals: 2,053,555 665,264 32.40%        
  • Oregon Election Results

    05/16/2012 8:15:58 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    Oregon Secretary of State's Office ^ | 05/16/2012 | Oregon Secretary of State
    Here are the results of yesterday's primary election results in Oregon: Registered Voters: Democrat - 830,502 Republican - 671,329 Nonpartisan & minor other parties- 551,724 Democrat: Obama - 252,621 Other write-ins - 13,456 Republican: Rick Santorum - 23,024 Ron Paul - 31,356 Newt Gingrich - 13,753 Mitt Romney - 180,411 Write-in Votes - 3,366
  • Democrat media cheerleaders can’t talk away the truth: Obama is probably even losing in Oregon

    05/14/2012 8:13:05 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies ^ | May 14, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    In 2008 Barack Obama won Oregon by 17 points but a new SurveyUSA poll shows he is leading by just 4 points. If that was all the bad news out of The Beaver State it would be bad enough foe Obama, but the news gets worse when more realistic standards of voter sentiment are applied to data as presented. In response to this news, the Oregonian (one of the foulest of the Democrats’ mouth piece news outlets) points to the difference between the numbers of registered Democrats/Republicans/Independents who voted in Oregon’s 2010 elections and the breakdown SurveyUSA used to put...
  • Shock Poll: Obama only Leading Mitt Romney by 4-Points in the Very Blue State of Oregon – 5/11/12

    05/11/2012 3:42:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 43 replies
    A new Survey USA Poll shows President Barack Obama only leading Gov. Mitt Romney by four-points in the very blue state of Oregon. The new poll puts Obama ahead 47%-43% over Romney, in a state where Obama won in 2008 by 16%. In a Survey USA Poll done in Oregon in mid-March 2012, Obama held an 11-point lead, 50%-39%.
  • Obama only up 4 in SurveyUSA poll in … Oregon?

    05/11/2012 12:17:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 11, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    With all of his other competition out of the way, no one should be surprised how Mitt Romney stacks up against other Republicans in the Oregon primary, set for next Tuesday. A new SurveyUSA poll shows Romney with 58% of the vote, with Ron Paul in a distant second at 14%, which means that the May 15th primary will be as drama-free as possible. However, the poll also shows Romney within the margin of error against Barack Obama in the Democratic stronghold — and gaining: In a November match-up between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for President of the United...
  • Romney Surges to Within Four... In Oregon!

    05/11/2012 9:10:21 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 43 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/11/2012 | Matthew
    Perhaps you've been to Oregon, the hipster capital of the Pacific rim? The land of Subarus and home to Portland is sometimes seen as a bastion for Democratic and other left-of-center politicians. The state has shifted quite significantly to the left in the last decade, especially as the California exodus continues apace. So Democrat Barack Obama should be winning by a landslide margin, correct? After all, he won by 16 points in 2008. After his endorsement of gay marriage, he should be surging-- and at least holding the ground he once held. Instead, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has cut...
  • Oregon norovirus traced to reusable grocery bag

    05/09/2012 4:01:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2012
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon investigators have traced an outbreak of norovirus to a reusable grocery bag that members of a Beaverton girls' soccer team passed around when they shared cookies. The soccer team of 13- and 14-year-olds traveled to Seattle for a weekend tournament in October 2010.
  • Obama’s Slush Fund Helps Bother in Law

    05/05/2012 6:09:31 PM PDT · by Cybercorrespondent · 5 replies ^ | 5-6-2012 | Cybercorrespondent
    For Oregon State University in Corvallis, where the brother-in-law of the current U.S. President coaches basketball, record enrollment has translated to longer lines and greater competition for everything from classes to parking places. Read full story @
  • Obama’s Slush Fund Saves a Job

