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  • Judge Deals Government Blow Over Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial ( Bundy : Malheur : Oregon )

    08/23/2016 5:29:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    OPB ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Conrad Wilson
    It was a rough morning for U.S. attorneys arguing the federal government’s case against Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and six other defendants accused of conspiring to occupy an Oregon wildlife refuge. A visibly frustrated Judge Anna Brown struck from the record a previous ruling that effectively allowed evidence from defendants’ Facebook accounts into next month’s trial. Despite calling an assistant U.S. attorney, two legal assistants and an FBI agent as witnesses, prosecutors weren’t able to explain to the court how protected information from 11 Facebook accounts used by defendants ended up being shared as part of discovery. Judge Brown ordered...
  • Trump Cancels Major Campaign Events in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon.

    08/22/2016 8:12:24 PM PDT · by Coronal · 104 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | AP | David Rutz
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled or delayed major upcoming campaign events in Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon. His scheduled speech focusing on immigration in Denver on Thursday has been postponed, although he will still attend a fundraiser that day, according to the Denver Post. Trump also cancelled a planned rally in Las Vegas on Friday, according to campaign spokesman Michael Chamberlain. In addition, his planned rally and fundraiser in Portland, Oregon, originally scheduled for Aug. 31, is also cancelled, local CBS affiliate KOIN reported.
  • Oregon State to force ‘social justice’ training on freshmen

    08/15/2016 11:14:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    College Fix ^ | August 15, 2016 | William Nardi
    Oregon State University is developing an online course centered on “social justice” that new students will soon be required to take. The course will debut as a pilot program during the fall term, which starts in late September, and the full roll-out will happen toward the beginning of winter term, which starts in January, a university official told The College Fix via email.
  • Scuffle breaks out at Multnomah County Democratic Party HQ, prompting police response

    08/14/2016 8:59:34 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 29 replies
    OregonLive ^ | August 14, 2016 | Eder Campuzano
    A scuffle broke out at a Multnomah County Democrats meeting Thursday night, prompting a police response and leaving several of the party's newest members disillusioned. It all started when one of the organization's new members asked to amend the agenda at the meeting's outset. Chairwoman Lorraine Van Hoe reportedly denied the request, which only prompted loud, angry responses from the gallery. "People felt they were not being heard," said Leigha LaFleur, who last month traveled to Philadelphia as a delegate for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. "In order to be heard, they amplified their voices. That...
  • God's Love Abounds [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/01/2016 7:52:15 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My love abounds in the riches of the fruit from My Tree. So come and partake of Me in Mercy and Grace. Bathe yourself in My humility and find Peace in all you do for I AM a Wellspring of knowledge and as you seek MY Face I will adorn you in My manifold Spirit so you to may walk in the fullness of My ways and not lack anymore. Philippians 4:19 19 And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
  • DNC 2016: Lights over Oregon delegation cut after chants of 'No More War'

    07/29/2016 2:52:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 7/28/16 | Talia Richman
    Since arriving at the Democratic National Convention, Gregory McKelvey said, he's felt like the party has been trying to silence him. The Oregon State graduate supports Bernie Sanders, not the party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. So do many of Oregon's delegates. McKelvey said tension over that difference of opinion hit new heights Wednesday when the arena cut the lights over the Oregon delegation as they chanted, "No More War," during former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's speech.
  • Restless Heart [charismatic Caucus]

    07/25/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-25-16 | Jesus The Author and finisher of our faith
    First and for most as Creator of your heart I am the mentor you seek as to how to walk in loving kindness for this "IS" your heartbeat. So any time your heart seems out of sorts truly it is because you have left this foundation to walk in un-forgiveness or judgment of another heart that I created to walk in this very thing the commandment to love me first and others in this very same manner for I am Judge and Savior not man, woman or child . Therefore guard your heart by living in My love but to...
  • Basin man championed by Oath Keepers sentenced to 18 months in prison ..

