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  • Teen caught urinating in reservoir (Portland Ore)

    04/16/2014 4:41:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 83 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | April 16. 2014
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir. Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded because a 19-year-old was caught in the act on Wednesday
  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies ^ | 4/16/14 | staff
    A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from a gunshot wound after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, area residents and even TriMet bus drivers.
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 82 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • Oregon woman kills hitman hired by her husband

    09/10/2007 11:38:34 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 120 replies · 5,041+ views
    NBC Channel 3 ^ | 9/10/07
    Oregon woman kills hitman hired by her husband Sep 10, 2007 01:50 PM EDT PORTLAND, Ore. (NEWSCHANNEL) -- An Oregon man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after hiring another man to kill his wife. Susan Kuhnhausen fought off the hit man and actually strangled the attacker with her bare hands killing him. In September 2006, Susan found an intruder in her southeast Portland home. "I saw a man step out of the shadows and he began to hit me in the head and the face with a hammer," said Kuhnhausen. For the first time publicly, she described...
  • Woman Killed Hit Man With Her Bare Hands (Video)

    04/15/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 04/15/2014 | By Dominic Kelly
    Eight years ago, one woman was confronted by a hit man who had been hired by her husband to murder her. She killed the hit man with her bare hands. Now, on the heels of her husband's release from prison, she is encouraging others who find themselves in similar situations to fight for their lives. Susan Walters of Portland, Oregon, was known as Susan Kuhnhausen back in 2006 when her then-husband Michael Kuhnhausen sent a hit man to murder her. Susan bravely fought back and wound up killing the hit man with her bare hands. "His last words on this...
  • Oregon City Students Protest Day of Silence with Anti-Gay T-Shirts

    04/14/2014 3:25:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 4/12/14 | Ian Parker
    OREGON CITY, Ore. – Students wearing anti-gay T-shirts to class disrupted Oregon City High School's celebration of unity Friday. Friday was National Day of Silence. It's where students take some form of silence to call attention to the bullying of the LGBT community in schools. Two students told KATU News that if the school is supporting Day of Silence, then they have the right to speak out against it. They wore T-shirts to school that said, "Gay Is Not Ok" and "Gay Day Is Not OK," which is a reference to Day of Silence. They sought out a KATU reporter...
  • Five Baby Goats: Rare Goat Quintuplets Born at Oregon Farm

    04/12/2014 2:28:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KPTV ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Paul Craig
    A local dairy farm has welcomed a rarity with five new additions. Mama goat Vanilla, at Fairview Farm Goat Dairy in Dallas, gave birth to quintuplets earlier this month. Five baby goats in one birth doesn't happen every day. In fact, the farm's owners said it only happens in about one of every 10,000 goat births. They have had quadruplets born in the past at Fairview, but this was the first set of quintuplets. All five baby goats already have names. They are: Janice, Charlene, Karle, Brian and Jim. "Cuties all five, and destined to more dairy goat fame in...
  • Students Wear Shirts With Anti-Gay Message on Day of Silence

    04/12/2014 2:23:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    kptv ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Kimberly Eiten
    The phrase a few students decided to wear to class on a T-shirt sparked a social media blitz at a local high school. The matching shirts share one controversial message. "I just made it say 'Gay Day is not OK,' because I don't believe that it's OK," Oregon City High School student Alex Borho said. He and just a few of his friends wore the shirts at the school where there are more than 2,000 students. For some there, today was a day of silence. It's part of a national movement that only about 40 kids at Oregon City High...
  • Welcome to The Reign of “Gay”

    04/09/2014 12:31:44 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 30 replies ^ | April 8, 2014 | Carl E. Olson
    In the summer of 1992, I took my first real job, working as a graphic designer for the venerable Meier & Frank department store chain in downtown Portland, Oregon. Those three years proved to be quite educational for a fairly naïve young man fresh out of Bible college and figuring out the ways of the world in the very beautiful, exceedingly secular Northwest. Within just a few days, I found myself having long conversations—arguments, actually—about Proposition 9, a measure sponsored by the Oregon Citizen's Alliance (OCA) which sought to add the following to the state constitution: All governments in Oregon...
  • Tea Party Rally, Corvallis, OR, Saturday, April 12, 2014

