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Posts tagged The Oregonian

GOP Senate Minority Leader Ted Ferrioli Refuses To Attend Swearing In Ceremony Of New Governor

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At a press conference today in advance of the expected announcement of Democratic Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, State Senate Minority Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) had some pointed words along with some breaking news. According to the Oregonian, Ted Ferrioli says he has been invited to Kate Brown’s swearing in ceremony as Governor, but refused: […]

Kitzhaber Expected To Resign Friday Afternoon

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KOIN 6 News is reporting that multiple sources are saying that Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber will resign Friday afternoon. Twitter has exploded with images of vehicles leaving Kitzhaber’s private Portland residence. KOIN reports that Kitzhaber is expected to announce his resignation today: Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is expected to resign Friday, perhaps in the early […]

Cylvia Hayes Must Release All Emails – Why This Is A Big Deal

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Late Thursday evening, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum ordered Cylvia Hayes to disclose all emails relating to public business under a public records request by The Oregonian. This order was at least in in part a response to the bombshell revelation that the office of Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber requested the destruction of several thousand emails […]

Rumor Mill: Is Kitzhaber Angling For A Full Pardon?

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Oregonians were left dumbfounded and dismayed that Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber reportedly changed his mind, choosing not to resign despite reports to the contrary. What’s going on? Credible speculation around Salem is that Kitzhaber, seeing the writing on the wall, is fully prepared to walk away from the governor’s mansion, but only if he and […]

ANALYSIS: What Do We Know About Kitzhaber And Kate Brown’s Return?

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 How likely is a John Kitzhaber resignation? So much speculation is being offered regarding John Kitzhaber’s job status that it’s hard to keep up. We know that the Democratic Governor of Oregon is in deep trouble in his fourth term. We know that Kate Brown is second in line for the job should Kitzhaber resign. […]

Metro/Oregon Zoo Peddles More Baloney (Is That Even “Sustainable”?)

They’re using their carefully-crafted “Opt-In survey” to steer folks toward accepting their party line on “green” and “education” – rather than worrying about mundane things like responsibility for the animals in their care: The Oregon Zoo is home to 260 species of animals and welcomes more than 1.5 million visitors each year. What should all […]

The Oregonian Publishes Yet Another Blatant Bias Piece Disguised As News Coverage

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Knute Buehler is a Republican running for statewide office in Oregon. Therefore, whatever coverage he receives from the newspaper of record is typically scant. The Oregonian has a long, rich history of liberal bias, and yesterday’s story about Dr. Buehler is no exception. In a news article about a press conference he held, the reporter, […]

The Complicit Media

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While it comes as no surprise that most so-called “journalists” are left-leaning liberals (some 85% of them are registered Democratics), it is interesting to see just how out-of-touch they are. Although there has been a slight shift over the course of the past decade,  the graph here remains illustrative. For a better view. visit http://www.journalism.org/node/2304 Of particular […]

Dysfunction Junction

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As Tri-Met and Metro keep plugging away on their $1.5 billion, seven-mile light rail “extension” from Portland into Clackamas county, the “editorial staff” at The Zero find themselves in complete agreement with thirty-year-olds: they’re miffed and mystified by the intransigence of Clackamas county residents who not only don’t want the thing, but are sufficiently energized that they […]

Another One Rides The Bus

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Cash-strapped Tri-Met has been cannibalizing bus services to pay for their trains; that’s been mentioned many times here. As it turns out,they’re cutting all kinds of things except, it appears, building more train lines and staffing their P.R. department. Even as public health experts fret about the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, money-strapped TriMet made deep cuts […]

Occupy Portland Strikes A Blow Against The 1%! Oh, wait …

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Hey, who knew there was a Wall Street in Harrisburg, Oregon? You know who is ruining the world for the little guy? Grass seed farmers! Let’s get ‘em! From today’s Albany Democrat Herald: Mid-valley grass-seed wholesalers and trucking companies got burned when Occupy Wall Street protesters descended on the Port of Portland on Monday. “I […]

The Oregonian and PolitiFact – Bending Over Backward Not To Give A Republican Credit

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PolitiFact has just submitted another entry in a long line of evidence of bias in their analysis. This time, it’s the Oregonian’s man on the beat, Charles Pope. Mr. Pope has decided to dissect this statement on the website of Oregon’s only Republican Congressman, Greg Walden: “When the bill was signed into law, the White […]

