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  • DEA agent seeks federal immunity after allegedly killing Salem cyclist [Oregon]

    05/10/2024 11:10:24 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    KPTV Fox 12 ^ | May 7, 2024 | Ezra Kaplan
    A DEA agent accused of killing a cyclist in Salem while on duty had his case presented before a federal appeals court today in Seattle. At the center of today’s hearing was whether the agent could claim immunity from state prosecution because he was an on-duty federal agent. On March 28, 2023, Marganne Allen was riding her bike home from work in southeast Salem. Video from that day shows a black pickup truck running a stop sign moments before striking and killing the cyclist.
  • Walk-through of Portland State University’s library after three-night occupation reveals damage: ‘It’s ugly’

    05/03/2024 12:47:03 PM PDT · by jimtorr · 36 replies
    Paint splattered on floors. Spray-painted messages and screeds covering walls. Furniture moved and overturned. Security cameras disabled. Fire extinguishers missing and entrances blocked by stacks of chairs. “We’ve got our work cut out for us,” a facilities manager at Portland State University said Thursday as he examined the destruction left behind after a three-day occupation by pro-Palestinian protesters in Millar Library.
  • The potential boondoggle of Greater Idaho

    04/24/2024 8:27:17 AM PDT · by Cronos · 34 replies
    idaho Capital sun ^ | 18th April 2024 | Rebecca Talent
    For the people who now live in Eastern Oregon, they could see some of their existing rights eliminated under Idaho law, writes guest columnist Rebecca Tallent. It is unique: Some parts of Oregon are seeking a divorce from the state because the residents do not feel represented in the state Legislature.In recent elections, 11 Oregon counties voted to change states, from Oregon to Idaho. Greater Idaho, the nonprofit group promoting the move, said four Washington Counties (Asotin, Columbia, Walla Walla and Garfield) also expressed interest in moving. But what would this mean for Idaho?On its website, Greater Idaho said the...
  • Nike to lay off 740 employees at Oregon headquarters

    04/19/2024 5:19:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 19, 2024 | Granth Vanaik
    Nike will lay off about 740 employees at its world headquarters in Oregon, a letter showed on Friday, as the top sportswear maker looks to rein in costs after warning of a revenue dip in the first half of fiscal 2025. The "second phase of impacts" would begin by June 28 at its headquarters, Michele Adams, Nike's vice president for people solutions, said in a legally mandated notice to state authorities. The company's shares were up marginally in after-hours trading. They have declined nearly 13% this year. Nike had in December announced a cost savings plan for $2 billion over...
  • Trouble In Dam Removal Paradise – Kiewit Has Pulled-Out of Klamath River Dam Project

    04/12/2024 8:38:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    California Globe ^ | April 10, 2024 | William Simpson
    April 9 Letter from FERC to KRRC, ‘… Kiewit has aborted the Iron Gate Development drilling program in its entirety…’ .. This is part of a series about the Klamath Dam Removal project in Siskiyou County. The removal of dams along the Klamath River in Siskiyou County, Northern California was sold as necessary to save salmon – specifically, “to restore habitat for endangered fish.” The dams are part of the Klamath project, a series of seven dams built in the 1910’s and 1920’s in the Klamath Basin to bring electricity and agricultural water mitigation for Southern Oregon and Northern California,...
  • 4 students took turns forcibly penetrating 3rd-grade girl in restroom, blocked her escape, got 1-day suspensions: Lawsuit

    04/06/2024 12:17:05 PM PDT · by Twotone · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 5, 2024 | Dave Urbanski
    A lawsuit claims four students took turns forcibly penetrating a third-grade girl in a restroom stall, blocked her escape, and received one-day suspensions, OregonLive reported. The lawsuit claims employees of both Portland Public Schools and a Multnomah County-sponsored after-school program operated by nonprofit Latino Network failed to protect the girl — who was 9 at the time — from being sexually assaulted, the outlet noted. The girl's family filed the lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court last month; it seeks up to $9 million in damages on grounds including negligence, lack of oversight, and failure to protect a vulnerable person...
  • Democrat Rep. Val Hoyle Brags About Lecturing ‘Conservative Areas of My District’ on Merits of Biden’s Open Border