    04/08/2014 12:48:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    Me | April 7, 2014 | Me
    From the Corvallis Gazette-Times:Members of the Tea Party and those who share their concerns are invited to a rally from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday (April 12, 2014) in front of the Benton County Courthouse on fourth Street in Corvallis.Organizers said the rally will address such issues as the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of the tax status of conservative groups and the activities of the National Security Agency.They said the Tea Party favors tax reform, energy independence, lowering the national debt, a reduced federal government, a balanced federal budget and fewer regulations on...
  • So much for the GOP Establishment’s “Electability” Argument in Oregon

    04/08/2014 1:11:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the Beltway GOP Establishment has been pushing a liberal, pro-abortion candidate in the U.S. Senate Primary here in Oregon. I talked about how the tired narrative that somehow we have to be more liberal to win elections remains alive and well in DC circles and how the “experts” – including Karl Rove, Saxby Chambliss, Susan Collins, and Richard Burr — do not believe that a conservative pro-life candidate can win in Oregon. They think they know better than those of us fighting here in the trenches. Well, a new Harper poll just...
  • Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?

    04/06/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | April 6, 2014 | by Andrew Walden
    Homeless Tent Cities have proven a disaster in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and other mainland cities where they have been tried. Homelessness Industry organizers set up their tents in an area--and the meth-addled denizens generate a crime wave targeting local businesses and residents as they seek out anything they can steal to buy drugs. Exasperated local officials pay the organizers off in order to get them to move into a different jurisdiction where the cycle of crime and shakedown begins again. In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown...
  • Westmoreland grocer wants to clear up gay rights controversy (Oregon)

    04/05/2014 12:20:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies ^ | April 4, 2014 | Reggie Aqui
    A new Westmoreland grocery isn't even open yet and already its owner has created a controversy with statements she made online. But the owner told KGW Thursday she wants to make amends. In about one week Chauncy Childs plans to open her natural grocer on Southeast Milwaukie Avenue. But after a series of postings she made on her Facebook page, she now finds herself at the often dangerous intersection where social media and gay rights meet. The Moreland Farmer's Pantry will offer fresh produce, raw milk and foods that are free of genetic engineering. Westmoreland resident Sean O’Riordan was looking forward to the...
  • Oregon decides Medicaid patients will not be treated for cancer in most cases

    10/03/2013 10:47:39 AM PDT · by StacyinGA · 66 replies ^ | 1/10/2013 | Oregon "Health Evidence Review Commission"
    Oregon has decided that its Medicaid program will not cover cancer treatments for the following individuals: Health Evidence Review Commission January 10, 2013 (page 128 of PDF file) Treatment with intent to prolong survival is not a covered service for patients with any of the following: Median survival of less than 6 months with or without treatment, as supported by the best available published evidence Median survival with treatment of 6-12 months when the treatment is expected to improve median survival by less than 50%, as supported by the best available published evidence Median survival with treatment of more than...
  • Oregon Republican County Chair on Radio just not (not pretty)[Vanity]

    03/31/2014 8:10:20 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 7 replies
    me | 3/31/2014 | self
    I'm making myself late this morning to type this. Just heard a local County Republican Chair on the radio. He went on & on about not focusing on the 'large donors' and focusing on the 'grassroots' and trying to get independent, unaffiliated voters to 'embrace their ideals'. I shot off an email (which got posed to him) as follows: As an independent (former Republican), unaffiliated voter, if you want CONSERVATIVES to embrace your ideals, THEN PERHAPS USE THE WORD!!! He responded haphazardly saying he uses the word all the time and went on to minimize it even literally stating 'conservative...
  • Maryland to dump its ObamaCare exchange