    07/21/2016 12:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Independent Record ^ | July 20, 2016 | DILLON KATO
    MISSOULA – U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ... Putnam said he’s attended several Oath Keepers rallies in the past, including three in Portland, Oregon and several at a memorial on the highway outside Burns, Oregon where LaVoy Finicum was killed by law enforcement in a standoff following the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife refuge. ... Jason Van Tatenhove, a Eureka-area man who serves as the national media director for the Oath Keepers, said he had doubts about the performance of Robertson’s federal public defense attorney, Michael Donahoe, saying he had refused, for example, to push to get an...
  • OR: Jason Rorex, Open Carrier, Stops Armed Robbery

    07/12/2016 10:12:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An open carrier in Oregon stopped an armed robbery suspect who demanded money at knife point.  The story was covered by kezi.com, and has gone national. From kezi.com: He said he flashed his gun at the suspect who then put the knife in his pocket and walked away. "And then I was just relieved like Katie was ... that I had my pistol with me so that I knew he couldn't do anything at that point," added Rorex. He said his date then called the police. When officers arrived they arrested 29-year-old Adolfo Rodriguez of Eugene. Rodriguez is now...
  • Federal judge: Bundy brothers should be housed in same jail, deputies shouldn't share contents ...

    07/12/2016 9:11:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 7/11/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge Monday ordered the Multnomah County sheriff's office to return Ammon Bundy to the downtown Portland jail, so he can be housed near his brother Ryan Bundy as they prepare a joint defense in the pending Oregon standoff case. Calling the federal conspiracy case against the Bundy's and their co-defendants an "exceptional case" and the Bundy's ties an "exceptional relationship" U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones issued the order after a morning hearing. While county jail officials prefer not to house the co-defendants together, the judge said he had the authority to make an "exception" to the jail's...
  • Oregon Killer Who Shot Dead 3 People Was Previously Deported 6 Times

    07/02/2016 8:29:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul 1st, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez murdered three people on a blueberry farm in Oregon. He had previously been deported six times. The victims were shot to death on Monday. FM News 101 reported: The man accused of shooting and killing three people and injuring a fourth on a blueberry farm outside of Woodburn, has been deported from the U.S. six times since 2003. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman says in a written statement: “After conducting a comprehensive review of Mr. Oseguera’s immigration and criminal history, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has designated this as a federal interest case. To that...
  • Officials: Man held in Oregon farm shooting deported 6 times

    07/01/2016 6:38:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/16 | Gillian Flaccus - AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, has no significant prior criminal convictions, but ICE asked Oregon authorities to turn him over to them if he's released from custody in the current case, the agency said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday. Oseguera-Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder Tuesday in Marion...
  • Woodburn Shooter Deported Six Times Since 2003

    07/01/2016 6:58:42 AM PDT · by AuntB · 39 replies
    KXL ^ | June 30, 2016 | KXL
    Woodburn, Ore — The man accused of shooting and killing three people and injuring a fourth on a blueberry farm outside of Woodburn, has been deported from the U.S. six times since 2003. The U.S. Immigration and Customes Enforcement spokeswoman says in a written statement: “After conducting a comprehensive review of Mr. Oseguera’s immigration and criminal history, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has designated this as a federal interest case. To that end, the agency filed a notice of action with the Marion County Jail asking to be alerted if or when Mr. Oseguera is slated for release so...
  • Harney County voters solidly reject effort to oust county judge who opposed...(OREGON STANDOFF)

    06/30/2016 6:34:28 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/28/2016 | Les Zaitz
    Harney County Judge Steve Grasty on Tuesday beat a recall aimed at politically punishing him for standing up to occupation leader Ammon Bundy. Unofficial returns from Harney County Clerk Derrin "Dag" Robinson Tuesday night showed the recall failed 70 percent to 30 percent........
  • Oregon standoff: Case of possible misconduct by FBI in LaVoy Finicum shooting now before grand jury

