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  • LePage: I’ll cut off funding to cities that give state aid to ‘illegal’ immigrants

    06/24/2014 10:22:41 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | June 24,2014 | KEVIN MILLER
    Gov. Paul LePage is threatening to withhold all General Assistance funding for communities that ignore his administration’s new policy prohibiting undocumented immigrants from receiving state aid. LePage made the statement at the bottom of a two-page letter to municipalities throughout the state, effectively raising the stakes for Portland and other communities that have vowed to continue providing General Assistance to asylum seekers and other undocumented immigrants. Although the letter was dated Friday, several municipal officials said Tuesday morning they had not received a copy yet.For Portland, a total loss of state reimbursement would be a huge financial hit. In fiscal...
  • Portland’s immigrants fear losing food, place to live

    06/13/2014 6:44:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | June 13,2014 | TOM BELL STAFF WRITE
    The LePage administration’s plan to stop funding General Assistance benefits for undocumented immigrants has many immigrant families worried that they will lose their apartments and that their children will go hungry, say leaders in the immigrant community in Greater Portland. “People will have nothing to feed their kids,” said Mia Ntahobari, 43, of Portland, who leads the Burundian Women’s Commission. “They just don’t know what to do.”Ntahobari discussed the rule change Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Maine Immigrant Women’s Network, which drew 20 women from almost every immigrant group in the city. Many were surprised to hear about...
  • BREAKING: Reports of active shooter at high school near Portland (Oregon)

    06/10/2014 8:54:02 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 136 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | 06/10/2014 | Q13 Fox News Staff
    There were multiple reports of an active shooter around 8:30 a.m. at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon.
  • 25-yr-old naked man playing violin at courthouse jailed

    05/27/2014 3:59:09 AM PDT · by bkopto · 27 replies
    Mid-Day ^ | May 27, 2014 | staff
    Portland: A naked man, playing violin in front of a downtown Portland courthouse on Saturday, refused to walk to a squad car and had to be carried by police. Police say they are not sure of the man’s identity. He told them his name is Matthew T Mglej and that he is 25 years old. Even the brand of the violin remains unknown. Mglej was jailed under the Portland city code forbidding indecent exposure. Police say they warned the man numerous times about his ‘lack of attire’, but he refused to dress himself or leave public view. City police refrain...
  • Portland Residents Under Boil Notice After Feces Contaminates Water Supply (Oregon)

    05/24/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 15 replies
    Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | Friday, May 23, 2014 | Jennifer Pfalz
    Memorial Day weekend is starting off on a bad note for residents of Portland, Oregon, after the Water Bureau issued a boil notice covering the entire city on Friday. The warning was issued after employees at the Water Bureau detected the presence of E. coli bacteria in three separate water tests performed on each of the past three days, indicating that the water supply had been contaminated by feces. The Oregon Health Authority advised that the notice be given city-wide. Also affected are Portland’s wholesale customers, who receive their water from the Bull Run Watershed. The Bureau advises that affected...
  • City of Portland issues E. coli boil water alert for entire city

    05/23/2014 11:46:48 AM PDT · by oldfart · 38 replies
    KGW-TV News ^ | May 23, 2014
    The link gives all I know at this time. http://www.kgw.com/home/City-issues-Boil-Water-Alert-for-all-of-Portland-260435871.html
  • Teen caught urinating in reservoir (Portland Ore)

    04/16/2014 4:41:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 86 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
  • Portland Officer Shot, K-9 Killed in Gunfight

    04/16/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    KOIN ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Brent Weisberg
    The K-9 German Shepherd Portland police searched for much of Wednesday morning was found dead with at least one gunshot wound a little before 10 a.m. The dog was hurt during an officer-involved shooting just before 3 a.m. near Southwest Capitol Highway and Lobelia Street. A suspect, armed with a weapons similar to an AR-15 rifle, also wounded an officer, though those injuries are considered to be not life threatening. Earlier, officers were investigating a burglary at a uniform supply store that sold police equipment, where a vehicle was located with three suspects inside. Reese said officers saw three people...
  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 4/16/14 | KGW.com 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    oregonlive.com ^ | 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. Townhall.com, 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...
  • School officer hailed as hero after deadly shooting

