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    10/17/2017 1:42:34 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/16/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    The FBI agent accused of lying about shooting at LaVoy Finicum's truck when Finicum was killed on January 26, 2016 will not be tried until May 8th next year. W. Joseph Astarita's trial has now been moved back twice. Meanwhile an investigation into Grant County, Oregon sheriff Glenn Palmer by Oregon's Justice Department has not been able to pin any wrongdoing on him. The investigation into Palmer began in response to complaints from the 911 call center director and the John Day, Oregon police chief. These complaints came as Palmer came under attack for calling for a negotiated end to...
  • 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 The meeting came less than a month after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidelines on how schools should handle...
  • Oregon Public Pension Debt Officially Rises By $2.4 Billion

    07/29/2017 8:12:40 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    KUOW ^ | 29 July 2017 | Jeff Mapes
    The official estimate of the deficit for Oregon's public pension system climbed by $2.4 billion Friday. As a result, state and local agencies and school districts face even higher pension costs over the next two decades than they had earlier expected. And the new deficit figure continues to fuel controversy over what the governor and state Legislature should do to ease those rate increases. The new debt figure is the result of a unanimous vote by the board that oversees the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. They chose Friday to reduce an estimate of how much PERS expects to earn...
  • Police: Suspect Called Black Man N-Word, Threatened Him & Encouraged Pit Bull to Attack

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

    09/20/2017 5:32:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/20/2017 | Nexrush/Self
    "Go ahead and hate your neighbor, Go ahead and cheat a friend, Do it in the name of heaven, you can justify it in the end, There won't be any trumpets blowing come the judgement day, On the bloody morning after one tin soldier rides away" "One Tin Solider" song. "The Legend of Billy Jack" movie ....Ammon Bundy launched the Oregon Standoff protest on January 2, 2016 he took action in the name of 'loving thy neighbor' as in the jailed ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond imprisoned as terrorists with a five year mandatory sentence for lighting a backfire.... What...
  • 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...
  • Portland protests turn violent as Antifa members arrested (Oregon)

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

    09/11/2017 12:11:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 10, 2017 | Will Racke
    Portland police will no longer maintain a database of suspected gang members, due to concerns that the vast majority of people with the gang label are racial minorities. Starting Oct. 15, the Portland Police Bureau will end the 20-year practice of issuing gang member designations, which police say can lead to “unintended consequences” and a lifelong stigma even for those who have given up the gang lifestyle. Officials intend to notify the approximately 300 people on the gang list that the bureau will purge all records related to the designations, The Oregonian reported. “There are still criminal gang members. That...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Burns Chronicles No 59-Ryan Bundy Holds the Key (LaVoy Finicum-Oregon Standoff

    09/03/2017 5:01:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Outpost of Freedom ^ | 8/30/2017 | Gary Hunt
    On January 26, 2016, several people, in two private vehicles were on their way to a scheduled meeting.... ....they were set upon by modern day highwaymen (highwaymen were people who stopped travelers and robbed them). The driver and passengers of the.. vehicle submitted to the demands of the heavily armed interlopers..... The driver of the second vehicle, a white pick-up truck ..... sped away, seeking the assistance of a peace office, Sheriff Glen Palmer, of Grant County, Oregon..... .... the highwaymen had set up a barricade across the road, barring passage. The highwaymen, hidden behind their vehicles, began firing shots.........
  • Betsy DeVos says yes to Oregon's plan to carry out 'Every Student Succeeds Act'

    08/30/2017 4:12:19 PM PDT · by Hadean · 17 replies
    Oregon live ^ | Aug, 30, 2017
    Oregon's plan to evaluate schools' performance, help schools judged to be weak performers and otherwise carry out federal education mandates fully meets federal government standards, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told Gov. Kate Brown Wednesday. "I am pleased to approve Oregon's... plan," DeVos wrote to Brown and state schools chief Salam Noor. "I congratulate you on this significant accomplishment." All states are required to file plans showing how they will comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Unlike the widely despised No Child Left Behind law, the new federal K-12 law leaves a lot of discretion to states....
  • Trump sign at Oregon dry cleaners draws praise, criticism