    03/29/2014 11:02:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/29/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    If you like your exchange … you can keep your exchange? And if you don‘t like your state ObamaCare exchange — because it hasn’t functioned properly in six months despite endless promises that Maryland would fix it — you don’t have to keep your exchange. The state will finally throw in the towel on its $125 million web portal, and will replace it with a copy of Connecticut’s: Maryland officials are set to replace the state’s online health-insurance exchange with technology from Connecticut’s insurance marketplace, according to two people familiar with the decision, an acknowledgment that a system that has...
  • National media spotlights Jason Conger (OR Senate)

    03/28/2014 5:26:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    Jason Conger for U.S. Senate With the Primary Election right around the corner, Jason Conger has been picking up momentum with national conservative media outlets. On Tuesday described Jason Conger as the conservative anti-establishment candidate in the Oregon Senate race. The article pointed out that Jason clearly represents the traditional values of the GOP, unlike his opponent. The article highlights Jason Conger’s incredible story and conservative values, and criticizes the DC establishment for picking pro-choice candidate Monica Wehby. “…Conger’s success story is just as worthy of an endorsement. The Harvard Law graduate worked his way through law school...
  • Now it's Jason Conger's turn to get some national attention in Oregon GOP Senate race

    03/26/2014 5:47:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 3/26/14 | Jeff Mapes
    As I've written before, Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby has benefited from a fair amount of national buzz about her GOP senate candidacy in Oregon. But now her main primary challenger, Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, is finally getting some of his own national attention., a popular conservative site, posted an article Wednesday whose headline neatly encapsulated its theme: Beltway GOP Supporting Pro-Choice Over Pro-Life Candidate in Oregon The story was inspired by a post from Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, on RedState, another national conservative site. "It is simple," Atteberry wrote, "the Beltway GOP...
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate

    03/24/2014 3:12:48 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03.24.14 | Lloyd Green
    When it comes to green gentry liberalism, think of an Americanized version of the PBS hit—where everyone knows his or her place, and our betters look best. Last week was a good week for natural gas, but a bad one for green gentry liberalism. John Podesta, a veteran of the Clinton White House who is once again a presidential adviser, tried to explain some energy facts of life to the true-believing liberal base. Still, it’s unclear if Podesta’s intended audience was listening, and that willful blindness may cost the Democrats control of the Senate. Podesta warned that opposition to natural...
  • Message to Moscow? Feds give initial approval for Oregon facility to export natural gas

    03/24/2014 3:02:41 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies ^ | March 24, 2014 | FoxNews
    The Energy Department gave conditional approval on Monday to an Oregon-based facility to export liquefied natural gas, in a move hailed by the energy industry and congressional lawmakers who want the U.S. to step up gas exports to counter Russian influence. "Given the situation in Ukraine, this license sends a positive signal to our allies and to energy markets that the United States is ready to join the growing global gas trade," Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said in a statement. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for weeks have been pressing the Obama administration to expedite permits for natural...
  • Obama administration ignores eco-radicals, approves another natural gas export terminal

    03/24/2014 2:50:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Before today, the Obama administration had only approved six of the more than two dozen pending permit applications for natural gas export terminals for countries with which we do not already have free-trade agreements. In just the past few months, however, the Obama administration has tentatively signaled that they are finally ready to really recognize the boon the recent shale gas bonanza has been for boosting the economy as well as consider the potentially helpful long-term geopolitical benefits that could be reaped from allowing our domestically produced oil-and-gas to flow more freely into the world market — and even of...
  • Oregon Obamacare website cost $300 million in tax dollars, 0 enrollees, as in none.

