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  • Nike, Columbia Sportswear CEOs make personal statements opposing sanctuary law repeal

    09/12/2018 8:46:14 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 37 replies
    oregonlive ^ | 09/12/2018 | Mike Rogoway
    The chief executives of Nike and Columbia Sportswear, two of the biggest companies in the state, have each written personally to express their opposition to an initiative that would repeal Oregon's sanctuary state law.
  • Author of 'How To Murder Your Husband' arrested for murdering hee husband

    09/12/2018 1:22:01 PM PDT · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/12/18 | Susan Gonzalez
    Nancy Crampton-Brophy, an Oregon-based romance author, was arrested September 5 as a suspect in the murder of her husband Daniel Brophy, according to the Portland Police Bureau. The 68-year-old writer was being held at Multnomah County Jail on charges of murder and unlawful use of a weapon.
  • A Man Serving a 50-Year Sentence ...Has Been Exonerated After the Discovery of a Missing Dog

    09/10/2018 10:32:04 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 36 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 10 Sept 2018 | Andrew Selsky
    (SALEM, Ore.) — The discovery of a black lab named Lucy led to the unravelling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon town of Redmond, was convicted on April 12, 2017, of sexual abuse of a minor. In the trial, the complainant testified Horner had threatened to shoot her animals if she went to the police about the alleged molestation, and said she saw him shoot her dog, killing it, to make his point. ...
  • Oregon burger chain changes policy after employees wear ‘Abolish ICE’ buttons

    09/09/2018 8:05:20 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Employees at a Pacific Northwest burger chain triggered a new policy after employees wore buttons that read “Abolish ICE” and “No one is illegal” with their uniforms. Ten employees of fast food restaurant Burgerville, located in Portland, Ore., were sent home for a day last month when they refused to remove the buttons while on their shift, The Oregonian reported. The silent protest came amid national outrage regarding the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that previously separated thousands of migrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. Calling for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be dissolved has...
  • Burgerville union blasts new button ban amid worker-led 'Abolish ICE' campaign

    09/07/2018 3:28:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | September 7, 2018 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    The union representing Burgerville employees in the Portland area on Friday blasted the company's move to ban buttons on their uniforms , a decision handed down as some workers continue to wear pins proclaiming "Abolish ICE" and other political statements. The Burgerville Workers Union in a tersely worded statement called the new policy, announced Thursday and effective Sept. 13, "disgusting" and "deeply disturbing." The group also accused the company of caving to pressure generated by those angered over the buttons, whom the union appeared to uniformly cast as a horde of right-wing bigots. Portland Burgerville workers serve 'Abolish ICE' message,...
  • Portland-based child porn blackmail scheme led to suicides, abuse of young girl

    09/06/2018 9:29:57 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 16 replies
    OregonLive ^ | September 6, 2018 | Maxine Bernstein
    An Oregon man making and distributing child pornography received an email several years ago from someone who identified himself only as "Blackhands.'' "Blackhands'' had hacked into the man's computer and found the pornography. He demanded $10,000 or he would expose the crimes, promising his life would be "over.'' The man paid "Blackhands'' $1,000 a month in Western Union money transfers for at least a year and a half, sending them to addresses in New York. But that was only part of the heinous scheme detailed in federal court Thursday as the extortionist was sentenced to prison for hacking into dozens...
  • More than 23,000 Californians were registered to vote incorrectly by state DMV ( illegal aliens ?)

    09/06/2018 8:17:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | SEP 05, 2018 | JOHN MYERS
    Tens of thousands of Californians have been registered to vote incorrectly by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, including some who were assigned the wrong political party preference, officials said Wednesday. Officials insist the errors were limited to 23,000 of the 1.4 million voter registration files sent to elections offices between late April, when California’s new automated “motor voter” system went into effect, and early August. Californians who were affected will soon receive notifications in the mail instructing them to check their voter registration status. Jean Shiomoto, the state’s DMV director, and Amy Tong, director of the California Department of...
  • Ron Wyden says Brett Kavanaugh appears to have lied in 2006 testimony