    06/25/2016 4:27:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/23/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    The federal investigation into an FBI agent's apparent firing of gunshots at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum and the alleged FBI tampering with evidence at the scene has gone to a grand jury. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Gorder Jr. revealed the grand jury hearing in court papers Thursday explaining the government's desire to keep its memorandum about the inspector general's investigation into the FBI's handling of the Jan. 26 shooting out of the hands of defense lawyers. "The Declaration provides details of an ongoing investigation by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, and concerns matters occurring before the...
  • Oregon Man First Legal ‘Gender Binary’

    06/22/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    PORTLAND, Ore. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A circuit court judge has ruled an Oregon man can legally identify as "gender binary." Following a decision passed down by the Multnomah County judge, 52-year-old Jamie Shupe has become the first individual in the country to attain the legal classification of being neither male nor female. "I have my life back," Shupe stated after the court ruling last week. "I'm not a male. I'm not a female." The decision is being lauded by gay activist organizations, who argue "classic gender markers don't fit everybody," and the court decision will serve to help people "exist without...
  • Portland Votes on Foreclosures for First Time in 50 Years

    06/18/2016 5:04:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 15 June 2016 | gillian flaccus
    The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to foreclose on so-called "zombie homes" for the first time in 50 years as the city grapples with a swelling population and skyrocketing home costs that are locking new homeowners out of the market. Commissioners and the mayor voted 4-0 in favor of the plan, with one member absent. The vote targets five of the city's worst abandoned properties, the first part of a long-term plan to free up housing in an overheated market while clearing out squatters who have plagued developing neighborhoods outside the city's hip core...
  • Ammon Bundy, 4 co-defedants argue rights infringed by dual prosecutions in Ore., Nev. (ORE STANDOFF)

    06/18/2016 4:53:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/16/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Assistant federal public defender Rich Federico urged a panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to ensure that Ammon Bundy and four co-defendants rights to due process and effective representation aren't jeopardized by their dual prosecutions in Oregon and Nevada. Federico began by citing a 1922 U.S. Supreme Court ruling which underscored that one person accused of crimes in two courts cannot be in two places at the same time. Though that case dealt with a person facing prosecution in federal and state courts, Federico told the panel that he couldn't find a similar case in...
  • Defense lawyers seek investigation reports into alleged FBI misconduct in Finicum shooting (OREGON)

    06/16/2016 2:32:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/15/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Defense lawyers in the Oregon standoff case want a federal judge to compel the government to turn over records from its investigation into the apparent firing of gunshots by a FBI Hostage Rescue Team member at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum and alleged tampering with shell casings after the Jan. 26 encounter. They're asking for all the reports developed by the Inspector General's Office of the U.S. Department of Justice and Oregon's Tri-County Major Incident Team led by the Deschutes County sheriff. "The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is investigating members of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) for lying to crime-scene...
  • Some Portland State Students Upset at Students for Trump Display

    06/14/2016 7:23:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 14, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    From Campus Reform: A Students for Trump event at Portland State University was greeted with hostility Saturday when campus police officers tried to kick Trump’s supporters to the curb while protesters reacted hysterically to chants of “USA! USA!” Students for Trump began the event by erecting a wall on campus but campus security attempted to force the students to leave on the grounds that the wall was a “structure” rather than a “sign,” and thus violated university policies. However, the students were ultimately allowed to remain on campus but were harshly ridiculed by their peers, who called them “pathetic,” “idiot,”...
  • Minimum wage, maximum mess in Oregon

    06/12/2016 11:24:08 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2016 June 10 | Dan Springer
    When Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a minimum wage bill into law in March, it was the highest statewide wage floor in the U.S. It was also the most convoluted, setting three different wages and raise schedules depending on the area's population. ‎ Wages will rise to $12.50 in rural Oregon, $13.50 in mid-size regions and $14.75 in greater Portland, all by the year 2022. But before the ink was even dry, Democrats, who control the state House, Senate and governor's office, announced they wanted to change the bill that was rammed through in a five-week legislative session despite fierce...
  • Government Bullies Demand Access to Man’s Land For Absurd Reason, His Reply Letter Is EPIC