    03/23/2014 1:21:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | March 23, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    I can barely put 2 pieces of code together but I’ll bet I could have made a website which enrolled at least one person at this point. Well I could have hired someone anyway. Oregon couldn’t even do that. (From Rep. Jason Conger, the other Republican on the panel, says officials in charge including executive director Rocky King, who left his job in December, should have known better than to try to pull off a project of this scope without hiring an IT contractor to run it. “I think it reflects a certain amount of arrogance that it...
  • Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell" Star to Meet Oregon Hostage Cat

    03/20/2014 4:30:03 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    The large cat that attacked a baby and trapped an Oregon family in a bedroom touched off an Internet uproar that worries Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell." Cats don't become ferocious felines that turn on their families for no reason, says the cat behavior expert, who is heading to Portland soon to work with the 4-year-old part-Himalayan pet named Lux. Galaxy will film the visit for his show's fifth season, which
  • The Beltway GOP Establishment is Pushing a Pro-Abortion Senate Candidate on Oregon

    03/18/2014 4:18:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 3/18/14
    *Promoted from the diaries – Aaron* The national narrative today suggests that the chances of the Republican Party taking over the Senate in November are increasing as the map of competitive races expands. One of the states that the pundits are increasingly talking about is Oregon. If you are listening to the Beltway establishment, including Rove, you would think that there is only one Republican candidate running in Oregon — Dr. Monica Wehby. The problem with this is two-fold: 1) Monica Wehby is not the only candidate running for the Republican nomination 2) Monica Wehby is a liberal Republican and...
  • A potent threat of major earthquake off California's northern coast

    03/13/2014 9:34:45 PM PDT · by John W · 32 replies ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia
    If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect. A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More than 100 bridges would be lost, power lines toppled and coastal towns isolated. Residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to flee to higher ground, and as many as 10,000 would perish. For years, scientists believed the largest earthquake the area could produce was magnitude 7.5. But scientists...
  • Obama gave Oregon $304 million to build its defective Obamacare website that enrolled zero people

    03/17/2014 5:14:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 16, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama gave Oregon $304 million to build its defective Obamacare website that enrolled zero people Obama gave Oregon $304 million to build its defective Obamacare website. As of February 28, 2014, exactly zero people had signed up at Oregon’s Obamacare website.I am not at all, in any way, surprised by this.Given all of the many, many, many other things that Obama has done, I actually expect things like this to happen.What I don’t expect is for Obama to do anything about it. Sure, he may pay lip service, and pretend to get all angry and upset....
  • Ruling pending after immigration hearing for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros,

    03/13/2014 6:21:13 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    oregonlive ^ | March 10, 2014 | Andrea Castillo
    Ruling pending after immigration hearing for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, convicted in Forest Grove fatal crash A decision remains to be made in immigration court for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, the driver convicted of felony hit-and-run in the Oct. 20 crash that killed two young Forest Grove stepsisters. Garcia-Cisneros, 19, attended a bond hearing Wednesday morning, March 5 at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. The ruling will determine whether she must remain in custody while her immigration case is pending. She was sentenced in January to three years of probation and 250 hours of community service. At Garcia-Cisneros' sentencing, immigration attorney Courtney Carter...
  • GAO to audit Oregon’s failed ObamaCare exchange site

    03/11/2014 7:31:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    The list of state ObamaCare exchange "successes" expands. Earlier today, word was the feds were looking into Maryland. Also, Oregon is in even worse shape than Maryland, despite spending $300 million. THREE HUNDRED MILLION. The state had its chance to audit and apparently just pretended to. That staggering figure and correspondingly staggering failure has even the state’s ObamaCare-supporting senators asking for an investigation: Congress’s investigative arm said Wednesday it will audit Oregon’s broken healthcare exchange site, which has yet to enroll even one person despite spending $304 million in federal funds.The U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a letter to...
  • 6.9 earthquake strikes off Northern California coast

    03/09/2014 11:34:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 9, 2014, 11:21 p.m. | Shelby Grad
    A magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred off the coast of Eureka in Northern California on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The temblor hit at 10:18 p.m. 50 miles west of Eureka in Humboldt County. According to the USGS, the earthquake was felt over a large swath of the North Coast as well as other parts of Northern California. …
  • Earthquake off of Eureka, California 6.9

    03/09/2014 10:39:00 PM PDT · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 30 replies
    Just had a pretty good one. I'm inland about 30 miles from it and felt strong.
  • CPAC Audience: Legalize It!

