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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...