    08/28/2017 1:40:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    KATU-TV ^ | August 28, 2017 | The Associated Press
    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — La Grande Dry Cleaning has become an unlikely front in the battle over Donald Trump's presidency. It happened Aug. 16, when owner Heidi Van Schoonhoven posted a sign in the window of the downtown business. The sign says Trump condones white supremacy. And if you still support Trump, your business is not welcome. Van Schoonhoven tells The East Oregonian she posted post the sign following Trump's response to the deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.....
  • Senator Claims Trump's Pardon Violates the Oath of Office (unhinged)

    08/27/2017 1:36:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies ^ | August 27, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) wasn't just against President Donald Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio--he went as far as to say that the pardon was a violation of the Oath of Office. On Twitter, Wyden said that pardoning Arpaio sent a message that as long as a person supports Trump, they will be permitted to break the law. Follow Ron Wyden ✔@RonWyden The Arpaio pardon says, if you are a law-enforcement official who supports Trump, break the law & he'll protect you. 6:35 AM - Aug 26, 2017 Follow Ron Wyden ✔@RonWyden This strikes at the heart of...
  • Oregon Governor Signs Gun Confiscation Law, Violates 2nd and 14th Amendments

    08/26/2017 2:56:33 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    World News Politics ^ | 8/23/2017 | M.L.
    In a disturbing move that reeks of tyranny, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a Democrat bill into law that permits the Oregon government to steal guns without notice. The law, based off of Oregon Senate Bill 719, has faced massive resistance from Republicans and Oregon citizens alike. Despite this, the local governments managed to sign it into law—Oregon is no longer a free state. 12 SHARES SHARE THIS STORY In a disturbing move that reeks of tyranny, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a Democrat bill into law that permits the Oregon government to steal guns without notice. The law, based...
  • Oregon Senate Bill 719 Sign into law: Weapons Ban by Court Decree

    08/24/2017 11:22:28 AM PDT · by CodeToad · 27 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 24 August 2017 | Oregon Live
    Creates process for obtaining extreme risk protection order prohibiting person from possessing deadly weapon when court finds that person presents risk in near future, including imminent risk, of suicide or causing injury to another person. Text of Bill 219
  • Oregon promised free tuition. Now it's cutting back.

    08/24/2017 5:51:52 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 55 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 23 August 2017 | Katie Lobosco
    Oregon became one of the first states to make tuition free for new students at community colleges last year, but the cash-strapped state can't fully fund the program this fall. Now some students won't be able to participate.
  • Here’s Where to Eat During Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week (Oregon)

    08/22/2017 1:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Williamette Week ^ | August 21, 2017 | Sophia June
    This week, August 21-27, marks the third annual Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week, which encourages people to support black restaurant owners and local business. First started in 2014 by Bertha Pearl after she was inspired by the Bay Area's Black Restaurant Day, the annual event has now grown to a full week of celebration. This year's Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week kicks off today, and in honor of the eclipse, many restaurants will be offering deals. The week will end with a party at chef/owner William Travis' Dub's St. Johns on Sunday, August 27 from 6-10. Travis has been a major part...
  • Heavy eclipse traffic expected today throughout Central Oregon

    08/18/2017 7:29:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    KGW ^ | 6:23 AM. PDT August 18, 2017
    Traffic jams on U.S. 26 around Prineville eased late Thursday night, according to police, But that mess was created by people heading to a single eclipse festival. Today, authorities expect an influx of people headed to destinations throughout Central Oregon. And this is just the beginning. About 1 million people are projected to visit the state of Oregon to see the total solar eclipse Monday. ... Motorists were advised to stay in the their vehicles during traffic delays, and to not drive in wrong lanes of travel. ... In Eastern Oregon... some delays Thursday on U.S. 395 from the community...
  • Antifa gets violent in downtown Portland, 2 arrested

    08/08/2017 3:52:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 7, 2017 | John Sexton
    There were clashes in downtown Portland Sunday as Antifa squared off with the group Patriot’s Prayer. From KATU: See Also: Professor: It’s time to regulate sex robots Members of “Antifa” initially showed up [at] the peaceful rally, but quickly made their way to the Patriot Prayer “Freedom March” several blocks away. The two groups quickly clashed. Several violent fights were witnessed by KATU News crews throughout the area, but as opposed to previous protests, there was little to no police presence breaking up the groups. Clashes between Antifa and Patriot Prayer moved toward the peaceful rally further north on the...