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  • Angry Portland woman attacks Jewish-owned restaurant over suspected Nazi customer

    03/16/2018 8:10:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 108 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | March 15, 2018 | Martin Cizmar
    A Portland woman ignited a social media fire this week over a confrontation with a restaurant diner she says was wearing a shirt with a Nazi symbol. As Raw Story first reported, on March 13, Deavon Snoke was dining at Kachka—a Russian restaurant owned by Bonnie Frumkin Morales, who is Jewish and whose family fled the Holocaust, and her husband Israel Morales, who is Mexican—when she spotted a man sporting a "Luftwaffe" t-shirt. “I was asked to leave Kachka tonight for calling this Nazi out,” Snoke wrote on Facebook. “Remember his face. Memorize the symbolism on his shirt. Yell as...
  • Tinder Sued By Transgender Woman ... You Won't Let Us In!!!

    03/14/2018 4:18:55 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 73 replies
    A transgender woman is suing Tinder on behalf of other transgender people living in the Portland area, claiming it rejects all transgender people from the dating service. Ariel Hawkins claims in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, a few days ago she edited her profile to disclose that she was a pre-op trans woman. She says Tinder immediately deleted her account. She says the company sent her email saying she violated its terms of service ... but didn't point her to any term and refused to explain the basis for the rejection.
  • Meteor size of minivan caused booming fireball over Washington [state]

    03/09/2018 9:12:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies ^ | Mar 9, 2018 | Brittany A. Roston -
    On Wednesday night, many Washington residents were greeted by a loud and unexpected sight: a big fireball that lit up the sky. Witnesses reported hearing a loud, booming sound; others reported shaking as the fireball whizzed through the sky. Officials were both surprised and confused by the sudden appearance, later reaching out to the FAA and other agencies in an effort to figure out what caused it. ... Witnesses say the fireball was spotted as far north as the Vancouver region and as far south as Portland. According to Johnson Space Center’s Dr. Marc Fries, this was one of the...
  • Series of quakes shake Mount St. Helens area

    01/04/2018 11:30:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    KTVZ ^ | 01/03/2018 | Barney Lerten
    The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says Wednesday the 3.9-magnitude and 2.1-magnitude temblors struck shortly after midnight near the volcanic peak.   ...   Residents reported feeling the largest earthquake as far away as Portland, Oregon -- about 70 miles to the south -- and in a large area of southwest Washington.   ... The seismic network outreach director, Bill Steele, says it's fairly typical to see earthquake swarms in this area, though somewhat unusual to have one with a 3.9 magnitude.   ...   He says even though the quakes have been located near Mount St. Helens, it's not caused...
  • Pro-Communist Antifa protester wiped out by truck at ‘March for Jesus’ in Portland [Youtube]

    01/09/2018 6:05:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies ^ | Published on Dec 23, 2017 | RT Staff
    An antifa counter-protester was hit by a pickup truck on Saturday while interrupting the 'March for Jesus' which was organised by Patriot Prayer in Portland. As Patriot Prayer held their march and prayers led by US President Donald Trump supporter Joey Gibson., a small group of antifa protesters arrived, speaking through a megaphone and extolling the virtues of communism.
  • OR Dem Blumenauer Becomes First to Announce 'State of the Union' Boycott

    01/06/2018 5:38:14 PM PST · by randita · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/6/18 | Fox News Insider
    An Oregon Democrat has become the first member of Congress to announce a boycott of the State of the Union address. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who represents much of Portland and its eastern suburbs, announced he will not attend the presidential tradition on January 30, Pete Hegseth reported. Blumenauer said on Twitter that he would instead be "working at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union [address]." He warned that the speech would be another example of President Donald Trump's "destructive, divisive" dialogue.
  • Court rules against Oregon bakers in wedding-cake case

    12/28/2017 4:43:11 PM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies ^ | 12/28/17 | STEVEN DUBOIS//AP
    <p>PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An appellate court Thursday upheld a penalty against Oregon bakery owners who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding almost five years ago.</p> <p>The owners of the since-closed Gresham bakery - Aaron and Melissa Klein - argued that state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian violated state and federal laws by forcing them to pay emotional-distress damages of $135,000 to the lesbian couple.</p>
  • VIDEO=> Antifa Commie HIT BY TRUCK At Portland Protest