    09/06/2018 1:50:15 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 6, 2018
    Sen. Ron Wyden said Thursday that it appears Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lied to Congress in 2006 when he testified about when he learned of a post-9/11 surveillance program. The Oregon Democrat said in an emailed statement to the Washington Examiner that documents published by the New York Times appear to contradict Kavanaugh’s testimony. “Yes, the documents made public this week strongly suggest Brett Kavanaugh was involved in discussions about the Bush administration’s illegal warrantless wiretapping programs, and that he misled the American people in his 2006 testimony,” Wyden said.
  • Why Young Men of Color Are Joining White-Supremacist Groups

    09/04/2018 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 76 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04 Sep 2018 | Arun Gupta
    ORTLAND, Oregon—Outfitted in a flak jacket and fighting gloves, Enrique Tarrio was one of dozens of black, Latino, and Asian men who marched alongside white supremacists in Portland on Aug. 4. Tarrio, who identifies as Afro-Cuban, is president of the Miami chapter of the Proud Boys, who call themselves “Western chauvinists,” and “regularly spout white-nationalist memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Last month, prior to the Patriot Prayer rally he attended in Portland, Tarrio was pictured with other far-right activists making a white-power hand sign. Last year, he and other Proud Boys...
  • Inside the Nike lawsuit: Allegations of groping, nude photos, ignored complaints

    09/04/2018 4:22:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Portland Biz Journal ^ | 8/10/18 | Matthew Kish
    A class action lawsuit filed against Nike Inc. late Thursday gives the fullest picture yet of the toxic workplace behavior... .... class action status, alleges "women's careers (at Nike) are blunted because they are marginalized and passed over for promotions.... ....Complaints about Nike's culture were first reported in March by the Wall Street Journal after a group of female executives complained to CEO Mark Parker. The New York Times and The Oregonian subsequently reported on complaints about Nike's culture... .... a male Nike executive sent inappropriate sexual messages and nude photographs of himself to one of the plaintiffs, Sara Johnston,...
  • Young firefighter suffers irreversible brain damage after battling wildfires

    09/03/2018 10:18:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    katu ^ | 09/02/2018
    Miller Timber Services says he was part of a hand crew who dug fire containment lines and helped with fire mop-up duties. He was contracted out to Garner Complex Fire in southern Oregon in July; he even spent his 20th birthday on the fire line. Most recently, he battled the Horns Mountain Fire in south Washington before returning home last Monday. The next day, his parents say his roommates found him unconscious in his apartment. He hasn't woken up since, leaving his parents with an impossible decision. … His parents say when Eric came home, he developed pneumonia which then...
  • Oregon Walmart Violated Civil Rights When it Refused Sale of Rifle to 18-Year-Old

    09/02/2018 3:44:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In Oregon, a young woman has won a civil rights case against Walmart. A Walmart in Helena, Oregon refused to sell a rifle to young woman because she was not 21 years old. She sued Walmart and won under  the Oregon Civil Rights law on age discrimination.  From The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found this week that a Walmart store in St. Helens violated the state's nondiscrimination laws when it refused to sell a rifle to a woman who was not yet 21 years old. Hannah Brumbles, 18, of Deer Island, Ore., filed a civil rights...
  • Weekly Update: FISA Court Scandal Update

    09/01/2018 8:30:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 31, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    There Were No FISA Court Hearings on Carter Page Warrants Most School Shootings in Federal Report Just Didn’t Happen Portland Mayor Endorses an Attack on Law Enforcement There Were No FISA Court Hearings on Carter Page Warrants No wonder the Deep Staters plotting the overthrow of Donald Trump were able to get as far as they did. The secret court meant to protect all of us from the government’s massive spy machinery was asleep at the switch. At least, I hope that’s all it was. In response to our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit , the Department of...
  • 16 county sheriffs: Vote to repeal Oregon's sanctuary law