    03/08/2014 6:12:42 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-07-2014 | John Sexton
    There are things you expect to see at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and there are things you don't. One of the things you probably don't is an audience cheering and applauding arguments for legalizing pot and bemoaning the war on drugs. A panel titled "Rocky Mountain High" held Thursday afternoon started out as a debate between Mary Katherine Ham of Fox and Hot Air and Christopher Beach a staffer for former Drug Czar William Bennett's radio show. But as the debate wore on it became clear the real disagreement was between Beach and the overwhelming majority of the...
  • Senators Tell Kellogg to 'Act Swiftly' to End Memphis Lockout

    03/07/2014 3:31:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 3/07/2014 | Mike Hall
    A group of five U.S. senators have joined the growing chorus of influential voices, telling the Kellogg Co. to end its nearly five-month lockout of more than 220 workers at its Memphis, Tenn., cereal production facility.The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 252G members who make Frosted Flakes®, Froot Loops® and other breakfast favorites were locked out as part of the drive by the company to replace steady, middle-class, full-time jobs with casual part-time employees who would make significantly lower wages and substandard benefits.In a letter to Kellogg’s CEO John Bryant, Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Robert Casey Jr....
  • Adelante Mujeres raises money for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, convicted in Forest Grove fatal crash

    03/04/2014 5:41:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | March 04, 2014 | Andrea Castillo
    Adelante Mujeres is leading a fundraiser for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, the driver convicted of felony hit-and-run in the Oct. 20 crash that killed two young Forest Grove stepsisters. Garcia-Cisneros, 19, was taken by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from Washington County Jail to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma early last month. She has been waiting for a bond hearing in immigration court. Arturo Villaseñor of Adelante Mujeres said Garcia-Cisneros' hearing is happening mid-week but wouldn't specify which day. Her Immigration Attorney Courtney Carter did not respond to a request for comment. The hearing will determine whether Garcia-Cisneros must remain in...
  • The New USA? Secession Movement Gains Steam

    03/04/2014 4:42:07 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 67 replies ^ | March 4, 2014 | David Brody
    GREELEY, Colo. -- If you mention the word "secession" most people think of the South during the Civil War. But today, a new movement is gaining steam because of frustration over a growing, out-of-control federal government. A number of conservative, rural Americans are taking about seceding and creating their own states, meaning a new map of the United States of America could include the following: A 51st state called Jefferson, made up of Northern California and Southern Oregon A new state called Western Maryland A new state called North Colorado These are real movements gaining traction with voters across the...
  • Oregon (RAT) Senators Call for Probe of Failed Health Care Website

    03/04/2014 3:24:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/04/14
    Oregon’s two Democratic Senators have joined congressional Republicans calling for a federal audit of the defective Oregon health care exchange website. The Oregonian reports: Oregon’s two U.S. Senators, Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, both Democrats, have joined a call by congressional Republicans for a federal audit of the Oregon’s exchange. Thanks to technical problems, Oregon’s is the last exchange in the country that doesn’t allow the public to self-enroll.
  • Former Cover Oregon IT Manager Speaks Out [Obamacare Website]

    03/01/2014 10:37:14 PM PST · by steve86 · 20 replies
    KNDU Television ^ | March 1, 2014 | Tracci Dial
    PORTLAND, OR - The former IT manager of the troubled Cover Oregon website is speaking out. Carolyn Lawson resigned following the state's health care exchange problems but says she is not at fault. She blames the technology's contractor, Oracle Group, and says she warned her superior, Bruce Goldberg, several times that the exchange was in trouble. Goldberg is the interim director of Cover Oregon now and would not comment on Lawson's claim.
  • Software Developers Pulled From Oregon Health Insurance Exchange