    12/24/2017 12:05:44 AM PST · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | December 23, 2017 | Brock Simmons
    An antifa agitator who had been spouting off about virtues of communism while counter-protesting a pro-Trump “March For Jesus” in Portland, Oregon, was run over by a small pickup truck. The unidentified, uhh, person (gender unclear) apparently had some kind of weapon, as you can hear some of the pro Trump command the person (?) to get rid of their weapon. The communist then bolts across the Hawthorne bridge, only to be HIT SQUARE ON by a pickup truck, who had just emerged beyond the trusses of the bridge, and was likely unable to see the person (?) running through...
  • Amtrak train was traveling at 80 mph in 30 mph zone, NTSB says

    12/19/2017 4:07:00 AM PST · by servo1969 · 178 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-19-2017 | Ryan Gaydos
    An Amtrak train that derailed Monday during its inaugural ride on a new line in Washington state was traveling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone, the National Transportation Safety Board said, citing data recorder information. Bella Dinh-Zarr, an NTSB board member, said at a news conference late Monday that information from the data recorder in the rear locomotive provided information about the train’s speed. ------------- A track chart prepared by the Washington State Department of Transportation shows the maximum speed drops from 79 mph to 30 mph for passenger trains just before the tracks curve to cross Interstate...
  • Object on tracks may be cause of deadly Amtrak derailment

    12/18/2017 12:35:57 PM PST · by servo1969 · 152 replies ^ | 12-18-2017 | Bruce Golding and Bob Fredericks
    Monday’s deadly Amtrak train derailment appears to have been caused by an object on the railway, according to a government official briefed on the crash. A preliminary investigation suggests maintenance problems are unlikely to blame because the incident took place on brand-new tracks, the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. At least six people were killed and the death toll is expected to rise, the official said.
  • Court docs: Suspect in Portland stabbing claims Taylor Swift told him to do it

    12/13/2017 2:33:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    KATU ^ | December 12, 2017 | KATU Staff
    The man accused of trying to stab someone with scissors in Downtown Portland on Sunday told officers that Taylor Swift “told me to kill him,” a court document states. Officers were called out just before 11 a.m. on reports of a stabbing at NW 3rd Avenue and Burnside Street. Witnesses told police that Brent Shannon Thicksten, 43, was acting menacingly toward people in the area. The victim said he feared for his safety and started running away, which is when Thicksten allegedly chased him. The victim ended up with a cut to his lower back; police say he did not...
  • Illegal Alien Taunts Family With Horrifying Court Room Statement After Raping Woman

    12/07/2017 8:12:41 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | December 6, 201 | Ben Marquis
    While much of the country’s attention was focused on the astonishing acquittal of Kate Steinle’s killer in San Francisco, another illegal immigrant accused of horrendous crimes was being held accountable for them farther up the coast in Portland, Oregon. According to the New York Post, a Mexican national with a criminal record and series of prior deportations and re-entries named Sergio Jose Martinez was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts including assault, burglary, kidnapping, sexual abuse, sodomy, and rape. He remained incredibly defiant and showed no remorse while receiving his sentence. During the sentencing...
  • Portland, Maine's New Transgender Policy Tramples on Parental Rights

    12/02/2017 4:33:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | December 2, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    This week, the Portland, Maine School District adopted a comprehensive transgender policy for their students. But in an attempt to welcome and create a safe haven for all, the left-leaning city has ended up crafting an overreaching debacle that tramples upon parental rights.On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the Portland Board of Education unanimously approved a motion that requires all Portland, ME schools implement annual staff training on gender issues, “use a student’s preferred name and personal pronoun, and take the student’s side at school if there is disagreement with a parent’s wishes.”The intent is to create a space welcoming for...
  • Columbia Sportswear may close Portland office over death threats