    03/16/2014 8:09:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    KGW.com ^ | Mar 13, 2014 | Jeff Thompson
    School officer hailed as hero after deadly shooting by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff Posted on March 13, 2014 at 5:13 PM PORTLAND -- The school resource officer who shot and killed a violent kidnapping suspect Wednesday was treated and released from a Portland hospital after being hit with gunfire. Officer John Romero, an 8-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to youth services, was shot in the hand while investigating reports of a suspicious man near Wilson High School. Romero's job was to protect students and on Thursday, many were calling him a hero. "Through his actions, he put a...
  • Portland Declines Nomination to Compete to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention (Oregon)

    02/25/2014 4:56:46 PM PST · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 02/25/2014 | Aaron Mesh
    It turns out Portland could be more blue. Mayor Charlie Hales' office has declined an offer from the Democratic National Committee to compete to host the party's 2016 national convention. The DNC placed Portland among about 30 cities tapped as possible hosts for the Presidential nominating convention, according to CNN. But Hales' office turned the offer down.
  • 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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  • Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On Homelessness (Portland)

    02/16/2014 12:22:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    2/15/14
    Link only - Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On Homelessness
  • 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.
  • Community Organizers Push Out Trader Joe's and Jobs

    02/07/2014 6:42:04 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 36 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | February 7, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    There are just some situations that a person can't just make up and sweet irony rules the roost. Such an event has occurred in Portland, Oregon, recently where the Trader Joe's supermarket chain found itself being opposed by one of the biggest scourges in the last thirty years: community organizers. It seems that Trader Joe's wanted to open a new store in Portland and decided to open one in a struggling neighborhood in Northeast Portland. Two acres of land that had been vacant for years was going to be developed, but then the Portland African-American Leadership Forum (PAALF) decided to...
  • NO BALLS: Gunman Shoved Gun in Waistband, Shot Himself in Testicles

    02/04/2014 6:45:58 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 2/3/14
    A man police said is responsible for a shooting in a downtown parking lot ran from the scene, but shot himself in the testicles as he shoved the gun into his waistband Tuesday night. Joseph Johnson, 40, has been released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm. Robbery detectives said Johnson and the victim, 32-year-old Jordan Merrell, knew each other well and lived in the same apartment building near Southwest 10th Avenue and Columbia Street. Johnson apparently confronted Merrell in the parking lot...
  • Police: Gunman shoved gun in waistband, shot himself in testicles

    02/02/2014 8:38:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    MS News Now ^ | January 30, 2014 | FOX 12 Staff
    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A man police said is responsible for a shooting in a downtown parking lot ran from the scene, but shot himself in the testicles as he shoved the gun into his waistband Tuesday night. Joseph Johnson, 40, has been released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm. Robbery detectives said Johnson and the victim, 32-year-old Jordan Merrell, knew each other well and lived in the same apartment building near Southwest 10th Avenue and Columbia Street. Johnson apparently confronted Merrell...
  • Pimp sues Nike for $100m b/c they didn't warn him re dangers of using shoes to stomp on man's face

    01/11/2014 8:48:16 PM PST · by Stoat · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 11, 2014 | ZOE SZATHMARY
    A pimp is suing Nike for $100 million -- and says that its Air Jordan shoes failed to include a warning on them that they could be used as dangerous weapons after he used his own pair to beat a man.Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, alleges Nike is partially responsible for Clardy's 100-year prison sentence for beating a man in 2012, The Oregonian reports. Clardy, a Portland-based pimp, was wearing a pair of Jordans when he stomped on the face of a man who was attempting to leave a hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute, the paper adds. Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault by...
  • Police: Santa Clara University Student Intentionally Run Over in Oregon