    04/05/2024 8:01:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/05/2024 | BRADLEY JAYE
    Rep. Val Hoyle (D-OR) said she lectures the “conservative areas of my district” on the necessity of Biden’s open border because illegal immigrants must be imported to do menial labor. “Every one of my farmers knows that the people that are doing backbreaking work in heat, in brutal weather, to put food on our table, they want immigration reform,” Hoyle said in recently unearthed comments during a February press conference. “Our chambers of commerce, they want immigration reform.” The benign term “immigration reform” is commonly used by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and advocates of increased immigration, importation of cheap...
  • Klamath River and Dam Removal Crises Continues with CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Failure

    04/03/2024 3:59:05 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    California Globe ^ | April 1, 2024 | WILLIAM SIMPSON
    On Tuesday March 26th, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors declared a local State of Emergency in regard to the adverse impacts of the Klamath Dam removal project affecting the Klamath River.
  • Oregon avalanche forecaster triggers avalanche while skiing, dies

    03/31/2024 8:31:51 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 34 replies
    <p>An avalanche forecaster died in a snowslide he triggered while skiing in eastern Oregon last week, officials said.</p><p>Nick Burks, 37, and a friend — both experienced skiers and carrying avalanche air bags and beacons — were backcountry skiing the chute on Gunsight Mountain on Wednesday, near Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort.</p>
  • Sinema, Lee introduce Hoover Dam funding bill

    03/29/2024 9:18:34 AM PDT · by AuntB · 23 replies
    Center Square ^ | Center Square
    Arizona Independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Nevada Rep. Susie Lee introduced legislation this week aimed at enabling $45 million in Bureau of Reclamation funds to be used for helping the Hoover Dam. Proponents of the "Help Hoover Dam Act" say it would cut regulations and allow the bureau to tap into the Colorado River Dam Fund to support efforts related to the dam's upkeep. Ed Gerak, Executive Director of Irrigation and Electrical Districts of Arizona, said in a statement that the funding could help mitigate possible price increases for electricity. This bill will allow the Bureau of Reclamation to use...
  • 'It's become us versus them': Beaverton families face thousands in fines from HOA board, little recourse

    03/27/2024 5:32:33 AM PDT · by Twotone · 85 replies ^ | March 20, 2024 | Evan Watson
    BEAVERTON, Ore. — A group of Beaverton homeowners, facing thousands of dollars in fines from their neighborhood's HOA board, tried to remove their board president from his position — only for the board to change the neighborhood's bylaws the very next day, making it "essentially impossible" to be removed from power. An attorney representing the HOA board told KGW that the homeowners' actions don't represent the entire community, as some people have been pleased with the 'clean-up' of the neighborhood, but the conflict highlights the delicate balance of power between neighborhoods and the associations that run them. Homeowners associations, or...
  • ‘The River Is Essentially Dead’: How Enviros’ Push To Save Salmon Ended Up Killing ‘Hundreds Of Thousands’ Of Them

    03/25/2024 6:57:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 24, 2024 | Nick Pope
    A well-funded environmentalist group played a key role in the push to remove dams in the Pacific Northwest’s Klamath River ahead of premature deaths of thousands of salmon. American Rivers — an organization that has received millions of dollars from left-of-center environmentalist grantmaking organizations in recent years — was “the orchestrator of the Klamath dams removal project,” according to Siskiyou News, a local outlet in Northern California. The drawdowns of several reservoirs pursuant to the scheduled removal of four dams in the river preceded the deaths of “hundreds of thousands” of young salmon in the waterway, according to Oregon Public...
  • Small farms face new federal reporting rules

    03/24/2024 5:23:22 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 35 replies
    Capital Press ^ | 03/21/2024 | DON JENKINS
    A constitutional battle is shaping up over whether the U.S. government can force the owners and top employees of small businesses to send their addresses and photo IDs to federal financial crime investigators. The Biden administration has appealed a decision by a federal judge in Alabama, who ruled this month the Corporate Transparency Act exceeded the powers granted to Congress by the Constitution. The government says the information collected from small businesses will ferret out shell companies and help law and intelligence officers foil human smugglers, drug traffickers and terrorists. The appeal has a good chance because courts rarely strike...
  • Liberal state declares war on small farmers and homesteaders: War on food is spreading in U.S. through land-use restrictions, geoengineering and waves of propaganda