    06/12/2016 9:57:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Matthew Johansen
    If you own something — a business, a home, a car, land, really anything — liberals don’t believe that’s really yours. You’re just allowed to have that because the government lets you! We saw this recently when the state of Oregon asked residents for access to their land to conduct a survey. One of the homeowners’ responses was so epic that it stopped them in their tracks, though — and will hopefully inspire others to do the same. “(Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) staff will be conducting surveys for foothill yellow-legged frogs and other amphibians over the next few...
  • Accused bike thief lassoed by man on horse in Southern Oregon

    06/11/2016 12:47:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    etsystatic.com/ ^ | June 10, 2016 | katu staff
    EAGLE POINT, Ore. — An alleged bike thief was stopped in his tracks at a Walmart in Southern Oregon thanks to a man... on a horse... with a lasso. Photos shared with KATU's sister station KTVL in Medford show a cowboy hat-wearing man sitting atop a horse with his lasso around a slumped figure. IMAGES ON LINK!!!
  • Parking lot cowboy lassos bike thief outside Walmart

    06/11/2016 7:33:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2016
    Police say a rancher jumped on his horse and lassoed a man who was trying to steal a bicycle in the parking lot of an Oregon Walmart. The Medford Mail Tribune reports 28-year-old Robert Borba was at the Eagle Point store getting dog food Friday when he heard a woman screaming that someone was trying to steal her bike. The rancher says he quickly got his horse out of its trailer, grabbed a rope, rode over and lassoed the man and bicycle.
  • Judge dismisses one of the gun charges against Ammon Bundy, 7 co-defendants (Oregon Standoff)

    06/11/2016 5:15:55 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/10/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge has dismissed the charge of using and carrying firearms in the course of a crime of violence against Ammon Bundy and seven co-defendants, finding the underlying conspiracy charge doesn't meet the legal definition of a "crime of violence". The ruling dismissing Count 3 in the federal indictment is the first major win for the defense in the pending case stemming from..... Defense lawyer Per C. Olson had argued in legal briefs and oral arguments for dismissal of Count 3 on behalf of his client, David Fry, and the others charged. Olson told the court that the government...
  • Rancher on horseback lassoes would-be bike bandit in Walmart parking lot

    An attempted bicycle theft in a Walmart parking lot was foiled by a cattle rancher on horseback, who chased the thief down and lassoed him until the local police in southern Oregon could arrive. David Stepp said that he had been sitting in his car nearby when he saw the cowboy trotting across the parking lot on his horse after the thief, who was trying to escape on the stolen bicycle. When the thief dismounted and tried to flee on foot, Stepp watched as the cowboy lassoed him by the ankle. The thief then grabbed a tree and held on...
  • Ninth Circuit Court: No Second Amendment Right to Conceal a Firearm

    06/09/2016 8:54:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 9, 2016 | Liz Sheld
    The Ninth Circuit Court has upheld the ruling of the lower court in the Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego case and affirmed the Second Amendment does not include a right to conceal a firearm. The Peruta case challenged the legality of denying permits to conceal and carry a firearm unless the applicant for a permit has "good reason" to do so. A three-judge panel initially ruled that the San Diego County Sheriff's Department did not have the right to deny the permit. The case was subsequently heard by the entire Ninth Circuit Court and their decision was...
  • 9th Court of Appeals - "No constitutional right to concealed carry"

    06/09/2016 11:02:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 113 replies
    NBC ^ | June 9,2016
  • Babysitter is arrested on abuse charges after outraged parents share their bruised son's horrific...

