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  • Portland-area leftist arrested for child sex crimes, urinating in Arby's milkshake mix at work

    05/18/2022 9:34:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    While investigating a Vancouver, Washington man for the possession and distribution of child pornography, police discovered that Stephen Sharp had taken a video of himself urinating into the milkshake mix at a local Arby’s where he worked...
  • Skinner leads Schrader, while GOP contest remains unclear

    05/17/2022 10:34:54 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | 5/17/22 | Emily Cureton Cook
    In a potential major upset, Democratic U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader could lose his seat in Congress, if early primary election returns hold. Blue voters in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District appear to have booted the seven-term incumbent in favor of Jamie McLeod-Skinner, a Terrebonne attorney. McLeod-Skinner held a sizeable lead as of 9:30 p.m., although results are early and Clackamas County struggled to report results
  • LIVE Today: Primaries in Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Oregon (results ccming in!)

    05/17/2022 3:11:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 353 replies
    GO VOTE! Strike a blow for Liberty!
  • Oregon To Allow Ballots 7 Days After Elections With New Postage Date Law

    05/16/2022 12:32:00 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 16, 2022 | Brock Simmons
    A new law in Oregon known as the “postmark rule” says that any ballot postmarked by Election Day is considered on time even if it arrives at elections offices up to 7 days after the election. Voters may be able to put their ballots in the mail as late as Election Day if their mail is collected by USPS and postmarked that day. The new law could mean that very close contests will not be decided on election night. Prior to this ballots had to be received by 8:00 on election night, regardless of when they were mailed.
  • Hackers Hit Web Hosting Provider Linked to Oregon Elections

    05/10/2022 2:01:32 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 05/10/2022 | Associated Press
    A week before Oregon’s primary election, the secretary of state’s office is moving to protect the integrity of its online system where campaign finance records are published after a web hosting provider was hit by a ransomware attack. Secretary of State Shemia Fagan’s office said people inputting records into the ORESTAR state campaign finance reporting system may have been affected, and have been sent detailed instructions on how to proceed. “The Oregon Secretary of State has not been hacked,” Fagan's office reassured voters in a statement late Monday. “No sensitive data on our systems has been exposed. No systems related...
  • 'Measure 110 has everything to do with it': Law enforcement says decriminalization has flooded Portland streets with drugs

    05/10/2022 9:48:53 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 19 replies
    KGW ^ | 05/10/2022 | Pat Dooris
    In November 2020, Oregon voters approved Measure 110, essentially decriminalizing possession of small amounts of drugs — from heroin to cocaine to opioid pills. Instead of criminal penalties, the law calls for treatment centers to be set up all over the state, so addiction could be treated as a health care issue, not a law enforcement issue. The problem, law enforcement says, is that has led to a huge increase in the amount of drugs on the streets — and now, an increase in crime. . . . "It's everywhere. It's everybody we contact. I have a couple cases that...
  • Transgender pedophiles who trafficked child for sex abuse video sentenced to prison

    05/08/2022 8:41:11 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 32 replies
    Patreon ^ | 5.8.22 | Andy Ngo
    A Portland-area trans woman is among a group of three trans suspects and a man who have been convicted and sentenced on May 6, 2022, over their role in a transgender porn production company that victimized a seven-year-old. Tools used in the child sex abuse video included neck collars, sex devices and a cage. The pedophile convicts ran Rosy Hills Productions and called it a “family-owned transgender pornography production studio specializing in amateur, BDSM and taboo fetish content.” Marina Volz, 32, formerly known as Matthew Volz, of Vancouver, Wash. (near Portland, Ore.), was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Volz...
  • Portland journalist who reported on the 'alt- right' for liberal papers arrested over attacks on synagogues, mosque

