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  • Top 10 Oregon counties for gonorrhea

    07/22/2017 12:55:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 58 replies
    OregonLive.com ^ | 07-15-17 | OregonLive.com
    Top 10 Oregon counties for gonorrhea Updated July 15, 2017 Posted July 11, 2017 A gonorrhea epidemic has hit Oregon amid public health concerns that the disease is becoming immune to standard treatment. Since 2012, cases have nearly tripled statewide, affecting just about every part of Oregon, including rural counties where infections have been traditionally low. Officials in some counties have become so concerned that they’ve launched public awareness campaigns, with ads on dating sites, Facebook and Google. In others, specialists have gone door-to-door, trying to track down infected people and their partners to get them treated. “We came to...
  • Lynch elementary schools will lose the 'Lynch' due to racial implications (Portland, Oregon)

    07/22/2017 9:15:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 94 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 21, 2017 | Janaki Chadha
    The national movement to change racially offensive names of buildings, sports teams and landmarks will soon touch a group of schools in southeast Portland. Lynch Meadows, Lynch Wood and Lynch View elementary schools will shed their "Lynch" before the upcoming school year in response to growing concern about the word's racial connotations. The schools, part of the Centennial School District, were named for the Lynch family, which donated land over a century ago to build the first of the schools. But Centennial Superintendent Paul Coakley says many newer families coming into the district associate the name with America's violent racial...
  • The Government Thinks This Couple Isn't Smart Enough to Be Parents, So It Took Their Kids Away

    07/21/2017 2:49:18 PM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    reason.com ^ | 7/21/17 | Shackford
    Eric Ziegler, 38, didn't do a good enough job teaching his son Christopher to wash his hands after going to the bathroom. So the State of Oregon put the boy in foster care. That's not the only reason the government intervened. But a lengthy story by Samantha Swindler in The Oregonian doesn't shy away from the awful, outrage-inducing truth: The state has taken a couple's children away not because they're abusing or neglecting the kids but because it thinks the parents aren't smart enough to raise them properly. Ziegler and his partner, Amy Fabbrini, both have below-average IQs—72 and 66,...
  • A $64M facility opens, and creates 69 jobs, in Scappoose (Oregon)

    07/18/2017 4:21:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Portland Business Journal ^ | July 18, 2017 | Andy Giegerich, Digital Managing Editor
    A new recycled fiber processing plant is set to open today in Scappoose. Cascades Tissue Group is expected to create 69 new jobs in Scappoose and preserve 114 existing positions in St. Helens. The strategy was partially backed by a $500,000 investment from the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund. Cascades also collected $60,000 to renovate its St. Helens plant in 2014. “Oregon is proud to make investments into businesses that show promise to create local jobs, generate sustainable growth, and act as catalysts for future economic development in the region," said Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, in a release. Brown will appear...
  • First statewide bicycle tax in nation leaves bike-crazy Oregon riders deflated

    07/18/2017 10:40:03 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7.17.17 | Valerie Richardson
    In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state Legislature’s approval of the first statewide bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders.
  • First bicycle tax in nation leaving bike-crazy Oregon riders crazy.

    07/18/2017 12:59:41 AM PDT · by gattaca · 105 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/17/2017 | Valerie Richardson
    In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state Legislature’s approval of the first bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign the sweeping $5.3 billion transportation package, which includes a $15 excise tax on the sale of bicycles costing more than $200 with a wheel diameter of at least 26 inches. Even though the funding has been earmarked for improvements that will benefit cyclists, the tax has managed to irk both anti-tax Republicans and environmentally conscious bikers. BikePortland publisher Jonathan Maus called it “an unprecedented step...
  • Time to Look Past Conspiracy Theories and into The Deep State

    07/17/2017 3:48:27 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 9 replies
    I Spy Radio ^ | 7/14/17 | Karla Anderson
    Our Guests: Daily Caller investigative reporter, Luke Rosiak & Former deep-cover FBI Special Agent, John Ligato This Week: The mainstream media continues its obsession on Russia while ignoring a story of espionage and possible theft has been building for years. Could it be they are providing cover for their Democrat allies? We go where the mainstream media doesn't want us to and investigate the real story behind how three Muslim brothers and two of their wives have been able to skirt security clearance protocols while obtaining the most sensitive IT material from oversight Congressional committees. Sensitive material that was supposed...
  • Oregon Cracks Down on Gun Rights in the Name of Suicide Prevention