    06/07/2016 2:36:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | June 6, 2016 | Regina F. Graham and Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Babysitter is arrested on abuse charges after outraged parents share their bruised son's horrific injuries on Facebook The babysitter accused of abusing a one-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in Oregon after social media users demanded action to be taken by authorities and officials. Markell Hilaire, 27, is facing charges of criminal mistreatment and assault for an incident parents Joshua Marbury and Alicia Quinney claimed left their son, Jacob, with a bruise shaped like a hand print on his face. Hilaire - who is a friend of the child's father - was arrested Friday after thousands of...
  • Oregon GOP rally behind Trump as only choice

    06/05/2016 11:17:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Bend Bulletin ^ | June 5, 2016 | Taylor W. Anderson
    SALEM — In the parking lot at the Republican state convention Saturday, the bumpers of several cars captured the story of some of the hundreds of party insiders inside: Donald Trump wasn’t a top choice, but we’ll rally behind him. Dozens of cars at the state fairgrounds in Salem donned stickers and magnets supporting the party’s slate of statewide and congressional candidates, conservative causes and various current and former Republican presidential candidates. But on another car, and at least one more like it, stickers summed up the second-choice vibe of a few party members inside. One sported stickers in support...
  • Federal judge allows release of Oregon standoff defendants Jake Ryan, Travis Cox

    06/03/2016 5:35:17 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/2/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge Thursday allowed for the pretrial release of two more defendants facing federal conspiracy charges in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones released Jake Ryan, 27, to his parents in Plains, Montana, after questioning Ryan's father under oath. In a separate hearing, the judge ordered defendant Travis Cox, 21, released to his mother in central Oregon. Both face a host of conditions, including curfews and travel restrictions. With the two orders, 15 of the 26 defendants charged with conspiracy have been granted pretrial release. Eleven remain in custody, including...
  • BREAKING=> TRUMP Camp Releases List of 9 of 15 States In-Play This Cycle Including NY and California

    05/29/2016 5:12:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump announced this weekend he puts 15 states potentially into play in the general election this year. The states include: — Ohio — Florida — Virginia — Minnesota — Michigan — Pennsylvania — Wisconsin — New York — Maine — California ** Plus Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton in the latest Oregon poll and is essentially tied with Hillary in New Hampshire -two more traditional blue states. And Hillary Clinton hasn’t even been indicted yet!
  • Assisted Suicide Is “Putting People Down”

    05/07/2016 8:22:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2016 | Richard Weikhart
    Last year the UK TV personality Ursula Presgrave generated controversy by her Facebook posting: “Anyone born with down syndrome should be put down, it’s just cruel to let them lead a pointless life of a vegetable.” Aside from the remarkable ignorance she displays about people with Down Syndrome, I’m troubled by the dehumanizing rhetoric. She thinks we should “put down” some of our fellow human beings, as though they are nothing but animals. It may seem at first glance that her comments have no real connection to the assisted suicide debate, because she is calling for murder, not suicide. However,...
  • Another Shock Poll Leaves Team Clinton Stunned – Trump Leads In Oregon

    05/29/2016 5:19:45 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 58 replies
    D c whispers ^ | 5-29-16
    Donald Trump’s crossover appeal, long ignored by the majority of the Mainstream Media, is front and center once again in the liberal bastion that is Oregon State. (Dominated by urban center Portland) And look at that lead among independent voters – a nearly +30 advantage!
  • Transgender Issue Strikes Oregon Women’s Shelter

    05/29/2016 11:41:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Bob Price
    Oregon women seeking shelter from homelessness or abusive men are being forced to share sleeping and bathroom facilities with men who “self-identify” as a woman. State anti-discrimination laws in that state require these women’s shelters to take in men who “self-identify” as a woman, a sheltered woman reported. Malka Davis was trying to find shelter, like many other women, from living on the streets after running out of options, she wrote in an opinion piece in The Oregonian. While returning to the shelter one day, Davis noticed several of her female shelter companions in distress. She said one woman had...
  • ‘Splodey Head Alert – Oregon Poll: Donald Trump 53%, Hillary Clinton 26% (Independents)…

    05/28/2016 9:42:13 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 87 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 29, 2016 | sundance
    Oh my. A recent Clout Research poll from the State of Oregon (full pdf below), not exactly well known as a bastion of all things republican, shows candidate Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton 44 to 42%. However, with Independent Voters, Donald Trump is CRUSHING Hillary Clinton by 27 points 53% to 26%. The Monster Vote effect:
  • Oregon General Election Voters Give Edge to Trump overHillary