    05/04/2012 4:42:40 AM PDT · by Cybercorrespondent · 14 replies
    Cybercorrespondent's blog ^ | 5-3-2010 | Cybercorrespondent
    After an 8 -11 start (2-5) in the Pac 10 conference, Mr. Bob DeCarolis, who’s the Athletic Director of Oregon State University, was considering weather to fire their Basketball Coach Craig Robinson. When word reached the Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter in Washington, $17 million of stimulus money was immediately dispatched to the University to save Basketball Coach Craig Robinson’s job. Thanks to Obama’s slush fund, Coach Craig Robinson’s job was saved. For those of you unfamiliar with Coach Robinson, he just so happens to be the brother in law of none other than our country's beloved President Obama, the...
  • Portland Council wants more assurances before allowing police to put surveillance cameras on private

    05/03/2012 7:12:30 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 4 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 2MAY2012 | Maxine Bernstein
    Amid unaddressed concerns, the Portland City Council on Wednesday sent Police Chief Mike Reese back to his bureau to draft stricter policies before allowing police to place surveillance cameras on private property in Old Town and Chinatown. Commissioner Dan Saltzman echoed concerns raised by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon when he asked for assurances that police wouldn't use the cameras to peep into private residences. Reese, who wants to put up the video surveillance cameras to help officers monitor drug deals, said "These cameras are not focused on anything but public right-of-ways." The chief, though, did acknowledge in...
  • Feds to put up $1.9B for Oregon health overhaul

    05/03/2012 12:47:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    ap ^ | 5/3/12 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Obama administration is buying into an ambitious health care initiative in Oregon, announcing Thursday it has tentatively agreed to chip in $1.9 billion over five years to help get the program off the ground. Oregon hopes to prove that states can save billions on Medicaid without sacrificing the quality of health care. Gov. John Kitzhaber's plan would invest in preventive care to keep patients healthy so they don't need expensive hospitalizations. "If this works, I think other states are going to be looking at this as a way to manage that patient population," said Kitzhaber,...
  • Havana, Oregon

    05/03/2012 9:46:02 AM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    Oregon Magazine ^ | April 23, 2012 | Art Hyland
    Step into a local city hall meeting in what looks like an ordinary Oregon city, and you might witness anti-America on parade. Our own Bruce Harmon who works behind the scenes for this magazine, lives in one of the many Oregon cities prefaced by “The People’s Republic of…,” and in this case, Corvallis, Oregon, a hamlet near Salem. Like many conservatives, Bruce works for a living. Which means he just doesn’t have the time to spend observing local government as much as he now might. Business called him to attend a Corvallis city council meeting recently, which turned out a...
  • Clackamas County to Ditch ICLEI Membership While Portland Spends and Spends

    04/30/2012 6:11:12 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 10 replies ^ | 4/28/2012 | Roxanne Ross
    An announcement of momentous import was made at the April 26th 2012 Board of County Commissioners meeting of Clackamas County, Oregon. Commissioner Jamie Damon revealed that Clackamas County would not be renewing their membership in “ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA” at the next annual dues deadline. Commissioner Jamie Damon stated, “This was brought up several business meetings ago, and I was unfamiliar with the organization, so I did some research and looked up the organization as well. And we have decided to not continue as members of ICLEI. So I just wanted to let you know that.” The remaining...
  • Oregon Court System Braces For Additional Layoffs

    04/23/2012 8:16:32 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies ^ | 3:52 pm PDT April 22, 2012
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- The equivalent of 95 full-time positions in the Oregon court system will be eliminated by May 1 and administrators worry about the effects on people who want swift resolution to legal problems. The Oregonian reports the layoffs will mean fewer employees to accept payments for tickets, answer questions, pull files from archives and staff courtrooms. The latest staff cutbacks will mean the loss of 296 positions since 2009, a 17 percent decrease. Multnomah County trial court administrator Doug Bray says the cutbacks are the worst he's seen since the state started funding circuit courts in 1983. He...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Teen flash mob strikes again -- this time at Nordstrom