    05/08/2022 8:01:43 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 21 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | 5.8.22 | Katie Daviscourt
    Portland reporter Mike Bivins was arrested on Saturday over alleged attacks of vandalism and arson at houses of worship, according to the Portland Police Bureau. Michael E. Bivins, 34, of Portland, Oregon was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center early Saturday. Bivins was charged with multiple counts of criminal mischief in the first degree, criminal mischief in the third degree, and arson in the first degree. On April 30, Bivins allegedly broke windows to Congregation Shir Tikvah, a Jewish Synagogue, located at 2420 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland. On May 2, Bivins allegedly graffitied the Jewish Synagogue Congregation Beth...
  • Poll: Oregon's Kate Brown Is Most Unpopular U.S. Governor

    05/05/2022 5:12:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Herald & News ^ | Mike Sunnucks
    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is the most unpopular governor in the country, according to a new poll. The survey by Morning Consult gauges approval and disapproval of U.S. governors. Brown, a Democrat, ranks at the bottom with a 54% disapproval rating and a 41% approval rating, according to Morning Consult. The research survey firm queried more than 600 registered voters in each state during the first quarter of 2022. The most popular governors are Massachusetts’ Charlie Baker, Vermont’s Phil Scott and Maryland’s Larry Hogan. They are moderate Republicans and enjoy approval ratings of more than 70%. Beyond the first quarter,...
  • 'Menstrual Equity' Kicks off a Period of Confusion in Schools

    05/02/2022 3:57:22 PM PDT · by fwdude · 56 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | May 2, 2022 | Tony Perkins
    According to a new poll, Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) is officially the least popular governor in America. And considering the law she just signed, it's not hard to see why. Thanks to the Menstrual Dignity Act that just passed, local taxpayers are now on the hook for thousands of new tampon dispensers in boys' bathrooms. This latest madness, which affects every public school and college in the state, is expected to cost up to $400 a machine. And school custodians aren't the only ones upset about it. "This will show all of our youth, and especially our trans youth,...
  • Antifa allegedly assaults Portland GOP rallygoers, understaffed police struggle to respond

    05/02/2022 11:39:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/01/2022 | Jon Brown
    The resource-strapped Portland Police Bureau (PPB) reportedly took more than 20 minutes to respond when alleged antifa members assaulted a Saturday campaign event near police headquarters in downtown Portland.By the time officers had "sufficient resources" to establish a crime scene near Southwest 3rd and Main Street, the black-clad demonstrators had already dispersed after hurling smoke grenades, paint-filled balloons and fireworks, according to police. Two were injured by "mortars," police said.The protesters' violence cut short the event in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Stan Pulliam, whose platform includes refunding the police."This is what happens when a Republican dares to hold an...

    05/01/2022 8:45:33 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 25 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | 05/01/2022 | Oregon Catalyst
    Today, Saturday April 30th, Sandy Mayor Stan Pulliam attempted to hold a campaign rally at Chapman Square in Portland. Members of Antifa showed up, throwing flash bangs, eggs, feces, and paint.“Portland doesn’t belong to Antifa,” said Mayor Stan. “We showed up today because we know Portlanders are tired of the mass homelessness and lawlessness on the streets. Today just proved how much we need someone in charge who will lockup Antifa for good.”
  • States sue the U.S. Postal Service over its decision to buy gas-powered trucks

    04/30/2022 8:54:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | April 29, 2022
    California and 15 states that want the U.S. Postal Service to electrify its mail delivery vehicles are suing to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks as the agency modernizes its delivery fleet. Three separate lawsuits, filed Thursday by the states and environmental groups in New York and California, ask judges to order a more thorough environmental review before the Postal Service moves forward with the next-generation delivery vehicle program. Plaintiffs contend that purchases of fossil fuel-powered delivery vehicles will cause environmental harm for decades to come. The lawsuits could further delay the Postal Service's efforts to replace the ubiquitous...
  • Oregon governor’s clemency of murderer unleashes criticism