    02/27/2014 2:24:51 PM PST · by steve86 · 11 replies
    NBCrightnow ^ | 2/27/2014 | Claire Graham
    PORTLAND, OR - Technology giant Oracle Corp. is pulling nearly two-thirds of its software developers from Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange project, even though the public still can't use the website to get coverage in one sitting and other key functions are unfinished. Cover Oregon spokesman Michael Cox said Thursday that 100 Oracle developers will leave this week, with 65 remaining. The cutbacks come after the online enrollment system was rolled out last week to insurance agents and community organizations. Cox says Cover Oregon is focusing on fixes to that system, with the hope of launching to the general public...
  • From 0 to ERUPTION in 60 days: You thought that volcano was COLD?

    02/18/2014 6:09:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies ^ | 17th February 2014 | Brid-Aine Parnell,
    New research on Mount Hood in Oregon suggests that volcanoes can come up with liquid hot magma in as little as a couple of months, but most of the time, they contain magma that has been kept cool for thousands of years. "If the temperature of the rock is too cold, the magma is like peanut butter in a refrigerator," said Adam Ken, an Oregon State University (OSU) geologist. "It just isn't very mobile. For Mount Hood, the threshold seems to be about 750 degrees C - if it warms up just 50 to 75 degrees above that, it greatly...
  • Oregon Attorney General Refuses to Defend State's Gay Marriage Ban

    02/21/2014 9:03:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/21/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    The Oregon Attorney General has refused to defend the state's constitutional amendment that defines marriage as being only between one man and one woman. In a federal brief submitted Thursday, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum expressed her refusal to defend the amendment, which was passed by Oregon voters in 2004. "Because we cannot identify a valid reason for the state to prevent the couples who have filed these lawsuits from marrying in Oregon, we find ourselves unable to stand before [U.S. District Court] Judge [Michael] McShane to defend the state's prohibition against marriages between two men or two women," stated Rosenblum....
  • 18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
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  • Sheriff's Office releases reports from judge's DUII arrest after DA declines to prosecute [Oregon]

    02/16/2014 10:01:28 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    The Oregonian - OregonLive ^ | February 12, 2014 | Rebbeca Woolington
    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has released police reports about the January impaired driving arrest of Circuit Court Judge Donald Letourneau, who was cleared this week of criminal wrongdoing. The reports, disclosed Tuesday in response to a public records request, offer some new details about the incident, which was reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Letourneau has been a judge for 21 years in Washington County. The district attorney’s office Tuesday released its charging decision, which stated prosecutors could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Letourneau, 63, was driving impaired.
  • Video: What happened to the Cover Oregon audit?

    02/15/2014 10:13:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 14, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    How did Cover Oregon blow through more than $120 million and end up with a completely non-functional website? One year ago, when Oregon officials raised questions about the project and the contracts going to Oracle, Oregon Health Authority CIO told other state officials in a Cover Oregon meeting that the Secretary of State’s office had conducted an audit of the contracts, and found no problem. A year later, no one can find any evidence of that audit, which adds yet another dimension to the allegations of fraud involving Carolyn Lawson and Cover Oregon. KATU continues its in-depth investigation of the...
  • DOD Identifies Army Casualties (2 Soldiers)

    02/14/2014 3:19:13 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    Department of Defense ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | N/A
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire. Killed were: Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla. Pelham and Skelt were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • New Cover Oregon allegations: 'If it's true, someone's going to prison'

