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  • Former U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall faces state ethics investigation

    10/19/2017 5:07:56 PM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 16, 2017 | Noelle Crombie
    The Oregon State Bar will move ahead with ethics charges against the state's former top federal prosecutor who lied about a sexual relationship with an underling. The agency's disciplinary board met Saturday to review the bar investigation into Amanda Marshall, who resigned in 2015 amid a federal inquiry into her relationship with an assistant prosecutor in her office. The panel determined there was probable cause to bring ethics charges against Marshall for violating rules dealing with honesty and trustworthiness. The case now advances to the trial phase. A panel will convene, likely sometime in the spring, to determine if Marshall...
  • St. Charles Health System eliminates 102 positions, cuts executives' pay to recoup finances (OR)

    10/17/2017 3:40:43 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | October 17, 2017 | Alyssa Rege
    Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health System announced a series of actions Tuesday — including layoffs and pay cuts to the health system's executive leadership team — to compensate for an operating income deficit of up to $35 million during the coming year, according to NewsChannel-21. In an announcement to NewsChannel-21, St. Charles officials said the health system is "working to close a $25 [million] to $35 million gap in operating income for 2018." The gap, officials said, is the result of "flat to declining revenue[s], inflation on labor and medical supply expenses and reimbursement impacts due to decisions made by...
  • Hands-off forest management goes up in smoke

    10/14/2017 8:24:07 AM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Register Guard ^ | October 10, 2017 | Nick Smith
    Sam Krop’s characterization of catastrophic wildfire on public and privately owned forest lands (guest viewpoint, Oct. 4) doesn’t match the reality of what Oregon experienced this summer. But I can see why Cascadia Wildlands and other special interest groups oppose solutions such as the Resilient Federal Forests Act. These bills untie the hands of our federal land managers, and provide them with more tools and resources to restore the health of our public forests, before and after a fire. Has “hands-off” forest management reduced the size and severity of forest fires? Are we choking on less wildfire smoke every summer?...
  • Brenda Tracy, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley say resist changes to federal rules on campus sexual assault

    10/09/2017 4:25:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 9, 2017 | Andrew Theen
    Brenda Tracy (left), talks with Sen. Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden and PSU President... Oregon’s colleges and universities must resist any Trump administration plans to walk back federal rules directing how schools respond to sexual assaults on campus. That was the takeaway from a Monday morning roundtable discussion at Portland State University. Oregon Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy held an informal discussion with PSU Title IX leaders and sexual assault prevention staffers. The meeting came less than a month after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidelines on how schools should handle...
  • Antifa Rioter In Oregon Gets Five Years In Jail For Torching Police Car

    09/27/2017 11:50:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    GP ^ | 09/27/17 | Jim Hoft
      A far left Antifa rioter in Portland, Oregon is heading to jail for five years for his involvement in an incident that left a police car burned. Here is video of antifa activist Damion Feller torching a Portland police car.It’s good to see one of these thugs suffering the consequences of their actions.The Oregonian reports: Man who threw flare into cop car during May 1 protests gets 5 years A 23-year-old man who threw burning flares into a Portland police cruiser and the downtown Target store during May 1 protests that overran downtown Portland admitted guilt Monday and...
  • Students protest mandatory humanities class studying ‘predominantly white authors’

    09/27/2017 5:39:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 27, 2017 | Michael Jones
    Students at Reed College are protesting a required humanities class for freshmen that focuses on texts from the great thinkers of ancient Greece and Rome, saying that “forcing students to take a mandatory Western Civilization course is really harmful.”
  • Scientists say recent quake swarm at Rainier is not unusual

    09/21/2017 6:46:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | Originally published September 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm Updated September 20, 2017 at 2:27 pm | By Sandi Doughton
    Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima in this 2013 photo. Scientists recorded a recent quake swarm under the mountain. (Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press) ====================================================================== More than 20 small quakes have struck under the volcano in the past week, a rate that’s higher than usual but not unprecedented. Nearly two dozen small earthquakes have rattled Mount Rainier over the past week, but seismologists say there’s no cause for worry. “In the past, these swarms last a couple of days to a week or so and then die out,” said...
  • Other FBI agents at scene of LaVoy Finicum shooting testified before grand jury (OREGON STANDOFF)

    09/18/2017 5:42:01 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 31 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/18/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Other members of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team involved in the stop of refuge occupation Robert "LaVoy" Finicum testified before a federal grand jury that returned an indictment against their colleague, Agent W. Joseph Astarita. Proescutors have asked the court for permission to share transcripts of the agents' testimony with a nationally recognized ballistics and trajectory expert who they may call as a witness at trial. Astarita is accused of firing two shots at Finicum or his truck and then lying about it. The shots didn't hurt Finicum. State police fatally shot Finicum a short time later. Finicum appeared to...
  • White House hits back at Oregon's senators over appeals court nomination

    09/18/2017 5:37:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Sept 18, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    In the ongoing dispute between the state's two U.S. senators and the Trump administration, the White House counsel accuses the lawmakers of failing to consider the administration's pick for a judicial vacancy on a federal appellate court. The White House last week nominated Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Bounds, a young, politically conservative federal prosecutor, for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats, want U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez, a Republican, for the vacancy. Wyden and Merkley have vowed to block Bounds' nomination, saying that he wasn't vetted through their bipartisan judicial...
  • 10 national monuments could be scaled back under draft Ryan Zinke plan