    04/14/2012 7:43:38 AM PDT · by Inspectorette · 108 replies
    KATU-TV ^ | April 13, 2012 | None
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police are investigating another flash mob theft by a group of teens, this time at Nordstrom at the Lloyd Center. Last week, a group of 16 teens converged on a Southeast Portland convenience store and stole merchandise and then ran out. Police are still investigating the incident. Friday's incident happened just after 8 p.m. Police interviewed employees of the store who said a group of approximately 10 African-American male teenagers were in the store and began taking items and putting them in bags before they ran out the southwest doors of the store toward Northeast 9th Avenue....
  • Civil War vet to be laid to rest -- 88 years after death

    04/12/2012 5:33:09 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies ^ | 11 April 2012 | Kohr Harlan
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Civil War veteran who died years ago will finally be laid to rest this Friday in Portland. He was the youngest of 13 children, and the last one to die. And so, after he passed away, his remains laid unclaimed for 88 years. Alice Knapp's curiosity about her own family tree led her to Peter Knapp's remains. She still remembers taking possession of the box Peter's remains are in. "It was a gold box -- both he and his wife were placed in this gold box," Alice Knapp said. "It had a ribbon around it and...
  • Strong earthquakes off Oregon's Coast & in Mexico!

    04/11/2012 4:20:44 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 62 replies
    USGS ^ | 04/11/2012 | n/a
    M5.9 - [off] Bandon, OregonM7.0 - Arteaga, Mexico
  • Daring pack of kids raid SE Portland store

    04/10/2012 7:17:19 AM PDT · by Inspectorette · 79 replies
    KATU-TV ^ | 04/10/12 | Megan Kalkstein
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police are hoping the public can help identify several kids who stormed a local gas station this past Saturday night and stole everything they could grab. On the surveillance video, one person came into the Chevron convenience store on SE 92nd and Foster. Then a second person came in and pretty soon, a large group of kids was packed into the shop. Soon, they were stealing anything they could, from drinks to gum to candy. Carlos Garcia was working Saturday night at around 11:30 p.m. when the incident happened. He said there were 16 kids in the...
  • Simultaneous action needed to break cultural inertia in climate-change response

    03/30/2012 4:36:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    University of Oregon ^ | 3/26/12 | Kari Marie Norgaard
    LONDON — (March 26, 2012) — Resistance at individual and societal levels must be recognized and treated before real action can be taken to effectively address threats facing the planet from human-caused contributions to climate change. That's the message to this week's Planet Under Pressure Conference by a group of speakers led by Kari Marie Norgaard, professor of sociology and environmental studies at the University of Oregon. In a news briefing today, Norgaard discussed her paper and issues her group will address in a session Wednesday, March 28, at 2 p.m. London time (9 a.m. U.S. Eastern; 6 a.m. U.S....
  • Prof Says Global Warming Skepticism Is Racism…Wants It Diagnosed As a Disease

    04/03/2012 7:44:01 AM PDT · by Baynative · 100 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 31, 2012, | Andrea Ryan
    Professor Kari Norgaard has followed the lead of all the other Liberals who can’t use data and facts to win their argument. Professor Norgaard, from the University of Oregon, says to deny Global Warming junk science is “racism.” But, it’s even more absurd than that. If you reject the junk data, corruption, and blatant grab for power that is the Green Movement she wants you diagnosed with a disease. And treated.
  • See you in November? (banana republic politics in Oregon)

    03/21/2012 5:02:47 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 03/20/2012 | Oregonian Editorial Board
    For the record, we don't especially care whether Oregon voters elect a labor commissioner in May or November. But we do care that election dates and other key decisions are made in an open, timely and fair process. By any measure, Secretary of State Kate Brown's belated "announcement" that the election for the statewide position of commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries will be held in November, not May as everyone formerly believed, fails that test.
  • Man shot by Washington County tactical officers was armed, thought intruder was on his property,

    03/15/2012 10:14:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 215 replies ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Maxine Bernstein
    The man shot by Washington County tactical officers in New Columbia Tuesday night had grabbed a gun because he thought intruders were on his property after his wife had checked on their barking dog in their backyard and saw a stranger in dark clothing. Alberto Flores-Haro, according to relatives and witnesses, did not know that the men surrounding his home and neighborhood Tuesday night were authorities approaching to raid a residence just a few doors down from his home in the 9500 block of North Woolsey Avenue. "There was someone in our backyard, and my mom called our stepdad," said...
  • Oregon Sets New Record For Assisted Suicides