    08/28/2018 2:05:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies ^ | August 27, 2018 | KOIN 6 News Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Fifteen Oregon county sheriffs endorsed a message from Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin on Monday that called for voters to repeal the state's sanctuary law in light of Mollie Tibbets' murder. Measure 105, which aims to repeal the law "limiting use of state and local law enforcement resources to enforce federal immigration laws," qualified for the November ballot with over 111,000 signatures. Sheriff Bergin, citing "respect for the law," hopes voters will pass the measure this fall. "The statute undermines respect for law in significant ways," Bergin wrote in regard to the state's sanctuary law, which...
  • Portland Mayor Denies Assistance to ICE, Violates City’s Equal Protection Policy

    08/28/2018 8:53:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2018
    During aggressive protests by criminal Occupy Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rioters at federal facilities in Oregon, Portland’s Mayor implemented dangerously restrictive police procedures that ordered officers to ignore calls for help from federal law enforcement personnel under attack. Instead of proactive support, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) were limited to a passive “liaison” role with the Federal Protection Service (FSP). According to records obtained by Judicial Watch, PPB officers were only allowed to respond to life-threatening attacks and 911 calls made by ICE agents and FPS officers. Portland’s Mayor, Ted Wheeler, also serves as the city’s Police Bureau Commissioner. Wheeler...
  • Spin Control: Inslee gets his weather patterns wrong in coal debate

    08/26/2018 10:45:04 AM PDT · by castlebrew · 21 replies
    Spokane (Washington) Spokesman-Review ^ | Sun., Aug. 26, 2018 | Jim Camden (in the hard-copy version)
    "...It was no surprise that Gov. Jay Inslee was promising the state would take the feds to court over a proposed change in the Clean Power Plan rules regarding coal-burning generating facilities. "...The real surprise was one of Inslee’s reasons for challenging the proposed rule to allow states more control over emissions from coal-burning power plants, a reason that suggests either an unfamiliarity with geography or meteorology. (1st money quote - from the village idiot): "...“We’re breathing smoke from Mississippi,” he told reporters. “We’re breathing smoke from the rest of the United States.” "...Weather patterns generally go from west to...
  • Red Wave” Alert: Oregon Governor Race

    08/23/2018 10:02:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 23 Aug 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    The major threat of the “blue wave” is that it might sweep over not only purple but even red districts and states, tossing control of the House back to the Democrats and threatening the Senate majority. But what about that “red wave” that the President keeps talking about? Here’s an interesting possibility I didn’t see coming. What if a partial red wave washed up on the shores of Oregon, flipping the governorship there to the Republicans? The current officeholder, Kate Brown, looked like a sure bet, particularly in the era of the Trump Resistance. But if that’s the case, why...
  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown fights for political life as voters tire of 'resistance'

    08/23/2018 11:10:39 AM PDT · by TBP · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 22,2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown positioned herself early on as a leader of the anti-Trump opposition, but the state’s never-ending panoply of protest activity has backfired on her re-election bid with voters suffering from resistance fatigue. Ms. Brown, who was expected to coast to victory in deep-blue Oregon, has found herself deadlocked in the latest polls with state Rep. Knute Buehler, an affable orthopedic surgeon whose moderate brand of Republicanism is attracting crossover voters. That includes Ben West, who supported Ms. Brown’s previous bid for office but was horrified by the mobs that shut down the Immigration and Custom Enforcement office...
  • Bernie Sanders supporter is beaten up by Antifa militants

    08/22/2018 3:52:35 PM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/22/2018 | Sam Lock
    A registered Democrat and Bernie Sanders supporter has been beaten up by left-wing militants for carrying an American flag at a protest rally. Paul Welch, a 38-year-old self-described 'slightly progressive leftist' took the flag to the Portland rally earlier this month in a bid to 'take it back' from the conservative movement, according to Oregon Live. The Oregon man joined hundreds of counter-protesters gathered at City Hall when he was approached by two Antifa activists who demanded he drop the'fascist symbol', ripping it from his hands and leaving him recoiled on the ground with a bloody wound to his head.
  • Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes off Oregon coast, reportedly felt in Portland

    08/22/2018 9:21:57 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Oregnlive ^ | August 22, 2018
    A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck off the Oregon coast early Wednesday morning. The quake rumbled at 1:30 a.m. about 170 miles west of Coos Bay and at a depth of roughly 6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no injuries or damage, but people as far away as Portland have reported feeling the quake.