    03/24/2024 6:24:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar. 24, 2024 | Leo Hohmann
    War on food is spreading in U.S. through land-use restrictions, geoengineering and waves of propaganda Remember, it really is all about depopulation The World Economic Forum warned us several years ago that its ultimate goal was to destroy the middle class. How else would you explain their slogan: “You will own nothing and learn to like it“? This mantra is playing out in real time in the state of Oregon, and other states, in various forms which we will get into in this article. Small farmers are under attack in the Beaver State, which has begun shutting down family farms...
  • Alaska Airlines windshield cracks upon landing in latest drama involving Boeing jets

    03/20/2024 7:49:58 AM PDT · by Twotone · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 19, 2024 | Collin Jones
    The inner windshield of a Boeing jet flown by Alaska Airlines cracked as the plane came in for a landing in Oregon on Sunday, according to KPTV. The incident represents the latest in a slew of issues involving Boeing jets. The Alaska Airlines flight was traveling from Washington, D.C., to Portland International Airport on Sunday when crew members noticed a crack on the inner windshield. Following the incident, the airline released a statement, writing: “The crew followed their checklists and the aircraft continued safely to its destination as scheduled." The New York Post reported that the airline said its fleet...
  • Young salmon perish going through Klamath River dam slated for removal in Siskiyou County

    03/09/2024 2:43:53 PM PST · by cuz1961 · 12 replies
    Redding Record ^ | 3/7/2024 | Damon Arthur
    ...A large number of young hatchery-raised salmon that were released into the Klamath River recently were killed when they passed through a tunnel near the base of the Iron Gate Dam on the river...
  • Oregon Bill that Challenges Book Bans in Schools Passes Senate

    03/06/2024 12:37:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    A bill that aims to push back against a rise in book bans in Oregon school districts has passed the Senate. Senate Bill 1583 says that "that a school official cannot prohibit materials because the materials concern a class of people identified in our education anti-discrimination laws. In other words, you cannot ban a book because the book involves folks from marginalized communities," according to bill sponsor Sen. Lew Frederick, D-Portland. "If you are not allowing kids to have books, and you are telling them what books they have to read or what books they can't read, you are basically...
  • Suspect wanted in Oregon on rape charges arrested in Martin County after dispute among authorities(FLORIDA)

    03/04/2024 1:45:55 PM PST · by devane617 · 13 replies
    wpbf ^ | 03/04/2024
    An undocumented man wanted in Oregon for rape is now in federal custody after the Martin County Sheriff’s Office says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) initially declined to hold him. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says they were legally required to release 26-year-old Juan Jose-Sebastian from jail, even though they knew he was wanted in Oregon for rape charges. After Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Rep. Brian Mast got involved, the sheriff’s office was given the legal authority to rearrest Jose-Sebastian. Investigators say this all started over two weeks ago when deputies arrested Juan Jose-Sebastian, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant...
  • REVEALED: Chinese gangs are behind THOUSANDS of illegal weed farms across the US - sparking fears that CCP could become new cannabis kingpins

    03/03/2024 5:01:29 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 03 03 2024 | Miles Dilworth and Will Potter
    Chinese gangs have set up thousands of illicit weed farms across the US as they begin to challenge Mexican cartels for supremacy as America's cannabis kingpins. Authorities in Oklahoma, Oregon, California, New Mexico and Maine have all been battling a surge in Chinese weed farms, with some thought to be linked to criminal gangs known as 'triads'. The spread is seemingly uncontainable, with police in Penobscot County, Maine, last week arresting three Chinese nationals at a weed farm and seizing 40 pounds of the drug alongside $4,700 in cash. It is thought to be one of around 270 illegal weed...
  • Oregon lawmakers pass bill to recriminalize hard drugs after overdose deaths soared 190% and Dem-led Portland was forced to declare state of emergency over fentanyl crisis

    03/02/2024 2:44:32 AM PST · by dennisw · 45 replies
    Oregon lawmakers passed a bill to recriminalize certain drugs The bill now heads to the desk of Democrat Gov. Tina Kote who declared a state of emergency weeks ago over the fentanyl crisis in Portland Oregon saw 1,268 fentanyl-related deaths from 2019 to 2023 Oregon lawmakers passed a bill to recriminalize possession of drugs weeks after Gov. Tina Kotek declared state of emergency over the fentanyl crisis in Portland. A bill recriminalizing the possession of small amounts of drugs was passed by the Oregon Legislature on Friday. The bill reverses a key part of the state's drug decriminalization law, which...