    03/16/2012 6:17:40 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 29 replies
    Christian Diarist ^ | March 16, 2012 | JP
    Dr. Peter Goodwin killed himself this week. He took advantage of Oregon’s 15-year-old assisted-suicide law, which allows residents of the Beaver State to score a legal dose of drugs by obtaining a prescription from an enabling physician. Goodwin happened to be one of the first physicians to voice support for Oregon’s euphemistically titled “Death With Dignity Act,” which took effect in late 1997. “I don’t think we would have aid in dying in Oregon without Dr. Goodwin,” said Barbara Coombs Lee, who worked closely with the former family physician to get the law the passed. Indeed, the late Dr. Goodwin’s...
  • Jury orders city to pay ex-officer $250,000

    03/16/2012 12:35:15 PM PDT · by Altariel · 4 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | March 15, 2012 | Jack Moran
    The panel finds that department officials violated his free speech rights A federal jury ruled Wednesday night in favor of a former Eugene police officer who claimed in a lawsuit that his supervisors violated his free speech rights by transferring him from his job working with a police dog after he questioned the department’s response to multiple, inadvertent discharges of high-­powered weapons by SWAT team members. The jury ordered the city of Eugene to pay former officer Brian Hagen $50,000 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages. The jury ruled unanimously that Hagen’s First Amendment rights were violated by...
  • Pope names new bishop of Baker, Oregon

    03/08/2012 1:22:45 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | March 8, 2012 | Kevin J. Jones
    Bishop-designate Liam S. Cary Baker, Ore., Mar 8, 2012 / 01:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI’s March 7 appointment of Fr. Liam Stephen Cary as the new bishop of Oregon’s Baker diocese was warmly received by Catholic bishops in the region.Archbishop John G. Vlazny of Portland, presently on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, praised the news and called Fr. Cary “one of Portland’s finest priests.”“For me, the appointment is bittersweet. The gain for the Diocese of Baker and the college of bishops is apparent. At the same time, the loss for the clergy and people of the Archdiocese...
  • Good Grief… Now Team Obama Wants to Blow Up 3 Dams In the Name of Junk Science

    02/29/2012 7:09:27 PM PST · by Baynative · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 29,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder… The Obama Administration now wants to demolish three dams in northern California to supposedly save the salmon… But the whole reason to support the move was based on shoddy and inconclusive scientific data.
  • FBI Seizes Computers of Portland Blogger For Allegedly Posting Sheriff Death Threat

    02/24/2012 3:22:45 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies ^ | February 23, 2012 | n/a
    "FBI Seizes Computers of Portland Blogger For Allegedly Posting Sheriff Death Threat" SNIPPET: "If you're going to target the police, guess what happens next."
  • Saudi Teen Caps Wild Week With Airplane Bust

    02/23/2012 5:58:25 AM PST · by bayouranger · 33 replies
    the smoking gun ^ | 22FEB12 | Not Listed
    Feds: Unruly air traveler, 19, was "singing about Usama bin Laden" FEBRUARY 22--The man who repeatedly yelled “Allah is great” as he was removed yesterday from a plane that was forced to make an emergency landing due to his unruly behavior is a 19-year-old Saudi Arabian who was arrested Sunday night after he led Oregon police on a drunken car chase that saw him ram two cop cars and attempt to run over pedestrians, The Smoking Gun has learned. According to investigators, Yazeed Mohammed Abunayyan was smoking an electronic cigarette on a Continental Airlines flight traveling from Portland to Houston....
  • Washington State...