    09/18/2017 6:37:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 18, 2017 | John Siciliano
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended scaling back 10 of the 27 national monuments under a review directed by President Trump. The scale of the monument changes was disclosed in a draft memorandum obtained by several news services on Sunday night. The White House said in a statement that it does not comment on leaked documents. According to the memo, Zinke would shrink 4 of the monuments on the list, and significantly alter the rules of land use for the remaining six. The memo went to President Trump last month but the administration would not disclose which monuments would be...
  • Agent no longer with BLM following Burning Man probe [ Dan Love ]

    09/17/2017 9:43:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    KSL Broadcasting ^ | Sep 16th, 2017 | Lindsay Whitehurst
    A federal agent who had been scrutinized for his handling of rare evidence and his behavior at the counterculture Burning Man festival is no longer an employee of the Bureau of Land Management, authorities said Friday. Daniel Love, who played a command role in federal agents' 2014 standoff with Nevada rancher and states' rights figure Cliven Bundy, no longer works for the agency. .... Love still worked for the agency on Aug. 24, when a federal investigative report was released saying he handed out valuable stones known as moqui marbles to colleagues and a contractor "like candy,". The rocks are...
  • Arguments over free speech on campus are not left v right

    09/13/2017 11:23:08 PM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    Economist ^ | 11 Sep 2017 | Economist
    Reed College students were ranked as the most liberal and the second most studious in Princeton Review’s survey of its top 382 liberal arts colleges. That compound of leftist politics and serious scholarship proved unstable last year as activists managed to cow the college’s administration, students and faculty alike. ...Demonstrators said Ms Valdivia was guilty of a variety of offences: she was a “race traitor” who upheld white supremacist principles by failing to oppose the Humanities syllabus. She was “anti-black” because she appropriated black slang by wearing a T-shirt that said, “Poetry is Lit”. She was an “ableist” because she...
  • Occupation of Hum 110: Lectures for one of Reed College’s signature [tr]

    09/12/2017 10:10:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Inside Higher Education ^ | September 11, 2017 | Colleen Flaherty
    An education from Reed College, where students’ sense of individualism is perhaps matched only by their studiousness, is anything but common. And recently one of Reed’s most distinctive experiences -- one designed, ironically, to bring students together -- has become one of its most divisive. “We don’t ever want to repeat what happened that Wednesday -- we don’t ever want there to be shouting over one another and shouting people down,” said Kevin Myers, a Reed spokesperson, about escalating tensions over the college’s signature yearlong freshman humanities course. He added, “I don’t think that was a proud moment, and we...
  • Portland police to halt, purge all gang designations

    09/11/2017 12:14:46 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | September 8, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Three Portland police supervisors announced Friday that the Portland Police Bureau would halt its more than two-decade practice of designating gang members on Oct. 15. Portland police next month will end their more than 20-year-old practice of designating people as gang members or gang associates in response to strong community concerns about the labels that have disproportionately affected minorities. The Police Bureau recognizes that the gang designations have led to "unintended consequences'' and served as lifelong barriers for those who have shunned the gang lifestyle and tried to get jobs, said Acting Tactical Operations Capt. Andy Shearer.
  • 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.
  • Oregon senators say they'll block Trump circuit court nominee

    09/08/2017 11:46:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 8, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    Oregon Sens.Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced plans to block President Trump’s nominee for the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In a letter to the White House on Thursday, the two Democratic senators said they do not intend to return blue slips for Ryan Bounds “or any other nominee that has not been selected through our judicial process.” “As you are aware, in May we wrote you to explain Oregon’s long bipartisan tradition of working together to identify the most qualified candidates for judicial vacancies,” they wrote. “As senators charged with the task for advice and consent...
  • At Reed College, The Left Clashes With Itself Over Free Speech

    09/08/2017 5:34:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 7, 2017 | John Sexton
    Evergreen State College wasn’t the only progressive school in Oregon where protesters were disrupting classes last year. At Reed College, dubbed the most liberal and least religious of 382 schools surveyed by The Princeton Review, far left students battle with their left-wing professors over the issue of free speech. The Economist reports:
  • Joe Robertson Released from Prison (Elderly Vietnam Convicted for "EPA crimes)(Lost 60 lbs)

    09/07/2017 5:37:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 45 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | 9/7/2017 | Marjorie Haun
    (Free Range Report)-The elderly Vietnam veteran, Joe Robertson, convicted by the Obama Administration for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, has been furloughed from the federal prison facility where has been locked up since September of last year. Following his appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court on Wednesday September 6, Robertson was released into his own custody to enter a halfway house in Butte, Montana, with plans to later be admitted to the Veterans Administation Medical Center in Fort Harrison, Montana...... Mr. Robertson has lost 60lbs while in prison, and is suffering from poor health due to a lack...
  • WESTERN US FIRES - Live Thread

    09/05/2017 10:11:15 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 224 replies
    Various ^ | 9/5/17 | me
    The Western US is facing cataclysmic forest fires, at least one started by idiot boys throwing fireworks in Eagle Creek area, near Multnomah Lodge, in the COLUMBIA GORGE - a greenie paradise. I-84 is closed near Multnomah Files to Exit 62, just west of Hood River. MONTANA www.ktvq.comNW Fires www.arcgis.comOREGON List of fires> IDAHO List of fires> CALIFORNIA List of fires> WASHINGTON List of fires>
  • Satellite photo wildfires in the northwest

    09/03/2017 11:14:08 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 6 replies
    Wild Fire Today, and others ^ | 9/3/2017 | Various! MONTANA