    07/13/2017 4:20:31 PM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    reason.com ^ | 7/7/2017 | Christian Britschgi
    The Oregon legislature just passed a gun control measure that substantially weakens constitutional rights. Senate Bill 719 will allow a family member or a police officer to obtain a civil court order immediately stripping someone of the right to possess a firearm for up to a year, if a judge finds the person presents a danger to himself or others. The subject of the order has no right to contest it before it is issued. He can pursue an appeals process afterward, which is a bit like having the right to a jury trial after you've already been sent to...
  • Truck carrying hagfish crashes and slimes car.

    07/13/2017 6:11:05 PM PDT · by alphabeta · 23 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 7/13/2017 | Jim Ryan
    A truck full of eels overturned Thursday on U.S. 101, dousing a sedan with slithering sea creatures. Hate it when that happens. The eels — and lots of gooey stuff that will make you shiver in your sandals — are all over the road. It's a decidedly disgusting scene. You should probably stay away.
  • House Bill Axes Monument, Opens Public Lands To Logging

    07/03/2017 4:46:08 PM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    GearJunkie.com ^ | June 27, 2017 | Adam Ruggiero
    The House Natural Resource Committee passed the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 today, mostly along party lines. The bill’s supporters claim it will help mitigate or prevent the spread of wildfire-prone areas by easing restrictions on forest-thinning. Environmentalists, however, note the bill goes too far. They claim it opens the door for the timber industry to move into protected wildlands. They also point to the bill’s delisting of the Cascade-Siskiyou forests as a national monument, potentially marking the first monument rescinded per Trump’s executive order. The bill will go before the full House for a vote, expected by August...
  • Oregon House Democrats pass bill providing free abortions for all, including illegal aliens

    07/03/2017 11:40:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    washington times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times
    An Oregon bill requiring health insurers to provide their customers with free abortions — including illegal immigrants — has advanced to the state Senate after winning approval in the state House with no Republican votes. House Democrats pushed through the Reproductive Health Equity Act after a nearly two-hour debate over the bill, which would allocate $10.2 million for services related to contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, including vasectomies and abortions, in the 2017-19 budget period. About $500,000 would be earmarked for the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program, for the estimated 22,873 women who would be eligible “except...
  • Oregon House Democrats pass bill providing free abortions for all, including illegal aliens

    07/02/2017 5:02:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    $10 million Reproductive Health Equity Act approved with no GOP votes, advances to state SenateAn Oregon bill requiring insurers to provide their customers with free abortions—including illegal immigrants—has advanced to the state Senate after winning approval Saturday in the state House with no Republican votes. House Democrats pushed through the Reproductive Health Equity Act after a nearly two-hour debate over the bill, which would allocate $10.2 million for services related to contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, including vasectomies and abortions, in the 2017-19 budget period. About $500,000 would be earmarked for the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program,...
  • How Liberal Portland Became America’s Most Politically Violent City

    07/01/2017 3:59:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | June 30, 2017 | Casey Michel
    On a cloudy day in early November 1979, a caravan of Nazi and Ku Klux Klan members careened into Greensboro, North Carolina, winding toward a local Communist Workers’ Party protest that had gathered in the city to march against the state’s white supremacists. The communists, wearing berets and hard hats, spotted the fleet and taunted the new arrivals with chants of “Death to the Klan!” The KKK convoy slowed, and stopped. Far-left protesters, bearing both wooden planks and concealed pistols, began surrounding the motorcade, beating the doors. As TV cameras rolled, the trunk of a Ford Fairlane, stuffed with shotguns...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: FBI Agent Indicted For Lying About Shooting At LaVoy Finicum (Analysis, Comment)