    11/27/2017 9:30:02 AM PST · by DFG · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/2017 | Travis Fedschun
    Columbia Sportswear may be the next business to flee downtown Portland after a series of frightening encounters with the city's homeless population, including car break-ins, human waste dumped by the office's front door and threats to its employees. In an op-ed piece published earlier this month by The Oregonian, Columbia Sportswear President and CEO Tim Boyle said he is concerned he made a mistake when he opened a headquarters for the company’s Sorel footwear brand downtown, calling the situation "outrageous and unacceptable." "In fact, I am so concerned about the safety of our employees at the Sorel headquarters that we...
  • City Clerk Searching for Owner of Dentures Left at Polls

    11/10/2017 6:31:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    US News ^ | 11/09/16
    <p>PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A city clerk in Maine is looking for the owner of a set of dentures left behind in a polling booth.</p> <p>The Portland Press Herald reports the false teeth were discovered during Tuesday's election. An election clerk found the teeth in an auditorium that serves as a polling place in Portland.</p>
  • The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country (Reed College)

    11/03/2017 8:51:42 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 2, 2017 | Chris Bodenner
    At Reed College, a small liberal-arts school in Portland, Oregon, a 39-year-old Saturday Night Live skit recently caused an uproar over cultural appropriation. In the classic Steve Martin skit, he performs a goofy song, “King Tut,” meant to satirize a Tutankhamun exhibit touring the U.S. and to criticize the commercialization of Egyptian culture. You could say that his critique is weak; that his humor is lame; that his dance moves are unintentionally offensive or downright racist. All of that, and more, was debated in a humanities course at Reed.But many students found the video so egregious that they opposed its...
  • Police: Suspect Called Black Man N-Word, Threatened Him & Encouraged Pit Bull to Attack

    09/26/2017 5:30:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KATU ^ | 9/26
    Court documents say a white man called a black man the N-word, and told him he's "in the wrong neighborhood." According to court documents, Mathu Dwain Karcher was with his pit bull when he began closely following a black man, who told Karcher he wanted to give him space because he didn't like pit bulls. Karcher is then accused of telling his dog, 'Get 'em!' Because of a prior leg injury, the victim couldn't run away and the dog didn't end up attacking him. Police say Karcher then told the victim, "N-word, you're in the wrong neighborhood!" and said something...
  • Portland protests turn violent as Antifa members arrested (Oregon)

    09/11/2017 7:29:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    News2Read ^ | September 11, 2017
    At least seven people were arrested after clashing with police in Portland where white nationalists and Antifa counter-demonstrators faced off in tense dueling protests on Sunday. Two police officers were injured in the violence, local media reported. Authorities in the city were preparing for violence at around noon as anticipation grew for a rally that was staged by Patriot Prayer, a right-wing organization. At around the same time, police made sure to create a buffer between Patriot Prayer and several hundred counter-protesters belonging to another group which demonstrated under the banner ‘Shut Down White Supremacy’. There was also a street...
  • Portland Police Are Purging Their Gang Database Because There Aren’t Enough White Gangs

    09/11/2017 12:11:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 10, 2017 | Will Racke
    Portland police will no longer maintain a database of suspected gang members, due to concerns that the vast majority of people with the gang label are racial minorities. Starting Oct. 15, the Portland Police Bureau will end the 20-year practice of issuing gang member designations, which police say can lead to “unintended consequences” and a lifelong stigma even for those who have given up the gang lifestyle. Officials intend to notify the approximately 300 people on the gang list that the bureau will purge all records related to the designations, The Oregonian reported. “There are still criminal gang members. That...
  • Violence erupts at anti-white nationalist rally in Portland

    09/10/2017 6:22:42 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 79 replies
    CBS News/ KOIN-TV ^ | Sept. 10, 2017 | Jennifer Dowling/KOIN-TV
    PORTLAND -- Violence broke out between opposing groups at an anti-white nationalist rally in Portland that left at least one police officer injured, CBS affiliate KOIN-TV reports. Police made several arrests in the city's downtown area as two groups faced off over different views on white nationalism. The Portland Police Department tweeted that marchers and residents should clear the area for their own safety, adding that officers reported protesters attacking photographers and that projectiles were thrown at officers. They said several arrests were made and at least one officer was injured.