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  • Here’s Where to Eat During Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week (Oregon)

    08/22/2017 1:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 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...
  • IQ costs Oregon parents their kids, but is that fair?

    08/07/2017 10:03:35 PM PDT · by TBP · 36 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 18, 2017 | Samantha Swindler
    The nursery in Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler's home is filled with unread children's books and unworn baby clothes. A Winnie the Pooh blanket lies untouched inside a crib where a child has never slept. For nearly four years, the Redmond couple has been fighting to prove to the state of Oregon that they are intellectually capable of raising their children. The Department of Human Services has removed both of their boys, saying the parents are too mentally limited to be good parents. Fabbrini, 31, and Ziegler, 38, lost custody of their older son, Christopher, shortly after he was born....
  • Portland mayor selects first Black woman to be next chief of police (named Outlaw)

    08/07/2017 8:07:05 PM PDT · by nwrep · 92 replies
    Oregonian ^ | August 7, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Danielle Outlaw, a 19-year veteran of the Oakland Police Department who started as a police explorer when she was in high school, will serve as Portland's next chief, only the third outsider named to lead the Police Bureau. Wheeler will introduce her at a news conference Thursday. She'll earn $215,000 annually and is expected to start no later than Oct. 2. The details of her hiring were ironed out over the weekend.
  • Dem Senator Refuses To Discuss Constituent Raped By Illegal Immigrant

    08/02/2017 5:23:51 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 08/01/2017 | KERRY PICKET
    WASHINGTON — Democratic Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden on Tuesday blew off wanting to talk about an elderly constituent in his state who was raped by an illegal immigrant that was previously deported 20 times. Wyden refused to answer The Daily Caller’s questions about the illegal immigrant accused of raping a 65-year-old woman at her Portland home and assaulting another female in the area. Portland is a sanctuary city. (RELATED: Man Who Allegedly Raped Oregon Woman Had Previous ICE Detainer, 13 Deportations) “We’ll have more to say about that another time. Today is about taxes,” Wyden said, before he veered off...
  • TIME BOMB: PERS debt surges to $52,100,000,000

    07/31/2017 12:54:02 PM PDT · by Twotone · 38 replies
    Oregon Senate Republican Office ^ | July 31, 2017 | Jonathan Lockwood
    Salem, Ore.-Taxpayer-funded pension systems are combustible by nature, but Oregon's ticking time bomb known as PERS is on the brink of exploding. Among the impending disaster's collateral damage, Republicans say, will be public workers and kids if so-called "progressive" Democrats are allowed to dodge the hard work of diffusing the PERS bomb. Under Oregon's one-party-rule taxpayers are now on the hook for an estimated $52,100,000,000 in taxpayer-held pension debt. Simply put, to avoid getting smacked with an Illinois-like credit rating of near "junk" status, late last Friday the PERS Board adjusted the taxpayer funded-pension system's (PERS) assumed investment earnings rate,...
  • Trump supporters in far-left Portland lose friends and jobs

    07/26/2017 7:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 26, 2017 | John Sexton
    Earlier this week, PBS published a piece about three conservative women in the city of Portland. It’s an unusual perspective in a city that is overwhelmingly progressive. As you would expect, many of the locals aren’t kind to those with a different opinion. Helen Church became more active about her political beliefs after her son’s middle-school teacher told him that anyone who supported Trump was a racist: Up to that point, Church’s activism consisted mostly of writing letters to local and state representatives, and sometimes the White House. But as she watched people on the left continuously denigrate Trump supporters,...
  • Top 10 Oregon counties for gonorrhea

    07/22/2017 12:55:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 58 replies
    OregonLive.com ^ | 07-15-17 | OregonLive.com
    Top 10 Oregon counties for gonorrhea Updated July 15, 2017 Posted July 11, 2017 A gonorrhea epidemic has hit Oregon amid public health concerns that the disease is becoming immune to standard treatment. Since 2012, cases have nearly tripled statewide, affecting just about every part of Oregon, including rural counties where infections have been traditionally low. Officials in some counties have become so concerned that they’ve launched public awareness campaigns, with ads on dating sites, Facebook and Google. In others, specialists have gone door-to-door, trying to track down infected people and their partners to get them treated. “We came to...
  • Lynch elementary schools will lose the 'Lynch' due to racial implications (Portland, Oregon)

    07/22/2017 9:15:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 94 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 21, 2017 | Janaki Chadha
    The national movement to change racially offensive names of buildings, sports teams and landmarks will soon touch a group of schools in southeast Portland. Lynch Meadows, Lynch Wood and Lynch View elementary schools will shed their "Lynch" before the upcoming school year in response to growing concern about the word's racial connotations. The schools, part of the Centennial School District, were named for the Lynch family, which donated land over a century ago to build the first of the schools. But Centennial Superintendent Paul Coakley says many newer families coming into the district associate the name with America's violent racial...
  • The Government Thinks This Couple Isn't Smart Enough to Be Parents, So It Took Their Kids Away

    07/21/2017 2:49:18 PM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    reason.com ^ | 7/21/17 | Shackford
    Eric Ziegler, 38, didn't do a good enough job teaching his son Christopher to wash his hands after going to the bathroom. So the State of Oregon put the boy in foster care. That's not the only reason the government intervened. But a lengthy story by Samantha Swindler in The Oregonian doesn't shy away from the awful, outrage-inducing truth: The state has taken a couple's children away not because they're abusing or neglecting the kids but because it thinks the parents aren't smart enough to raise them properly. Ziegler and his partner, Amy Fabbrini, both have below-average IQs—72 and 66,...
  • A $64M facility opens, and creates 69 jobs, in Scappoose (Oregon)