    01/09/2014 11:18:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 9, 2014
    A Santa Clara University student is recovering at an Oregon hospital after officials say someone ran him over on purpose. Conor McMahon, 20, was visiting his family in Portland for the holidays. After a New Year's Eve party, McMahon and a few friends were walking down a street in North Portland when a man in a mini-van or small SUV pulled up and offered them a ride. McMahon’s parents say their son and his friends declined and the man drove away. But he made a U-turn, sped into the wrong lane, and hit McMahon from behind. McMahon suffered a broken...
  • Portland Principal Says Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches are Racist

    12/07/2013 8:25:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 76 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 12/7/2013 | Leslie Eastman
    A quintessentially American lunch item is the peanut butter & jelly sandwich.  Yet, one principal has a unique perspective on this lunch staple. Did you know that eating or even talking about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered racist?That’s right.Apparently, it’s because people in some cultures don’t eat sandwich bread. Verenice Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School in Portland explained in an interview with the Portland Tribune: “Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year,” the Tribune said.“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not...
  • Girl banned from selling mistletoe in park to raise money for her braces - but told she can BEG (OR)

    12/03/2013 10:40:06 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 December 2013 | Alex Greig
    A young entrepreneur was baffled when a Portland security guard thwarted her attempt to help her father pay for her braces by selling mistletoe - but told her she could beg, instead. Madison Root, 11, arrived bright and early at Portland Saturday Market, setting up a sign and basket next to the Skidmore Fountain in the downtown area to sell her wares to the crowds. ... Madison Root knew her upcoming orthodontic work would be expensive, and wanted to contribute. She spent Friday cutting mistletoe at her uncle's farm in Newberg, then wrapped it in clear cellophane and tied it...
  • Portland police are collecting thousands of license plate numbers every day (Oregon)

    12/03/2013 11:34:41 AM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Portland Tribune ^ | 12/3/2013 | Kristian Foden-Vencil
    Cameras on Portland police cars are starting to collect information on local vehicle license plates, and can track up to 128,000 vehicle license plates per day. That means that if authorities are investigating a murder and want to check on the whereabouts of a suspect's car three years ago, they can tap into a computer and perhaps find out where it was on a particular day. The system is already solving dozens of crimes. But some civil liberties advocates have reservations.
  • Portland’s Congressman Kind Of Thought Portlandia Was a Documentary

    11/15/2013 5:35:27 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | November 15, 2013 4:05 PM | By Betsy Woodruff
    "Representative Earl Blumenauer, whose congressional district includes most of Portland, Ore., told National Review Online today that a TV show skewering his city seemed pretty realistic to him. The third season of Portlandia, a sketch comedy that pokes fun at hipsters, progressives, and other West Coast denizens, is now on Netflix if you need something to binge-watch. And if you’re like Blumenauer, who often sports a bow tie and a bright-green bicycle lapel pin, you might forget it’s satire. I asked him today before the Upton vote if he watches the show. He simply said, “Those are my people.” “It was the first three episodes...
  • 1 dead in wildcat attack at Oregon animal sanctuary

    11/10/2013 5:24:15 PM PST · by BBell · 35 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2013
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Authorities say an employee at an Oregon animal sanctuary has been attacked and killed by a wildcat. Sgt. Robert Wurpes of the Clackamas County Sheriff's office says the attack was reported Saturday night at WildCat Haven in the suburban Portland community of Sherwood.
  • Oregon radio station nixes 'We love you long time' Chinatown billboard

    10/30/2013 8:36:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 29, 2013
    PORTLAND, Ore., - An Oregon radio station said it will change a billboard in Portland's Chinatown criticized as insensitive for its message: "We love you long time." A statement issued by KXL-FM, Portland, said the billboard was not meant to be disrespectful and will be changed following complaints, KPTV, Portland, reported Tuesday. "It's a famous quote from an old rap song, we thought it would get attention but in no way meant disrespect to anyone," the station said. "This was a decision from the marketing and programming department. However, after our news department came to us and said they believed...
  • Asian-American Band Fights To Trademark Name 'The Slants'