    06/29/2017 6:24:35 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    6/29/2017 | Self
    Normally I post Oregon Standoff matters at this time of the morning but I posted the "Oregon Live" story about the indictment of FBI Special Agent W. Joseph Astarita of the "Hostage Rescue Team" late last evening. Some analysis of the situation. The indictment of the FBI agent was rolled out the week before the July 4th holiday. This is when big government, big business release the bad news that makes them look bad, the news that's embarrassing and so on. Its at a time when you're vacationing or not working or not using media like you normally do. The...
  • LaVoy Finicum shooting: Indictment of agent "devastating" for FBI (OREGON STANDOFF)

    06/28/2017 9:29:06 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 89 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/28/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    An indictment accusing an FBI agent of lying to hide the he fired two shots at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum and missed caps an 18-month investigation.... Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson credited his investigators for their tenaciousness..... The sheriff also revealed that FBI leaders, told of his department's findings more than a year ago, didn't put the agent or four of his colleagues on leave..... all members of the Hostage Rescue Team..... The indictment of W. Joseph Astarita, 40, of New York casts a shadow on the highly trained team...... "I'm encouraged. I'm thrilled that the grand jury came back with...
  • Judge places Oregon refuge occupier....on home detention, 2 years probation (OREGON STANDOFF)

    06/28/2017 6:06:01 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/26/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge on Monday sentenced Oregon refuge occupier Geoffrey Stanek, described as one of the more minor players indicted in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, to two years of probation, including six months of home detention. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown said the home detention was warranted, partly to ensure Stanek doesn't respond again to a "call to arms" from Facebook acquaintances on behalf of "We the People"......
  • FBI agent indicted for alleged false statements in LaVoy Finicum shooting (OREGON STANDOFF)

    06/28/2017 5:16:39 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 42 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/27/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    An FBI agent has been indicted on federal accusations he lied about firing at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum last year..... The agent will face allegations of making a false statement with intent to obstruct justice, according to sources familiar with the case. The indictment stems from a more than year-long investigation by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Justice. The agent will be identified when he's summoned to appear in U.S. District Court in Portland at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday...... Finicum's widow, Jeanette Finicum, has said she plans to sue Oregon State Police and the FBI for civil rights violations...
  • Portland Police Chief: Antifa Protesters Used Slingshot to Launch Urine & Feces-Filled Balloons (TR)

    06/25/2017 8:34:50 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 75 replies
    Williamette Week ^ | 6-23-2017 | Katie Shephard
    The chief's letter says police decided to remove left-wing protesters from Chapman Square after officers were hit by objects launched by protesters from slingshots. "These objects included urine and feces filled balloons, balloons with unknown chemicals, marbles, bricks and rocks," Marshman writes. "Police observed people in Chapman Square climbing atop the brick restroom structure at the south end of the park, with bricks. PPB knew that objects were already being thrown and slung and that bricks were being prepared to be thrown."
  • OREGON STANDOFF: THE FEDS KEEP TURNING THE SCREWS IN THE CASE FROM LAWYER TO BLOGGER

    06/21/2017 3:41:23 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/20/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Jason Patrick, one of those convicted in the rigged process of the second Oregon Standoff trial, was denied pre-sentencing release by US District Court Judge Anna Brown in Portland last week. Brown described Patrick as "insolent" among other things in her comments during a hearing last Friday. In response, defense lawyer Andrew Kohlmetz that if Patrick deserved to remain in jail based on Brown's comments, then Marcus Mumford should be in jail, too. Kohlmetz was referring to Ammon Bundy's defense attorney in the first Oregon Standoff trial. Marcus Mumford was tackled, tased and arrested right after the seven defendants in...
  • Judge didn't violate rules in letting immigrant leave through back door, review finds (barf)

    06/19/2017 6:39:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 19, 2017 | Aimee Green
    Multnomah County Circuit Court administrators have determined that Pro Tem Judge Monica Herranz didn’t violate any rules of judicial conduct when she allowed an undocumented criminal defendant to leave her courtroom through a back door as immigration agents waited in the hallway. Trial Court Administrator Barbara Marcille investigated Herranz's actions from Jan. 27 and found that Herranz didn’t knowingly help impaired-driving defendant Diddier Pacheco-Salazar elude capture. Marcille listened to an audio recording of the hearing, viewed video footage and interviewed 10 people who were in and around the courtroom that day -- including Herranz, her staff and courthouse deputies. Those...