Occupy PDXer Impersonates Police Officer, Man Arrested Nearby “We’re Going to Burn This Town”

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The bad news – Occupy Portland insists on sticking around and causing problems for the 99% who aren’t them. The good news – they’re the gift that keeps on giving for citizen journalists hell bent on exposing the truth not revealed by the legacy media. Dateline Portland Oregon- November 29, 2011 – A videographer approaches […]

The More OMSI Digs, The Deeper It Gets

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Earlier today, OMSI released a rather … ah … tepid statement defending their actions in calling off the AMS Climate event: On October 22, the Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) asked OMSI if they could hold their November 29 meeting at OMSI, after hours, at no charge. AMS has been a longtime […]

OMSI Has Egg On Its Face – Excludes Peer Reviewed Science From Climate Conference

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What an interesting follow up we have today to last weekend’s canceled climate conference at OMSI. The reader will recall that OMSI canceled, at the last minute, the Oregon American Meteorological Society’s event featuring Meteorologist Chuck Wiese, Climatologist George Taylor, and Gordon Fulkes, PhD, on November 29 due to the inclusion of AGW skeptics on […]

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  • Washington responds to House pulling the AHCA March 24, 2017
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan conceded Friday that there are not enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act through his chamber. Ryan needed 216 votes to pass the legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a system of flat tax credits dispersed to residents based on age, […]
  • Press Release: O’Ban, Rossi say Sound Transit move to engage misses mark March 24, 2017
    The Sound Transit board passed a motion today to authorize its CEO “to continue communications and engagement with the State Legislature” in order to “pursue options to address public concerns” about its inflated car tab tax calculation method.  Sens. Steve O’Ban and Dino Rossi said the premise of the motion does not address the public […]
  • Republicans share their budget proposal, but don’t expect a deal anytime soon March 23, 2017
    The Republican Senate majority unveiled its proposed budget for the 2017-2019 biennium this week. The $43.3 billion plan to fund state government includes $1.8 billion in new money for schools, spending more than 50 percent of the state budget on education for the first time since the 1980s. Senate plan spends over 50% of state […]
  • Obama-Backed Group Appears at Democracy Alliance Donor Strategy Summit March 25, 2017
    A group that is backed by former President Barack Obama participated at a gathering of deep-pocketed progressive donors who huddled together in Washington, D.C. to map out strategies to "restore progressive government" and to ensure fair redistricting in upcoming years. The post Obama-Backed Group Appears at Democracy Alliance Donor Strategy Summit appeared first on Washington […]
  • Iran Faces Stricter Sanctions in Bipartisan House, Senate Bills March 25, 2017
    Iran would be hit with tougher sanctions over the ongoing development of its ballistic missile system under new legislation introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the House and Senate late Thursday. The post Iran Faces Stricter Sanctions in Bipartisan House, Senate Bills appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Nice Guys Finish Last March 25, 2017
    Leo Durocher once boasted that he never lied to Branch Rickey, the stern, churchgoing president of the Brooklyn Dodgers—but that wasn't out of respect. He always told Rickey the truth, Durocher explained, because he figured that "Mr. Rickey never asked a question he didn't already know the answer to." The post Nice Guys Finish Last […]
  • Backstabbing in the Self-Driving Car Industry March 24, 2017
    Bloomberg has a long article about Google’s lawsuit against Uber over self-driving car technology. In a nutshell, one of Google’s top engineers, Anthony Levandowski, left Google to start a new company called Otto that was then purchased by Uber for $700 million, and Google is accusing Levandowski of taking its company secrets with him and […]
  • Transit Ridership Down 2.3% in 2016 March 23, 2017
    With little fanfare, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released its fourth quarter 2016 ridership report last week. When ridership goes up, the lobby group usually issues a big press release ballyhooing the importance of transit (and transit subsidies). But 2016 ridership fell, so there was no press release. The report showed that light-rail ridership […]
  • Did Nader Really Call Apple a Monopoly? March 22, 2017
    “Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, concerned about fake news prevalent on social media sites, believes Congress should weigh in with antitrust legislation targeting Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple,” reports the Washington Examiner. Say what? Just what do Microsoft and Apple have to do with so-called fake news? How are any of these companies monopolies? Is Ralph […]