    05/28/2016 6:35:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    Clout Research ^ | May 28, 2016 | Fritz Wenzel
    The survey of Oregon voters statewide showed that, in a prospective General Election match-up between presumptive Republican Party nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump leads by a small margin, 44% to 42%, with 13% yet undecided.
  • Oregon woman touches another woman’s private parts aboard flight from Las Vegas

    05/27/2016 6:47:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    An Oregon woman touched another woman’s breasts and genitals without her consent on a flight to Portland Sunday night, police said. Heidi McKinney, 26, was arrested on third-degree sex abuse charges when Alaska Airlines Flight 621 from Las Vegas landed at Portland International Airport, according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun. Port of Portland police said McKinney fondled the woman as the aircraft traveled over Oregon. The other passenger told investigators McKinney touched her without her approval. N.J. WOMAN TESTIFIES AGAINST AIRPLANE PERV WHO GROPED HER Multnomah County Sheriff’s detention officers released her on bail Monday in...
  • Ammon Bundy retains new lawyer, former Utah State Rep. J. Morgan Philpot from Molalla (OR Standoff)

    05/27/2016 3:49:11 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Ammon Bundy. the leader of the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, has retained a new lawyer, J. Morgan Philpot, a former Utah state representative who born in Molalla, Oregon. Late Wednesday, Eugene-based attorney Mike Arnold, who was retained by Bundy after his Jan. 26 arrest, filed a notice of "substitution of counsel," for Philpot. "He is intimately familiar with land use issues central to the Malheur protest," Arnold said in a prepared statement. Arnold has been an outspoken advocate and defender of Bundy. His courthouse step pronouncements and social media postings drew complaints to the Oregon State...
  • Feds admit FBI agents shouldn't have questioned Oregon standoff defendant David Fry

    05/26/2016 3:57:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/25/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    FBI agents shouldn't have questioned Oregon standoff figure David Fry after taking him into custody Feb. 11 because his attorney already had invoked Fry's right to remain silent, federal prosecutors admitted Wednesday. "The government acknowledges that agents should not have questioned him," Assistant U.S.Attorney Ethan Knight wrote in a legal brief. Fry's attorney, Per C. Olson, had contacted Knight and Oregon's federal public defender earlier Feb. 11, asking them to contact the FBI to relay his request to speak with Fry and his desire that Fry not answer any questions from police once he was arrested. Olson contacted Knight at...
  • Legislators Blast DOJ Double Standard: Rancher Finicum vs. Occupy Leftists

    05/24/2016 3:17:09 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 May 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Seven state legislators from Arizona have called upon the attorneys general of the states of Arizona, Nevada “and any other states with standing,” to bring legal action against Oregon law-enforcement officials and prosecutors, as well as against the FBI, over the shooting death this past January of Arizona rancher Robert Lavoy Finicum. In a letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt, the Arizona lawmakers contrast the extreme treatment accorded Finicum, the Bundy ranching family, and their supporters versus the kid-glove treatment given to the violent and destructive leftist demonstrators of the various “Occupy”...
  • Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her ‘They’

    05/24/2016 10:35:10 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/23/2016 | Blake Neff
    A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun. The school conducted an internal investigation after Soell complained, but found no proof of harassment. The state’s labor commissioner, Brad Avakian, forced a bakery to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple they wouldn’t bake a cake for, and he has also compelled a bar owner to pay a whopping $400,000 to a group of transgender customers he tried to ban from his bar. Eager...
  • Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her ‘They’

    05/24/2016 8:21:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    dailycaller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun. According to The Oregonian, Leo Soell was born a woman, but now prefers to identify as “transmasculine” and “genderqueer,” meaning she does not consider herself to be male or female. After getting breast cancer in late 2014, she had her breasts amputated to create a more masculine appearance and changed her name to Leo. Once she returned from medical school in May, 2015, Soell...
  • Conspiracy charge in Oregon standoff case can 'chill' political dissent, defense lawyer says