    07/18/2017 4:21:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Portland Business Journal ^ | July 18, 2017 | Andy Giegerich, Digital Managing Editor
    A new recycled fiber processing plant is set to open today in Scappoose. Cascades Tissue Group is expected to create 69 new jobs in Scappoose and preserve 114 existing positions in St. Helens. The strategy was partially backed by a $500,000 investment from the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund. Cascades also collected $60,000 to renovate its St. Helens plant in 2014. “Oregon is proud to make investments into businesses that show promise to create local jobs, generate sustainable growth, and act as catalysts for future economic development in the region," said Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, in a release. Brown will appear...
  • First statewide bicycle tax in nation leaves bike-crazy Oregon riders deflated

    07/18/2017 10:40:03 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7.17.17 | Valerie Richardson
    In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state Legislature’s approval of the first statewide bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders.
  • First bicycle tax in nation leaving bike-crazy Oregon riders crazy.

    07/18/2017 12:59:41 AM PDT · by gattaca · 105 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/17/2017 | Valerie Richardson
    In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state Legislature’s approval of the first bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign the sweeping $5.3 billion transportation package, which includes a $15 excise tax on the sale of bicycles costing more than $200 with a wheel diameter of at least 26 inches. Even though the funding has been earmarked for improvements that will benefit cyclists, the tax has managed to irk both anti-tax Republicans and environmentally conscious bikers. BikePortland publisher Jonathan Maus called it “an unprecedented step...
  • Time to Look Past Conspiracy Theories and into The Deep State

    07/17/2017 3:48:27 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 9 replies
    I Spy Radio ^ | 7/14/17 | Karla Anderson
    Our Guests: Daily Caller investigative reporter, Luke Rosiak & Former deep-cover FBI Special Agent, John Ligato This Week: The mainstream media continues its obsession on Russia while ignoring a story of espionage and possible theft has been building for years. Could it be they are providing cover for their Democrat allies? We go where the mainstream media doesn't want us to and investigate the real story behind how three Muslim brothers and two of their wives have been able to skirt security clearance protocols while obtaining the most sensitive IT material from oversight Congressional committees. Sensitive material that was supposed...
  • Oregon Cracks Down on Gun Rights in the Name of Suicide Prevention

    07/13/2017 4:20:31 PM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    reason.com ^ | 7/7/2017 | Christian Britschgi
    The Oregon legislature just passed a gun control measure that substantially weakens constitutional rights. Senate Bill 719 will allow a family member or a police officer to obtain a civil court order immediately stripping someone of the right to possess a firearm for up to a year, if a judge finds the person presents a danger to himself or others. The subject of the order has no right to contest it before it is issued. He can pursue an appeals process afterward, which is a bit like having the right to a jury trial after you've already been sent to...
  • Truck carrying hagfish crashes and slimes car.

    07/13/2017 6:11:05 PM PDT · by alphabeta · 23 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 7/13/2017 | Jim Ryan
    A truck full of eels overturned Thursday on U.S. 101, dousing a sedan with slithering sea creatures. Hate it when that happens. The eels — and lots of gooey stuff that will make you shiver in your sandals — are all over the road. It's a decidedly disgusting scene. You should probably stay away.
  • House Bill Axes Monument, Opens Public Lands To Logging

    07/03/2017 4:46:08 PM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    GearJunkie.com ^ | June 27, 2017 | Adam Ruggiero
    The House Natural Resource Committee passed the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 today, mostly along party lines. The bill’s supporters claim it will help mitigate or prevent the spread of wildfire-prone areas by easing restrictions on forest-thinning. Environmentalists, however, note the bill goes too far. They claim it opens the door for the timber industry to move into protected wildlands. They also point to the bill’s delisting of the Cascade-Siskiyou forests as a national monument, potentially marking the first monument rescinded per Trump’s executive order. The bill will go before the full House for a vote, expected by August...
  • Oregon House Democrats pass bill providing free abortions for all, including illegal aliens

    07/03/2017 11:40:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    washington times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times
    An Oregon bill requiring health insurers to provide their customers with free abortions — including illegal immigrants — has advanced to the state Senate after winning approval in the state House with no Republican votes. House Democrats pushed through the Reproductive Health Equity Act after a nearly two-hour debate over the bill, which would allocate $10.2 million for services related to contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, including vasectomies and abortions, in the 2017-19 budget period. About $500,000 would be earmarked for the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program, for the estimated 22,873 women who would be eligible “except...
  • Oregon House Democrats pass bill providing free abortions for all, including illegal aliens

    07/02/2017 5:02:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    $10 million Reproductive Health Equity Act approved with no GOP votes, advances to state SenateAn Oregon bill requiring insurers to provide their customers with free abortions—including illegal immigrants—has advanced to the state Senate after winning approval Saturday in the state House with no Republican votes. House Democrats pushed through the Reproductive Health Equity Act after a nearly two-hour debate over the bill, which would allocate $10.2 million for services related to contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, including vasectomies and abortions, in the 2017-19 budget period. About $500,000 would be earmarked for the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program,...