    02/12/2014 5:04:30 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    KATU ^ | Dusty Lane
    PORTLAND, Ore. – You already know the process that led to the failed rollout of the Cover Oregon website was bad. But was it criminally bad? Former Republican state Rep. Patrick Sheehan told the KATU Investigators he went to the FBI in December 2012 with allegations that Cover Oregon project managers initiated the design of dummy web pages to convince the federal government the project was further along than it actually was. If Sheehan’s allegations are true, those managers could face time in jail for fraud.
  • Did we " steal " Texas, Arizona, N.Mex and Calif. from Mexico ? ( Vanity )

    11/26/2008 2:27:17 PM PST · by sushiman · 105 replies · 3,417+ views
    My left-wing radical friend insists we stole all this land from Mexico . Any history buffs out there in Freeperland who can supply some ammo for me ?
  • Black residents reject Trader Joe’s because it would attract too many white people

    02/09/2014 8:02:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 8, 2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    The Trader Joe’s grocery chain has withdrawn plans to build a store in the heart of a predominantly black neighborhood after a black leadership group fought the move. The Portland Development Commission was set to give the grocer a large discount on property that had been vacant for years, pricing it at just over $500,000, down from an appraised value of $2.9 million, according to The Oregonian. The Portland African American Leadership Forum sent a scathing letter in December to city leaders, saying the plan would price residents out of the area and the group“remains opposed to any development in...
  • 'This is Marxism': Cuban Refugee Manuel Martinez Confronts Oregon Lawmakers on Gun Control Attempt

    02/09/2014 9:47:34 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/08/2014 | Breitbart TV
    Storyleak: A man who fled Cuba’s communist regime in the 1960s blasted Oregon lawmakers Thursday during a public hearing on proposed gun control legislation. Manuel Martinez, who narrowly escaped Cuba in 1962 after being imprisoned for opposing Fidel Castro, passionately defended the Second Amendment in front of Oregon’s Senate Judiciary Committee, comparing the state’s attempts to pass gun control to moves made by his former government. “Don’t sell me this. A very powerful man tried to sell me this 50-something years ago, I didn’t buy it,” Martinez said. “This is Marxism, plain and clear.”
  • Manuel Martinez, Fled Cuba. DESTROYS Oregon Lawmaker’s Gun Control Attempt

    02/08/2014 3:49:04 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 19 replies ^ | February 8, 2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    At a public hearing on proposed gun control legislation, Manuel Martinez, a man who escaped Cuba in 1962 after opposing Fidel Castro and being imprisoned for it, blasts Oregon gun control lawmakers in an impassioned speech that only someone that has lived through communism and Marxism, only someone that watched innocent men, women and children murdered by their own government, only someone that fought against his whole country being enslaved by a dictator, can give. “They come here in those dog and pony show and cry that their going to protect people. You’re going to protect nobody! I want to...
  • Obama launches 'climate hubs' to help farmers, communities

    02/05/2014 1:59:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2014 | By Laura Barron-Lopez
    The Obama administration will announce the establishment of regional hubs focused on mitigating climate change on Wednesday. The hubs are the first-ever regional centers that will focus solely on risk adaptation and climate change solutions at seven locations across the country. "On the heels of passage of the farm bill, the administration will take executive action to help farmers, ranchers and rural communities combat climate change and adapt to extreme weather and other damage it causes," a White House official said in an email ahead of Wednesday's announcement. Dubbed "climate hubs," the new centers will address issues like increasing risks...
  • Trader Joe’s Pulls Out Of Poor Portland, Oregon Neighborhood [after protests from radical leftists]

    02/05/2014 11:21:10 AM PST · by grundle · 61 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 4, 2014 | Palash Ghosh
    The Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) objected to the proposed development partly because it feared that the new retail complex would eventually push up rental prices in the area and drive out the local black community. PAALF officials cited that they held no animosity toward Trader Joe’s whatsoever but were concerned by the city government’s history of displacing African-Americans from their homes. According to The Oregonian newspaper, California-based developer Majestic Realty Co. had plans to build an $8 million retail complex in a vacant two-acre lot in Northeast Portland at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and...