    05/24/2016 3:58:55 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/23/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal conspiracy charge against 25 occupiers accused of stopping federal officers from doing their work at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is constitutionally vague and has the potential to "chill the most crucial First Amendment activity"-political dissent, defense lawyer Amy Baggio argued Monday. The charge provides a "sphere of protection" for federal employees, but it's so broadly worded that it could restrict free speech and assembly designed to criticize the federal government and how its employees exercise their duties, Baggio said. "This statute can chill, it can threatened not only First Amendment expression but the Second Amendment right to...
  • 'Gigantic' corporate tax hike likely headed to Oregon voters

    05/23/2016 7:40:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2016 7:33 PM EDT | Kristena Hansen
    A massive $2.8 billion annual corporate tax hike is likely headed to Oregon voters in November, a move that could create the most aggressive tax climate for big business of any state in the nation. The ballot proposal comes as raising taxes on the wealthy and large corporations is at the forefront of a national debate — especially among Democratic progressives such as Bernie Sanders and much of Oregon’s electorate — about how to close the gaping economic disparities between rich and poor in a post-Great Recession era. The proposal’s labor-union backers are just one step from getting the measure...
  • Portland (OR) school board votes to BAN books that question or deny climate change from classroom

    05/22/2016 4:25:13 PM PDT · by matt04 · 42 replies
    School officials in Portland, Oregon, have banned books questioning climate change from the classroom. The city's public school board voted last week that any material saying climate change doesn't exist or that humans are not at fault should be removed. The resolution also directs school staff to develop an implementation plan for 'curriculum and educational opportunities that address climate change and climate justice in all Portland Public Schools.' The measure was passed even though the Oregon Institute of Science and medicine is circulating a petition which states: 'there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane,...
  • Primed To Fight The Government - WaPo hit piece

    05/21/2016 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2016 | Kevin Sullivan
    REDMOND, Ore. — B.J. Soper took aim with his AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and fired a dozen shots at a human silhouette target. Soper’s wife and their 16-year-old daughter practiced drawing pistols. Then Soper helped his 4-year-old daughter, in pink sneakers and a ponytail, work on her marksmanship with a .22-caliber rifle. Deep in the heart of a vast U.S. military training ground, surrounded by spent shotgun shells and juniper trees blasted to shreds, the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard was conducting its weekly firearms training. “The intent is to be able to work together and defend ourselves if we need to,”...
  • Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change

    05/22/2016 9:03:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change | Fox News The Portland Public Schools board voted last week to ban any materials that cast doubt on climate change, the Portland Tribune reported. According to the resolution passed May 17, the school district must remove any textbooks and other materials that suggest climate change is not occurring or that says human beings are not responsible for it. “A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt, and obviously the science says otherwise,” said Bill Bigelow, a former Portland public school teacher...
  • PSU students stage ‘die-in’ to demand disarming of police (Oregon)

    05/21/2016 1:49:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 12, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski, Investigative Reporter
    Hundreds of students at Portland State University shut down traffic Tuesday while staging a die-in to protest the school’s armed public safety officers. “So, I do believe I have mentioned the die-in before—what that entails is a lot of us who are abused so to say…we’re going to be laying down in the street outside so [the president] can see us so he knows what the Board of Trustees does to us, which is it kills us,” one protester explained. A video published by Vidmax shows nearly 200 students proceeding to lay down in the middle of traffic causing a...
  • Amid Shouts of 'Shame,' House GOP Defeats Gay Rights Measure

    05/19/2016 5:37:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 05/19/2016 | ERICA WERNER
    Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure to protect gay rights. The final vote was 213-212 after the chaos on the House floor. That was enough to defeat an amendment by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Maloney and other Democrats were incensed. "They literally snatched discrimination from the jaws of equality," Maloney said. He said he had approached Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as McCarthy worked on GOP colleagues to vote against the measure. McCarthy told Maloney to...