    02/02/2012 7:30:21 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 8 replies
    My husband ^ | 2/2/12 | Me
    If you are experienced in pulp & paper engineering type of work, there is hiring going on in Vancouver, WA - minimal travel. For more info, let me know.
  • Project to pour water into volcano to make power

    01/16/2012 7:27:17 AM PST · by thackney · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 16, 2012 | Associated Press
    Geothermal energy developers plan to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of a dormant volcano in Central Oregon this summer to demonstrate new technology they hope will give a boost to a green energy sector that has yet to live up to its promise. They hope the water comes back to the surface fast enough and hot enough to create cheap, clean electricity that isn’t dependent on sunny skies or stiff breezes — without shaking the earth and rattling the nerves of nearby residents. Renewable energy has been held back by cheap natural gas, weak demand for...
  • DNS provision pulled from SOPA, victory for opponents

    01/13/2012 3:55:36 PM PST · by Smogger · 42 replies
    CNET News ^ | January 13, 2012 1:27 PM PST | DNS provision pulled from SOPA, victory for opponents
    In a move the technology sector will surely see as a victory, a controversial antipiracy bill being debated in Congress will no longer include a provision that would require ISPs to block access to overseas Web sites accused of piracy. Rep. Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), one of the biggest backers of the Stop Online Piracy Act, today said he plans to remove the Domain Name System or DNS-blocking provision. "After consultation with industry groups across the country," Smith said in a statement released by his office, "I feel we should remove DNS-blocking from the Stop Online Piracy Act so that...
  • As wolves approach central Oregon, a debate ensues

    01/08/2012 2:41:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Republic ^ | January 8, 2011 | DYLAN J. DARLING The Bulletin
    BEND, Ore. — As wolves spread into Central Oregon, advocates and opponents continue to debate their value. Some say the animals, eradicated from the state decades ago, will help bring the ecosystem into better balance. Others argue the predators were eliminated for good reason. Since wolves wandered into Oregon from Idaho in 2008, the state has spent about $800,000 to manage them, according to an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife report. That sum will grow by at least a half million dollars over the next couple of years, and the spending could escalate as the number of wolves roaming...
  • Portland might wait 5 years on (shovel-ready) paving projects (can't afford it)

    01/07/2012 5:39:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1+ views
    KGW ^ | 1/06/12 | Staff and Tim Gordon
    Portland might wait 5 years on paving projectsby Staff and Tim Gordon Updated yesterday at 2:09 PM PORTLAND - Portland's Bureau of Transportation says it can't afford to do some big repaving projects. Southwest 4th Avenue was scheduled to be repaved. That project is on hold, along with others the bureau hoped to contract out over the next five years. Potholes riddle SW Oak St. through downtown Portland. The street was targeted for a big repaving makeover but now fixing the cracks and patches will have to wait. "Of all infrastructure, the transportation infrastructure is visible above ground, so...
  • Postal closings’ value questioned (Oregon's mail-in-ballot system, prescriptions)

    01/01/2012 6:18:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Register Guard ^ | 12/29/11 | Saul Hubbard
    Postal closings’ value questionedDozens turn out in Springfield to air concerns about a plan to close a processing center By Saul Hubbard The Register-Guard Published: Midnight, Dec 29, 2011 First-class next-day delivery could be a thing of the past, and a letter mailed in Eugene would travel 100 miles up and down Interstate 5 to Portland before arriving at its local destination, if the U.S. Postal Service moves ahead with a proposal to close its Gateway processing center in Springfield. Where will that leave veterans and seniors who rely on mail-order medical prescriptions, small businesses who require prompt mail delivery...
  • Local Family Disturbed by Topless Occupy Protest (Eugene, Oregon)

    12/31/2011 7:15:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    KEZI ^ | 12/31/11 | Jessica Debbas
    Local Family Disturbed by Topless Occupy ProtestBy Jessica Debbas December 31, 2011 EUGENE, Ore. -- A Eugene woman is speaking out after she and her family accidentally stumbled upon a topless protest outside City Councilor George Poling's house. The woman says she was taking her six and eight year old boys out to look at Christmas lights when she saw a group of topless women, with bags over their heads and red paint on their bodies. She said the demonstration was being video taped by a man. The footage you see in the video above of the incident is from...
  • The Tea Party is Losing Steam - Happy New Year! (Unintentionally funny)