    10/20/2013 1:22:10 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Kat Chow
    The Slants, a six-member band from Portland, Ore., calls their sound "Chinatown Dance Rock" — a little bit New Order, a little bit Depeche Mode. They describe themselves as one of the first Asian-American rock bands. Their music caters to an Asian-American crowd, they've spoken at various Asian-American events, and they're proud of all of it. But the Slants have been duking it out with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) over the past four years because of their name. The PTO refused the band's two trademark applications, saying that "slants" is a disparaging term for people of...
  • $2000 for a Bottle of Beer? You Bet. (12 bottles of Dave - sold out)

    09/27/2013 4:04:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 9/26/13 | Anita Hamilton
    **SNIP** But who in their right mind would pay $2000 for a single, 12.7 oz. bottle of beer? Quite a lot of people, it turns out, judging by the frenzy unleashed Wednesday over the release of “Dave,” an English Barley wine from Hair of the Dog Brewing in Portland, Oregon that sold out less than five hours after it went on sale. Admittedly, it was just a tiny batch of 12 bottles, but still. **SNIP** What’s so special about Dave? First brewed in 1994 — that’s right, it’s 19 years old! — it achieves the absurdly-high alcohol level through a...
  • Climate scientists are wrong and here's why

    09/09/2013 12:52:01 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Portland Tribune ^ | 9/5/2013 | Larry Logan
    In a recent citizen’s view, Steve Holgate proposes that even if climate scientists are wrong, good will come from their point of view. Indeed, “climate” scientists are wrong. The last 17 years shows no statistically significant trend in the global temperature. Here in the Pacific Northwest, NOAA records show our winter temperatures have cooled at a rate of 1.2 degrees F per decade during the last 20 winters. Of 75 climate models predicting a hotter future climate, not a single one has been correct to date. Steve’s anecdotes of alarm can be factually dismissed. However, let’s look at the bigger...
  • Black-on-White Mob Violence in the Ultra-Liberal City of Portland

    09/04/2013 9:22:40 AM PDT · by Twotone · 37 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 2, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Portland is in the middle of a nasty bout of black mob violence. This time directed at bicyclists. But Tim Oberlander does not want us to know. Oberlander says he wants to be able to live in a city that does good things for good people. So what’s wrong with that? Everything.
  • Black Mob Violence in the Liberal City of Portland

    09/02/2013 7:22:59 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 78 replies
    Portland is in the middle of a nasty bout of black mob violence. This time directed at bicyclists. But Tim Oberlander does not want us to know. Oberlander says he wants to be able to live in a city that does good things for good people. So what’s wrong with that? Everything. Oberlander is a news editor at KGW TV in Portland. His city is under attack from black mob violence centered around Martin Luther King Boulevard. This mob has been attacking bike riders, housewives, students, seniors, you name it. These attacks are part of a long — but quiet...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Oregon bar owner to pay $400G to banned cross-dresser

    08/30/2013 8:38:01 AM PDT · by redreno · 43 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | Published August 30, 2013 | Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. – A bar owner has been ordered to pay $400,000 to a group of cross-dresser he banned from his club last year. The Oregonian reports the Bureau of Labor and Industries civil rights division imposed the penalty against Chris Penner, owner of the Twilight Room Annex. Penner had told members of the Rose City T-Girls they could not return to his bar.
  • Cyclist whose front teeth were smashed in attack will get free dental work thanks to total strangers

    08/30/2013 5:06:05 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 30, 2013
    A cyclist who had his front teeth shattered after an attack by teenagers while riding through Portland, Oregon will soon be speaking clearly again thanks to a generous dentist. Andy Sweeney, 20, was intentionally struck with a traffic cone last weekend and a photo of his cracked-tooth grin quickly went viral. Instead of being an embarrassment, the photo became the key to fixing his smile after a fundraising effort and a kindly dentist came to his aid. ‘Some kids threw a traffic cone at me while I was riding my bike down MLK,’ Sweeney wrote next to the aftermath photo...
  • Surprise! Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Has Real Costs