    04/27/2022 4:13:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 27, 2022 | By ANDREW SELSKY
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 1994, Kyle Hedquist led a teenager down a remote logging road, then shot her in the back of the head because he feared she might tell police about burglaries he’d committed. This month, Oregon. Gov. Kate Brown granted clemency to Hedquist, who was serving a life sentence without parole after being convicted of murdering Nikki Thrasher when he was 17. Brown’s act is unleashing a storm of criticism from prosecutors and law enforcement. “The executive clemency granted by Gov. Brown in this case is shocking and irresponsible,” Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Tuesday in...
  • President Joe Biden Makes His First Midterm Endorsement

    04/25/2022 12:47:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 25, 2022 | By Daniel Marans
    President Joe Biden made his first endorsement of the midterm election cycle on Saturday, lending his support to Rep. Kurt Schrader (Ore.), a centrist Democrat locked in a contentious primary. “We don’t always agree, but when it has mattered most, Kurt has been there for me,” Biden said in a statement. “And in doing so, he has helped to pass much of my agenda into law ― making a huge difference in the lives of the Oregonians he represents and all of America.” “Now we have a lot more to do and to get it done we need to keep...
  • Party goers throw bottles, cans at police near university

    04/25/2022 9:04:24 AM PDT · by Republicans 2016 2020 · 23 replies
    AP News ^ | April 24, 2022
    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Officers had glass bottles and canned food thrown at them when they attempted to break up a party that drew as many as 1,000 people to a neighborhood near the University of Oregon, police said. Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner said the weekend party included underage drinkers, college-age individuals and their parents. Skinner called the party an embarrassment for those involved and said the attempted assault on officers was inexcusable.
  • Biden holds up Portland as model for America, foresees expanded Senate majority

    04/22/2022 8:34:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2022 | Monica Showalter
    Is Joe Biden, or whoever is handling him today, aware of his latest "optics"? Get a load of what he's been up to:President Joe Biden stopped in Portland for a few hours Thursday afternoon to drum up excitement for his administration's trillion-dollar effort to revamp the nation's roads, bridges, airports and railways.Biden's speech was part pep talk, part explainer."Oregon and America have gone from being on the mend to being on the move," Biden said. "We just gotta get the hell out of our own way."Oregon? Portland? Seriously? That's like touting Flint, or Detroit as the great model upon which...
  • Portland, region hemorrhaging rental properties (Portland, OR gov destroys rental market.)

    04/05/2022 1:23:10 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 30 replies
    Pamplin Media Group ^ | 04/05/2022 | Jim Redden
    After a period of confusion, a revised economic report confirms the loss of single-family, detached rental houses in Portland and the larger metropolitan region. If fact, the revised report says that nearly six times more rental houses were lost between 2015 and 2020 than the original report claimed. . . . . According to the new report, 3,987 rental houses were lost in Portland over that period, a 14% reduction. The new report also said 6,417 rental houses were lost in the larger region, an 11% reduction during the same period. . . . . During the initial, March 15...
  • Man accused of cornering girl, exposing himself released from jail later same day; neighbors express outrage (Portland)

    04/03/2022 8:20:34 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 41 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 04/03/2022 | Maxine Bernstein
    Neighbors shared information and worked together to try to stop a stranger who they say followed a 12-year-old girl to a Southeast Portland porch, exposed himself and asked if she wanted to have sex as he cornered her. . . . Portland police arrived and arrested a 20-year-old man, Bill Glenn Fomonyuy, at 8:39 a.m. Monday on allegations of coercion, luring a minor and public indecency. Fomonyuy was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 3:47 p.m. and released on his own recognizance four hours and 15 minutes later.
  • Portland rioter who threw Molotov cocktails at police sentenced to 10 years in prison

    04/02/2022 12:21:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies ^ | March 30, 2022 | Andrew Mark Miller
    An Indiana man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for participating in a riot in Portland, Oregon in 2020 during which he threw Molotov cocktails at police officers. Malik Muhammed pleaded guilty this week to 14 felony charges related to the Portland rioting and will have to pay $200,000 in restitution along with serving 10 years in prison, according to a statement from Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt. “On September 5, 2020, Muhammed constructed multiple Molotov cocktails. He then brought those explosive devices, along with baseball bats, to a planned protest event that evening at the East...