    12/30/2011 11:40:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Blue Oregon ^ | December 30, 2011 | Paulie Brading
    Remember Sara Palin's prediction in 2010 that a Tea Party "revolution" would sweep America? Now we are observing their overreach in Iowa. Republican candidates for President have to be ultra conservative to win the nomination but when the general election rolls around these candidates will be seen as too polarizing for Independents and many establishment Republicans. Isn't it obvious to Republican candidates who bear hug the Tea Party too tightly in order to win the primary that it will cause those candidates serious issues in the general election. A couple of small favorite moments for me were watching Brian Schwetzer,...
  • Aloha couple wakes up to man beating them with tiki torch(OR)

    12/26/2011 6:54:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 25 December, 2011 | Staff
    ALOHA, Ore. – An Aloha couple woke up Christmas morning to a man hitting them with a tiki torch. Washington County deputies are investigating the incident, which started with a home invasion, according to spokesman Bob Ray. It happened at a home on 209th Street. According to Ray, a man believed to be on drugs broke into the back door of the home while the couple was asleep, grabbed a bamboo tiki torch and took it into the bedroom where he beat the couple with it. The husband, who has not been identified, grabbed a handgun in self-defense and a...
  • Jedi light-sabre beats Taser in Oregon parking-lot fracas

    12/26/2011 7:17:55 PM PST · by dayglored · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Register (Brit Tech) ^ | 2011-12-16 | Lester Haines
    Mumbo-Jumbo Mystic Impervious To Cops' Electric Blasters For those of you who've ever wondered, like you do, whether the Jedi lightsabre or the Taser is the more effective weapon, we're delighted to report that the electric dispenser of justice is no match for Obi-Wan Kenobi's mighty glowing tool. David A. Canterbury earlier this week went on the rampage at a Portland Toys R Us store, assaulting three customers with a plastic replica of the Jedi weapon. Cue swift intervention by law enforcement operatives, who found 33-year-old Canterbury wandering in the parking lot, "talking incoherently", and still swinging his Star Wars...
  • Occupy protests planned for 'D-17'

    12/16/2011 6:10:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KGW-TV ^ | December 16, 2011 | David Krough
    PORTLAND – Protests were possible Saturday in Portland, some in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. Calling them the D-17 (December 17) protests, organizers in New York said they would gather at noon downtown Manhattan, for an all day performance event to re-occupy “in the wake of the coordinated attacks and subsequent evictions of occupations across the nation and around the world.” On Friday, a small group of protesters moved to SW Naito Parkway, where they “occupied” Mills End Park, setting up small signs and miniature tents in the world's smallest park. One demonstrator was arrested for refusing to move out...
  • Wolves in Imnaha pack kill rancher's cow in Wallowa County (OR)

    12/13/2011 4:16:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 13, 2011 | Lynne Terry
    Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife The alpha wolf in the Imnaha pack was collared in May and is being tracked by state biologists. A pack of wolves roaming grasslands in Eastern Oregon killed another cow over the weekend. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said a yearling heifer was found dead on a ranch east of Joseph in Wallowa County. ODFW officials said the rancher had coraled his 700 cattle Sunday night in a pasture near his home and that the wolves broke in and chased them out, killing a heifer. The wolves returned the next night...
  • Liberal Portland mayor emerges as Occupy critic

    12/10/2011 1:44:04 PM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 10, 2011 | Dan Cook
    Portland Mayor Sam Adams is a self-described strong liberal, but despite sharing the politics of many anti-Wall Street protesters who rocked his city, he has also emerged as one of their harshest critics. Adams told Reuters this week in an interview at City Hall in Portland that the movement had lost its focus.The Oregon mayor's running argument with the Occupy movement, much of it conducted openly over Twitter, points to a similar rift between left-wing protesters and liberal politicians in cities across the country, from Los Angeles to Atlanta.Occupy protesters have denounced economic inequality and the perceived undue power of...