    08/23/2013 1:18:32 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Cascade Policy Institute ^ | August 22, 2013 | Erin Shannon
    In March, Portland’s City Council unanimously voted to enact mandatory paid sick leave for Portland businesses. While the law sounds well intentioned, it is poised to hurt the very employees it’s meant to help and may damage the businesses that employ them. A recent survey by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) reveals that Seattle’s 2012 paid sick leave ordinance is increasing the cost of doing business there. Our law could have similar results in Oregon when it takes effect in January.
  • Memorial to honor 50,000 bumble bees that died in Oregon parking lot

    06/28/2013 7:56:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 80 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | June 28, 2013
    Fifty thousand bumblebees will be honored at a memorial Sunday in the same shopping center parking lot southwest of the Portland, Oregon, where most of the insects died earlier this month. Rozzell Medina, of Portland, said on a Facebook page that the event will "memorialize these fallen lifeforms and talk about the plight of the bees and their importance to life on Earth," The Oregonian reported.
  • St. Andrew's Catholic Parish will carry banner in Portland's (Gay) Pride Parade (Oregon)

    06/13/2013 7:44:23 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 06/13/2013 | Nancy Haught
    Parishioners from St. Andrew Catholic Church, which has a longstanding commitment to social justice issues, will march in Sunday's Portland Pride Parade with a banner proclaiming their parish identity, despite the wishes of Archbishop Alexander K. Sample. At least four Catholic parishes are expected to participate in the parade, . . . . .
  • ISLAMISTS & LEFTISTS CHASE College Republicans Out of Their Own Movie Screening (Video)

    06/08/2013 2:42:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | jim hoft
    Portland State University College Republicans screened the film “Obsession” this week at a campus event. The film focuses radical Islam’s fascination and war with western civilization. During the screening a large contingent of socialists and Muslims stormed into the room and interrupted the show. The Islamo-leftists intimidate and shout down the College Republicans, effectively bullying them out of their own campus event. Then the videographer was escorted out of the public event.
  • Believe it or not, washing a car with university water can be an NCAA violation

    05/30/2013 7:34:46 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 3/29/13 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Hearty congratulations to the NCAA for penalizing a student-athlete from a West Coast Conference school for the unspeakable crime of washing her car with the university's water and hose. A WCC school (University of Portland) self-reported an extra benefits violation when university officials caught one of their women's golfers washing her car on campus, according to the source. A secondary violation was ruled to have occurred because the water and hose were not available to regular students and requested the golfer pay back $20, which was deemed to be the value of the water and use of the hose. A...
  • Portland woman Ivy Harris, found dead in Honolulu, was traveling escort

    05/22/2013 4:18:07 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 18 replies
    The Oregonian / Oregon Live ^ | May 22, 2013 | Kimberly A.C. Wilson
    A Portland woman found naked and dead Monday in a Honolulu park was a traveling escort whose ads appeared in online publications across the country. Ivanice "Ivy" Harris, 28, was in Hawaii last Thursday with friends Jillian Gibides and Mark Miles when she disappeared. Gibides, 31, told the local Star Advertiser newspaper reporter that Harris was a prostitute who was talking to a man outside a Waikiki bar early Thursday morning when she last saw her. The friends exchanged text messages about meeting up around 3:45 a.m., shortly after last call at Kelley O'Neil's bar, Gibides told a television reporter...
  • Portland, Ore., rejecting water fluoridation

    05/21/2013 10:17:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 12:42 AM EDT | Steven Dubois
    Early returns showed Portland residents voting to keep their city the largest in the U.S. without fluoride in the water. With more than half the expected ballots counted Tuesday night, the Multnomah County election website showed the fluoride proposal failing, 60 percent to 40 percent. Voters in Portland twice rejected fluoridation before approving it in 1978. That plan was overturned two years later, before any fluoride was ever added to the water. The City Council voted last year to add fluoride to the water supply that serves about 900,000 people. But opponents quickly gathered enough signatures to force a vote...
  • Is That Occupy Portland Dancing Around a Golden Calf on May Day?

    05/07/2013 9:31:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Blaze ^ | Ericka Ritz
    Dan Sandini at Daylight Disinfectant recently posted video from the “May Day” protests in Portland, Oregon, and one of them alarmingly shows a group of young individuals dancing around a golden calf. Sandini’s description of the video reads: Warning: Video can not be “unseen.” ”It is useless to resist it,” or so go the lyrics. On May 1 2013, Occupy Portland dragged an idol of a Golden Bull down to O’Bryant Square. Dressed as Egyptian belly dancers they then proceeded to sing and dance about it. You just can’t make this stuff up folks. About three minutes 34 seconds of...
  • Truck Stuck in Tree Near Portland a Mystery to Investigators

    04/28/2013 8:58:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    King5 ^ | April 28, 2013 | Evan Sernoffsky
    Crews found a pickup truck stuck in a tree almost ten feet off the ground Sunday morning near Sherwood. Firefighters used thermal imaging to scan the truck at Highway 99 and Middleton Road and found it was empty. The details of how the truck got into the tree are a mystery to investigators. They were first alerted to the tree at 7:30 a.m. and called area hospitals, but no trauma patients came in overnight. PGE was at the scene due to safety concerns over power lines near the tree.
  • Federal lawsuit demands Portland Officer Dane Reister be terminated for a 2011 shooting

    04/16/2013 6:17:43 AM PDT · by Altariel · 10 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | April 11, 2013 | Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian
    Portland Police Officer Dane Reister should lose his job for suddenly firing a beanbag shotgun that he mistakenly loaded with lethal rounds at a man obviously suffering from a mental illness, a federal lawsuit filed Thursday says. The attorney for William Kyle Monroe, wounded by Reister on June 30, 2011, accuses the officer, Police Chief Mike Reese and the city of Portland of violating Monroe's civil rights through false arrest, assault and negligence. The suit seeks more than $11 million in damages. Monroe, who was 20 at the time and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, narrowly escaped bleeding to death only...
  • Modern Science Writers Leave Science Behind

    12/29/2012 2:12:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | December 28, 2012 | Alex B. Berezow
    The co-author of a book on partisan science recently examined by Pacific Standard argues that our reviewer was a little too partisan himself. Any book that touches upon politics almost automatically angers half of the American public, regardless of what is written inside of it. It takes a special person—an objective, open-minded and self-critical one—to read and learn from a science book that criticizes people with whom the reader likes and agrees with politically.Recently, Pacific Standard published a review (“Red Science, Blue Science,” January/February 2013) by Wray Herbert, a pop psychology writer,of political writer Chris Mooney’s book The Republican Brain...
  • Alexander K. Sample installed as Portland's 11th archbishop

    04/02/2013 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    Oregonlive.com ^ | April 2, 2013 | Nancy Haught
    Alexander K. Sample installed as Portland's 11th archbishop Archbishop Sample's Installation Mass held at Chiles Center Today, Archbishop Alexander K. Sample was installed as the eleventh Archbishop of Portland in Oregon at the Chiles Center. He was appointed on January 29th, 2013 by Pope Benedict XVI.  By Nancy Haught, The Oregonian   on April 02, 2013 at 2:25 PM, updated April 02, 2013 at 6:28 PM     Enlarge Beth Nakamura, The Oregonian April 2, 2013 - The Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample was installed as the Archdiocese of Portland's 11th archbishop Tuesday afternoon at the Chiles Center at the...
  • Planned Parenthood Gets Pro-Life Teacher Removed, Holds Sex Toy Class

    03/26/2013 10:29:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LifeNews ^ | Kristan Hawkins
    Last week, a Portland, Oregon math teacher was led out of his classroom by police and is expected to be fired for his opposition to Planned Parenthood. For years, Benson High School teacher Bill Diss has protested Planned Parenthood of Columbia Willamette (PPCW) building an abortion facility as well as their infiltration into the city’s schools. PPshebopThis Fall, he refused to allow Planned Parenthood staffers to come into his class to push their agenda, under the auspices of the Teen Outreach Program – why was this interrupting a math class, of all things? – and ever since, the school’s administration...